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3 Ways To Treat Dry Scalp, Naturally

Dry Scalp can happen year round. But its more common in the winter. It’s characterized by loose, white, powdery flakes. Its cause is usually the result of dehydrated sebaceous glands (the glands that produce the natural oil for our scalps). This dehydration can be due to extreme climates, not drinking enough water or skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema.

Do you have extremely dry winter hair? Read: 4 Quick Ways To Revive Hair This Winter

Dandruff which is commonly confused with dry scalp is cause by yeast-like fungus called malassezia, also known as pityrosporum. Malassezia is normally found on the scalp without causing problems, however, if it grows unchecked (possibly due to hormone imbalances, stress, immune suppression, infrequent shampooing, illness, or increased oil production), there is mild inflammation that produces dead skin cells. The dead cells mix with oil and clump together, making them appear white and flaky. Sometimes the flake appear yellowish.

Both dry scalp and dandruff can be treated and prevented using these all-natural treatments.

Read: Knowing The Difference Between Dry Scalp and Dandruff

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Use Natural Oils

During the winter, you may find that your scalp is drier than other times of the year and this is normal. The key to combating dry scalp is to incorporate natural oils into your hair care regimen.  Olive and coconut oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and they also absorb easily into the scalp.  Jojoba Oil most closely resembles sebum or the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands that acts as a lubricant for the hair and skin and provides some protection against bacteria.  Some other great oils are jojoba oilcoconut oilolive oil and castor oil. Oils work best when sealing in moisture from water.

Read: The Benefits of Coconut and Olive Oil

Read: Best Oils for Hair Growth

Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar rinses are great as well. Mix a solution of 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar to 3 cups of water, pour into a spray bottle, saturate hair, cover with a plastic cap, and let sit for 20-30 minutes. “This will help with many irritating scalp conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dandruff. It rinses out clean, removes product buildup, and also adds shine and restores the pH to the hair. A few drops of rosemary or tea tree oil will boost this rinse,” says Shera Lee, a Health Coach and Yoga Instructor. Those with a very sensitive scalp should use caution when  adding essential oils and may find comfort by increasing the amount of water used for the mix.

Read: Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Hair

Try Dry Scalp With Peppermint Oil

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Use Essential Oils

Peppermint Oil– The PH levels found in peppermint oil help balance out the dryness on the scalp while neutralizing oil production, providing quick relief from an itchy scalp. Read more…

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Melaleuca  Alternifolia, or simply “Tea Tree Oil” is ubiquitous in shampoos and conditioners for this very condition in large part due to its highly antiseptic qualities. It’s a triple threat to scalp irritations because of its anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Again, Tea Tree Oil should not be used full strength and is best when used with a carrier oil. Read more…

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Additional Reading
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25 thoughts on “3 Ways To Treat Dry Scalp, Naturally

  1. Sanya

    Great article! I use all of the above on my daughter’s scalp to help combat her dry, flaky scalp and it works every time! I use coconut oil my scalp prior washing and my dry, itchy scalp is null and void! These natural tips are very cost effective and work extremely well! =)

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  2. David Morgan

    Thanks Tamara for sharing your important views. The coconut oil is very important ingredients that keeps our scalp moist. My sister has dry scalp problem, I get some valuable ideas to treat dry scalp problem.

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    1. Website

      Coconut oil is fantastic for all types of skin issues, too, not just on the scalp. Its really amazing. I personally like adding a few drops of peppermint oil to coconut oil for some extra oomph!

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  3. Mary

    Oils, oils, oils! I love it! You really can’t go wrong with coconut oil! Definitely a must have for everyone! Thanks for sharing this post!

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  4. Dry Scalp Treatment

    I have read your blog about dry scalp treatment in natural way. I am really impressed with your information. You are right some people can’t differ dry scalp and dandruff so this is the best method to differentiate both the things so that treatment can be applied according to problem. I will come back to your blog so please keep posting this kind of useful content.

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  5. Scalp Solutions

    Thanks for such great and natural tips! I have tried different shampoos in order to treat dry and flaky scalp. I remember as a child, my mom would always apply fresh coconut milk on my scalp as it helps to grow my hair thicker and it worked! Nature does wonders.

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  6. Maja Tisma

    Your tips are great! For those who don`t want to use anti-dandruff shampoos/products, I believe that going organic and using home remedies is the best. I have tried apple cider vinegar and it has helped me a lot! Will try other alternatives you’ve mentioned. Thanks so much.

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  7. ambi

    my hair is very scanty and scalp is become dry too…..i m having hairfall also. pls help me to get rid of it or atleast control

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  8. Christina Stone

    Very good articles, well written. The blog is also bright and optimistic and enjoyable visually. Thanks so much.

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  9. Roe

    Are there other products like a leave in conditioner that are good too? (I prefer something I don’t have to wash out straight away).
    I’ve tried unrefined, organic coconut oil, evoo oil, tea tree oil, macadamia oil (horrible results, scalp broke out in sores. Allergic reaction maybe?) and peppermint oil but they seem to make my scalp itch quite bad. I’m really trying to find a good product for my scalp because it is very dry and itches a lot if I add any scented products (possible fragrance sensitivity) 😦

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    1. sg

      Try almond oil or avacado oil. Or instead of leaving oils in your hair try doing a hot oil treatment.

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