Most of the time, flaky, itchy scalp is caused by dry skin. If this is the case for you you’ll probably notice dry skin elsewhere on your body as well.
The best way to treat such kind of dandruff is to rehydrate or moisturise the scalp.
One effective remedy that I have tried on my family with success is: grapeseed oil and lime juice mixture.
Grapeseed oil, which comes from the seeds of the grapes, is a wonderful moisturiser for the dry skin. Grapeseed oil is abundant in one particular type of fatty acid known as linoleic acids. The interesting bit about linoleic acid is that people who have itchy, scaly scalp or dermatitis have low levels of linoleic acids in their skin. What linoleic acid does is it forms a protective barrier –so basically it traps in the water and prevent it from evaporating from our skin, and therefore keeping the skin moisturised and soft.
Moreover, grapeseed oil contains special compounds called phytosterols which help to soothe the irritated scalp as well as reduce itching. A little bonus — these phytosterols can also soften your hair strands, so no more stiff and fly-away hair for you!
And lime juice?
The lime juice (you can also try apple cider vinegar) works to cleanse your scalp and rid it of any loose, dry flakes of skin.
You will need:
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons lime juice*
Stir both the ingredients together until mixed well.
*You can also try apple cider vinegar instead of lime juice.
How to use:
Start with damp hair. Simply massage this mixture well into your scalp. Rub on your scalp really well. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Shampoo as normal (try this homemade shampoo) and let your hair air dry. (there should be no need to use conditioner – as this treatment is a fantastic pre-conditioner.)
Repeat this remedy every week. Enjoy your dandruff free scalp and soft, shiny hair.
Have you tried this home remedy before?