Home Remedies For Dry Scalp

Dry scalp remedies ~ How to treat dry scalp

Need home remedies for dry scalp?

A dry itchy scalp is a common skin problem, effecting as much as 70% of people, men, women and children. This condition usually occurs because of an oil and moisture imbalance.


Things that may cause dry scalp

- This condition is usually worse during winter months because of the dry cold weather.

- Hot weather during summer months

- Eczema and Psoriasis

- Food allergies can cause an extremely dry scalp

- A dietary deficiency can cause dry scalp problems.

- Certain ingredients like fragrances, alcohol and sodium lauryl sulfate in shampoos and other products can cause dry scalp.

- An overuse of products on the scalp can change the PH balance of the scalp.

- Overcleansing can strip the skin from moisture.

Dry scalp treatment tips

- Use natural shampoos and stay clear from shampoos containing sodium lauryl salfate

- Sometimes just switching the type of shampoo you use can clear the problem. Use a natural shampoo.

- Avoid using gels, mousses and hairsprays, they can dry the skin out even more.

- Also limit the use of a heat iron and hair dryer.

- Eat a well balanced diet, avoiding too many salts, sugars, fats and alcohol.

- Wash your hair with warm water, not hot.

- Massaging your scalp will help for circulation and improve the dry flaky scalp condition by stimulating the flow of natural oils.

Home remedies for dry scalp

- Dry scalp shampoo ~ Treat dry scalp with shampoos that contain Tea tree oil or apply tea tree oil directly to the dry area. The tea tree oil is a well known dry scalp remedy and will help heal the skin.

- Shea butter can be massaged into the scalp. This will moisturize, sooth, help for healing as well as blood circulation.

- Look for natural shampoos that contain Urea, which will add moisture to skin.

- Use a hot oil treatment as a dry scalp home remedy ~ This can be bought at most beauty supply stores.

- Start taking a vitamin supplement that contains Vitamin E, B6, B12 and take extra omega 3, 6 and 9 oils.

- Massage some organic coconut oil into your scalp before shampooing. Give a good, long massage to get maximum benefits.

- Olive oil & jojoba oil can also be used as a head massage.

- Other ingredients in dry scalp treatments: Basil, Chamomile, Clary sage, Lavender, Lemon and Myrrh



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