How to Naturally Fix Your Dry and Itchy Scalp
Act of Being men don't want dandruff. Least of all, do they want a dry and itchy scalp that sheds and flakes all over their workspace? If you’ve found your scalp running dry and can’t take the itching anymore, there are some natural solutions to combat against the dryness. You don’t have to live this way.
Once evidence of your dry scalp rears its ugly flakes, you’ll want to take care of it as soon as possible. The itchiness of your scalp can also be annoying for one, and painful for two. Eliminating the problem can be simple.
There are some products you can use to combat an itchy scalp, but there are also some natural remedies to combat a dry scalp. If you want your best head of hair, and your best head period, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to ensure those pesky flakes do not come back. Best of all, you don’t have to use chemicals to do it.
Put Down the Shampoo, and No One Gets Hurt
In general, it isn’t great for your scalp or hair to use shampoo every day. It’s especially bad if you are already prone to a dry scalp. Keeping the scalp a little oily actually promotes hair health rather than diminishes it. Don’t worry if your hair is a bit greasy looking; it doesn’t mean that your hair isn’t healthy. The more you wash it, the more you can invite dryness and other side effects of too many chemicals interacting with your scalp. Natural hair oils are there to nourish.
When you are suffering from dry scalp, try to change your shampooing routine by only washing once or twice a week. That way the pH levels can naturally balance themselves without the disruption of chemicals.
When you do shampoo, try a purifying mixture to give your scalp a boost and cleanse without drying. You can also use a shampoo with menthol, which naturally fights dandruff. Blow drying your hair too much can cause drying out of the scalp due to excessive exposure to heat. Let your hair air dry for best results, which will be better for your hair in general anyway.
You can take a cold shower to stimulate blood circulation, sending vital blood flow to your dry scalp. If that doesn’t sound too appealing, you can also alternate between hot and cold water when you shower.
These Hair Masks Aren’t Edible, but They Are Incredible
If you don’t see results after changing your shampooing and blow drying routine, a natural hair mask can be a lifesaver. Luckily, you don’t have to rely on expensive hair masks at the salon that may end up doing more harm than good. You can make your own relatively easily and painlessly. By using some natural fruits, superfoods, and oils, you can change that dry scalp right around. Depending on the ingredients used, leave these hair masks in for 15-30 minutes to ensure your scalp and hair get the nutrients they desperately need. Wash out after the desired time is met.
1. Avocado, honey, and olive oil
This natural blend of superfoods are good for your body, but more importantly good for your hair. The ingredients are especially suitable for extra dry hair. They also work to combat further damage to the hair. Honey will help your hair to shine, and doesn't get too sticky for you to wash out either! Two birds, one stone.
2. Yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and lemon
A cleansing mixture, these ingredients help to clean the scalp as well as heal it. If you’re a blonde, however, add some water to the mix so as not to brighten your hair too much. Lemon and apple cider vinegar are known to help with a slew of health issues (acne and digestion to name a few). The lactic acid in the yogurt will also help to moisturize the hair. Use this mask if you want a clean scalp and a very soft head of hair.
3. Banana, avocado, and coconut oil
No surprise that avocado is included in another homemade mask. It is the ultimate superfood. Banana works to soften, so the two ingredients combined will give your hair the softest feeling you’ve ever known. Avocado has a ton of vitamin B, which will help your hair to grow and become stronger. Coconut oil, another crucial natural elixir, will soften and cleanse the hair. Some choose to run a bit of coconut oil through their hair once a week before they go to sleep to add shine and moisture.
4. Strawberries, egg yolk, and olive oil
Another gang of superfoods, this mask will promote growth, strengthen hair, and add moisture and shine. This mask does require a bit more commitment though, as it’s often not easy to wash out after just one rinse.
There are some essential oils you can use to promote clean, healthy, and moisturized hair in addition to superfoods and fruits.
Whipping up a sesame oil and ginger based mask will prevent the spread of bacteria, and give your hair a healthy shine. Tea tree oil isn’t just great for your skin; it can also be great for your scalp. Tea tree oil might actually be the key to healing your dry scalp. Not only will it help to relieve itchiness, but will also eliminate dry flakes that have already accumulated. Use any of these tips and tricks to improve the hair on your head, but also facial hair. The longer a beard gets, the more it needs to be taken care of. Coming up with your own natural ingredients for a beard wash can both stimulate healthy growth and prevent dryness.
Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle
The best way to improve skin and hair health is by taking care of your overall health when it comes to your mind and body. With a regular exercise routine, a balanced diet, and finding healthy ways to manage stress, your hair is less likely to suffer from the fallout. Just know, you don’t have to live with a flaky, dry scalp, and you don’t have to break the bank to get a fantastic head of hair, just a quick trip to the shop or look inside your kitchen will do.