While many people are looking for solutions on how to have better hair, another part of the population are more concerned with the condition of their scalps. For these people, it is of utmost importance to find hair care products to deal with their itchy, dry, or dandruff-ridden scalps.
Traditionally, scalp care shampoos treat scalp conditions through the use of chemicals like coal tar, salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, pyrithione, and ketoconazole. Alternatives to chemical-based shampoos are those that feature natural ingredients like tea tree oil instead.
The Head and Shoulders shampoo brand is perhaps the most popular all over the world. The main reason could be that this shampoo is one of the cheapest and is available in many drugstores, supermarkets, and other beauty supply stores.
Those who want to use an alternative to the chemical-based Head and Shoulders may want to try out Aveda’s Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo. This shampoo cares for the scalp through the benefits from ingredients like babassu, burdock root, sage leaf, Echinacea, seabuckthorn oil, and vetiver.
If you are looking for a good conditioner for the scalp, there’s the Dry and Itchy Scalp Conditioner from KeraCare. This brand claims to relieve scalp itching and prevent future occurrences of flaking, itchiness, and dryness if used regularly. It also has benefits for the hair as well. This conditioner re-hydrates hair fibers, resulting in stronger hair that is not just easier to manage but also less prone to breakage.
While regular use of shampoo and conditioner is enough for some people, one can still benefit from hot oil treatments. Salon treatments can be expensive especially if you have long hair. A cheaper yet still as effective alternative would be to make one’s own hot oil treatment at home using essential oils.
One recipe calls for mixing in two drops each of rosemary, tea tree oil, lavender, and ylang ylang essential oils in half an ounce of jojoba oil. Warm the mixture by placing the bowl or plastic bag where they were mixed in a bowl of warm water. When warm, just apply the mixed oils on your hair and massage on your scalp. Cover the head with a shower cap or towel for 20 minutes. When done once a week, this hot oil treatment will do wonders for both hair and scalp.
There are a lot of options in terms of hair care products that people can use as remedy for their scalp problems. Whether you choose to buy or make one, it is important to observe regular usage to get the maximum benefits of these products.
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