Thursday, April 16, 2015
An itchy scalp is a sure sign of dandruff, and one major complaint is the flakes. An itchy scalp occurs when microorganism break down your natural scalp oils forming an irritant called foleic acid. There are some herbal treatment that is recommended that works, one of my favorite is tea tree oil, which can be added to your shampoo or other hair products. Tea tree oil has natural antifungal, anti inflammation and anti bacterial properties that can treat itchy scalp. Lemon juice can treat an itchy scalp because o its antiseptic properties. Apple cider vinegar has powerful anti inflammation properties that kills the yeast and virus that cause itchy scalp. Aloe vera contain moisturizing properties which will relieve dryness and itching. Another one of my favorite is coconut oil, it creates a barrier that help keep skin moisturized, and a great way to treat itchy scalp. Baking soda is another way to treat itchy scalp, it helps relieve itching scalp by exfoliating the scalp and controlling dandruff caused by an overactive fungal. These are simple inexpensive treatment that works to keep hair and scalp healthy.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
This is a great topic for all women, but especially for women of color. My question is do you wash your hair once a week, every two weeks or a month? We all know that different ethical backgrounds has a lot to do with hair texture, so what do we do? I wash my hair weekly and I believe that using the right products to produce the natural oils in your scalp is really important. I love to wear extensions and wigs, so my scalp sweats to produce oils that will clog the pores to prevent growth, so I wash weekly to get rid of the build up, and I use a small amount of oil to the scalp after a viragos washing to soothe the scalp so my hair will grow healthy. If you have a scalp issue, you don't want to do that, but there other ways to care for your hair. The care for natural hair depends on you, but remember that a clean and healthy scalp will produce healthy hair. When choosing a hair regimen always choose something that you can stick to, because you can train your hair. I believe hair needs more care when you wear extensions and wigs, so let learn to love our natural hair.