How to Get Rid of Dry Scalp

 

HOW TO GET RID OF DRY SCALP

The hair is one of the first things people notice about us. For this reason, it is imperative that it appears good at all times. But there are times when the hair appears good on the outside while it is screaming for help on the inside. One of such instances is when our scalps become dry. Many people want to know how to get rid of dry scalp because it is a common occurrence and it causes them huge discomfort. It leads to itching, dryness, hair loss and some more chronic consequences that we can only wish not to experience. No one prays to have a dry scalp but it happens to many people anyways. Some, it happens to sometimes while to others, it is a frequent condition.

Dry scalp isn't always something the hair owner knows about. At times, it becomes embarrassing to comb your hair in public as flaky white materials drop out of the hair as you comb it. Dry scalp can make hair lose its luster, shine, strength and vitality. Among both males and females, dry scalp is a condition that causes a huge level of discomfort and embarrassment. This means either the dry scalp is a private situation known only to you or it is a cause of concern to others around you; you want to get rid of it by all means.

Some people have tried treatments that have only further irritated the scalp and caused complications instead of cure. The thing about our scalps is that they are highly sensitive. You can’t allow desperation to rule you when you want to get rid of your dry scalp. You must actually be informed, well informed on the various options out there and carry out some minor tests to know which one suits your scalp best.

 

Causes of Dry Scalp

There are many treatment options for dry scalp, knowing which one is suitable usually depends on what actually caused your own scalp dryness. These are some of the factors causing dry scalp;

  • Hormonal changes like pregnancy and puberty
  • Genetics
  • Poor diet
  • Too much sugar, salt and spice in food
  • Stress
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Changes in weather
  • Side effects of some medication
  • Aging
  • Eczema particularly among children and babies
  • Dehydration
  • Psoriasis

 

How to Get Rid of Dry Scalp with Natural Remedies

If you want to know how to get rid of dry scalp and dandruff fast, there are several natural ingredients that you can use. Just remember that your scalp is highly sensitive and you shouldn’t use any harsh treatment on it.

 

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is prime choice for many people with dry scalp. Thanks to its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it will enrich your scalp, sent the antibodies packing and give you the scalp you desire. Since the dryness is a result of skin cell overproduction, it kills off the bacteria responsible for this and sets the scalp free to live its life. It also gives you instant relief from scalp itchiness due to irritation and is an effective combatant against dry scalp. There are several uses of tea tree oil.

Method of application

  • Add 15 drops of tea tree oil to one cup of mild shampoo, preferably tea tree oil shampoo or baby shampoo
  • Rinse your scalp and hair with this mixture
  • Repeat regularly
  • Note that you can also mix tea tree oil with water and follow the steps above

Or

  • Mix three drops of the oil with one tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Massage the mixture well into the scalp. Be gentle with the massage
  • Use regularly and you will see changes within one or two weeks

 

Banana

Bananas are not only good for oral consumption; they can be also helpful to get rid of your dry scalp. Banana will nourish, moisturize and soothe your dry scalp. Banana contains potassium and some other vitamins and minerals. It is a natural hair conditioner that cures dandruff and stops scalp itchiness. Banana is widely available and both the ripe and unripe one can be used for the treatment although the ripe one is preferable for facial masks. This treatment will yield tremendous results despite its relative cheapness. When you mix banana with avocado for your scalp treatment, you are sure to get one of the healthiest scalps on the planet.

Method of application

  • Mash two bananas and mix with a ripe avocado
  • Apply the mixture to the scalp (trust me to extend the application to my hair as well)
  • Leave it on for one hour before rinsing
  • Repeat the process till your scalp is in the perfect state

Note that this remedy is something you should regularly use on your hair as it works well to restore hair loss and generally maintains the well being of your hair and scalp.

 

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a lifesaver for dry scalp particularly when it comes with dandruff. It has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. It kills off the bacterial working on the scalp to cause dandruff and itchiness. Lemon juice will moisturize the dry scalp to prevent further inflammation and also acts as an exfoliating agent that gets rid of the dead skin cells causing dryness and flakiness. Its acidic properties make it helpful in balancing the scalps pH and it restores balance to how the scalp shed skin cells.

Method of application

  • Mix lemon juice with coconut oil, grapefruit or yogurt
  • You can also use the juice alone without adding anything to it
  • Add the mixture or juice to the scalp and gently massage it in
  • Wrap your head with a hot towel
  • Leave for 15 minutes before washing off
  • Repeat the treatment regularly until your scalp’s dryness is gone.

 

Sesame Seed Oil

Sesame seed oil is perfect for dry scalp because of its soothing, healing and 3ubricating properties. This oil is also known as Gingelly oil or Til oil. It contains vitamins E and B complex with a lot of minerals and protein. This oil will nourish the scalp and keep it strong. Because of its high penetration ability, it enhances scalp circulation. It is a sunscreen that prevents irritation of the scalp that may arise from sun rays. Sesame seed oil is a tranquilizer to the scalp and is effective to stop scalp itch.

Method of application

  • Warm some amount of sesame seed oil
  • Apply to your scalp with your clean fingertips
  • Massage gently in a circular motion and cover every part of the scalp
  • Leave it throughout the night and wash off in the morning
  • Repeat the process regularly for quick results

 

Olive Oil

Homemade oils are highly effective for treating and curing dry scalps. One of such oils is olive oil. Olive oil is a popular ingredient in many hair care products because it works well to promote hair growth and give it a healthy feel and look. But remember, there can’t be a healthy hair if the scalp is infected. As such, olive oil works well on the scalp and the result is the enviable hair people get from it. Olive oil contains antioxidants and mono-saturated fatty acids. It has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties by which it wages war against the bacteria causing scalps to dry. Furthermore, it is a natural moisturizer that contains polyphenols.

Method of application

  • Heat some amount of olive oil till its warm
  • Allow it to cool for some seconds before applying on your scalp
  • Let it seep well into your scalp be gently massaging it throughout
  • Cover with a hot towel or shower cap for 1 hour. If it’s done at night, you should leave it overnight
  • Rinse off with shampoo and conditioner
  • Repeat this process as convenient but at least once a week till the dry scalp is replaced with a healthy scalp

 

Baking Soda

If your dry scalp results in dandruff, then baking soda is a good way to go for you. Baking soda will absorb the excess oil that bacteria act on to produce the flakes. Yet, it doesn’t excessively dry out the hair. It is also a natural cleansing agent that removes dead skin cells blocking the skin pores of your scalp. It is alkaline and that balances the pH of your scalp and it is a form of dry shampoo that sucks oil, dust and dirt from the hair leaving it clean, soft and shiny. Note that you may need to conduct an ACV rinse after applying baking soda to your hair t lock in the moisture and nutrient from the treatment. This depends on the nature and porosity of your hair but generally, baking soda will get rid of your dandruff.

Method of application

  • Mix baking soda and rose water to form a paste
  • Apply the paste on your dry scalp and massage gently but thoroughly
  • This exfoliates the hair, removes the flakes and dead skin cells and opens up your pores for breathable space
  • Rinse the hair with or without ACV depending on your hair porosity

Note that you must not use shampoo after this application and this treatment shouldn't be done regularly, once a month is enough.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

There was a time I lost faith in this ingredient because it seemed too good to be true. It is widely acclaimed to be effective for nearly all skin conditions I know or have heard of. But while ACV may or may not be a natural panacea, I know for a fact that it works well on scalps. It removes dandruff, flakes, stops itchiness and restores the health and shine of the scalp. ACV is a disinfectant with antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties that kills the bacteria and fungi that cause the scalp to dry out. It balances scalp levels and acts as a moisturizer especially after a baking soda wash.

Method of application

  • Mix equal apple cider vinegar and water in equal quantities
  • Stir well and apply solution to the scalp
  • Massage well till it saturates the scalp
  • Rinse with cold water
  • In case you mixed vinegar with the ACV, leave for about 10 minutes before washing off.

 

Aloe Vera

This is one other home remedy agent that seems able to solve every problem. Aloe vera is highly effective and well able to take care of dry scalp. Aloe vera contains minerals, vitamins and enzymes that are of immense benefit to the scalp. There is a high tendency that some dry scalp is a consequence of insufficient vitamins in the body. Aloe vera contains vitamins A, B complex, E and C. it contains amino acids and because it is made up of 99% water, with which it strengthens and rejuvenates skin cells. Aloe vera is incredibly soothing and relieves of itchiness. It has antibacterial properties, is antiseptic and does an excellent job of getting rid of dry scalp

Method of application

  • Remove aloe vera gel from the leaf
  • Massage the gel on the dry scalp with your fingers and be thorough but gentle about it
  • Leave the gel on for 20 minutes and then rinse out

 

Witch Hazel

This is a natural and powerful astringent that helps relieve dry and itchy scalp. Witch hazel herb will eliminate the itchiness and provide soothing relief from the actions of bacteria and fungi irritating the scalp.

Method of application

  • Mix witch hazel and water in the ratio one to two
  • Apply the mixture on your scalp and massage thoroughly but gently with your fingers
  • Leave for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Rinse the hair thoroughly
  • Repeat application regularly until you get the desired result.