An itchy scalp is a symptom of scalp dryness. It can be caused by several factors like the weather, the products you use on your hair, things you should do but you don’t, and many other factors. But the basic solution to having a dry scalp is to moisturize and condition it. You might say you have already bought the most expensive conditioners in the world but it still does not do the job. Then, why don’t we go back to the basics? Sometimes the solutions to our health and beauty problems are already available to us from mother nature. And it is very likely that you already have them in your home, yes, right there in your very kitchen.
Let us find out how you can be free from dry scalp and dry hair and stop itchiness and dandruff from coming back with these very simple and easy home remedies.
Good old eggs can be used for deep treatments for your hair. They do a lot more than just conditioning your hair. Deep treatments provide moisture and bounce to dry hair. So since eggs and hair are both made from the same stuff—proteins, it is only fitting that eggs can come to the rescue of moisture-deprived hair and scalp.
To prepare your egg hair mask, you are going to need a bowl, egg yolks, olive oil, and water. Mix well together the yolks of 2 eggs with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of water. You may adjust this recipe depending on how thick your hair is. Apply the hair mask after shampooing but not when it is dripping wet and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then, rinse the hair with warm, not hot, water unless you want scrambled eggs.
Mayonnaise is basically an egg product so it is definitely a good choice for conditioning dry hair and scalp. However, mayonnaise has an added benefit—vinegar. The vinegar in mayonnaise has antiseptic properties and can help kill any fungi or bacteria that could be causing the itchiness in your scalp.
To make your mayonnaise hair mask, simply apply mayonnaise directly to your completely dry hair before you do your usual shampooing. Massage the mayonnaise into your scalp and hair from roots to tips. Then wrap your hair with some plastic wrap and leave it on for 15 minutes before you rinse it off and shampoo as normal.
Why pay for expensive hot oil treatments in salons when you can do them at home? Virgin coconut oil works best in restoring the moisture in your hair and scalp.
To prepare your homemade hot oil, warm up some of the virgin coconut oil in a pot. Be careful not to make it too hot unless you want fried scalp for breakfast. Next, section out your hair to make sure everything is covered and start applying the oil directly to your scalp. Then wrap your head with plastic wrap and leave it on for a minimum of 30 minutes before you rinse it off and shampoo as normal. But be careful not to strip your hair of the oil. You don’t want to undo all your hard work.