Suffering from a dry scalp can be really annoying. Not only can it result in itchiness but also dandruff, soreness and even hair loss are common complaints of people with a dry scalp. And, if your scalp is really dry, it can even result in dandruff falling on your shoulders during the day making it almost impossible to wear dark clothes.
Dry scalp can be caused by medical conditions such as eczema or psoriasis but for most people, it is due to much simpler things such as not enough hydration or not using the right hair care products. However, there are a few quick and easy ways that can provide relief within days with these at-home treatments:
Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities that can decrease skin irritation and is also very moisturizing which obviously helps with the dryness. Apart from using hair care products with aloe vera, get yourself some pure aloe vera gel and massage it into your scalp, let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes and wash it out.
Tea tree oil
If you look at the ingredients of many anti-dandruff shampoos, you will see that tea tree oil can be found in many of them. This is because tea tree oil has antibiotic properties that can really relieve dry scalp and its symptoms. You can use either a shampoo that uses tea tree oil or you can take some pure drops and mix with coconut or olive oil to massage it into your scalp. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it out under the shower.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is antimicrobial meaning that it can get rid of bacteria that may be causing the itchiness of your scalp. The vinegar is also known to be anti-inflammatory and exfoliating which will also help to find relief from your dry scalp.
Coconut oil is basically a wonder product with so many skin health benefits, and many people use it, for example, for dry skin after showering. And it can also provide miracles for your dry scalp! This oil can really moisturize your scalp and since it also has antibacterial qualities it also reduces the risk of infections. Massage some melted coconut oil directly into your scalp, let it rest for a few minutes and then wash your hair as you would normally do. You will notice that this will not only help with your dry scalp but will also make your hair very soft!