7 Products For A Sensitive Scalp

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Hair Purification Mask

Shea Moisture is my boo boo so if they have something that can be used for an irritated scalp, there is no hesitation on trying it. One clue that it is great for a sensitive scalp is the ingredients, the first thing that stands out is tea tree oil. Use the masque before you shampoo to remove dirt and soothe the scalp.

Oatmeal

You know how great a hot cup of oatmeal can be on a starving tummy, its kind of the same thing on a scalp, minus the hot part. All jokes aside, oatmeal is really great for irritated skin because of its moisturizing properties. Scalp is literally an extension of our skin which makes oatmeal a perfect remedy for a sensitive scalp.

To use oatmeal on your scalp you want to grind it to a powder using a food processor and then add about a 1/2 cup to some hot water until the powder dissolves. Allow the mix to cool and make sure you strain it of all large pieces that can get stuck in your hair. Using an applicator bottle apply the oatmeal water directly to your scalp, cover with a plastic hat and let your hair marinate for 10 to 15 minutes

Apple Cider Vinegar

The ACV rinse is mentioned mostly when we are talking about clarifying your hair and scalp in an effort to avoid sulfates. ACV is a gentle cleanser and its healing properties a perfect for a sensitive scalp because it get rid of anything that clogs the pores on the scalp causing irritation.


To do an apple cider rinse mix 1/3 apple cider vinegar to 2/3 water in an applicator bottle and apply it to your scalp. Massage it gently to help clean your scalp and then rinse with cool water.

Jane Carter Solution Scalp Nourishing Serum

If the product comes with a dropper you might be more inclined to take it a little seriously. Of course that isn’t fool proof but Jane Carter took the time to develop a great formula designed for the sensitive scalp. It is a simple blend of potent essential oils including ylang ylang, cedar wood and safflower oil.

Other small things you need to remember when you suffer from a sensitive scalp is not to scratch your scalp with your nails or a comb as much as you feel the urge to. Scratching your scalp just leads to further irritation and sometimes small cuts on the scalp which can be very painful making your sensitivity even worse.

Comment below and let us know if you suffer from a sensitive scalp.

Originally posted 2014-05-04 15:00:21.

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Comments

  1. Sam

    My scalp is super sensitive and easily irritated by relaxer, combing, and brushing.

  2. Blessedcoils

    I have a very sensitive scalp. I currently was experiencing seborrheic dermatitis, so I embarked on a healthy scalp healthy hair journey. I started using ACV and I loved it so much I was using each was time and it began to dry my scalp out, but I sill use it just slow down on the frequency. I also have very sensitive area where if I twist it, detangle it, or anything it hurts ALot. So I am currently doing low manipulation styles and styles which last at least a week or two. 🙂

  3. karaboo

    I have super nasty irritated scalp as well,i am gonna try the AVC and tea tree oil,*fingers crossed*

  4. Vee Hx

    My scalp is itchy and it seems to shed too much at times. Has anyone ever tried Virgin Hair Fertilizer? I think it has peppermint oil in it along with shea butter and other ingredients. I swear it makes my scalp sing!!! feels fantastic.

  5. Ijeoma Egeonu

    I have a sensitive scalp plus a bald patch at the crown of my head. Recently, I discovered aloe vera gel, straight from the plant. When I rub it on the bald patch it is sooooo soothing. Regular scalp massages with aloe vera gel straight from a cut leaf are my best bet for making my scalp feel good

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