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Natural Remedies for Dry Scalp

Fry scalp does not necessarily mean true dandruff. A dry scalp can be caused by stress; in fact one can serve as the foundation for the other condition. A diet high in fat, sugar and salt, a myriad of styling products and hormonal changes can cause a dry scalp. The scalp is the most rapidly developing part of the body hence it is extremely sensitive to slight changes which also includes the weather.

Unfortunately, the enormous array of products available to treat the scalp is full of harsh ingredients which damage the scalp further. Natural remedies are much gentler and nourish the scalp with natural ingredients that restore health in the scalp.

The scalp becomes dry due to the amount of heat styling and products it is subjected too. This irritates the sebaceous gland which causes them to produce more sebum hence making the scalp oilier. Sounds contradictory but this oily scalp damages the roots and makes the hair dry and damaged. One natural ingredient is tea tree oil which resets the balance in the hair and restores moisture all over the head. Use tea tree oil based products and you will see a noticeable difference in the condition of your hair.

Hot oil treatments are also excellent remedies for dry scalp. Apply oil to your hair (any vegetable oil will do, make sure it is all natural). Heat a damp towel in the microwave and wrap it around your hair. Leave it for 15 minutes and then shampoo thoroughly to remove the oil. Once you have removed it you will notice a difference in volume of your hair.

Dilute vinegar in water in the ratio 1:3. Apply this to your scalp, wrap your hair in a shower cap or towel and go to bed. In the morning wash out the treatment. Continue doing this once a week for three months. Another variation on this is to mix lemon juice with vinegar in the ratio 1:2. Wash it out with an egg based shampoo. These ingredients restore shine and cure the damaged keratin coat on the hair cuticle.

Herbal remedies are very good for the hair. Make an infusion with 2 cups water and 5 tablespoons of dried thyme (or any other herb). Strain and use as a treatment in your hair. Massage and leave it in for half an hour. Reduce itchiness by applying baking soda to your scalp before shampooing.