I have a lot of coarse, thick, curly hair, and my scalp tends to run on the dry side. This has always been my nemesis; it's a horribly frustrating thing to have to deal with, but it is a reality. I've found a few products that work really well for me—but I recently ran out of them, and I was in desperate need of a solution. This led me to Google, and there I found a few tips on at-home scalp treatments. I didn't have ingredients that matched perfectly, so I modified to suit my needs. I have to say I was very impressed with the result. After leaving the treatment on for 30 minutes and then washing it out of my hair, I could instantly see and feel a difference.
This treatment is incredibly easy. It has a limited number of ingredients, and it truly has given me such great results.
- 4 tablespoons softened coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon sugar
Most sites suggested a scalp treatment bristle brush, with nylon or natural bristles (either will work). As you can see from the above pic, I didn't have the right tools, so I had a "make it work" moment and used my tangle teaser. The point of brushing your scalp is to stimulate blood circulation and loosen any dry skin.
Step One: Paint on the Treatment Mixture
I separated my hair into sections, starting at the top and moving my way down my head and around the back. I didn't have a snazzy color applicator tool, so I used an actual paintbrush. I felt it did a decent job and it required no spending (which is a check in the pro column, in my book).
Step Two: Massage & Let it Set
Once you've painted on the treatment, rub it in with your fingertips in a circular motion all over your scalp. This part can be really luxurious if someone else does the massage … if you have a spouse or significant other, or just a friend who is willing. Let it set for 20-40 minutes.
Step Three: Rinse, Wash & Style
You are ready to go!
I'd love to hear if any of you try this at home, or if you have some great at-home treatments you think I should try. Let me know in the comments!
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