ALL NATURAL DIY SKINCARE
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Extra Natural Hair Care Tips
for Other Scalp & Hair Problems
Looking After Your Scalp
Here are some natural hair care tips for your overall health that specifically benefit your scalp at the same time.
Having beautiful hair and a healthy scalp is the result of looking after your hair AND your body.
Sometimes an effective hair or scalp treatment requires more than simply treating the problem.
It may also involve a change in diet and lifestyle.
Dandruff & Dry Flaky Scalp
This can be a really embarrassing problem that our natural hair care tips can help!
Technically, dandruff may be different from dry scalp, but it often results in the same issue of white flakes of skin cells falling out of your hair.
It can be the result of a number of factors including:
If your diet is deficient in some vitamins and minerals it can result in a dry, flaky scalp.
The most essential dietary ingredients for your scalp are Vitamin B, some of the Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) and Selenium.
If you eat a lot of sugary and starchy foods, this can create both scalp and hair problems. I also find that a lot of dairy products, particularly cheese, directly affects my scalp condition.
This will not be true for everyone. When you are experiencing dandruff problems, you might consider keeping a Food Diary to analyze what you are eating. This way you will begin to understand what foods have a positive effect, and what foods have a negative effect on your scalp condition.
This one is often not as easy to fix as you might hope.
We all have certain personality traits that contribute to the way we live, as well as times when extra factors come into play.
Trauma, illness and stress can trigger dandruff and are sometimes unavoidable in our lives. In the short term you may have to live with it, but if these factors continue long term it is worth finding ways to combat their negative effect, on your scalp.
Other factors such as what we eat can be more easily controlled.
Interestingly, many of the foods that contain the necessary B vitamins to help prevent flaky scalp also help calm and reduce stress. A two-in-one bonus for your scalp health!
Sometimes dandruff can be attributed to a fungal infection on the scalp. You will find that a number of natural dandruff treatments use anti-fungal essential oils such as tea tree oil for this reason.
You may find that you need a combination of these hair care tips to give you the healthy scalp you desire.
Some Scalp Friendly Foods
Here are some foods that are considered to be beneficial to the health of your scalp. Our natural hair care tips would not be complete without some guidelines for healthy eating.
As with all foods it is essential that you take into consideration any allergies that you may have. Not all foods are right for everyone.
You may also find that in your experience it is best to avoid certain foods as they simply, and often inexplicably, do not "agree" with you and actually negatively affect your health.
You will notice that these are all natural, simple foods. Processed foods, particularly those that contain preservatives, will often have a negative effect on both scalp, hair and skin health.
- All of the above foods are high in B vitamins.
- These foods are high in beneficial oils.
HEAD LICE TREATMENT
Many of the commercial head lice treatments are extremely harsh and full of chemicals. It is often children who get head lice - sometimes regularly - and treating the problem with chemicals can not be good for their overall health!
WHAT YOU NEED:
25 drops of Rosemary Oil
12 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
13 drops of Geranium Oil
25 drops of Lavender Oil
75ml of a Carrier Oil, such as Jojoba or Olive Oil
WHAT TO DO:
Mix the above oils together.
Comb the hair into sections and apply the treatment into each section until the scalp and hair are completely covered.
Either wrap the head well in cling film (plastic wrap) or cover with a plastic shower-type cap (available from most pharmacies especially for this purpose).
Leave on the hair for a good couple of hours. If it starts to burn or irritate you will need to wash off thoroughly as quickly as possible.
It is also really important to repeat this process every 3 days to beat the different life cycles of the lice on the head.
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