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Home Remedies for Dry Scalp

As colder weather moves into the area, you can expect dry air to take a toll on your body. But you don’t have to let that happen. You don’t have to succumb to dry scalp (and skin) for the next handful of months.


Here are some of the best home remedies for dry scalp. There’s a good chance that one or more of these will bring you the immediate relief you’re seeking.


  • Coconut oil: Not only does it moisturize the scalp, but its antifungal and antibacterial properties can reduce the risk of infections (which is a common issue with scratching).

  • Tea tree oil: Did you know that many dandruff shampoos contain this oil? It moisturizes, protects, and has strong antiseptic properties.

  • Aloe vera: Along with its ability to moisturize, aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties to help prevent skin irritation and itching.


If one or more of these piques your interest, experiment with them one at a time. You don’t want to use them all at once, as doing so increases the risk of a reaction. And if you do find relief, you won’t know what to attribute it to.


Don’t let dry air result in a dry scalp. Try one of these home remedies the next chance you get.


Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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