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5 Natural Scalp Treatments You Can DIY

A natural scalp treatment is what your haircare routine's been missing.

When you drop dollars on the best shampoo + conditioner systems;

And...

Commit to upside down daily head massages;

And locks still aren't swinging in slow-mo montages;

What your hair might need is ingredients you can actually pronounce.

A natural scalp treatment!

If you're looking for how to naturally promote hair growth;

How to moisturize the scalp naturally;

Or:

Just the best natural scalp treatment for a good hair day;

Then think of the pantry as your new blow out bar.

Read: 10 Tips To Grow Your Hair Faster

Wearing THICK Halo in col. Dark Blonde #10 halo hair extension for long blonde hair after using a natural scalp treatment for hair growth

Wearing THICK Halo in col. Dark Blonde #10

Treatment 1: Hair Growth

Hair growth can come from many things:

A well moisturized scalp.

A pump of protein to your strands.

Or for personal growth:

A bad break up.

Hair grows from tiny follicles that are embedded in your skin's surface.

So:

When these are dry or malnourished;

Hair's not going anywhere fast.

If you're looking to naturally promote hair growth, some key ingredients are lavender and castor oil.

Why?

Lavender oil has been proven to grow hair in some legit scientific studies;

Reporting thicker and faster hair growth in a 2016 lab study.

And!

Castor oil offers a powerful mix of proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Making it a superfood for follicle to strand.

Not to mention:

Both are antimicrobial.

Here's how to make the dream team work in our fave scalp treatment for hair growth:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Castor Oil
  • 10-12 drops of lavender essential oil

Method:

  1. Place castor oil in a small bowl
  2. Heat in the microwave for about 10 seconds
  3. Mix in lavender oil
  4. And massage into a dry scalp for 5-10 minutes
  5. Cover with a towel, t-shirt, or cap and leave on overnight

Take the time to really massage this natural scalp treatment in to stimulate blood flow!

Hair growth thrives on a good head massage.

Read: 10 Tips To Grow Your Hair Faster

Woman donning Wearing THICK Halo in col. Dark Brown/Medium Brown #2/4natural hair moisturized with at home scalp treatment

Wearing THICK Halo in col. Dark Brown/Medium Brown #2/4

Treatment 2: Get Moisturized

Breaking news in moisture:

Coconut oil is not your BFF...

Alright, you can still hang on weekends.

But keep this thick oil away from your scalp!

Cheered as the MVP in the hair mask department;

It's important to reserve coconut oil to your ends.

Why?

While great for thirsty locks, your scalp is skin.

And that requires a very different type of TLC.

In short:

Many of those mega-moisturizing oils like coconut or olive oil have a high comedogenic level.

AKA:

They can clog pores and disrupt your scalp sebum outflow!

But!

No need to return the BFF bracelets.

Just swap in a new carrier oil.

Use coconut oil sparingly.

And try this heavenly moisturizing scalp treatment instead.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons castor oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey (a natural humectant)
  • 3-5 drops tea tree oil

Method:

  1. Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients together
  2. Apply on your scalp (and hair too!)
  3. Massage gently for 5-7 minutes
  4. Leave on for at least 1 hour or cover with a cap overnight
  5. Rinse with a mild shampoo

Treatment 3: Clarify and Detox

You've likely seen salt scrubs suddenly popping up everywhere.

(Thanks, Gwyneth).

But!

There's already some A-list ingredients waiting in your kitchen.

Perfect for when your hair product just can't let go...

This pore-stimulating scalp scrub helps send buildup packing.

Joining us on the travel itinerary is:

Baking soda for it's salt-like gentle exfoliation.

And apple cider vinegar (ACV) for it's probiotic and bacteria-killing properties

Both are great for promoting scalp clarity and removing product buildup.

Added bonus?

ACV acts as an anti-humectant for additional moisture and shine.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (preferably organic)
  • 5-10 drops of peppermint oil

Method:

  1. Create a paste by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Apply to a dry scalp, only going an inch down your hair
  3. Get a thorough massage in for 5-10 minutes
  4. Leave on for 5 minutes.
  5. And rinse!


Treatment 4: Strengthen All-over Hair

Never thought you'd be a gym bro, did you!

But:

Getting strong hair requires a lot of the same things as strengthening muscles would.

Why?

In order for the follicle cells to create healthy new strands, we need a nourishing diet of protein and vitamins.

And... consistent attention to the gains.

Not unlike other natural scalp treatments.

Here's the thing:

Doing this DIY treatment weekly is essential for maintaining good strand strength straight from the scalp.

Go full Eye of The Tiger with egg yolks as your base ingredient.

They contain peptides, vitamins A and D, biotin, and folate!

Plus!

They have the same proteins that make up a strong hair follicle.

Here's how you get your protein-powered Rocky moment:

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 3-5 drops clary sage oil (optional booster)

Method:

  1. Blend the ingredients together until fully pureed
  2. Apply to wet hair, focusing on the scalp 
  3. Cover with a plastic cap or towel
  4. Leave on for at least 1 hour
  5. Rinse off with cool water to seal cuticles

 Read: Here's Why Your Scalp Is Sore Or Feels Like Its Burning

woman donning THICK Halo in col. Light Brown #6 with shiny hair and no scalp irritation. she used a soothing scalp treatment at home.

Wearing THICK Halo in col. Light Brown #6

Treatment 5: Soooothe Your Scalp

If your scalp has a fun annoying way of telling you what it needs without telling you why...

A multi-tasking soothing treatment could restore the channels of communication.

Itchiness.

Dryness.

Burning.

Are all signs of irritation.

And they can range from simple seasonal dryness to full-on fungal infection.

So:

If you're scratching your head (too often) to find the reason;

Seek medical attention beyond a mixing bowl.

But:

For general discomfort or to treat a bout of dandruff..

You can find comfort in natural scalp treatments at home.

To get the most out of your DIY:

Use a balanced mix of anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and moisturizing oils like:

  1. Witch hazel: a perfect anti-inflammatory and anti-itch option for its astringency.
  2. Chamomile oil: not only calming for follicles, but antiseptic too.
  3. Tea tree oil: one of the strongest anti-fungal oils out there, it's a staple in dandruff control.
  4. Jojoba oil: a nourishing moisturizer to combat any dryness (even from ailments like psoriasis).

Measurements:

  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil
  • 5-10 drops chamomile oil
  • 3-5 drops tea tree oil

Method:

  1. Warm up jojoba oil so it's warm (not hot) to the touch
  2. Mix together the jojoba oil with the rest of the ingredients
  3. Massage into your scalp until fully saturated
  4. Leave on for 1-3 hours
  5. Rinse well
     

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