For as long as I can remember, my scalp was healthy and without issue. However, that changed after my hair stylist switched relaxers. My scalp did not take exception to the change immediately. Instead, it two or three visits before I noticed a change. My scalp became progressively dry and irritated after relaxer touch-ups. It was dry, itchy and flaky which eventually led to burning. It took several visits for me to realize it was the relaxer causing the issue. To treat my scalp, I used a natural remedy of nourishing oils to quickly resolve the discomfort I was experiencing.
Natural Remedy to Relieve Dry Scalp
- 2 ounces of jojoba oil
- 2 drops of tea tree oil
- 2 drops of rosemary oil
Make sure you patch test and adjust your ratios accordingly.
Nourishing Oils That Treat Dry Scalp
Although I’m not the creator of this recipe, I understand the importance of why each of these oils are used.
Of all the oils available on the market, jojoba oil closely mimics the natural sebum of our scalp. Therefore, when it is applied to our scalp, it mimics the sebum that has been depleted from our scalp which helps to combat dry scalp.
Tea tree oil is antibacterial and antifungal and known for healing wounds, killing off fungus and protecting the scalp from infections.
Rosemary oil nourishes the scalp and removes dryness, flaking and dandruff.
Together, these oils are very nourishing and healing to our scalp. This oil blend is very effective and great to have on hand during the cooler months when our scalps are dry and need the most nourishment.
[Edited 6 Jul 16]: Now that I’m transitioning to natural hair, my scalp is healthier and I’m no longer suffering from dry scalp.