Beauty

DIY Hair Mask For Dry Scalp

So I have suffered with dry skin for the last few years and recently I’ve developed dry scalp too. It can be really uncomfortable and itchy. This can get really annoying and embarrassing when you are out in public and you get the dreaded itch!

For those of you that don’t know, dry scalp is slightly different to dandruff. It is caused by a lack of moisture in the skin due to things like product build up, environment and diet. Your scalp can get quite itchy and you will notice white flakes in your hair. Most people will suffer from this at some stage in their life so its good to know how to manage and get rid of it.

Dandruff is caused by too much oil on the scalp. Yeast on the scalp feeds on this excess oil along with dead skin cells and causes clumps of large yellowish flakes. This is actually a skin condition and can only be properly diagnosed by a doctor. If you think you have it go and get it checked so you can then find the right way to control it.Dry scalp is a lot easier to manage and will eventually go away if you look after your hair right. One of the best ways to help dry skin is to drink more water. Secondly, there are many treatments on the market to help restore the moisture to your scalp. Using a sulphate free shampoo and natural products will definitely help. While there are some really good products out there, they can be expensive.

I love using natural products and I really enjoy trying out different hair masks that can be made straight from your kitchen cupboards. One treatment I have found works really well is making a hair mask from different oils.

hair mask natural ingredients

What I used:
2 tbsp pure coconut oil
2 tbsp olive oil
5 drops tea tree pure essential oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp BOTANICS base carrier oil

All you need to do is put everything in a bowl and heat it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Don’t overheat the mixture as many oils lose some of their benefits if they are heated too much and, obviously, it will burn your scalp doing more harm than good!

I massaged this mixture onto my scalp and left it to soak in. Along with this I put extra virgin olive oil through the ends of my hair as they were a little dry too. I normally leave this soaking in my hair for 30-40 minutes and then hop into the shower and wash my hair as normal.

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Your hair will feel really greasy and disgusting while the treatment is soaking in. It works for me so I focus on the end point. I have also added a few drops of tea tree oil into my regular shampoo and conditioner as it really is brilliant for hair.

Thanks For Reading!
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