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{#DIY Dry Scalp Away With #Natural Remedies}

When the summer temperatures soar and the humidity rises, I tend to get a bit of an itchy scalp. Days spent frolicking at the beach in salt water and chlorinated swims in my pool don’t exactly help this issue.

When I first started itching at my head, I had the unnerving feeling that it was dandruff. Turns out, it was just dry scalp and easily fixed.

Didn’t know there was a difference? Let me enlighten you!

Dandruff vs. Dry Scalp

Many people are unaware that there is a difference between dandruff and dry scalp. Knowing the difference will influence how you treat it and can make a world of difference.

Dandruff is characterized by large, yellow-ish flakes. It is a result of a fungus called malassezia and must be diagnosed by a doctor.

Anti-dandruff shampoos contain antimicrobial and anti-fungal ingredients to help combat the issue. Avoiding greasy conditioners and harsh styling products can also reduce irritation.

While dandruff can cause serious itchiness, it’s important not to scratch. Scratching will not only exacerbate the issue, but may lead to an infection.

Dry scalp on the other hand, results in small, white flakes. These flakes are basically dried skin that are loosely attached to your scalp. Scratching at them is what makes it snow onto your shoulders.

This condition is usually caused by using too many styling products on your head. Products can affect your scalps natural sebum level and lead to dryness. Avoiding shampooing your hair everyday and the use of harsh styling products can significantly reduce the likelihood of getting dry scalp.

Some Quick Fixes

If you’ve self-diagnosed yourself with dry scalp it’s time to take matters into your own hands. Simple at home remedies can cure the issue in no time at all.

Tea Tree and Olive Oil

Not long ago I suffered from a bout of dry scalp and this was the first remedy I used. It was fast, effective and soothing. Even better, I already had all the ingredients in my home. All you need is:

4 tablespoons Olive Oil
3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
1 teaspoon Witch Hazel

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl then slather over your scalp. Really massage it in before letting it sit for 30 minutes. Wash out of your hair using a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.

{#DIY Dry Scalp Away With #Natural Remedies}

Tea tree oil contains natural anti fungal agents that prevent the onset of future dandruff, while tackling current dry scalp. The olive oil and witch hazel soothe, nourish and moisturize your scalp back to health.

Apply this mask every 2-3 days until the flakes disappear.

Honey and Mayo

A little fat may be all you need to reduce itchy, flaking scalp. The best remedy includes:

1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup mayonnaise

Simply whip your ingredients together in a small bowl, then massage into your scalp and hair. Cover your head with plastic wrap and let it soak in for 30 minutes before rinsing out with a mild shampoo.

{#DIY Dry Scalp Away With #Natural Remedies}

The fat content in mayonnaise will hydrate your scalp and hair, while the honey locks in the moisture. Not only is this remedy good for your dry scalp, but it gives your hair a luscious shine too.

Whichever method you choose, you will be happy with the results. No longer will you be scratching at your scalp and suffering from gnarly flakes.

What methods do you use to combat a dry scalp?

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