diy scalp treatment

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:


  • 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)
  • Bowl
  • Mixing utensil (I recommend a whisk)

diy scalp treatment

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.

diy scalp treatment

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!

diy scalp treatment

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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  1. michelle wrote:

    oh my gosh i am excited about this! my hair is in desperate need of a scalp treatment

    Posted 3.31.16 Reply
  2. Love love suave products so cheap and affordable! They are my favorite!

    Posted 3.31.16 Reply
  3. Kristina Padgett wrote:

    I love beauty DIY’s! This looks like such a great and easy one to do I’ll definitely have to give it a try!

    Posted 3.31.16 Reply
  4. I can’t wait to try this! I love trying new hair masks. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 3.31.16 Reply
  5. I so need this! My scalp has been so dry lately. This is exactly what I need. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 3.31.16 Reply
  6. Sola wrote:

    I’ve been trying the water only method for my dry scalp so I can’t wait to try this treatment as well. I love DIY beauty tips!

    Posted 4.1.16 Reply
  7. Angelle Marix wrote:

    I’m definitely trying this!!! Looks like an amazing recipe. Thanks the sharing.

    Posted 4.1.16 Reply
  8. Tamara wrote:

    Trying this over the weekend.

    Posted 4.1.16 Reply
  9. Olivia Kaye wrote:

    My hair is my favorite thing ever. So. I’m SUPER excited to try this!

    Posted 4.1.16 Reply
  10. I love learning new DIY treatments! One of my girlfriends was just talking about this very issue that she’s been dealing with during menopause (dry scalp). I’ll be sharing this great home remedy with her. Thanks so much for providing the recipe and directions. 🙂

    Posted 4.5.16 Reply
  11. Dawn Dodgen wrote:

    This sounds great. I believe I’ll try it, but with Rosemary and Sweet Melissa (lemon balm) essential oils instead. Thank you for the recipe.

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply