People tend to forget that our scalps are an extension of our skin. The skin on our heads can also (and often does) have demagogical problems, including dryness and flaking, scaling, pain and rashes. This article will focus particularly on dry scalp, as it is often the starting point from which many other conditions of the scalp begin. What starts as a scalp that lacks moisture can progress to being itchy and flaky and then move on to inflammation, sores, wounds, and lesions. If the problem remains untreated and worsens still, it can require medication.

Causes: Although some people incorrectly associate a dry scalp with having an overproduction of oils or sebum, (and typically use harsh, drying, medicated shampoos to correct it), a parched scalp actually occurs when these natural oils have been over stripped. There is actually not enough moisture.

The oils in our hair and scalp are produced by the sebaceous glands as a way to protect our scalps from irritants and harm. When we use harsh shampoos / hair or beauty products, bathe in hard water, or are exposed to excessive environmental factors, we can strip too much of this protective oil on our scalps. Sometimes, our diets can also contribute as well or we have an allergic reaction to a product or chemical.

Natural Treatments And Home Remedies For Dry Scalp: It’s very important to remember that an angry, itchy or irritated scalp is essentially wounded, sensitive skin. Make sure you treat it as such by avoiding harsh chemicals (especially those containing the ingredients sodium beryl sulfate, and sodium laureth sulphate (also known as SLS.) Checking out the labels on many well known scalp treatments may surprise you. Many contain ingredients used for cleaning furniture or carpet and is not really suitable for sensitive skin.

Be very careful not to scratch or pick at your scalp. Avoid shampooing with water that is too hot and turn your blow-dryer down to the lowest setting possible.

Natural, non prescription, home remedies or treatments for a scalp that is too dry can be inexpensive, readily available, incredibly effective, and safe. Over time, this can also help to restore the oils necessary for scalp and hair health and reverse some of the previous damage to the skin.

Examples of some popular ingredients for scalp home remedies are tea tree and neem oil (which also have antiseptic properties), lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, lemon and coconut oil, and peppermint.

Each of these examples work better for different types, textures, and colors of hair. You can personalize your home remedy to your particular situation by combining several applicable ingredients. This can be very powerful and healing for both your scalp and hair. Generally, the ingredients you choose are added to a carrier oil like jojoba. These are readily available and typically pretty inexpensive.

Although it may hard to believe now, with the right ingredients (customized to your situation), you can get extremely effective and quick relief (as well as healthy, thick hair) without having to spend a lot of money. What you make yourself at home will usually be much cheaper and effective and will be free from the harsh chemicals that probably contributed to your scalp condition in the first place.


To see a video that demonstrates how to assemble one of the natural home remedies for dry scalp discussed in this article (as well as more resources for the same) visit the Healthy Scalp Resources Website at

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