Dirty Scalp? Clean it up! With Olive Oil!
That’s right folks, you read that correctly, if you suffer from white little flakes cruising around in your do and chilling on your shoulders well here is a little DIY remedy that is easy on the wallet and great on the hair!
But let’s get real, the main reason I tried this DIY is I am a chronic sufferer of dandruff and shampoos and normal store bought remedies have not helped, in fact they leave my hair dry, brittle and my scalp the same.
So What you need:
EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Microwave safe Bowl
*Paint brush is purely optional I used it for half my head then switched to my fingers for a better massage
Step 1: pour roughly 2 tbs of Honey to bowl then add 3 tbs of EVOO. Mix well with spoon
Step 2: heat EVOO and honey mixture in microwave for roughly 15 seconds ( if your microwave is on high heat for less time if it is on low add more time)
mix well again once mixture is heated. Add 1/2 tbs of lemon juice to mixture stir well.
Step 3: You’re gonna want the gloves now. Making sure the mixture isn’t too hot ( test on forearm before applying to scalp!) begin to section off hair to manageable parts using comb or fingers ( I used Fingers KISS right?!?). Begin massaging mixture into scalp making sure you target the areas of your scalp that are more dry, or worse then others ( for me it is right in the middle of my crown, back of neck and temple area) use all the mixture and thoroughly massage.
Step4: Once that is done pull out your handy dandy clear wrap ( or towel but I didn’t want to have to wash a towel soaked in honey EVOO and lemon juice…) and wrap your head, not only will this help with any drips, but it also will conduct the heat off your head and make a nice cocoon for the mix! let it sit for 30 minutes ( if your hair is super bad try 45 I don’t recommend going over that…)
Step5: Rinse! and Rinse again!
Lather twice to make sure you get all of the honey out. Then condition as you see fit. I only used a bit of conditioner on my ends and half way up my hair.
Step 6: Style hair as you normally would and marvel at the lack of flakes!
Some thoughts: Since I have medium length hair I put the ends up in a bun tied with hair band to keep out of way while waiting. If the rest of your hair is dry and brittle, well it works on that too, just pull through strands while massaging scalp and be amazed at the shiny locks when you wash! Also, be gentle when you massage, only use your tips of your fingers and palm, no nails no scraping! Be nice to your scalp!
Seriously, this has got to be the BEST my hair has felt without ANY product, or added shine via hair salon.