It’s not something I talk about often because I guess I have always been a bit ashamed of it but I’m learning to love myself and part of that journey is being honest and open about myself. I struggle really badly with dry skin especially on my scalp! It’s difficult and embarrassing at times but doing my research and taking care of my skin has always helped! I wanted to create this post for those of you in need of some dry scalp help or if you’re just looking for another way to naturally take care of yourself!
Here’s an image of my scalp before the treatment. You can see it’s very flaky (I don’t use gel or any flaky products so it’s definitely not that), sore and itchy. Keep scrolling to see the awesome results.
I’ve been doing loads of research recently into how I can help my scalp, stimulate the blood flow and relieve the itchiness of a dry scalp. I’ve had some really sore red-ish hair bumps recently and thought I really needed to give my scalp a good cleanse. I discovered that tea tree and lavender essential oils are perfect for the job! Here are the benefits of the ingredients I used:
Lavender essential oil is great for dry itchy scalps and reducing dandruff. Lavender is very mild and has soothing properties. It is great for increasing blood circulation, promoting hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties which means it’s fantastic at fighting bacteria that might be living on your scalp. This means it’s a great option for people who live in cities where pollution can effect your hair and skin. Tea tree oil helps to unclog hair follicles and nourish your roots. It also works as a hair growth treatment when mixed with a carrier oil and used as part of your regular routine.
TOP TIP: Always dilute essential oils as they can be harmful when used undiluted. Essential oils are know as a volatile component and can irritate the skin and scalp when used undiluted. They can also mess up the PH balance of your skin. So… always dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil. Make sure you don’t leave essential oils on your hair for more than 30 minutes at a time. Always rinse thoroughly after use.
I have chosen to use a carrier oil that promotes shiny healthy looking hair and will nourish the scalp! Different carrier oils have different benefits but I mainly chose this one for the scalp nourishment. Make sure you do your research and pick a carrier oil that is perfect for your needs. Same for the essential oils, each oil has different benefits so pick which ever are best for you.
If you would like to find out which carrier oil I used and how to create my DIY natural hair scrub just click the image below to be taken over to my instagram; @afroglory_. Look for this image of the final results and check out the caption for the instructions…
Thanks for checking out this post and I hope you enjoy trying this DIY for yourself! Let me know the results and don’t forget to tag me so I can share!
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