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How to Combat Dry Scalp

Dry scalp is a pesky condition that we all have experienced from time to time and can be caused by a plethora of reasons.

These easy at-home hacks could very well save your scalp and sanity!

Dry scalp can be caused for a number of reasons, anything from a change in the weather to certain hair products could very well be the culprit. Sometimes medical conditions such as eczema and psoriasis could also be the cause as well. Regardless of the reason, a dry scalp is irritating and unpleasant to deal with.

Try these easy at-home remedies, they very well might save your scalp and hair!



Avocados are a great fatty acid that can both moisturize and protect the skin. Mash up some avocados alone or add bananas for extra moisture and apply that mixture generously on the scalp.

You can use avocado oil or actual avocados, either will be a great treatment for a dry scalp.

Let it sit for ten to fifteen minutes before washing it out.


Aloe Vera

Not only is aloe vera good for sunburn but for a dry scalp too!

Aloe vera has many benefits for the hair and skin. It is moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and adds a protectant to the skin and hair as well. Applying aloe vera to the scalp and letting it sit for about ten minutes before washing out will instantly give you relief from dry scalp symptoms.

Aloe vera can be found in gel form in stores or online. If you want a more natural source, buy an aloe vera plant and use the gel from the leaves.


Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is found in many dandruff shampoos and treatments. The best way to incorporate tea tree oil into your hair routine is to mix a couple of drops of tea tree oil with olive oil or Jojoba oil and apply that mixture to the scalp.

Leave in for ten minutes and then gently wash it out.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits to help combat dry scalp. It acts as an antimicrobial which kills bacteria and fungi that could be causing the itchiness. Apple cider vinegar also acts as an exfoliate which is great for the scalp as well!

If you have both tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar at home you can combine the two to create a dry scalp treatment.


Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is designed for anti-itch purposes and focuses on dry skin. Witch hazel has been notoriously known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help alleviate dry scalp symptoms.

Mix one part witch hazel with two parts water or oil base and massage the mixture into the scalp. Let the mixture sit for three to five minutes before washing out.


Dry scalp can be uncomfortable, irritating, and outright embarrassing. Luckily, it is highly treatable. Sometimes just switching up your hair care products is all that it takes to kiss a dry scalp goodbye!

Try these easy at-home remedies to help with your symptoms and if you are still experiencing dry scalp, booking an appointment with a dermatologist never hurts too!


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