Dry, itchy scalp is a pain! And dandruff, whew—even worse! It can disrupt your whole day and cause you to go nearly nutty whilst you toggle between doing the itchy-ritchy dance and performing magical backbends for your boss. Oh, and let’s not talk about the human hail storm that rains down whenever you flex your neck or twirl your curls. (Smh.) And hitting the dab? Forget about it!
After dealing with (and treating) a sudden onset of mild dandruff a few years back, and recently curing a severe case of flake-cakes on my younger sister’s dome, I’ve concocted a list of (mostly natural) dandruff-eradicating miracles! While all of these remedies may not work for you (everyone’s body chemistry is different), there’s a 99.99999% chance that at least one will! Hey, it’s worth a try!
Check ’em out…
Tea Tree Oil
When I say this stuff is awesome, this stuff is awesome! Distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia leaves indigenous to Australia, tea tree oil posses anti-fungal properties that blasts bacteria that causes overproduction of skin cells in your scalp. I copped a bottle of this healing oil after doing some research on natural scalp treatments when I was having dandruff problems some time ago. I popped a few drops in an old water bottle, mixed with some olive oil (tea tree, or any essential oil, should always be combined with a carrier oil when used on your scalp or skin). I can’t really remember how often I rubbed the mix on my scalp (I think it was 2-3 times out the week until I noticed my scalp becoming more and more moist). All I know is that was 4 years ago and I haven’t had a bad case of flakes since!
When my sister’s hair first started flaking and breaking, of course, I went straight to my tea tree potion. Unfortunately, that didn’t work for her. Damn! NuNu got some other sh*t going on in her scalp, I thought as I continued to search for remedies to heal her severely dandruff-ridden dome. It had gotten so bad that huge chunks of flakes would peel off like dried-up face masks.
That’s when I was introduced to Jamaican Black Castor Oil.
Some random lady at a beauty supply store recommended that we give it a try and it worked! Well, at first. Then those wretched pale petals began to inch their way back. (Sad face.) Despite the fact that JBCO didn’t work for my sis, it’s packed with healing properties and fatty acids that seep easily into the scalp and work to combat dryness. So hey, give it a try. It just may do the trick for you!
CM’s Naturals Whipped Hair & Body Butters
Nothing was working for my sis! So one day, I decided to make my own ish! My little concoctions worked so well that I started selling them! And let me tell you: This sh*t is effin’ MAGICAL! My Whipped Hair and Body Butters are at the top of the list when it comes to relieving itchy scalp and ridding your mane of dandruff. Plus, they add shine, moisture, definition, and manageability for all my naturals out there!
The possibilities are near-endless with these little blessings in a bottle. The list of uses just goes on, and on, and on….
This stuff is:
And the best part is I don’t have to treat her hair everyday; I use it sparingly, maybe once a week, if that.
Check ’em out here.
You could also take it a step further and try out my miracle-making hair growth and dry scalp oil, Hair Flourishing, Or Whatever. The punch is even more potent, and hey, why not get some hang on that thang while you’re at it? Check my hair growth oil out here.
Coconut oil has been taking off in recent years. Everybody’s talking about coconut oil this, and coconut oil that. “Pours oil on 2016,” and blah, blah blah. Really, it ain’t all that! Aww, who am I kidding? Coconut oil is the sh*t!
I just got put on to coconut oil a couple months ago, and it’s magic! Like tea tree oil, coconut oil is full of anti-fungal agents that combat yeast and bacteria that may cause dry scalp and severe dandruff. I know a guy who’d tried almost everything in the book for his dandruff and nothing worked. That is, until he got his hands on some of this good googly moogly.
Apply once a day (or every few days, depending on the severity of your condition) and sit back as your desert dry isle turns into palm trees and cool breezes.