We all have those beauty issues we’d rather keep quiet about, but I’m going to share one that was distressing me quite a bit before I came up with a natural solution. Today we’re talking about a dry, winter scalp and a two-ingredient dry scalp remedy that fixes it.
I have a weird thing that happens in winter: if I don’t blow dry my hair after showering, I get dry scalp. My long, dark hair is very healthy, and it only happens when I don’t blow dry, but it freaks me out. I’ve been to the doc to make sure it wasn’t a medical condition and my sweet, caring Doc explained to me that this was a fairly common thing.
It may be common Doc, but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow… Especially with dark hair! Call me vain, but I love to wear black and I never want to see anything on my shoulders.
As part of my Project Me plan for the year, I’m focusing on fixes that I can create. Because I don’t like to use too many chemicals in my personal care, I went searching for a dry scalp remedy that would alleviate my concerns. There are a lot of oil masks and gooey options out there and to be honest, I don’t have the time (or patience) to sit around with my head covered in oil, followed by the ever-arduous task of washing it all out so I don’t have dreadlocks.
Dreadlocks are not a good look for me, ya’ll.
So, after searching for a homemade solution for dry scalp, I came across a comment from a woman who mentioned that she (and all the women in her family) has been using rose water and lavender for years. Hmmm…. Rose water and lavender essential oil are both inexpensive supplies, so I thought I’d give it a try. I love the smell of rose water and even use it as a toner a few days a week.
I make up a small batch of this homemade dry scalp spray each time to avoid it ‘going bad,’ and it lasts quite a while. The supplies listed below include affiliate links to the items I have on hand. Anything linked below was purchased through amazon.com because the prices were better than I could get them locally. Love that!
Very Simple Dry Scalp Remedy
- 3 tbsp Moroccan Rose Water – I use this for so many things, and I absolutely love it!
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 tsp Vegetable Glycerin – an effective humectant
- small spray bottle – I use a 1.5 ounce bottle
- optional, 2 drops tea tree oil – a known benefit to dry (unbroken) skin.
How to Use This All Natural, Dry Scalp Solution
I spray it on my scalp after I’ve combed out my wet hair, but before I’ve blow dried it. I only spray about 3 sprays with my small bottle, but I think it will depend on how thick your hair is. After brushing through my hair, I give it a couple minutes to sink in before blow drying.
I have been using this most of this winter, and I can’t believe the difference! Today I needed to make another batch of my homemade dry scalp spray, and realized I hadn’t shared it.
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