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It's not cute to walk around scratching your head all day long, and there's no excuse when a simple home remedy is as close as your pantry. Okay, maybe your grocery store. Bonus if you live in an Indian neighborhood, where your grocery store has a wide selection of coconut oil. Anyway. Dry scalp can be more frequent in extreme temperatures, when your hair gets whipped around by cold wind or burned while you're on a surfin' safari.
Scoop a quarter-sized amount of coconut oil into your hand. Coconut oil is often sold as a solid that liquefies when you rub it between your hands, which you should do. Warm it up and massage it into your scalp with your fingertips.
Leave the oil on your scalp for several hours or overnight. Cover your hair with a shower cap or old scarf to keep from messing up your bedding.
Shampoo your hair with an herbal formula containing tea tree, mint, rosemary, lavender or all of the above. Allow the lather to sit on your scalp for a few minutes before rinsing. The minty tingle helps soothe itching associated with dry scalp.
Rinse the shampoo from your hair with plain water, then pour a pitcher of water mixed with apple cider vinegar over your head for the final rinse. Use ½ cup of vinegar for a large pitcher. Do not rinse with water; the smell of the vinegar will dissipate as your hair dries.
Use a leave-in conditioner to protect your hair and scalp from heat styling, which you should do as little as possible. Blow-drying, curling or straightening with heat can worsen a dry scalp problem.