Dealing with a dry or itchy scalp is annoying. Especially if you are always scratching your scalp or you suffer from dandruff. Or you have tried different remedies, shampoos, and other at-home treatments to help resolve your never-ending problem. Because let’s face it, no one wants their clothes covered in flakes.
A Little Backstory With My dry scalp
So for this post, I will be sharing my secret. Of what I do to help combat my dry scalp. To help avoid me from scratching my scalp to death lol. But first, let me give you all a backstory on my hair. When I was a baby, I suffered from Cradle Cap. That caused me to have patches and clusters of scales appear on my scalp.
But luckily, after a while, it did go away. Even so, my hair still managed to fall out. And for a while, I had no hair. So it’s safe to say, I have dealt with scalp issues for most of my life. But now, my hair is flourishing, and I have not dealt with cradle cap ever again. So without further or do, let’s get this article started!
1. ACV Rinse
The apple cider rinse, aka (ACV), is a popular at-home remedy. Initially, at first, I was skeptical of this method when I first found it on youtube. Mainly because I never thought of putting vinegar in your hair. But after trying out this method, I was very pleased with my results.
The idea behind this method is that apple cider vinegar is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal product. That helps to cleanse and clarify your scalp. For me, I do this rinse about once a month or whenever I feel like my hair and scalp need a deep clean. So the next time you are on the hunt for a clarifying shampoo, get yourself a bottle of apple cider vinegar.
2. Staying Hydrated
As we all know, water is great for the body. Not only is it essential for keeping you hydrated, but it helps to flush toxins and waste from the body. Along with that, it helps to hydrate your skin and scalp. Because when it comes to having a healthy scalp, it needs to stay moisturized.
So for me, I try to drink between 60oz to 96oz of water a day. Which I know may seem like a lot to people who barely drink water. But if you have a dry scalp or dry skin in general, it is important to keep your skin hydrated. So tip: If you do not like the flavor of water, try to put some fruit in your water. To add some flavor, so it does not taste so bland.
3. Keeping Scalp Moisturized with oils
A few times out the week, I like to oil my scalp with a mixture of light oils. Normally I tend to go for oils such as grapeseed, argan, and jojoba. But as recently, I have been trying out a new product by MICHE. This product is not only light, but the scent is not too strong. So if you have fine hair me, try out this light hair and scalp oil.
As much as I try to eat healthily, there are still times that I do not get all the vitamins that I need. So for me, I like taking a daily multivitamin by Nature Made. Specifically geared for women, their vitamins are great. Not only because they contain key nutrients for daily support, but they have vitamins for everyone.
Whether it’s for men or people over a certain age bracket, they have a varitey. As well as if you do not like taking vitamins in a pill or capsule form, they have gummies as an alternative.
I hope you all were able to take something from my list. And can incorporate these tips into your regimen if you suffer from a dry or itchy scalp. Other than that, talk to you all in my next post, and remember to stay safe and quarantined. Click here to read more hair posts.