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Dry Scalp Remedy

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.

All Natural Dry Scalp Remedy

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.

Project Me

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.

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Moroccan Rose Water

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. As an Amazon Associate, I could earn from qualifying purchases.

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.

Before you go, would you please share this on Pinterest? We just love finding all natural remedies there, and would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out about this fabulous spray!

Lavender and Rose Water Scalp Spray
Yield: 1.5 ounce bottle

Dry Scalp Remedy

Dry Scalp Remedy

Today we’re talking about a dry, winter scalp and a two-ingredient dry scalp remedy that fixes it.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Materials

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 1. Add all ingredients in the bottle.
  2. 2. Shake to combine.
  3. 3. Spray it on the scalp after wet hair has been combed. Start with 3 sprays.
  4. 4. Give it a couple minutes to sink in before blow drying.

Notes

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Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

Saturday 28th of March 2015

Ooooh, very nice.

I like that it's so easy to make up. I do get dry scalp... especially in the winter.

Pinned to my Deliberate BEAUTY board.

Thanks for sharing. xoxo

Tamara

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Ahh, that makes sense! I was wondering if tea tree oil would be part of your recipe. I just got some and I've been researching its many uses. I was told that my blow dryer is very damaging! And of course, I haven't bought a new one yet. Yikes!

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Tea tree oil is great for SO MANY uses. I use it in my face wash nearly every day. Some people react very poorly to tea tree oil, so that's why I always include it as optional. What are you using tea tree oil for, Tamara?

Amanda @ Growing Up Madison

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

I suffer with dry scalp myself too but all year round it seems. I've tried everything, even super expensive treatment and nothing seems to work with me. I think I might just use this because it doesn't hurt to try right? I'll let you know if it works.

Laurie

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Sarah, Thank you so much for sharing this on VMG Brag About It. I think this is a very helpful tip! Pinning. ~Laurie

Valerie

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Sounds amazing and natural! I'm in Arizona and everything is dry here including my scalp and I love the smell of lavender.

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Valerie, the lavender does smell amazing but I think I'm in love with the rose water just a bit more. It's a light smell and doubles as a refreshing, all natural toner. I am in love with this stuff! Arizona is producing some amazing bloggers - do you know Jen of JENerally Informed? She's in AZ, too!

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