Dry Scalp Home Remedies
Everyone’s scalp produces sebum which moisturizes the hair and scalp. The amount of sebum produced differs from individual to individual and at various times in one’s life too. Less sebum being produced results in a dry scalp. Reasons for this include nutritional deficiency, harsh shampoos, pollution etc.
Reach for the following products easily found at home to treat a dry scalp. Most home remedies for dry scalp require you to massage the mixture into your scalp for 2-3 minutes, then wrap your head in a plastic wrap and towel for another 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water for at least a minute, and then shampoo as usual.
- Dilute ½ cup of apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup water. Add 2 drops of lavender oil and 1 teaspoon of honey to this. Apply this on the scalp and leave on for ½ hour. Wash off with warm water. Do this twice a week.
- Mix one egg in some yogurt and rub into the scalp after shampooing. Leave it for 10 minutes. This helps to condition the hair and relieves dryness too.
- Massage your scalp daily for about two minutes. This will stimulate the follicles which increase sebum production.
- Make your own hair oil for massaging. Combine an ounce of almond oil and 3 drops each of lavender essential oil, vitamin B oil and vitamin E oil. Each of these oils is extremely beneficial for the scalp.
- Milk and honey is another excellent remedy. Combine ½ cup milk with ¼ cup honey, add 2 teaspoons of extra dry virgin oil. Apply this and leave on for two hours after shampooing. The vitamin D in the milk is good for soothing the scalp and honey is a natural moisturizer for the hair.
- Aloe Vera juice also helps to moisturize the hair. You can use it as often as you like as it does not make your hair look oily or dirty. Make sure you buy the aloe Vera juice that does not have any added sugar.
- Heat a little olive oil or herbal oil and massage this into your hair. Use a wide toothed comb to then comb your hair and massage once again. Use a plastic cap to cover your hair and then wrap a towel around your head. Leave on overnight for the best results and use a baby shampoo to wash this off.
- Eat a diet rich in vitamin E (tomatoes, almonds, sunflower seeds etc) and omega-3 Fatty acids (strawberries, halibut , broccoli etc )which help to moisturize your skin and scalp from inside.