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Natural Treatments for Dry Scalp

Dry scalp is a common but frustrating condition that can cause itchy, irritated skin and dandruff flakes. While dry scalp is sometimes caused by skin conditions like eczema, it can also result from dietary deficiencies, cold weather and drying hair treatments. If you’re looking for a way to naturally nip your dry scalp in the bud, try these home treatments to ease the itch and restore moisture to your skin.


Check Your Diet

Vitamins and minerals play a key role in skin health, and deficiencies in vitamin B, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and even water can contribute to a dry, flaky scalp. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fruits, vegetables, fish and 100 percent whole grains. You can also supplement with a quality multivitamin to ensure that you’re not falling short in this area.


Skip a Shampoo or Two

If you currently wash your hair daily, all that shampoo could be stripping your scalp of its natural oils. Cut back your shampoo schedule so that you’re only washing your hair every two to three days.


Make a Hair Mask

Once a week you should apply a homemade deep conditioning treatment to your hair and scalp. A hair mask will naturally restore moisture to your hair follicle and help soothe dry, itchy skin.


Avocado Hair Mask

  • Mix one ripe avocado with eight ounces of real mayonnaise until it forms a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste to your hair and scalp.
  • Comb the mixture through your hair, saturating every strand.
  • Place a shower cap over your head, covering your hair and scalp.
  • Wrap a towel around the shower cap to help lock in moisture.
  • Allow the mask to penetrate for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse out the mask using cool water.


    Give Yourself a Massage

    If your scalp isn’t producing enough natural oil to keep your skin from flaking, try giving yourself a light scalp massage to help stimulate blood flow and oil production. Whenever you shampoo or condition your hair, make sure you take a few minutes to massage your head with the pads of your fingers.

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