- Fatty acids deficiency
- Sudden and stressful change in diet
- Use of a hair dryer
- Air condition
- Gels/sprays containing alcohol
- Excess shampooing
- Excessive use of caffeine or other diuretic foods or drinks
brings with it cause for many of these factors, so below are a list of
remedies to heal your dry scalp woes for the warmer months!
- Spritzing– Make
a simple hair spritz. This spritz can be as simple as water and tea
tree oil (rose oil is great too) or your can use a store bought spray
leave-in conditioner. Just spritz your scalp throughout the week, when
your scalp looks dry or gets itchy. Make sure, whatever you use doesn’t have heavy oils that could cause build up, you want it to be a light spray that your scalp can absorb. (this may also be a great alternative to greasing the scalp.)
- Balanced Diet– Eat a well balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits and raw vegetables. Limit the amount of starches, fatty and processed foods and drink plenty of water.
- Scalp Massage- Using
the pads of your fingers, apply oil little by little to different parts
of your scalp, parting your hair as needed. Also work some oil along
the length of your hair. Then, using the pads of your fingers, work the
oil into your scalp, using circular motions. Slow, deliberate movements
are relaxing while steady but vigorous movement helps enhance energy and
- Co-Washing- Co-washing
is simply washing the hair with conditioner (usually something
inexpensive like Suave or even WhiteRain). This allows you to hydrate
your scalp and rinse some oils and dirt off of your hair. The amount of
times you need to co-wash a week depends on your hair needs. 3 to 4
times a week is a great start, just increase or decrease from there.
- Grapeseed oil- Grapeseed
oil is rich with antioxidants and has many beneficial properties for
the hair and scalp. It is easily absorbed into the body and is good for
people with sensitive skin because of its non-allergenic properties.
- Jojoba oil- Jojoba oil is
great for hair that is dry or damaged, and it helps to moisturize and
protect hair follicles against factors that cause hair loss. Apply
jojoba oil after washing and towel drying your hair. Leave in the hair
for at least 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse.
- Coconut oil- Coconut oil works to condition, protect and moisturize your scalp, helping to promote healthy, growing hair.
- Rosemary oil- Rosemary
is an excellent herb for hair health. It can promote hair growth.
Research reveals its cancer-inhibiting effect, in addition to being a
natural circulatory stimulant. In a bowl, put 2 tablespoons dried
rosemary and 1 / 2 cup olive oil. Heat it in microwave for 2 minutes.
Let it stand for 2 or 3 days. Strain and pour into a bottle. Massage the
scalp with this oil after shampooing.