Do you feel as though you're constantly scratching your scalp? If so, you're not a lone. A lot of curly girls find themselves with dandruff, which is a normal but annoying ailment. Dandruff is often caused by a fungus that creates an itchy scalp. It's irritating, but treatable! One of the best and easiest ways to treat your itchy scalp is with coconut oil. Here's how to use coconut oil to soothe itchy curls. Give this DIY treatment a try, and enjoy a healthier scalp.
How To Use Coconut Oil To Soothe Itchy Curls
What you'll need:
This DIY mask couldn't be any easier. Combine one tablespoon of gooseberry juice, and 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil. You can add more as needed for longer or thicker curls. If you don't have gooseberry juice, you can try lemon juice.
Place the ingredients in a bowl, and combine until completely smooth. It's best used when fresh, so mix it up right before you're ready to apply it.
How to use it:
Start with freshly washed curls. Jump in the shower and wash your strands with warm water to begin breaking up the dandruff and other build up on your scalp. You can apply conditioner throughout your ends as needed to help with detangling. Use a gentle shampoo, and scrub your scalp with your finger tips in circular motions.
Take the mixture you made, and apply it throughout your strands, focusing on your scalp. Use your finger tips to massage it in, taking your time to really rub your scalp. Don't use your finger nails, as this can damage the delicate skin on your head.
Once the mixture is applied to your scalp, allow it to sit for at least an hour. You can cover it with a plastic cap to keep it from getting on anything else. After the hour has passed, get back in the shower and rinse out with warm water. You can use a shampoo if needed to help remove the coconut oil. Follow up with your favorite conditioner.
Why it works:
This product works really well because the gooseberry or lemon juice are both antibacterial and astringent. This helps rebalance the pH levels on your scalp, and works to minimize the fungus that causes dandruff. The coconut oil is also antibacterial, and moisturizing for a dry, irritated scalp. Overall, after using this you should find your scalp is much less itchy, as well as healthier. You may see increased curl growth, and softer, more manageable strands.