Which ingredients help treat itchy scalp
There’s nothing worse than going out on a date and being embarrassed with unsightly flakes on your little black dress. The last thing you want is to have your beau or belle ask if it’s snowing outside. There are three main causes of dandruff. First, there’s dry scalp—or a condition called seborrheic dermatitis, for all of you that enjoy scientific jargon. Dandruff can also be caused by eczema, psoriasis, and even a fungal agent similar to yeast, called malassezia. The good news is there are some all natural ingredients that can ensure you will have touchable, flake-free hair. The best news is they are ALL in So Well’s amazing scalp products.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Often promoted as the one-product-solves-everything solution from getting rid of moles to curing sunburns. However, did you know that recently Dr. Oz toted the power of Apple Cider Vinegar to treat dandruff? Apparently, scientists believe the acidity in the vinegar cuts fungal agents while gently cleansing and deodorizing your scalp to leave your hair smoother than ever.
Tea Tree Oil:
A recent study found that shampoos with even 5% of tea tree oil can dramatically reduce your dandruff symptoms, turning severe dandruff into a mild case when used regularly. You won’t have to worry about scratching your head accidentally and ruining your new hairdo with a little bit of tea tree oil on your scalp. Click Here to read about a study on treatment of dandruff with Tea Tree Oil.
Baking soda is notorious for having anti-fungal properties that are great for tackling that embarrassing dandruff. You won’t worry about wearing dark colors this winter when applying some baking soda to your scalp. Your hair can dry out if you use just baking soda on your scalp. Thankfully, Solay Wellness’s products combine essential oils and all-natural scents (we also have unscented) to lock in that moisture, leaving your scalp healthy and your hair silky soft.
Crunchybetty.com swears by coconut oil’s hydrating properties, and it smells divine as well. Massaging a bit of coconut oil on your scalp can fill in the gaps for a lack of oils on your skin, tackling that crocodile feeling, and leaving your hair shinier than a new penny. Or just trust in So Well’s shampoos and scalp scrubs which combine all these ingredients. Read more on Coconut Oil for dandruff here.
Olive oil has been a folk remedy for dandruff since the days of the ancient Greeks. Not even that Mount Olympus wind could turn their Aphrodite hair into those pesky Medusa-shedding-days. Some of the oldest-living people, such as Jeanne Calment wo lived to 122 and a half, have attributed their long life to rubbing olive oil throughout their skin. You can either rub a ten drops into your hair, massage it, and leave it over night—or as Reader’s Digest suggests, you can just buy a shampoo that has olive oil in it like So Well’s shampoos, because let’s face it. You have stuff to do. More on Olive Oil and dandruff here.
Jojoba oil began as a replacement for whale oil when whale hunting was outlawed. Cosmetic industries found that Jojoba oil actually worked better than whale oil because the Southwestern Jojoba seed is comprised of 50% oil by weight. Also, it is a fungicide and is often used for controlling mildew.
Salt, when finely ground, can be as abrasive as Donald Trump—scrubbing away tough to reach areas, removing those dead flakes so that they won’t fall off at the worst times. However, Himalayan salt is loaded with 84 different minerals locked in from an ancient seabed that can replenish and remineralize your scalp, while helping to fight fungal agents with its antimicrobial properties. Himalayan salt can become the best scalp solution by taking our Himalayan bath salts and mixing it with a bit of coconut oil, and then scrubbing the scalp with it. It’s good as an all over body scrub—not face—or making SOLE (a concentrated salt water solution), and then rinsing the scalp and hair with it twice per week—or rubbing the scalp with the concentrated solution. So say goodbye to those unsightly flakes, forever.