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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
How to moisturize your scalp? Dry scalp is no less unpleasant than dry skin of the face or body. The main cause of dryness is dehydration, and hydration is naturally necessary to eliminate the cause.
If everything is more or less clear with the body and face, I bought a good moisturizer and almost solved the problem, then what about the head? No, the guillotine is not our method! We will find more humane ways, and no less effective.
Causes of the problem
To begin with, let's figure out why, in fact, the skin dries, and what are the main signs of this scourge?
So, you have dry scalp if:
- Itching bothers you, i.e. the head itches;
- The dermis begins to peel off, and, as a result, fine dry dandruff appears;
- Hair becomes dull and lifeless;
- Your skin is tight.
Here are all the signs, or rather, on the head. But why is this happening? There is only one problem - dry skin, and there are a great many reasons.
Here are just a few of them:
- All cosmetics, including shampoos and conditioners, contain parabens with antifungal and bactericidal properties. That's great, the naive reader will say. But there is little "wonderful" here, because they still tend to accumulate in the skin and lead to dryness and irritation;
- Lauryl sulfate - an invariable companion of all shampoos of the middle price category, also does not help moisturize the epidermis, but dries it out, especially with frequent shampoos;
- Hair dyes with ammonia are generally a time bomb.
To cope with this problem will help folk remedies used at home and bringing remarkable results. Dry scalp should be treated regularly. Moisturizing masks should be done 2-3 times a week during the treatment period and once a week thereafter, in order to prevent relapse.
Below we offer you recipes for moisturizing mixtures, the main component of which is kefir. It not only moisturizes the skin and hair, but also perfectly nourishes them due to the natural animal fat contained in its composition, and also improves the structure of the hair, making it strong and shiny.
- ½ cup of fresh kefir;
- The yolk of one egg;
- A teaspoon of vegetable oil (you can use any oil - olive, linseed, corn, sunflower);
- A teaspoon of honey.
Mix all ingredients thoroughly, you can use a blender. The mass should be homogeneous.
It is necessary, dividing the hair into strands, first rub the composition into the scalp, and then distribute along the entire length. Wrap your hair with cling film and put on a scarf or warm hat. Withstand the product for 1-1, 5 hours. Then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water without shampoo.
The result of using:
The effect of using home cosmetics will be obvious after the first procedure. Itching and dandruff will disappear. Regular use of the proposed mixture will improve the appearance of the hair and relieve dry scalp;
- ½ cup of kefir;
- ½ banana;
- 4-5 tablespoons of strong nettle broth;
- 1 egg yolk;
- ½ teaspoon of burdock oil.
Prepare a decoction of nettle as follows: pour 2-3 tablespoons of dry nettle with 1 cup of boiling water and put on a very low heat so that there is no seething boil. Nettle should simmer over low heat for 40 minutes. Then, after removing from heat, wrap the pot with broth and let it brew. Strain and store the broth in the refrigerator, use as needed.
Mash the banana thoroughly into a homogeneous gruel and combine all the ingredients of the mask. Beat the mixture in a blender or whisk until fluffy and smooth.
Apply the cosmetic in the same way as in the previous moisturizing mask recipe.
The result of using:
The mixture is saturated with fatty acids found in kefir and banana. They nourish the scalp and structure the hair. Nettle, which is part of the decoction, helps to eliminate dandruff and dry scalp;
Honey and kefir mask
- ½ glass of kefir;
- 50 grams of onion juice;
- 1 tablespoon honey
- A few drops of any essential oil (the smell of ether will overpower the smell of onions).
All ingredients are mixed and whipped in a blender or whisk. This is necessary in order to saturate the mask with oxygen, which contributes to the better absorption of all the nutrients it contains.
The mask is applied in the same way as the two previous ones, it is kept for about 2 hours and then washed off with warm water, it is possible with shampoo. This product is suitable for all hair types. And you can apply it as often as possible.
The result of using:
Thanks to the onion juice included in the mask, the scalp is saturated with vitamins and minerals contained in this beneficial plant. Cosmetics containing onions are excellent treatments for dandruff, hair grows quickly, acquiring splendor and density.
Honey moisturizes and nourishes the scalp, as well as nourishes the hair with useful substances, making it strong and manageable.
Bread and kefir mask
- ½ cup natural yogurt;
- 150 g rye bread;
- 1 egg yolk.
Soak the bread in warm water and combine all the ingredients. Beat the composition well.
Thoroughly rub the composition into the scalp, then wrap with foil and a warm handkerchief. Leave for 1, 5 hours and rinse with warm water without shampoo.
Results of use:
Perfectly nourishes and moisturizes the scalp.
Features of the preparation of cosmetics
Dryness of the epidermis is a consequence of improper hair care (overheating of hair with irons, hair dryers, curling irons, frequent washing of hair with aggressive shampoos).
To achieve the best results from the use of home cosmetics, it is advisable to take into account the following points during its preparation:
- Prepare masks just before use in order to keep the maximum amount of vitamins in them;
- Use only natural and fresh ingredients for homemade mixes;
- Stir the ingredients well during the preparation of the nutritional formulations to ensure they are homogeneous;
- Apply cosmetics to washed hair to cleanse the dermis of natural oil and increase the supply of nutrients.
Homemade masks have practically no contraindications for use, since they do not contain synthetic dyes and preservatives. But at the same time, cosmetologists do not recommend using products that contain ingredients that cause allergies. With hypersensitivity of the dermis, it is worth refusing to use mixtures containing honey, castor oil or onions.
Dry scalp is a dermatological problem that occurs against the background of a violation of the hydrolipid balance in the epidermis. For intensive moisturizing of the skin and restoring metabolic processes, cosmetologists recommend using homemade masks based on kefir.