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Tips to Prevent Dry Scalp in Afro-textured Hair

Updated on December 29, 2016
Prevent Dry Scalp in Natural Hair
Prevent Dry Scalp in Natural Hair

Hair Care Tips for Dry Scalp

Afro textured hair can get very dry if not treated with good shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, and essential oils. To prevent the scalp from getting dry, brush the scalp after washing and conditioning the hair, your hair would have to be dry first before brushing your scalp. Begin by parting your hair, make a part at the top of your head and brush the scalp. Continue parting the hair in different areas and brushing the scalp until you've completed your whole head. But if you have a perm in your hair you can use a fine-tooth comb to scrape your scalp instead of a brush. Using a brush on chemically process hair will eventually make the hair fall out and break the ends.

You can apply hair oil to your scalp after brushing it, make four individual parts starting from the front to the back of the head, and then apply hair oil on those parts of the scalp. Massage the oil into your scalp and hair with your fingers, massaging the scalp will supply better blood circulation for faster hair growth. Using hair greases can weigh the hair down and slow the process of hair growth by clogging scalp pores.

After using the The Orange Citrus Hair Cream you will want to buy it again and again. The benefits of essential oils in the Orange Citrus Hair Cream are on the eBay site. It contains Tea Tree Oil which is great in helping to prevent dry scalp. This Orange Citrus Hair Cream helps with anti-itch for the scalp, and is useful for people that like to wear braids, weaves, and other styles that consist of braids, french braids, and twists.

Tips to Prevent Dry Scalp in African American Hair
Tips to Prevent Dry Scalp in African American Hair

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More Tips for Preventing Dry Scalp

Also scraping the scalp with a fine-tooth comb will assist with getting rid of old scalp flakes. People talk a lot about exfoliating the skin, but exfoliating the scalp is also very important. Getting the old skin cells off of the scalp can help the hair to grow faster and healthier.

Most tight braiding hairstyles can cause the scalp to produce a fungus, which will eventually make the scalp itch and flake. Another thing that causes the scalp to become dry is wearing a chemical hair perm; the harsh ingredients in perms will definitely cause the scalp and hair to dry out, eventually.

Black people should try to use more hair products that have organic ingredients such as the shampoos, conditioners, oils, moisturizers, hair mousse, etc. Organic ingredients found in hair products are fruit extracts, flowers and plant extracts, water, Shea Butter, glycerin, and essential oils.

Hot Oil Treatment for African American Hair

A hot oil treatment can loosen up old scalp cells. First, shampoo and condition the hair, and then heat up 3 or 4 ounces of olive oil in the microwave. Heat the oil in a small plastic bowl for about 20 to 30 seconds; massage the warm oil into your scalp, and then place a plastic bag or shower cap on your hair while sitting under a hair dryer for 20-30 minutes. The hair dryer can be set to warm or hot heat; rinse the hair with cool water not hot water. A hot oil treatment can be applied to the hair 1-2 times a month.

Black people that wear their natural hair can do a hot oil treatment 2-3 times a month, which will assist with preventing dry scalp and hair.

Others tips for preventing dry scalp are:

  • Biotin Vitamins
  • Orange Citrus Hair Moisturizer
  • Drinking 32-45 ounces of water daily.
  • Centrum vitamins
  • Avoid chemical relaxers.
  • Succeed in wearing your natural hair.
  • Rinse scalp with mixture of apple cider vinegar and water once 1-2 weeks. (Leave vinegar on hair for 15-25 minutes with shower cap before rinsing with cool water).
  • Exfoliate scalp with baking soda 1-2 times a month.
  • Wash hair at least 1-2 times every month.
  • Eat foods high in vitamin C; vegetables and fruit.

When exfoliating the scalp with baking soda, massage the baking soda into your scalp along with a mild shampoo. Washing the scalp with baking soda will get rid of old skin cells on the scalp that causes dry scalp.

Using almond oil on the scalp will stop the scalp from getting itchy; also almond oil can help with the repair of split ends. This oil is also great for repairing the hair after hair loss such as perm damage and regrowing.

The hair care tips in this article is great for Black children's scalp and hair also. Children with natural hair should only apply moisturizers that contain "water" as an ingredient in their before combing.

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    • Hezekiah profile image


      5 years ago from Japan

      Nice article, I suffer from dry scalp in the winter (Afro Caribbean back ground).

    • Ann810 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Wilbart, I'm glad you found this article useful for you. Thank you for commenting.

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      5 years ago

      I need this tip, my scalp is getting dry nowadays.. Thanks for the great hub...


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