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Dry scalp remedies

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Well guys…I hate to say this but my scalp is doing me dirty…literally. As a child I have always suffered with severe dandruff. When I Bc’ed I figured that my dandruff was cured because my scalp no longer itched or had big flakes until last month (December).

Now I am not going to rule out the fact that the weather outside is a bit dry and cold which can play a huge part in my scalp’s dryness HOWEVER what’s going on in my head is not just mere dandruff…

WARNING if you get weak in the stomach easily please do not continue to read.

 

So back in December I was massaging my scalp and felt a rigid area. I was not sure what it was so I asked my father to look. When he looked he said I had scabs in my hair and then he went on to scratch them out with a comb. Later on my mother (whom is medically inclined) took a look and told me that I need to wash my hair more frequently because I have something similar to psoriasis. Well not knowing what any of that meant, I looked into it and discovered that I may in fact be suffering from something called Seborrheic dermatitis. Now what is that? Well it’s a fancy word for Dandruff but severe dandruff…

This is what Pub Med has to say :

“Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas such as the scalp or inside the ear. It can occur with or without reddened skin.

Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malessizia.

Seborrheic dermatitis appears to run in families. Stress, fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, use of lotions that contain alcohol, skin disorders (such as acne), or obesity may increase the risk.”

So here is my plan….

I am currently going to try to use tea tree oil to solve my issue. Why tea tree oil?

Well first and foremost I explain why I choose it a little bit in the video below but for those of you who aren’t inclined to watch tea tree oil is a natural antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-infection oil that helps with problems such as the ones I have now. This oil can be used for things such as your immune system, gum sores, itchy scalp, scabies, laryngitis, sun burn, waxing,,, and the list goes on. I plan on using a few drops of the oil and diluting it with water to spray onto my scalp.

Of course I may have to cleanse my scalp first but this should help with my hair’s dandruff hopefully.

Although the properties are good for antifungal issues the results and effectiveness are inconclusive but it doesn’t hurt to try right!???

 

How do you treat dry scalp?

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