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Deep Conditioning for Dry Scalp

Troubled with a dry scalp? Treat it with the best of moisture, with some of these options on deep conditioning for dry scalp.
HairGlamourista Staff
Among the many hair woes, the scalp is not an exception. Most of our hair issues will be related to the hair only. However, the scalp can also give you a hard time by getting dry and itchy. For most of us dealing with a dry scalp, we know that along with dryness in the scalp, dandruff and itching are risks that have the most favorable conditions to flourish. A scalp with dryness is irritating and embarrassing too, with picking or scratching the scalp frequently. A lot of things contribute to this condition, the most common one being exposure to harmful treatments. Sure we all agree, looking good with stylish hair and colored fringes is important. But constant perming, coloring, and other chemical treatments will draw excess moisture from your hair and scalp too. Along with this, excess shampooing, not rinsing the shampoo or conditioner and other styling products off well from the scalp and hair, can add to the dryness. Too much and too frequent shampooing is one of the major causes. Medical issues and certain diseases like eczema and dietary deficiencies too can contribute to a dry scalp. Anything that disturbs the pH balance of the scalp and promotes very less natural oils in the scalp leads to dryness. Well, it is time we treat these worries, and the fact that there are a number of treatments that can help, should put you at ease.

Dry Scalp - Deep Conditioning Treatments

For conditions like dry scalp, the common treatments include a good diet. For external treatments, rinsing well after shampooing and conditioning, avoiding excess shampooing, and also avoiding the use of harsh products on the scalp and hair, are important. Using some specially designed shampoos, scalp lotions and moisturizers, etc., can also help to treat a dry scalp. Some hair conditioning treatments like warm wraps and scalp massage can also help the scalp restore its moisture and oils. The best treatment however includes conditioning. Deep conditioning helps restore the natural oils and moisture in the scalp and hair. It is one treatment that can be done at home and is easy on your pocket too. There are many products available today that can help, but we will discuss some of your at-home options for proper conditioning for a dry scalp.

Before conditioning, one must always wash the hair with a mild shampoo, and rinse the shampoo off well. You can let the excess water drain from your hair, and then apply a good deep conditioner. Now place a warm wrap like a warm towel around your head, or you can also use a heating device and add more moisture to the head. Keep the wrap for about 15 minutes and then rinse your scalp and hair well. It is advisable to use cold water to rinse the hair, as it will close the hair shafts and skin pores on the scalp, and retain the moisture that will prevent loss of moisture and oils. Always naturally dry your hair whenever possible.

Recipes for Deep Conditioners

These are made from everyday ingredients. You may also want to invest in some natural essential oils that are excellent for a dry scalp, which you can add to the conditioner. They are jojoba, tea tree, chamomile, lavender, prim, rose, myrrh and neem.
  1. Mix 10 tablespoons of oatmeal in 5 cups of boiled water, keep this for 15 minutes. Now strain this mixture, and to the strained water add some drops of rosemary oil or lavender oil. Mix this well and apply on your scalp, simply dabbing on to the scalp. Keep for 15 minutes with a warm towel wrap and rinse well. This makes an excellent natural conditioning for dry scalps.
  2. Take 5 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 spoons of olive oil, and mix with 2½ tablespoons of honey. Mix this well and heat this mixture until a little warm, by placing the container in warm water for a few minutes (do not heat oil directly on flame). Massage on scalp for 5 minutes and keep for 15 minutes in a warm warp. Rinse well.
  3. Mix ½ cup of avocado with equal amount of mayonnaise, and apply on scalp and hair, keep for 15 minutes in a warm wrap and rinse well.
  4. Mix natural Aloe Vera gel with 1 tablespoon each of jojoba oil, banana, and olive oil. Thoroughly mix all these until smooth. Now apply on scalp and hair and leave in for 15 minutes. Rinse well for great moisture locked scalp and hair.
  5. Mix 5 aspirin tablets (finely crushed) in ½ cup of olive oil. Gently massage this mixture on the head for a few minutes. Wrap the hair in a warm towel for 5 minutes and rinse well.
  6. Mix 5 drops of lemon essential oil, 3 drops of grape seed oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil. Heat this mixture until warm and simply massage on the scalp for a few minutes. Use a warm wrap for 10 minutes. Use a mild shampoo and rinse well. Follow with a good conditioner or a deep conditioning pack.
  7. Mix a tablespoon of avocado oil with few drops of chamomile oil and myrrh oil. Apply this mixture on scalp and massage for a few minutes gently. Keep in a warm wrap for 15 minutes and rinse well.
All these treatments are 100% natural and excellent treatments for dry scalps. Most of these are oil treatments, so in case if you find oily hair with some of these recipes, shampoo it with a mild product for the scalp and hair. You can use any of the essential oils mentioned with either olive oil or oatmeal water too. Along with giving you a well moisturized and squeaky clean scalp, these treatments can help in lustrous and soft shiny hair too. Make sure you opt for these treatments every week or once every two weeks, depending on the severity and condition of dryness.

Treat your scalp with intense moisture for a supple scalp, to promote healthy and lustrous hair, that has deep conditioning locked in the very roots!