How To Remedy Your Dry Or Flaky Scalp

There are few things more embarrassing than a dry scalp. The sight of dandruff on a shoulder is enough to remove the shine from the most stylish of outfits. This common issue can be caused by a lack of natural oil on the scalp or an excess. It's wise to mindful of what has caused the problem for you and treat accordingly.

A quick search of the internet will reveal plenty of tips, from coconut oil to mashed banana. The list of tried and tested remedies goes on. If your issue is due to an excess of natural oil, I would recommend apple cider vinegar. You may already have a bottle in the kitchen or medicine cabinet as this is a very common product with a multitude of uses.

The acidity of apple cider vinegar is thought to encourage the shedding of dead skin that makes up those dreaded flakes and allows the user to achieve a deep cleansing of the scalp leaving only healthy skin while balancing the pH and treating any fungal growth that may exacerbate the problem.

For dry scalps, there are different solutions.

In three short words: Tea Tree Oil. This powerful, natural solution is not to be underestimated and if you think its the one for you I recommend you read my more in-depth article here.

Tea Tree Oil truly is a nectar of the gods.  Added to a carrier oil, like coconut, this treatment can be applied as part of your nighttime ritual and left overnight. The results will reveal a truly nourished head of hair and healthy scalp.

My next tip is Jojoba Oil. This effective moisturizer can be a fast way to rehydrate one's scalp. Just a few drops added to your shampoo prevents the scalp from drying and brings other benefits such as reducing inflammation while treating other conditions that may affect the scalp.

Avocado is also effective. Use the whole fruit, which can be mashed and applied and left to nourish before shampooing, or use it as an oil that can be massaged into the scalp for a deep-nourishing overnight treatment. While these remedies are considered safe and bear little risk of adverse reactions, it’s wise to test a small amount on a patch of your scalp to make sure you do not have a negative reaction to the treatment.