Want healthier hair? The solution may be closer to the roots.
If you have a dry,irritated scalp,the hair. The hair your follicles produced will probably be dry and unhealthy too.
Here are four scalp nourishing treatments:
Part hair into quadrants and apply tea tree oil with a soaked cotton ball. Tea tree oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It has a slightly medicinal smell and should never be applied without a carrier oil. You can mix tea tree oil with any type of oil, vegetable glycerin, or even aloe vera and apply to the scalp. You may notice a slight tingling and refreshed feeling minutes after applying. Tea tree oil will prevent any fungus or bacteria from growing on the scalp. Be sure to wash your hands after handling it.
Witch Hazel is a natural astringent, and will help tighten the skin and scalp naturally. Witch hazel has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and like Tea tree oil, will also help to fight bacteria from growing on the scalp. Section your hair and try running a cotton ball saturated with Witch Hazel over your scalp. Once dry, your scalp should feel airy and fresh. Witch hazel also helps to treat mild scalp irritation.
Peppermint oil also requires a carrier oil and should not be used directly on the scalp or skin. Not only is peppermint oil great for refreshing the scalp, but it also stimulates and promotes hair growth. Peppermint oil is ideal for itchy or dry scalp, and also aids in controlling dandruff problems. Try mixing a couple of drops to a spray bottle with Aloe Vera juice and distilled water. Spray directly onto the scalp. Allow your hair to air dry and you’ll feel like you have a freshly washed head of hair.
Lemon juice is also a natural astringent and contains antiseptic properties. It can be used on the scalp to clarify, fight off bacteria and treat dandruff and itchy scalp. Add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to your hair oil of choice. Apply to the scalp with a cotton ball.