I have always had a drier scalp with some flake-age every now and then. It wasn’t until after I gave birth to my son that my scalp flared up like crazy! Think lots of flakes, dry scalp, sore spots and even burning. OUCH!
I tried everything…. natural shampoos like Just Natural Itchy Scalp shampoo and conditioner, PURA D’OR scalp therapy shampoo and conditioner, even slathering coconut oil all over my scalp for long periods of time.
Everything helped a little, but nothing was worth noting or kept my itchy flaking at bay.
I finally decided to try using Apple Cider Vinegar after my little sister text me a recipe. I figured, ACV cures EVERYTHING right?! So why the hell not…. I AM SO GLAD I DID!
After just one treatment, I noticed a notable difference in my inflammation and itchiness. I also noticed that my flakes had decreased. I am currently three consecutive days in and my scalp hasn’t felt this good in about a year!
Here’s what I do:
(I use a glass bowl so that the oil doesn’t sink into the plastic.)
Section out one inch sections of your hair at a time. With your finger tips, apply a heavy dose of the mixture to your scalp.
I continue in this fashion, moving from my neck up to the crown of my head. I re-do this step until the mixture is all used up (about 3 times). I also really focus on the itchiest spots and apply a generous amount to them.
After the entire bowl is used up, I throw my hair into a high ponytail and wrap it in a Turbie Twist. I hang out here for about 30-45 minutes…. stinking it up for the entire family. They love it. Trust me.
Then I wash my hair with cool water and my trusty shampoo & conditioners (mentioned above).
After an application of PYT Argon Oil, I let my hair air dry when possible then style with my flat iron.
I have gotten really awesome results with this process! I’ll keep it up daily until the flakiness and itchiness is gone (or at least almost gone) & then do it a few times a week.
So, my itchy scalp friends, go forth and wear black.