Hair care

Natural home remedies for dry scalp and flaky skin

The scalp contains sebum which helps to moisturize your hair and scalp. A dry and flaky scalp may result number of conditions. The amount of sebum that is produced can vary at different times of your life and depending on the amount it produced your scalp that will change to dry, normal, or oily scalp. Psoriasis, eczema, poor nutrition, dehydration and too much shampoo are few factors that contribute to poor scalp health. Dry scalp is the white, scaly flakes on the scalp which makes your hair to get damaged if not treated properly. Dry scalp is a problem that is encountered during dry winter months. Dry scalp has lost its moisture and becomes dry due to many reasons like stress, environmental factors, diet, chemical based hair products, hot water, etc., and this dry scalp can cause many hair problems like dandruff, head lice, itchy scalp that leads to hair loss.

Home remedies for dry scalp

Coconut oil

Coconut oil has moisturizer and antiviral agent for treating dry and flaky scalp. It helps to remove the dryness and brittleness of the hair and encourage hair growth. Take some coconut oil and warm it. Take it into your hands and apply it on your scalp. Massage it in a circular motion and coconut oil gets absorbed into the scalp and moisturize it. Nourish the dry and flaky scalp. Repeat it daily for about 15 minutes until the scalp recuperates.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice is a natural exfoliate that helps to remove dry and flaky skin from the scalp. It also prevents dandruff with constant application. Take lemon juice and apply it on the scalp. Allow it to remain on the scalp and leave it for about 30 minutes. It helps to remove dead skin cells that cause problems like clogging of pores and hair fall. Apply lemon juice on the scalp and massage with your finger tips. Mix lemon juice with some olive oil that helps to moisturize your scalp.

Bean curd, lemon, and honey

Take 2 tablespoons of bean curd and honey. Add 4 tablespoons of lemon juice to it. It helps to massage your scalp and leave it for about 30 minutes. Then wash it off with mild shampoo. Continue it for best results. Repeat it once or twice a week to reduce the sessions of dryness.

Aloe vera gel

Aloe Vera helps to treat fungal and bacterial infections of the scalp. It can make the scalp dry and scaly. Take the fresh aloe Vera gel and apply it on your scalp. Leave it for about few hours and rinse it off with water. It has cooling agent and helps to remove heat from the head. It causes dry and flaky scalp that can lead to hair fall.

Egg white and yogurt

Yogurt and egg white is used for treating hair and scalp problems. The egg contains proteins and nutrients to strengthen the scalp and hair follicles. Yogurt is a natural moisturizer that helps to remove dirt and dead skin cells. Take an egg and a cup of yogurt. Mix them well and apply them on the scalp. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Then wash it off with a shampoo. Repeat it thrice a week.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has anti inflammatory properties that are great for restoring the pH balance of the scalp. This is an excellent treatment for dry, flaky scalp. Take apple cider vinegar and dilute it with some water. Apply it on the scalp and leave it for about 30 minutes. It removes dead and accumulated cells. It also helps to prevent hair fall due to dry scalp. It makes your hair shiny and smooth.

Hibiscus and honey cleanser for scalp

Prepare a paste of hibiscus leaves and apply it on your scalp. Add a teaspoon of honey, almond or coconut oil, and lemon juice that reduces dryness and flaky scalp. It also helps to decrease the dandruff.

Olive oil

Olive oil has moisturizing properties that can help in retaining the moisture on the scalp. Apply some olive oil on the scalp warm. Massage it for 15 minutes daily. Leave it for about an hour and then wash it off with mild shampoo. Repeat the massage 2 – 3 times a week to retain the moisture. It helps to prevent flaking of the scalp.