It is known that winter weather is exceptionally harsh on the skin, but many people forget to realize that the cold weather affect their scalp. To make matters worse, the indoor heat dries out the skin, including the scalp, and hair. Luckily, there are ways to help counteract the effects of the cold air outdoors and the dry heat that is inside. Oil, like olive oil and lavender essential oil, are natural ways to help your hair stay moisturized and promotes hair growth. You do not have to buy an expensive treatment to experience these results. In just a few minutes, you can make your own scalp treatment.
Things You Will Need
- Bottle or container
- Olive oil
- Lavender essential oil
Put a funnel in an empty bottle or container and pour 1/2 cup of olive oil into the bottle.
Grab some lavender essential oil. Add 1/4 teaspoon of the lavender essential oil to the olive oil. Shake the bottle vigorously to mix the oils.
Place a quarter-size amount of the scalp treatment into your pal and apply it to your scalp using with your fingertips. Use small circular motions to massage the oil into your scalp. Start from the front of your hair and move towards the back of your neck.
Allow the oil to sit on your scalp for minimum of 30 minutes. You can apply the scalp treatment before an evening of watching television and wash it out just before going to bed. Leaving the treatment on your scalp for an extended period of time helps to ensure that the scalp absorbs the oil.
Shampoo like you normally would. You may need to shampoo your hair twice to remove all of the oil.
Taking long, hot showers can remove oil from you scalp and hair. Try to use warm water when washing your hair. The olive oil mixture is easier to apply when it is warm. Place the bottle in a sink or pan that is filled with hot water for 10 minutes. If you are using a plastic container, make sure the water is not too hot. Hot water can melt plastic.
Lavender is not only good for hair growth, it leaves your with a really nice fragrance. If you are having difficulty finding lavender essential oil, you may want to check your local health food stores.
Store the mixture, and unused lavender oil, in a cool, dry place. Doing this will help it last longer.
Before using this mixture on your scalp, you should perform a patch test. Place a small amount of the mixture on the inside of your wrist and leave it on overnight. Examine your skin in the light to see if there is any rash or irritation. If your skin is irritated or a rash is present, do not use it on your scalp.
If you have a skin condition that affects your scalp, like ringworm, psoriasis, or dandruff, consult your physician before using the mixture.