Dry scalp occurs when the oil glands or sebaceous glands do not supply enough lubrication to hair shafts. It generally happens due to poor diet, overuse of chemical based hair products like hair gel or hair spray and excessive use of hair drier.
Dry scalp can cause hair loss, dandruff, split ends and itching. It gets worse in winters due to exposure in dry cold winds. People working in air conditioned offices for a prolonged period of time may also suffer from dry scalp. There are many natural ways of treating dry scalp.
Natural Cure for Dry Scalp
Massaging the scalp stimulates sebaceous glands to produce more oil and helps to cure dry scalp. Place your thumbs near the ears and massage the scalp with your finger tips gently working upwards to the hair line. You can do it once or twice daily without using oil. Do not rub too hard to prevent hair breakage.
Heat olive oil and add a pinch of crushed camphor to it. Mix well and use the oil for head massage to treat dry scalp.Mil is austard on excellent lubricant for dry scalp. Heat 250 ml. mustard oil and add a handful of crushed henna leaves to it. Heat till the leaves turn black. Strain the oil and store it in an air tight jar. Use it for head massage to cure dry scalp.Coconut oil is able to penetrate deep in to the hair roots. It moisturises the scalp from the inside and removes dryness effectively. Apply warm coconut oil on the scalp and cover your head with a shower cap for 10-20 minutes to let the oil work. Afterwards wash hair with a mild shampoo and use hair conditioner to lock the moisture in the scalp.
Steaming stimulates blood circulation, it removes dandruff and it cures dry and flaky scalp. For steaming, soak a towel in hot water, squeeze out excess water and wrap the towel around your head. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Steaming will help oil to absorb in the scalp properly and remove dryness.
Hair mask helps to nourish the hair and it retains the natural moisture< of the scalp. Hair mask treats many hair problems like itching scalp, dandruff, split ends and hair breakage as it helps to strengthen the roots and hair shafts. You can use homemade hair mask to cure dry scalp naturally. Do this treatment once a week and you will notice the difference in your scalp condition.Take one cup yogurt, add one table spoon honey to it and apply on the scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with normal water. Yogurt has high amounts of protein which is the basic property that hair are made of (keratin).Beat one egg and mix it with ½ cup yogurt and apply on the scalp.
Cover the head with a shower cap and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with normal water and afterwards wash hair with a mild shampoo. Mix amla powder, fenugreek powder and juice of one lemon. Make a paste with yogurt and use as mentioned above to cure dry scalp.