The key to healthy hair is a healthy scalp. A scalp that is not properly hydrated or moisturised often turns out to be dry and flaky and an unhealthy scalp can affect the overall quality of your hair from its strength to look.
The best way to keep your scalp nourished and moisturised is by using oils. In this article, we'll be discussing some natural remedies using olive oil to treat dry scalp. Being a rich source of antioxidants, olive oil helps in nourishing the scalp. Moreover, it contains vitamin A and E that can treat your scalp against any damage done by hair care products.
The antibacterial and antifungal properties of olive oil help in treating dandruff, lice, inflammation on the scalp skin, etc. Now let us see how can we use olive oil to treat flaky and dry scalp.
Olive Oil Massage
This is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent dry scalp.
- Olive oil
How to do
Slightly heat the virgin olive oil in a low flame. Start applying this on your hair and scalp and massage. You can cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for another 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, you can simply wash it off with a sulfate-free mild shampoo followed by a conditioner.
Olive Oil And Sugar Scrub
This scrub will help you in gently cleansing your scalp and also prevents the shedding of excess skin cells.
- 4-5 tbsp sugar
- ¼ cup of olive oil
How to do
In a bowl, add sugar and olive oil to make a scrub. Apply this on your scalp. Start massaging your scalp gently in a circular motion with your fingertips for a few minutes. You can further let it stay for 5 to 10 minutes and wash it off in normal water using a mild shampoo and a conditioner.
Olive Oil, Avocado And Honey
Along with treating dry scalp, this will also nourish the scalp and promote hair growth.
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp honey
How to do
Take a ripe avocado and mash it to make a smooth and fine paste. Transfer this into a bowl. Add olive oil and raw honey into the bowl. Finally, combine all the ingredients well. Apply this mixture on your scalp and gently massage for 2 to 3 minutes. Cover your hair with a shower cap and then leave it on for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes you can rinse your hair using a mild shampoo.
Olive Oil And Apple Cider Vinegar
If you have inflammation on the scalp due to dry scalp, you can use this remedy.
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
How to do
First, slightly warm the olive oil. Apply this on your scalp by gently massaging it in circular motions. You can also apply this to your entire hair as well from the roots to the tips. Let it stay for some time and later you can wash it off using normal water.
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