How to Treat a Dry Scalp Naturally

How to Treat a Dry Scalp Naturally

Natural remedies for dry scalp might just be the best solutions yet. 

Dealing with a dry scalp can sometimes feel like a never-ending story. You may think it’ll just go away if you ignore it, but it doesn’t, it gets worse. If you tend to have dry scalp or dandruff, and don’t want those white flakes sprinkling your scalp and hairline, here are some natural remedies that really do work at curing dry scalp. 

Coconut Oil

Bet you knew this was coming. That’s because it really might just be the best remedy for both dandruff and dry scalp out there. Coconut oil can help relieve itchy scalp and can heal and prevent fungus from growing on the scalp - which it does for many of us. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties are no joke, it will relieve that scalp. If you want a remedy that encourages hair growth and heals the scalp all at once, go for a 1:1 ratio of Jamaican Black Castor Seed Oil. Once you’re massaging oil into your scalp we feel you may as well go for the full package. 

On your wash day, shampoo and clean your scalp. Then apply coconut oil to your scalp, warm coconut oil is best, but not essential. Leave on your scalp for 20-30 minutes then shampoo to remove any excess oil. You may want to shampoo twice after removing the oil to really achieve a deep clean. Follow up with this treatment once a week or once a month for the next 3 months and you will notice the difference. 

Tea Tree Oil

We absolutely love tea tree oil, which is why you’ll find this bombshell of an ingredient in our Pre-Cleanse, our Shampoo and our Clarifying Shampoo. We really believe in the healing powers of tea tree oil. If you’re not using our shampoo, then you can add 5-7 drops of 100% pure tea tree oil into your shampoo to experience its powerful natural hand. 

*Never apply tea tree oil directly to the skin or scalp, it’s a mighty and powerful ingredient that requires a carrier oil like olive oil, grapeseed oil or jojoba oil to work its magic without harming your skin or scalp. 

Apple Cider Vinegar 

We don’t love recommending ACV as a natural remedy for your hair because of how very powerful it is and how much damage it can cause when used incorrectly. That being said, it is also an ingredient we have carefully incorporated into our products like our Pre-Cleanse because of how great it is at balancing the pH level of the scalp. 

If ACV calls to you, mix together 1 cup of distilled or filtered water with 2 tbsp of ACV in a spray bottle and spray around roots and scalp after your shampoo session. Massage into the scalp and style as normal. Repeat once a week or every other week for optimal results.  

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is another gift from this beautiful planet. Not only does it heal a myriad of skin, scalp and hair problems, but it also doesn’t leave behind any grease or oil. It’s really an apply as needed sort of ingredient, which is a part of what makes it so appealing and magical. Apply and experience its immediate relief. Aloe Vera can also be applied 20 minutes before your shampoo session as a preventative measure for dandruff returning in the future. Always try to find as close to 100% pure aloe vera when available for best results. 


If your scalp is excessively dry, then you may need to consider shampooing less frequently. It’s important to understand and be able to identify the difference between dry scalp and dandruff. Dry scalp will feel very dry, whereas dandruff often feels clumpier and can have more of an oily feel. If you’re not sure what your exact issue is you may want to ask a friend or professional to have a closer look to be able to really identify the problem. If you have dry scalp and not dandruff, we recommend avoiding tea tree oil and going for the other recommendations mentioned above, as it may irritate the scalp when it’s not used alongside nourishing oils.

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