How To Cure Your Itchy Scalp
Do you feel like there is nothing out there that could possibly help your scalp that is constantly itchy? It’s no secret that everyone suffers from itchy/dry scalp at some point in their lives. You may deal with it every day! There are so many reasons you could suffer a dry/itchy scalp: dandruff, weather changes, being in the sun a lot , chlorine (if you swim often), and here’s a big one that I’ve been guilty of… Washing my hair too often! But, you don’t have to just deal with it. I promise. I’ll tell you my secret that fixes the itch…I use castor oil!
Castor oil is great because it has so many benefits: moisturizes your scalp (the big issue here), helps your hair grow, makes your hair shine, seals split ends, and makes your hair so soft. It’s like a healthy hair bomb with everything castor oil can do. It can also be mixed with some essential oils to boost it up: Lemon and Rosemary are great for moisture, too.
Using Castor Oil to treat your itchy, dry scalp is so easy and even relaxing. Castor oil can be pretty thick, so if you would like to make it easier to spread throughout, you can mix it with another oil such as coconut oil, or almond oil which have great benefits as well. I’ll show you the best way I’ve found this works!
First off, my favorite oils so far, have to be the Aura Cacia collection.They work well, are organic so you get the purest form, and they are very reasonably priced! You can check here as well!
What You Will Need:
- A Bowl
- Castor Oil
- 10 minutes of your time!
- Coconut Oil/Almond Oil
- Essential Oils
- Color Applicator bottle
- Head massager
- Hot towel
How to Get the Best Results:
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Pour the castor oil into a bowl
How much castor oil you need to use depends how much hair you have! You can start off small and add more later if you would like.
You can add coconut oil/almond oil, and 5-10 drops of essential oils. Castor oil can be thick so adding coconut oil or almond oil will make it easier to spread around. Some of my favorite essential oils to use are Rosemary (moisturizes and helps your hair grow faster and thicker), Lavender (moisturizes and shines), and Peppermint (shines, helps your hair grow, and gives your scalp a cool, soothing sensation
If you use a bowl, warming the oil up in the microwave is the easiest way. If you would like to use the color applicator bottle, boil some water on the stove and hold the bottle in the water for a few seconds at a time. Be careful, it gets hot fast!
Apply to your scalp.
I like to split my hair into sections to make sure I get as much of my scalp as possible. I just dip my fingers in the oil and rub it around the section. Use as much as you would like, but if you use too much, it can drip all over the place and become very messy!
Apply on eyebrows and eyelashes to get faster growing, thicker hair there too! (Disclaimer: Do not apply on eyelashes if you use essential oils!)
Once you are done with each section, flip your head over and give yourself an awesome head massage!
The head massager really works the oil into the scalp. Flipping your head over stimulates the hair folliciles and they open which in turn allows the hair/scalp to absorb the mixture more. I would massage for about 5 to 10 minutes. You can leave in the mixture longer if you would like, but it's not necessary!
This depends on your hair, but for me since I have thin/fine hair I have to wash my hair twice to make sure I get all of the oils out so it doesn’t weigh my hair down when I go to style it. You can learn more here.
If you need a visual, here is the YouTube video I first watched:
After doing this just a few times, it has helped me restore my scalp and cure the itch! At the same time, making my hair super shiny, helping it grow faster, and even allow me to spend less money on haircuts. Who doesn’t want that?!
I hope this works just as well for you as it did for me. You can get more help about how to maintain your here at here. Like this tutorial or want to let me know how this worked out for you? Leave me a comment! I hope you have enjoyed reading, and see you again next time 🙂