Just wanted to give you relief for your dry itchy scalp this winter. Here are just a few simple home remedies that can possibly help you get rid of that itchy scalp. Read on to know more.
1. Aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer and helps in treating an itchy scalp because of its anti-microbial and soothing properties. Take organic aloe vera gel and apply it directly to your scalp. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice a week to see better results.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda has both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help in killing the bacteria causing infection, hair fall or itchiness. All you need is 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and water. Take a bowl and add both the ingredients in it. Mix it until the consistency becomes like a thick paste. Once you're done with it, take the paste and spread it over your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes. After completion of 15 minutes, you can wash your hair with a regular shampoo.
There is some controversy in the loc community about whether you should use a daily conditioner on your locs- there is a risk, especially on new locs(1-9 months), that such products can loosen/damage your locs or create build-up. While some individuals go ahead with conditioner, we recommend using apple cider vinegar as an alternative. This rinse will leave your locs soft, conditioned, and will remove product buildup from your scalp as well.
Winter Leave-in Spritz
4. This is a great DIY to use on your scalp this cold winter to keep and draw moisture to your scalp. Don't forget water is the only true way to add moisture. click here for my secret DIY recipe.This will not only keep your scalp and locs moisturized, but consistent use will keep your locs strong, healthy, and vibrant.
5. Don’t over-shampoo. While locs are more prone to odors and buildup than loose hair, over-shampooing can dry out your scalp and lead to flaking, itchiness, breakage, and thinning locks. We recommend once every 2-4 weeks, and don’t wash starter locs until they have some time to mature (4 weeks).
6. Use natural oils to keep your locs and scalp moisturized and healthy. Oils like coconut, avocado and olive will protect your locs from getting too dry. Witch hazel or diluted tea tree oil will help clean hair and scalp clean with its antifungal properties. Our house made Juju oil will keep your scalp moisturized and healthy, able to grow longer, stronger locs.
Wrap you locs at night
with a du rag, satin scarf, Loc Soc or bonnet. This will prevent breakage and dry locs during the night.
We hope these tips were helpful! What do you want to learn about next?