If this season has damaged your hair or you just naturally have dry hair and don’t know why; dry scalp could be the cause. What is it and why does it happen? In this article, we are going to display basic information for you to understand why it happens and how to treat it with NATURAL HAIR MASKS!!
WHAT AND WHY?
A dry scalp occurs when the scalp doesn’t have enough oil from the skin to feel lubricated; It can be provoked by factors such as:
● Cold, dry hair.
● Reactions to products that you apply on your scalp (shampoo, styling gel, etc).
● Older age.
● Using too much heat to style your hair.
● Excessive washing.
The skin cells on the scalp normally multiply if you need more of them, then they die and shed off. When this shedding process accelerates it, actually, causes dandruff.
Dandruff can often be confused with a dry scalp condition. This is because both of them produce flakes that shed from the scalp, itchiness, flakiness and irritation. The main difference is in their appearance:
It’s important to understand this information in order for you to identify if you have any of these conditions and which one exactly. Both affect the hair appearance; making it dry and weak.
You can always consult a dermatologist which are the best products for you to treat these such as shampoos and leave-in conditioners, but let’s go ahead and give you several options of natural hair masks to remove either a dry scalp/nourish dry hair, or remove dandruff. Many products can be found with the ingredients we will recommend. So, in order to have a better looking, shiny, moisturized hair, check these out on our Pinterest website or click on each treatment to see different options of application:
FOR DRY SCALP
Mix 2-3 teaspoons of sesame oil with 1-2 teaspoons of ginger and then massage the mixture into the scalp for 7 to 10 minutes. After, wrap it on a towel and let it rest for 12-15 minutes. Shampoo as usual.
This one will just need 2 ripe bananas, 2 tbsp of olive oil, lime juice and honey put altogether in a food processor to blend. When finished, gently apply to dry scalp and leave it on for 30mins. Rinse off with a mild shampoo to finish and see results!
A ONE INGREDIENT OPTION! For this one, just section your hair and apply warm coconut oil to it, wrap it up in a warm towel for 15mins.
This is one of the best options when it comes to ridding your hair of dryness and itchiness.
Mix a cup of apple cider vinegar with water and rub it into your scalp letting it remain for 15mins. Rinse it off with cold water.
Massage fresh lemon juice on your scalp daily until the itchiness goes away. We highly suggest to do a small test on your scalp first, if you feel that it stings a lot dilute it with some water before full application.
This is the optimum choice when it comes to healthy hair and skin. This time you will mix equal parts of tea tree oil and olive oil the, massage the mask into your hair and scalp. This mask will remove dry flakes easily leaving you with stronger and shinier hair.
All of the above should be applied regularly, depending on how much your hair is damaged and the progress it’s making after each treatment.