Do you often find yourself itching your scalp? So what sparked this post? Recently I have been suffering with this and its been uncomfortable to say the least. It can also become a problem in your social setting as you can become self-conscious.
I am not sure how this started. But I do remember my scalp feeling itchy and then sometimes a burning sensation as result. It started to affect my day to day as it was bothering me. Honestly, I thought it was maybe dandruff due to a new hairspray I was using but after much research it was dry scalp which was caused by the changes in weather. Is there a difference? Well they both have similar symptoms both resulting in flaky bits falling from your locks. BUT, the appearance is different.
Dandruff is tinted yellow flakes with a oily consistency and dry scalp is white with a dry texture. If you suffer with either both are easily treatable. But today I am sharing what I did to help with my dry scalp.
Olive oils are great to use for dry scalp. Its will not only combat and fight against this but keeps your scalp healthy and nourished. Olive oil is the most recommended due to its anti-inflammatory properties that promote scalp health and prevent dry scalp or dandruff. As an added bonus it can also improve your hair elasticity and strengthen your locks. Tip: Part your hair into sections. Warm up the olive oil till its a warm temperature and rub the oil into the scalp parting into sections as you go along. Then wrap your hair in a towel for 30 minutes. Shampoo and Condition.
Lemon and Honey
Not only does this help a cold. This also acts as a great hair treatment too. Lemon with its cleansing properties and honey with its antibacterial properties work a dream. Apply this to the scalp ensuring its all covered evenly and rinse thoroughly.
This is a lighter oil than Olive oil but works well as a moisture sealant. It helps to restore its natural moisture and helps to bring your scalp back to a normal state. Rub this into your scalp and leave on for an hour. Then rinse thoroughly.
My scalp has not felt any better. I went with the Olive oil treatment and I massaged this into my scalp and left between 30-45 mins and then shampooed and conditioned as normal. My scalp looked refreshed, clear and above all no dryness. I will definitely continue to do this treatment for a couple more weeks to help nourish the scalp and prevent it from coming back. Tip: if you suffer with dry scalp do not use a dandruff shampoo as this can dry your scalp further and will make it harder to treat.
These are my top three treatments that I find work well to combat dry scalp. Depending what treatment you use make sure the product is thoroughly rinsed out. Continue your normal hair routine with your shampoo and conditioner. I often do deep conditioning treatments too which helps the locks be healthy and shiny.
Have you had to combat dry scalp? What is the best treatment for you?