Scalp problems such as dandruff, dryness, and itching can be extremely frustrating and discouraging, especially if you have big hair goals in mind. The good news? There are several natural remedies to help combat a problem scalp in no time. Continue reading to find out!
1. Keep Your Scalp Clean
Regular shampooing is important to keep the scalp clean and remove excess oil and dirt. If you haven't already, switching to natural shampoo will also make all the difference, as chemical-based hair products can be extremely irritating to the scalp. We highly recommend trying our Balancing Shampoo, as it contains Moroccan Cedarwood Essential Oil, which is known to help soothe the scalp.
Tip: try using a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water as a natural hair rinse to help to balance the pH of the scalp before shampooing.
2. Exfoliate Your Scalp
Exfoliating your scalp can help to remove dead skin cells and improve blood circulation.
Tip: Mix equal parts natural sugar and coconut oil, massage the mixture onto your scalp, and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it out with shampoo. This will help remove dandruff and soothe your scalp!
3. Massage Your Scalp
Scalp massages can help to stimulate hair growth and improve circulation. Use your fingertips to gently massage your scalp in circular motions for 5-10 minutes at a time. You can also use a mixture of a few drops of essential oils, such as our Cedarwood Essential Oil, in a carrier oil like argan or jojoba oil, to massage on the scalp for extra benefits!
4. Maintain A Healthy Diet
A diet rich in nutrients can help to promote healthy hair growth. Foods that are high in protein, as well as those that are high in vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, and vitamin E, can be particularly beneficial! If you're curious on whether or not you're getting the right nutrients, be sure to speak to your doctor.
5. Be Gentle To Your Hair
Avoid using harsh chemicals or heat styling tools on your hair, as these can damage the hair and irritate the scalp. If you must use heat styling tools, be sure to use a heat protectant spray and keep the heat setting on low!
Remember, when dealing with scalp problems, consistency is key. By consistently caring for your hair and scalp, you should feel better in no time! Shop our line of Balancing products here.