Hot Oil Treatments
Hot oil treatments are another great way to soothe your scalp. Coconut oil* and jojoba oil*, in particular, are great for keeping your hair and scalp moisturized, so I like to complete the treatment with these oils* for that purpose.
All you have to do is set the jar in hot water for about 5 minutes. Test the temperature of the oil on the back of your hand to ensure you don’t burn and further damage your scalp. Apply the oil directly to your scalp and hair, cover and set for about 30 minutes, and continue your wash day as usual.
Tea Tree* Treatment
Try saying that three times! This treatment is one that definitely packs a mighty punch. Tea tree oil* has great anti-fungal, anti-inflammation, and anti-bacterial properties that can be used to treat an itchy scalp.
Because this oil is so concentrated, you will want to mix it with a carrier oil such as Argan or coconut oil*. Add about two or three drops to a tablespoon of the carrier oil and massage the mixture directly on to your scalp daily.
I love the cool, tingly sensation you get from tea tree oil*, and with regular use, you will notice a difference.
Banana Avocado Mask
Lastly, there’s this simple banana avocado mask that is super conditioning and works as the perfect pre-poo. What’s better is that you can whip it up right in your kitchen.
Bananas are capable of treating your itchy scalp while also conditioning your hair. The moisturizing properties this fruit hold will help reduce dandruff and inflammation of your scalp.
Combining this lovely fruit with avocado is key. Avocado is rich in fatty acids and produces an oil that can take moisturizing to another level.
All you need to do is take two bananas and one ripe avocado. Mash and mix the two together in a small bowl and apply the mixture to your scalp and hair. Allow the mixture to sit for about 20 minutes to work its magic and then continue your wash day as normal.
There you have it. 5 easy ways to combat your dry and itchy scalp with all natural components you can find in your home.
How do you combat your scalp when it gets itchy and flaky?