From time to time I get some flaking at my scalp (I know, not glam but let’s be real here) and I always thought I had dandruff. During a recent salon visit, I asked my stylist what I could be doing to stop the flakes since dandruff shampoo wasn’t helping. He informed me that the flakes were not dandruff but instead a dry scalp!
Since then, I’ve been trying out different recipes for hydrating scalp treatments and masks to find the perfect balance of hydration to soothe my scalp. Check out my favorite (and easy!) DIY below:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- 100% pure honey
- Coconut oil (I picked up this Suave Coconut Oil Infusion from Walmart and love the texture of it, plus you can re-use the bottle to store your mask treatment)
- Essential oils (I did a mixture of peppermint and eucalyptus for a tingly feeling on my scalp)
- Mixing utensil (I recommend a whisk)
Add some honey to your bowl–approximately 1/4 to 1/2 cup–depending on how long your hair is or how much treatment you want to save for next time. Honey is a natural humectant which means that it attracts and retains moisture. It’s great partner with the Suave oil to pull moisture into the scalp to reduce flaking.
Next, add your coconut oil in equal portions to your honey. If you used a 1/2 cup of honey, use a 1/2 cup of coconut oil. Since I was making extra scalp treatment to save for future uses, I ended up using the entire bottle. Also add in a few drops of essential oils! I really like the texture of this Suave oil since it is super hydrating!
Then, mix up the mixture until it’s an even consistency and get ready to apply to your scalp. I recommend applying in front of a mirror and starting with a middle part and applying to your scalp directly. I funneled my scalp treatment back into the Suave bottle and pumped it directly at my hairline which made for really easy application–almost like an at-home hair color kit–and massaged it into my scalp and even pulled it through my hair. I let the mask sit for 30 minutes with a shower cap on to really let it penetrate and moisturize. Then rinse in the shower and follow with your standard shampoo and conditioner routine!
So far I’ve noticed my scalp being much more hydrated (without oily roots) and I’m continuing to apply the mask every two weeks. How about you guys–have you had issues with dry scalps or have any DIY remedies you recommend?
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