Moisturizing the scalp: many and varied methods


Moisturizing the scalp: many and varied methods

How is it possible to moisturize the scalp? What are the natural and medical methods that can be followed to get rid of dry scalp? The answer is in the following article.

Moisturizing the scalp: many and varied methods

In the following, we will introduce you to a group of medical and natural methods that may help you moisturize the scalp.

About dry scalp  

Dry scalp is a condition in which a kind of dryness affects the skin in the scalp area so that the affected person begins to notice the appearance of various symptoms on the scalp, such as:

  • Skin peeling and roughness.
  • skin itching ;
  • Burning or stinging in the scalp area.
  • Tightening of the scalp skin.
  • Hair dryness.

The scalp may become dehydrated as a result of low levels of sebum that is produced in the scalp area, or as a result of the body becoming dehydrated from the inside, and here is a summary of some of the factors that may contribute to the dryness of the scalp: 

While some home remedies and natural recipes may help moisturize a dry scalp that was caused by transient factors, dry scalp associated with some health problems may warrant medical intervention. 

Moisturizing the scalp: natural and home methods 

To moisturize the scalp and combat dryness, here are some home methods:

1. Moisturizing the scalp using oils 

Several types of natural oils can be used to moisturize the scalp, such as:

A certain amount of coconut oil is warmed enough to cover the scalp, then this warm oil is distributed on the scalp and left for 30 minutes or overnight. Wash the oil off the hair with water and shampoo.

  • tea tree oil

Mix drops of tea tree essential oil with 1-3 tablespoons of olive oil, then distribute the oils on the scalp and wash them off after 10 minutes.

2. Moisturize the scalp with lemon

Mix 5 drops of juice taken from a fresh lemon with only two tablespoons of coconut oil, then use the mixture of lemon and oil to massage the dry scalp. Wash the scalp of lemon and oil after 30 minutes. 

3. Moisturize the scalp with banana

Mash a ripe pulp taken from a banana, then mix the mashed pulp with coconut oil, then apply the banana and oil mask directly on the dry scalp. Leave this moisturizing mask on the scalp for a third of an hour, then rinse the scalp with shampoo and water.

4. Moisturizing the scalp with aloe vera 

green aloe vera leaf is cut, the fresh gel is extracted from it, then the gel is applied to the scalp directly, and it is washed after 20 minutes. 

5. Moisturizing the scalp using curd 

Mix one cup of yogurt with a whole egg, then add to the egg and milk mixture only drops of one of the essential oils. After that, the mask of milk and eggs is spread on the scalp and left for 30 minutes before rinsing with a suitable shampoo and water.

6. Moisturize the scalp with apple cider vinegar 

Mix natural apple cider vinegar with water in a ratio of 2:1, so that the amount of water is greater than the amount of vinegar, then rinse the scalp with diluted apple cider vinegar, and re-wash the scalp with clean water (preferably cold) after 10 minutes.

7. Moisturizing the scalp using other recipes

like the following:

  • Onion juice: Mix only a quarter cup of onion juice with a pinch of honey, then pass a piece of cotton wet with the mixture on the scalp and wash the scalp after 25 minutes.
  • Baking soda: Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda with rose water, then massage the scalp with baking soda paste for a few minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water.
  • Vitamin E: The contents of 10 capsules of vitamin E oil are emptied into a small dish, then the scalp is rubbed with this oil, and it is washed after an hour.

Moisturizing the scalp: Therapeutic methods 

Home recipes may not be enough to moisturize the scalp if the cause of dry scalp is a health problem. This type of problem needs medical treatment, as follows:

1. Methods for treating dehydration associated with psoriasis 

Like the following methods:

  • Use of light therapy.
  • The use of oral or topical medications may help suppress the immune system.

2. Methods for treating dryness associated with dandruff 

Like the following methods: 

  • Use a shampoo that contains medicated ingredients, such as pyrithione zinc and salicylic acid.
  • Use of steroid ointments in some cases.

3. Methods for treating dryness associated with eczema

Like the following methods:

  • Use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids and antibiotics.
  • Use of phototherapy.

Moisturizing the scalp: additional tips 

The following additional recommendations may also help to keep the scalp hydrated:

  • Focus on eating certain food items, such as nutseggs, fish, sweet potatoes, and avocados.
  • Use a shampoo that is free of harmful chemicals, or wash your hair fewer times a week if the shampoo used contains harmful chemicals.
  • Use a room humidifier while at home as much as possible.
  • Avoid the following as much as possible: hair care products rich in harmful substances, heat styling tools, alcohol, and caffeine.
  • Other recommendations, such as: exfoliating and massaging the scalp regularly, sleeping enough hours at night, drinking enough water, and avoiding sugars in the diet.

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