Your scalp, like any other part of your body, may be dehydrated at any time. When the scalp loses too much natural moisture, it becomes dry and sticky. This condition is often associated with visible dead skin scabs which cause itching the scalp. Like dandruff, dry scalp causes a lot of people discomfort and lack of confidence.

There are some causes of the dry scalp in the following.
  • Humidity is low in autumn and winter. 
  • The temperature difference between outside and inside the room, which makes the scalp unable to regulate moisture well. 
  • Not moisturize the scalp. 
  • Use sulfate-high hair cleaning products. 
If you are worried about this condition and find it difficult to deal with it, refer to the following best home remedies and useful tips on how to treat dry scalp successfully

Home remedies for treating dry scalp

1. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has the anti-inflammatory effect, which can get rid of pimples on the scalp and moisturize the scalp but not cause greasy hair. 
Mix about 5 ml of tea tree oil with a bottle of baby shampoo to help moisturize the scalp, fight against inflammation for it efficiently and safely. You can use this tea tree oil shampoo instead of your usual one until the end of the dry season. 

2. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is the best essence to nourish the hair, making your hair shinier, silkier and less damaged. Not just that, using coconut oil is a way on how to treat dry scalp. It can moisturize the scalp so it will no longer be itchy and scaly. 
First of all, make your hair and scalp wet, then apply coconut oil to both your scalp and hair. Wear a bathing cap and cover a towel on the outside to condition your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with shampoo and clean water after that. Depending on the level of dryness of the scalp, you can apply this way once or twice a week and continue to maintain until no visible dry, dead scalp skin peels off anymore. 
If you want to increase the strength of your hair, you can mix one tablespoon of coconut oil with one egg yolk to make a mask of hair conditioning and do it once a week. 

3. Olive oil

Olive oil has the ability to maintain beautiful shiny hair and help your hair not electrically conductive leading to tangle in winter. Additionally, it is capable of providing good moisture to the scalp, while stimulating the hair to grow faster. 
Put half a cup of olive oil in the microwave for 30 seconds and add two teaspoons of honey. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp, massage it thoroughly into your scalp and condition it for about half an hour. After that, shampoo your hair without using conditioner. You will find that your scalp is less itchy and there are no dandruff-like scabs on it. 
Just apply this method to the second time, you can improve your dry scalp condition; therefore, after that, you can do it once or twice a month. 

4. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can balance the pH level off the scalp and retain enough moisture, which can wipe off skin-pruritic bacteria. In the standard shampoo formulas, apple cider vinegar is used as a conditioner, helping the hair to become silken naturally. 
For people with dry scalp or peeling dandruff-like scabs, mix apple cider vinegar and clean water in the ratio of 1:1 and then put the mixture into a spray bottle and spray fluids onto the scalp. Massage it for ten minutes and clean your hair with your shampoo (may be combined with tea tree oil shampoo guided above). You should apply this method twice a week to get a marked improvement in scalp dryness. 

5. Honey

Honey has moisturizing and bactericidal properties, which is very good for damaged hair and dry hair caused by dyeing or curling. At the same time, it can improve the condition of dry scalp successfully. 
Mix 3 tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of lemon juice in a bowl. Massage it to both your hair and scalp and then condition it for 5 minutes. Wash your hair with shampoo and lukewarm water. Your scalp will be cleaned, moisturized and not itchy. 
If you have a sensitive scalp, increase the amount of honey and reduce the volume of lemon juice to nourish more deeply and mildly. 

6. Bananas

A banana contains many different vitamins, which can repair the dry scalp and keep your hair healthy. To perform the way on how to treat dry scalp, grind a banana in a bowl, add one egg yolk and mix them well. Apply it to the scalp and cover it with a large towel. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water after that. 


Cucumber is watery, which has the potential to overcome the condition of the dry scalp and dry hair, particularly in cases of dry hair caused by the attack of swimming pool water containing chlorine. Mix a ground cucumber, an egg yolk and a teaspoon of olive oil in a bowl. Apply it to your scalp and hair and condition it for a quarter hour and rinse it off with lukewarm water. 

8. Lemon

Lemon contains the high natural acid content that can nourish and restore damaged hair. Besides, it can control dry scalp condition and reduce hair loss. One simple way is that you can use lemon juice to apply directly to the hair, massage gently and rinse with lukewarm water. Alternatively, put a tablespoon of lemon juice and honey into a yogurt box and mix evenly. Apply it to your hair and use a large towel to condition for about 20 minutes. Finally, clean your hair with lukewarm water.

Useful tips on how to treat dry scalp successfully

1. Choose a suitable shampoo for dry scalp removal

One of the helpful advices on how to treat dry scalp is selecting a suitable shampoo, which is used on the scalp directly and generally.
If the dry scalp is your problem, when choosing a shampoo, you should avoid taking shampoos with highly active ingredients, which makes the scalp drier. Shampoos with moisturizing ingredients for the scalp and hair should be on the list of your priorities. 

Additionally, you should choose a shampoo and conditioner extract from natural materials such as zinc pyrithione, menthol, and eucalyptus to help relieve itching and cool the scalp. 
Be careful not to use hot water to wash your hair, which will make your hair become drier and appear scabs on your scalp. Only use cool or lukewarm water to wash your hair. 

2. Limit the use of chemicals to your hair 

Curling, stretching, and dyeing give your hair personality, but it also makes your hair more susceptible to be damaged, and your scalp becomes drier. Therefore, if your scalp is lacking moisture, you should say no with hairstyles using chemicals. It can make your scalp dryness get worse. 

3. A balanced diet for preventing dry scalp

Add dietary supplements such as salmon, dark green vegetables, beans, nuts, poultry, eggs, whole grain bread, low-fat milk, carrots, cucumber, and water, which of all are good for the healthy scalp and help to increase moisture for the scalp, prevent the dry scalp condition. 


Most of the people are very interested in keeping skin healthy, bright but few people pay attention to the scalp, a part of the body which needs nutrients and keep moisture to have a beautiful hair. Therefore, learning about home remedies and tips on how to treat dry scalp above to have comprehensive health and beauty. 

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