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.
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
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.
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.