Dry Scalp Treatment For Natural Hair

A common problem natural girls face is dry scalp. I can’t tell you how long I’ve tried to get rid of it. And I’ve tried everything under the sun from oils to natural home remedies like apple cider vinegar. Which didn’t even work by the way.

So here are my four top tips for you.

First off, you need a moisturizing shampoo, but more than that, a scalp-care shampoo. And this might surprise you, but I use Head and Shoulders Moisture Care shampoo. It has almond oil and coconut essence in it.

Number two, pick up a co-wash. If you’re like me, you’re not going to be shampooing every three days. Once a week is more than enough for me. So in between, I grab a co-wash that’s going to protect my hair and scalp. And the trick is, when you use it, to really get down to the scalp where it’s needed.

Number three, lock it all in. ‘m talking about oils. There are loads out there– you know, shea butter, argan, or castor oil. And they’re all pretty good. You just have to find out which one is right for you. What they do is they form a protective barrier that helps keep the moisture in. So that being said, you have to wash them out. Don’t see them as a substitute for washing because otherwise, they build up and break down. And I find that makes my dry scalp even worse. So use them but remember to wash them out once a week if you can.

Finally, my top of the styling tip for tackling dry scalp is go easy on the heat. Heat styling dries out the hair and damages the scalp too. So you want to limit it as much as possible. If you have to use heat, keep it low. It doesn’t have to be 400 degrees to style your hair. Keep it low, and don’t do it every day. And your hair and scalp should stay in pretty good condition.

4C Natural Hair – Wash Day Routine

I’ll start this wash day using apple cider vinegar rinse mixed with a bit of water. The water is to help so it’s not too concentrated.

I’ll use the Design Essential, honey cream shampoo. I’ll put a generous amount in my hand. It smells absolutely amazing.

The use a shampoo brush with little spikey things on the end, which massages my hair very well. After my scalp is massaged, I’ll just go in there with my fingers just to finger detangle and wash my skull.

I wash my hair in sections, so it’s easy to manage. I like detangling my hair using a wide tooth comb. I’m very careful with detangling my hair because I could break my hair very easily. The slip is amazing.

I love the intensive hydration mask by Sheer Moisture. I use a generous amount just to deep treat my hair. It smells amazing too.

To generate heat, I’ll be using a plastic bag. I’ll just add a t-shirt because I want to trap the heat. I use a cotton t-shirt because it does not strip the hair. I wait for the Sheer Moisture to penetrate through my hair and then rinse my hair with cool water.

Keratin Treatment On Natural Hair – What You Should Know

This post will list some things that you absolutely must do if you want to get a keratin treatment done, especially if you have natural hair.

First know what kind of keratin treatment you want to get. If you don’t know which one, google it and look it up. There are tons of options.

The one I use is KeraStraight done exclusively at Ulta. Basically, its a severe protein treatment and formaldehyde free.

This first step is very important because it determines the rest of the process. You’ll understand later on. Second, find a stylist and be comfortable and confident with the stylist. Make sure they have done a keratin treatment on someone with naturally tight curly, 3C/4A hair.

For my second treatment, I looked for a stylist with hair similar to mine and had the treatment done on herself and had done the treamtent on my type of hair.

Make sure your stylist is licensed in the particular keratin treatment that you’re going to receive. They should be going to classes and courses for that particular treatment. So, keep in mind that some stylists can be over confident in their abilities and might not want to admit that they are also lacking.

Next prepared for change. You’re used to have 4C hair and know that it might be a 3C and it may just be wavy and not curly at all.

Also prepare yourself for the worst-case scenario. In my case, the first time that the treatment done for some reason. I walked away with not two, not three but four different textures in my head. I also had color change. I went in with black hair but came out with burgundy. It was absolutely crazy. Just the period over these things to do research holy cow, what type of treatment you want in the stands?

Post care is so important. This treatment is $350 but it can go anywhere up to $500 depending on what kind you get. So if you want to get the most out of your money, it’s important to have a great post care plan for your success. You want to know what shampoos, conditioners and products to put in your hair.