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Winter is a great season, but it’s not so great for our scalps. Many of us deal with the dreaded “winter dry scalp” and spend our days scratching our heads. During the winter, the moisture in the air is low, making our skin dry and itchy. But I’m here to help. Check out my list of the best remedies for dry scalp in the winter for great suggestions.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has strong antifungal and antiseptic properties that can relieve dry scalp. However, raw tea tree oil is intense, and you shouldn’t place it directly on your scalp. Therefore, you must use a carrier oil such as olive oil or coconut oil to dilute the tea tree oil. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil into your carrier oil, and then massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave it on for 10 to 12 minutes and wash it out.
Coconut oil is one of the most versatile oils. You can cook with it, use it in your skin products, and relieve a dry, itchy scalp. Coconut oil also has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Before washing your hair, apply melted coconut oil to your scalp and massage it in for 10 minutes. Then, wash it out and continue your regular hair-washing routine. Your scalp will feel moisturized, and your hair will feel silky.
For my girls with stubborn dry scalps, a medicated shampoo may be necessary. The shampoo can break down dry patches and dissolve dead skin cells for scalp relief. However, the smell may be strong. After washing your hair with the medicated shampoo, you can use a scented conditioner to mask the “medicated” smell.
If you’re wondering what to look for in a medicated shampoo, here’s a list of active ingredients that combat dry scalp:
- Salicylic acid
- Selenium sulfide
A nourished scalp starts with moisturized hair. Hair masks are some of the best natural scalp treatments because they deeply moisturize your scalp and locks. Simply apply a hair mask, leave it on for 45 to 50 minutes, and then wash it out. If you want to elevate your experience, you can put on a shower cap after applying the mask to lock in more moisture. After washing out the mask, your scalp and hair will feel refreshed.
Winter is a nice season, but it’s not nice to our skin—especially our scalps. The low moisture in the air makes our skin dry and itchy. As a result, you may notice dry patches on your scalp and find yourself itchier than usual. But you’re not alone—a dry scalp is common in the winter. However, there are ways to combat this. If you have a dry scalp, always refer to my list of the best remedies for dry scalp in the winter for amazing suggestions.