Dry scalp is the commonest culprit that leads to excessive hair fall, dandruff and in some cases, baldness. It is an embarrassing problem as it brings with itself itchiness and dandruff.
There are simple home remedies to help you get rid of the dry scalp and get beautiful gorgeous mane.Here are some easy and effective home made remedies options for the dry scalp treatment:
Top Home Remedies For Dry Scalp
It is a very light oil and yet moisturizes scalp like a magic. For better results, warm the oil and then massage it on the scalp for 15-20 minutes. Leave for an hour and shampoo it away.
If your scalp is very dry then in the end, just take a tea spoon and apply. Rinse ones with warm water. This will take the stickiness out of your hair and still give you the nourishment of the oil.
Mustard oil is not very popular due to its pungent aroma. However, it is very good for your hair and gives suppleness to your skin. Apply warm mustard oil amply to the scalp and leave it overnight.
Wash it away in the morning with lukewarm water. Your hair will lose its frizz and scalp will remain moisturized for a good 3-4 days.
It is very light and highly moisturizing. Warm it and apply directly to your scalp. If you can, leave it overnight and wash away the next morning.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a good moisturizer. It also has anti bacterial properties which make it ideal for a dry scalp. It also does not emit odour, therefore a regular application until you are relieved of dry scalp must be done.
Just take a few drops and apply to your scalp. Repeat when dryness returns.
Curd has natural moisturizing properties of milk and cream. A little sour curd is very helpful against dandruff.
Apply it before shampoo and let it dry. Shampoo and condition as always.
Eggs are known for their deep conditioning properties. Take an egg, beat it and apply to the scalp.
Let it dry and then wash it away with lukewarm water and shampoo. The best result is obtained if you use the egg on washed and clean hair.
Lemon is considered good against dandruff that is caused by dry scalp. However, they can dry out your hair too.
So, add one big lemon to warm oil as mentioned above. And use this solution for your hair. Oil will not let the hair dry out and lemon will clean the dry scalp.
Methi (Fenugreek) Seeds
Take 3 teaspoons of Methi seeds and soak them in water overnight. Blend in a mixer and apply to the scalp, let it dry and wash off. This will give instantaneous relief from dry scalp.
Honey is a great moisturizer for your skin. Add one part honey to your two parts of conditioner and rinse as usual.
You can also mix a spoonful of honey to olive oil and keep it for half an hour. Shampoo and condition as always.
Use Of Beer
Beer makes for a great conditioner. After shampooing your hair, wash thoroughly. Take full bodied beer and pour it on your hair.
Add a few drops of olive oil in it. Keep it for 15 minutes and wash off just like a conditioner.
Steam Treatment At Home
Instead of paying large amounts to steam your hair at expensive beauty parlours, you can steam your hair right at the comfort of your home. Steam treatment opens the pores of the scalp and therefore it absorbs oil better. Oil your hair at the scalp. Heat a pot of water until there is steam coming out of it. Take a thin cloth or towel and immerse it in the hot water.
With a pair of tong twist the cloth so that excess water is drained out. Carefully spread open the cloth so that excess heat escapes and it becomes bearable on the skin. Now wrap it around your head just like you would do after you have washed your hair. Repeat this three times so that you have steamed your hair for 15 minutes. After the steaming, shampoo and condition as always.
Glycerine used directly can dry your scalp. Mix it with water and apply on your scalp. Wash away as conditioner.
Another method is one part glycerine in three parts of your conditioner. Rinse as always.
Boil a handful of thyme in water. Strain the thyme out and use the water to massage your scalp. Also, you can fortify this water by adding a few drops of olive oil in it.
Add a spoonful of vinegar in the water and wash your hair with it. It cleans your scalp thoroughly leaving it fresh. You can take a few drops of oil and massage after the vinegar wash for the best result.
Apple cider vinegar is particularly recommended for dry scalp. The acid restores the PH balance.
Aloe Vera is great for skin and so it is for the scalp too. Take fresh Aloe Vera, make a cut and extract the slime out of it.
Massage your dry scalp with the slime. Leave it until it dries. Shampoo and condition as always.
Add a spoonful of honey and warm mustard oil in fuller’s earth. Apply the paste on your scalp. Leave it for half an hour. Shampoo and rinse as always.
Both honey and milk have moisturizing properties. So, if you are suffering from extremely dry scalp, use this solution.
Add one fourth cup of honey to one cup of milk. You can add some olive oil and cream in to it. Apply to your scalp. This is one intense moisturizing product.
Sugar is a great exfoliating agent. Add some olive oil to it. Keep the oil little warm and mix the two well. Apply on your scalp and rub gently. Keep for half an hour and wash away.
These are very simple to prepare home remedies that can not only relieve you of your dry scalp but also improve the quality of your hair. So try them out and flaunt those locks.