Itchy Scalp Fix
Every time I twist or braid my hair, my scalp itches more than usual. Once I release the twists or braids it seems to calm down. I kinda came to the conclusion a long time ago that it must be the exposure to the “elements” since my scalp is more exposed when it is twisted or braided.
This weekend was a wash week, I’ve been washing every two weeks, but due to a new face accessory, I had to extend to three weeks this time. J I twisted my hair up into smaller twists that I could style and wear out, so that I can keep it twisted up most of the week (my hair has been extra dry lately and I wanted to give it a break). Enter the itchies. It’s kinda hard to enjoy a relaxing Sunday when your scalp is itching, so I did a quick search online to see if I could make some sort of quick spray out of what was already in my cabinets.
Online I read that tea tree essential oil and rosemary essential oil were great for itchy scalps. Most of the recipes/remedies were for shampoos or conditioner additions, but I took what I thought to be the best parts of each and came up with my own concoction. I don’t really measure things, so this is my best estimation of the measurements with the exception of the amount of EO (essential oil) drops.
Itchy Scalp Spray
1 4 oz spray bottle (I keep a bunch of bottles on hand for times like these. This one I got at Sally’s Beauty Supply)
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
25 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
1 Tbsp Castor Oil
5 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 oz Distilled Aloe Vera Juice (does not have to be refrigerated, purchased at Whole Foods)
This worked really well! I shook it up and sprayed my scalp…a little tingly, but no more itchy. Ahhh, sweet relief. Since it’s in a nice small spray bottle, I can easily drop this in my purse and spritz if needed while I am out and about.