Posted on February 17, 2014

Natural DIY Stimulating Scalp Treatment

DIY/ Hair
Hello Beauties, Boy old man winter has been pretty rough on most of this year and my hair, skin and nails are not happy. The cold harsh winter has caused my skin to become extra dry and I was noticing my scalp has been much drier and itchier than normal. 
Say goodbye to dry, itchy, flaky scalp with this DIY Stimulating Scalp Treatment

One of my many focuses this year is growing my hair and keeping it healthy. Healthy hair and growth starts with a healthy scalp. Products that we use on our hair can produce buildup and that can clog pores. Hair loss, shedding, and slow growth can be caused by a buildup of hardened sebum. Hardened sebum over time can cause flaking. Weather, Stress, Central Heating and Hair Products can all affect our scalp. I see often people thinking they have dandruff when they may really have dry, flaking scalp. There is a big difference between the two. Side note watch the temperature at which you wash your hair, very hot water is a no no and can also be causing your scalp to become dry. Those who have oily hair and scalp, may be making that problem worse by over washing and washing in water that is too hot, causing the scalp to try and counteract the dryness by producing more oil. Get your scalp back in balance with this very easy and relaxing treatment. 

What you need: 
1/2 cup Coconut oil 
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Lemon juice  
2 drops Tea Tree Oil 
3 drops Rosemary Oil 
Brush (a natural bristle is preferred but any still bristle brush will do)  

* Tea Tree oil is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, very effective at treating dry scalp

* Rosemary oil stimulates circulation
Treatment:
Part hair in sections and brush scalp
Combine all ingredients and apply to scalp 
Cover with a plastic shower cap for 20 minutes
Rinse hair and proceed with normal washing and conditioning routine. 

What do you think of this treatment, is this something that you would try? 

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  • Mandy Jean

    I am so going to try this! I’ve had such a itchy scalp lately.

  • Mandy Jean

    I am so going to try this! I’ve had such a itchy scalp lately.

  • Itzybellababy

    This looks like it would smell great!

  • Itzybellababy

    This looks like it would smell great!

  • Ashley Schulte

    This sounds great. If I can get around to buying the extra oils, I would love to try it! Where do you recommend buying the rosemary oil?

    • I purchase mine online from wholesale supplies plus, but have also purchased oils from whole foods.

  • Ashley Schulte

    This sounds great. If I can get around to buying the extra oils, I would love to try it! Where do you recommend buying the rosemary oil?

  • Hi Mercedes, I love this post! I love to use natural remedies and natural beauty concoctions. I haven’t had much dry scalp, though I do get static hair. I bought a natural wood bristle brush to help reduce static, but it didn’t help as much as I thought it would. My hands do get so dry in winter that the skin cracks and bleeds right at the corners of my fingernails. I don’t like to use conventional lotions because of harmful ingredients and even coconut oil wasn’t helping much. Then I found castor oil and Earth Therapuetics gloves. It has made a huge difference! Before going to bed I put a generous amount of castor oil on my hands, put on the gloves, and leave them on overnight. The cracks have healed wonderfully. Sometimes I need to put a small amount of castor oil on throughout the day to keep them cracking again. Best wishes to you!

    • I keep seeing the gloves in the stores, I need to pick some up. Castor oil is wonderful for so many things, I use it a lot also.

  • Anastasia Carpenter

    Hi Mercedes, I love this post! I love to use natural remedies and natural beauty concoctions. I haven’t had much dry scalp, though I do get static hair. I bought a natural wood bristle brush to help reduce static, but it didn’t help as much as I thought it would. My hands do get so dry in winter that the skin cracks and bleeds right at the corners of my fingernails. I don’t like to use conventional lotions because of harmful ingredients and even coconut oil wasn’t helping much. Then I found castor oil and Earth Therapuetics gloves. It has made a huge difference! Before going to bed I put a generous amount of castor oil on my hands, put on the gloves, and leave them on overnight. The cracks have healed wonderfully. Sometimes I need to put a small amount of castor oil on throughout the day to keep them cracking again. Best wishes to you!

  • I purchase mine online from wholesale supplies plus, but have also purchased oils from whole foods.

  • I keep seeing the gloves in the stores, I need to pick some up. Castor oil is wonderful for so many things, I use it a lot also.

  • Tamara Willis

    This is a great post & unlike anything I have come across before. I have a lot of hair even though it doesn’t grow as fast as it used to. I love that you’re using natural products for at home remedies etc.

  • Tamara Willis

    This is a great post & unlike anything I have come across before. I have a lot of hair even though it doesn’t grow as fast as it used to. I love that you’re using natural products for at home remedies etc.

  • This sounds wonderful. I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing something that looks easy and doable. I look forward to reading more from you.
    Thanks so much!
    Blessings,
    Dawn

  • Dash Kitten in NZ

    I heard a lot of positive things about rosemary oil It looks like a mor natural approach that the detergent filled bottled of ‘stuff’

    Thank you.

  • I heard a lot of positive things about rosemary oil It looks like a mor natural approach that the detergent filled bottled of ‘stuff’

    Thank you.

  • Vita @ VitaLivesFree

    The ingredients are fantastic. Rosemary oil is great for itchy scalp. Is it very difficult to wash off? I might try this recipe soon! Thanks for sharing.

    • This washes out very easy. I just wash my hair as normal in the shower after.

  • Vita @ VitaLivesFree

    The ingredients are fantastic. Rosemary oil is great for itchy scalp. Is it very difficult to wash off? I might try this recipe soon! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jenny @ Women With Intention

    I have all of these ingredients except the rosemary oil. Looks like I may have to try it out. My hair is really thick and so is my oldest daughters. Might be a girls night project for us! Thanks!

  • Jenny @ Women With Intention

    I have all of these ingredients except the rosemary oil. Looks like I may have to try it out. My hair is really thick and so is my oldest daughters. Might be a girls night project for us! Thanks!

  • cornwallst59

    I’ve got to try this. The winter has taken a toll on my hair and I could use something like this. Just need the rosemary oil. Thanks!

  • cornwallst59

    I’ve got to try this. The winter has taken a toll on my hair and I could use something like this. Just need the rosemary oil. Thanks!

  • anne@mumworkshop

    Thanks, I will give this a try. My hair and scalp have been really dry this winter. Thanks for the tip about not using hot water to wash as well.

  • anne@mumworkshop

    Thanks, I will give this a try. My hair and scalp have been really dry this winter. Thanks for the tip about not using hot water to wash as well.

  • Patty Mejia Burke

    I love homemade beauty items; if I have to shop and buy items, I make sure they are cruelty-free. My hair isn’t dry but every week I slather on coconut oil, cover my head with a towel and let the oil soak in before washing it. I also use coconut oil on my face. Natural is the way to go!

  • Desiree Tatro

    I actually do a variation of this. It works amazingly! I just love coconut oil. My hair is always left incredibly soft.

  • Desiree Tatro

    I actually do a variation of this. It works amazingly! I just love coconut oil. My hair is always left incredibly soft.

  • I love this post! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been using rosemary, tea tree & jojoba to help with dry scalp.

  • I love this post! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been using rosemary, tea tree & jojoba to help with dry scalp.

  • I am going to get those items next time I go to the store! My scalp has been bothering me and I bet it is dry like the rest of me. Darn old man winter!

  • fortheloveofbeagle

    I am going to get those items next time I go to the store! My scalp has been bothering me and I bet it is dry like the rest of me. Darn old man winter!

  • I am going to have to try this. It’ll cost me a bit to get started since I don’t have some of the stuff.

  • I am going to have to try this. It’ll cost me a bit to get started since I don’t have some of the stuff.

  • Leila

    That sounds like it would be relaxing! I have never done anything like this, but I may give it a try… I might even coax hubby into massaging it into my scalp – a little head massage for me! 🙂

  • Leila

    That sounds like it would be relaxing! I have never done anything like this, but I may give it a try… I might even coax hubby into massaging it into my scalp – a little head massage for me! 🙂

  • What a great post! It definitely seems worth a try. (Says the girl with oily hair, itchy small and a love for hot showers…..:p )

  • Thanks for the suggestion! I’m always into trying something that’s natural. I love coconut oil! It can be used for so many things.

  • Thanks for the suggestion! I’m always into trying something that’s natural. I love coconut oil! It can be used for so many things.

  • DoryMarie

    This sounds wonderful…..I have been losing hair and this would be good to do!

  • DoryMarie

    This sounds wonderful…..I have been losing hair and this would be good to do!

  • Thanks for the tip. I’ve done a coconut hair conditioning treatment before but I’ve never combined it with a scalp treatment. I will have to try this.

  • Thanks for the tip. I’ve done a coconut hair conditioning treatment before but I’ve never combined it with a scalp treatment. I will have to try this.

  • DeBalino

    This is wonderful! Winter has been so harsh on me and everyone I know! We have all the ingredients, so I’m ready to give this a try! Thanks!

  • DeBalino

    This is wonderful! Winter has been so harsh on me and everyone I know! We have all the ingredients, so I’m ready to give this a try! Thanks!

  • I’ve never done any sort of treatment on my hair. I have super oily hair so I worry that using additional oils would make it worse. This is so tempting though!!!

  • I’ve never done any sort of treatment on my hair. I have super oily hair so I worry that using additional oils would make it worse. This is so tempting though!!!

  • Jen Macknick

    This looks wonderful. I keep seeing all of these natural oil treatments out there and I love it. There are so many chemicals in everything we use, its so inspiring to see us going back to the natural approach of things.

  • Jen Macknick

    This looks wonderful. I keep seeing all of these natural oil treatments out there and I love it. There are so many chemicals in everything we use, its so inspiring to see us going back to the natural approach of things.

  • Stacey

    This all looks really interesting. I often pin how-tos for different homemade beauty treatments but have yet to actually try them .

  • Stacey

    This all looks really interesting. I often pin how-tos for different homemade beauty treatments but have yet to actually try them .

  • A. Kerr

    That sounds divine! I’m going to have to try this one as soon as I can get to the store for ingredients! Thanks for the tip!

  • A. Kerr

    That sounds divine! I’m going to have to try this one as soon as I can get to the store for ingredients! Thanks for the tip!

  • Sounds great! to the exception of the lemon juice I have tried all these ingredient before and my hair love it. I can’t wait to give your tweak a try.

  • Anointed Heels

    Sounds great! to the exception of the lemon juice I have tried all these ingredient before and my hair love it. I can’t wait to give your tweak a try.

  • Amber

    Sounds wonderful! Love the blog too! 🙂

  • Amber

    Sounds wonderful! Love the blog too! 🙂

  • Becky @ Your Modern Family

    I’ll have to give this a shot!!
    PS- great pictures. 🙂

  • Becky @ Your Modern Family

    I’ll have to give this a shot!!
    PS- great pictures. 🙂

  • Tanya

    Thanks for the tip, I’m going to give this a try. Love your blog!

  • Tanya

    Thanks for the tip, I’m going to give this a try. Love your blog!

  • Kimberly Elliott

    Thanks so much for the idea! I think I’ll have to try this. With all the dry air lately, it’s been hard on my scalp and hair.

  • Kimberly Elliott

    Thanks so much for the idea! I think I’ll have to try this. With all the dry air lately, it’s been hard on my scalp and hair.

  • Emily

    I have everything but the rosemary oil. I think my daughter would really benefit from this, I will try it!

  • Emily

    I have everything but the rosemary oil. I think my daughter would really benefit from this, I will try it!

  • This is a great treatment. I’m not really a DIY girl but this seems simple enough. My favorite Scalp Treatment is some Tea Tree Oil and my scalp massager right before I wash my hair.

  • This is a great treatment. I’m not really a DIY girl but this seems simple enough. My favorite Scalp Treatment is some Tea Tree Oil and my scalp massager right before I wash my hair.

  • Lydia @Not Afraid of the Snow

    Sounds like a great thing to try. Now, if I could just get someone to come and massage this into my head, I think my life would be complete!

  • Lydia @Not Afraid of the Snow

    Sounds like a great thing to try. Now, if I could just get someone to come and massage this into my head, I think my life would be complete!

  • Tanai M Goldwire

    I would absolutely try it. Love the simple recipe and easily accessible ingredients. How often should you be doing this treatment?

  • Tanai M Goldwire

    I would absolutely try it. Love the simple recipe and easily accessible ingredients. How often should you be doing this treatment?

  • Jennifer S.

    This looks super easy and super helpful! I have issues with this especially in the winter!

  • Jennifer S.

    This looks super easy and super helpful! I have issues with this especially in the winter!

  • This washes out very easy. I just wash my hair as normal in the shower after.

  • Thanks Dawn

  • Patty Mejia Burke

    I love homemade beauty items; if I have to shop and buy items, I make sure they are cruelty-free. My hair isn’t dry but every week I slather on coconut oil, cover my head with a towel and let the oil soak in before washing it. I also use coconut oil on my face. Natural is the way to go!

  • This sounds wonderful. I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing something that looks easy and doable. I look forward to reading more from you.
    Thanks so much!
    Blessings,
    Dawn

  • Definitely going to try this!

  • Definitely going to try this!

  • Awesome! I have this stuff already at home! I need to give this one a try!

  • Awesome! I have this stuff already at home! I need to give this one a try!

  • JAL

    I tried this (minus the rosemary oil because I didn’t have any). Two questions…how much should I use? This way was WAY too much for my short, curly hair. Also, I use a non-lathering shampoo and it took two days for my hair not to look excessively greasy. Once it was washed out, it looked and felt amazing!

    • Just use enough to cover your scalp, yeah a non sulfate shampoo may need more washes to get the oil out. A little baking soda with a non lather shampoo should work also to break down the oil.

  • I used to make a similar scalp treatment or pre-poo. The only thing different was the lemon juice, and I added a bit of neem. If you’re pregnant, skip the rosemary.

  • I really appreciate the herbal essence of this recipe LOL. I plan to try this on my daughters scalp. Thanks for sharing!

  • Hapinesswherever

    i just did a post on a diy hack for a body scrub yesterday 🙂 love beauty DIYs 🙂

  • Annie Cook

    Iam going to try this diy very soon. Because i have itche dry scalp. Thanks for sharing. Iam looking for something to grow my edges back from getting quick weave.

    • castor oil is also great for bringing back edges. The Jamaican Black Castor oil is best, but any castor oil will work. Massage a tiny bit into thin spots in the evenings.

      • Annie Cook

        Thanks so much. Ian already using Jamaican Black Castor oil. Been using it for about ten months now. It made my hair thick, but my temper want grow r get thick. I mix this powder call turmeric and oil together it supposed too grow but nothing happen. Again thanks.

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