I am a lazy person. Without a dry scalp. {DIY Post}

February 1, 2013 § 2 Comments

Well, maybe lazy isn’t the right term. I procrastinate.  It’s terrible, I know. But I do try… sometimes. 

Sometimes I try to figure out why I don’t have perfect skin, perfect diet, perfect exercise routine, perfect house, perfect dinner…. I mean, in this land of Pinterestdom, we should have it together by now, right? But no, it just contributes to the whole “procrastination” thing. 

Don’t worry, I still don’t undertand why, either.

I used to think I had dandruff (eep!) until I read about the difference between dandruff and dry scalp.  As it turns out, I have the latter.

Dandruff developes when your scalp produces too much oil, and the sebum blocks up your hair follicles. Its flakes are somewhat large and yellow-white (sorry that sounds gross, y’all. It is what it is.) It’s often accompanied by hair that becomes easily greasy (which may have seemed contradictory until now) and has become thinner.

Dry scalp, on the other hand, is pretty self explanitory. The flakes are white and very small, and it often doesn’t rear its ugly head until dry, cold weather comes around.

I found a recipe for a scalp treatment that looked pretty good. I was willing to try anything, at this point! (Being mortified to go to the hairdresser because of the condition of my scalp isn’t my happy place, come to find out.)

{Enter Coconut oil scalp treatment.}

1.Take about 4 tablespoons softened coconut oil, mix with 2-4 (depending on sensitivity) drops tea tree oil, and 3-4 drops of rosemary oil. Rosemary and tea tree oil are both great for treating dry flaky scalps, and stimulate the hair follicle for hair growth, among other things. You can also adjust the amounts, but keep in mind that tea tree oil can be irritating if you use too much, so use caution.
2.You’ll start on dry hair, and it really makes no difference if it is clean or not. Starting on top, place the brush on the scalp, rotate it across the scalp while pressing down and pull off in the end. Repeat across the scalp, parting hair where necessary. This will stimulate the blood circulation and loosen any dry skin scales. This should feel good, don’t press so hard that it hurts.
(This was my “It had better work-” well, no… I’m just a crazy person.)
3.Next part the hair down the center and apply the oil mixture to the scalp with the application brush or cotton ball. Work in one inch sections down the sides of the head, then the back making sure the mixture covers the entire scalp.
4.Now give your scalp a good massage. Rub with your fingertips in a circular motion all over the scalp. Leave the treatment on for about 20 minutes.
Finish it off with a good shampoo and conditioner.

I really loved this! My scalp was itch- and flake-free for over a week! I’ve done it once more since then, and had great results again. I’m hoping this won’t be such an issue in the summer, but now I’m armed with knowledge- and quite dangerous!

Here is the link to the full instructions, provided by Destri at The Mother Huddle.



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§ 2 Responses to I am a lazy person. Without a dry scalp. {DIY Post}

  • dynamicsofhappy says:

    that is SO interesting! i never knew that about dandruff! i totally LOVE me some everyday happenings science.
    and HOW CUTE are you?!?!?
    ps I LOVEEE the new website layout! the headline font and all!

    • I know, right? The things you learn out of neccessity. 😉
      Thanks! I’m really liking the new layout, too! I have such a hard time making decisions about things like that… I probably changed it five times before I found a theme I liked. It’s pretty lame. 🙂

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