Itchy Scalp: AfroCaribbean Hair

Friday, August 27, 2010

“Itchy

Tired of itchy scalp? Since I started taking care of my hair a few years back I have noticed that itchy scalp is less of a problem for me. However I know this is an issue that affects so many women that I thought it needed address again.

Here are some things I do on a regular basis to combat itchy scalp.

Pre Shampoo Treatments
Add a drop or two of tea tree or peppermint essential oil to a carrier oil like argan, jojoba massage into scalp, cover with plastic cap for 15 - 30 minutes.
UPDATE: Fountain Jamaican Black Castor Oil is infused with Peppermint so I like to use this to for my pre shampoo treatment to keep my scalp fresh.



Regular Wash Days
Keeping your scalp healthy and clean. Use an SLS Free Shampoo, as if you have a sensitive scalp these chemicals can irritate your scalp. Remember Shampoo Roots, Condition Strands.


Dry Hair Properly after Washing
Mould can grow more easily in a damp scalp, make sure to dry your hair propperly before going to bed. Mould and microorganisms can cause dry scalp problems.

Eliminate 
Eliminate products that contain alcohol. Alcohol is a powerful drying agent.

Deep Condition weekly
Deep Condition with a mixture of Jamaican Black Castor Oil and a Protein conditioner. I also alternate conditioning with a moisturising conditioner, Tressame Natural Moisture Conditioner. There are also several tea tree and peppermint conditioners on the market. Also see Tropic Isle Living JBCO Protein Conditioner


Leave In Oil (for scalp)
Tropic Isle Red Roots Pimento Oil - Promotes strong, healthy growing hair. Contains Jamaican Red Pimento Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Wheat Germ, and Organic Coconut Oil. Apply to a clean scalp so ensure you wash hair regularly.

I do the above and keep my scalp clean and free of product build up.

Hope this helps!

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity

Leilu

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