Do you have issues with dry scalp, thinning hair, buildup, or just dull hair in general? There are some natural solutions that will help as an alternative to chemical shampoos, conditioners, and clarifiers.
Now that I live in a much drier climate, I’ve had some serious flare ups with my scalp (dry and patchy areas). Although in a pinch, you can use a medicated dandruff shampoo, it doesn’t necessarily treat the underlying problem. You want to take good care of your scalp to ensure hair growth and good condition overall.
Here are a couple of my favorite, natural treatments that you can add to your routine:
Castor oil is a fantastic scalp pre-treatment (before shampooing). Benefits include; stimulation of scalp (which encourages hair growth), anti fungal, reduced itching and swelling, and general healing of skin disorders. You can apply the oil straight onto your scalp and then shampoo 1-2 times after (condition ends as needed). I generally leave the oil on for an hour or so while I do chores around the house. Since I have finer hair, I shampoo twice and my hair is not greasy after. If you have dry hair, shampooing once is probably enough.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has so many benefits and is one of my favorite hair treatments as a rinse. Benefits include; gentle clarifying (removing buildup without drying your hair), anti bacterial/anti fungal, balances PH, adds incredible shine, stimulates hair growth, and helps close down the cuticle. I usually mix one part cider to 3-4 parts water. Sometimes I add a few drops of essential oils such as tea tree (also anti fungal/antiseptic), vitamin E, and orange oil for a more pleasant smell. I do the rinse after shampooing and before the conditioner.
For more in depth information and other benefits:
Thanks for reading!