I’ve had dandruff for as long as I can remember and it has been a constant struggle for me with the flakiness and itchy scalp. Dandruff is the shedding of dry skin cells from the scalp. There are two types, wet(caused from oily scalp) and dry dandruff (from dry scalp). I have dry dandruff and I used to treat it with medicated creams basically grease which temporarily soothed my scalp, but in the long run caused damage to my hair because it was clogging the pores and drying out my strands.
After my cut I decided to sort out natural and healthier ways to treat the dreaded condition and I came across salt. Since I was gradually going crazy with the itching, this caught my attention. It is said to help loosen flakes,cleanse the scalp thereby getting rid of built up dead skin cells. My my, isn’t this what I need? Plus it’s super affordable and other benefits inlude:
- Hydrating skin cells
Excess sebum removal
-Relieves hair disorder
- and is a natural antibiotic. Yup I was definitely going to try this.
How I use?
There’s more than one method of application,but I prefer this since its actual exfoliation. First I prepoo with olive and coconut oil for 30 minutes,spray hair damp with water(to ease the scalp massage) then I generously apply salt on my scalp and massage for 5-10 minutes. Salt is already coarse so there’s no need to apply too much force when rubbing, it should give a soothing effect if done right. Afterwards I shampoo thoroughly and condition.
The first try relieved my scalp immensely and I’m grateful for that. I repeated this procedure once a week for 3 weeks and once in 2 weeks after. My hair has improved considerably with minimal itching though still has a little debris, but I expect that would go completely with time.
I now do this once a month as my hair doesn’t itch anymore and I’m careful not to oil my scalp too much.
There’s a strict warning not to use salt if there’s a wound or skin damage and not to apply on dry hair cos it might injure the scalp and provoke more breakage. Trust me you don’t want to do any of those.
That’s it, I’ll catch y’all next time!