5 Solutions to Common Scalp Problems

By  May 01, 2013


We know that healthy hair starts at the scalp, but what can you do if you need an immediate fix for an irritated scalp? There’s nothing worse than seeing flakes on your clothes or scratching your head all day. Minor scalp irritations can be due to product buildup or changes in the weather, but fear not: We have fixes for your scalp problems!

1. Lock In Moisture
Make sure you’re using a shampoo that won’t strip your hair of the moisture it needs for a healthy scalp. Clear Ultra Shea Shampoo and Conditioner lock in moisture for extra-dry scalps while gently cleansing to remove product buildup and allowing the scalp to breathe.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a must-try in the world of natural hair care. When diluted with water, it has antibacterial qualities that help treat itching caused by bacterial buildup and fungal conditions (yeast on the scalp). Dilute a half cup with water and spray onto your scalp. Leave it on for 5 to 7 minutes before rinsing out.

3. Coconut Oil
Using virgin coconut oil to penetrate your scalp can prevent fungus because the capyrilic acid found in coconuts inhibits the growth of fungus. Plus, coconut oil seals in moisture, and a moisturized scalp means less dandruff, itchiness, and dryness.

4. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil works wonders on your scalp when used alone or with coconut oil, as well as when you add a few drops to your shampoo. It’s a natural antifungal and antibacterial oil that allows hair follicles to become unblocked, thereby helping to eliminate dandruff.

5. Try a Massage
Scalp massages are a relaxing and soothing way to help the aforementioned oils penetrate your skin—plus, they feel fantastic. Massaging in the oils will help you avoid a dry, tight, and flaky scalp.