Treating Scalp Problems Using Two Natural Alternatives

Scalp problems - Treating Scalp Problems Using Two Natural Alternatives

Many find wearing protective styles a challenge due to scalp conditions that cause discomfort during warmer months.

Some have been so frustrated that they have turned to doctors to diagnose the cause of their scalp problems. Itchiness can lead to soreness, scalp abrasions and eventually hair loss.

Sebaceous Dermatitis seems to be the condition used frequently by physicians and dermatologists to describe dandruff, scalp pimples, hair loss, fungus and soreness.

Since many physicians choose to prescribe topical steroids, it sometimes helps to explore more natural alternatives for treating Sebaceous Dermatitis and other scalp conditions.

As a hairdresser I have become frustrated that so many clients have been given what seems a blanket diagnosis. In my practice it is not uncommon for us to try natural remedies on the clients with the highest sensitivity to packaged and manufactured treatments.

Many are sensitive to heavy oils, fragrances and glycerin so we often pick things that soothe the scalp and moisturize without leaving a film or heavy buildup.


After much experimentation only two things seem to work effectively both of which I want to discuss with you now.

1. Aloe Vera Juice – Applied using a spray bottle

Aloe Vera Juice - Applied using a spray bottle

Why Aloe Vera?

“The natural enzyme found in Aloe Vera both soothes and moisturizes the scalp, helping to eliminate the dryness that causes dandruff. It also helps to increase blood circulation in the scalp, which works to stimulate the production of moisturizing oils. Aloe Vera reduces the dry, itchy feeling that dandruff causes and heals the irritation caused by excessive scratching.” – Aloevera.com

Aloe Vera also brings a refreshing and cooling sensation to the scalp which makes it ideal in hot humid weather.

The Aloe Vera juice can be used without being diluted and the spray bottle should be kept refrigerated.

I personally believe that the cool temperature enhances the soothing quality of the Aloe Vera juice. The Aloe Vera juice should be sprayed lighted between parts and lightly massaged into the scalp twice a day.

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About Melinda McCain-Magee


I have over twenty years’ experience as a hairdresser and educator. I have been natural most of my life and only relaxed my hair on three occasions, finding that natural hair was easier for me to personally maintain! I am currently licensed as a cosmetologist and certified professional life coach. I have degrees in human services and psychology and am currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work. As a fulltime stylist I found that 60% of my time with clients was devoted to counseling and motivating; so it seems my path has had divine intervention. I have been passionately, obsessed with healthy hair since childhood and dreamt of a world where everyone had a thriving mane. Many claimed I was blessed with growing hands but I know that with patience and dedication, everyone can reach their personal hair goals! I am currently focused on coaching but continue to consult those in need of direction with haircare. I can be reached at [email protected] or visit my website anewdaylifecoachcounselingservices.com!

About Melinda McCain-Magee


I have over twenty years’ experience as a hairdresser and educator. I have been natural most of my life and only relaxed my hair on three occasions, finding that natural hair was easier for me to personally maintain! I am currently licensed as a cosmetologist and certified professional life coach. I have degrees in human services and psychology and am currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work. As a fulltime stylist I found that 60% of my time with clients was devoted to counseling and motivating; so it seems my path has had divine intervention. I have been passionately, obsessed with healthy hair since childhood and dreamt of a world where everyone had a thriving mane. Many claimed I was blessed with growing hands but I know that with patience and dedication, everyone can reach their personal hair goals! I am currently focused on coaching but continue to consult those in need of direction with haircare. I can be reached at [email protected] or visit my website anewdaylifecoachcounselingservices.com!

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teresahill
teresahill

Aloe vera is a tried and true natural alternative remedy. My horrible scalp condition stopped itching and started healing immediately when I first tried the pure AVJ on my hair. I had no idea it was for scalp issues. I mist on my hair and scalp daily and realized I wasn’t itching, burning, or flaking as, what was then, normal. I can say that I wondered upon it by accident and glad I did. I straightened my hair with a keratin treatment and have noticed even greater results. My once horrific scalp condition is nearly nonexistent. The article mentioned protein being in one of the alternatives and I believe this to be a benefit as well.

teresahill
teresahill

Aloe vera is a tried and true natural alternative remedy. My horrible scalp condition stopped itching and started healing immediately when I first tried the pure AVJ on my hair. I had no idea it was for scalp issues. I mist on my hair and scalp daily and realized I wasn’t itching, burning, or flaking as, what was then, normal. I can say that I wondered upon it by accident and glad I did. I straightened my hair with a keratin treatment and have noticed even greater results. My once horrific scalp condition is nearly nonexistent. The article mentioned protein being in one of the alternatives and I believe this to be a benefit as well.

MELINDA MCCLAIN-MAGEE
MELINDA MCCLAIN-MAGEE

I am so glad that you found relief! I was so miserable when my scalp itched; it really ruins your day. It is as bad as having your feet hurt!LOL

MELINDA MCCLAIN-MAGEE
MELINDA MCCLAIN-MAGEE

I am so glad that you found relief! I was so miserable when my scalp itched; it really ruins your day. It is as bad as having your feet hurt!LOL

Coco_Kitchi-gummi
Coco_Kitchi-gummi

This was helpful because I’ve been having scalp issues since going natural almost two years this June. I will try this maybe I can combine both ingredients in a spray bottle. It’s so aggravating when you have cap issues; it makes you second guess your regimen and what your doing. Just horrible. I’m ready to try this and get some relief.

Coco_Kitchi-gummi
Coco_Kitchi-gummi

This was helpful because I’ve been having scalp issues since going natural almost two years this June. I will try this maybe I can combine both ingredients in a spray bottle. It’s so aggravating when you have cap issues; it makes you second guess your regimen and what your doing. Just horrible. I’m ready to try this and get some relief.