Dry scalp is a problem many people deal with daily. To avoid having an itchy, flaky, scalp it is important to keep the scalp moisturized. Hair conditioners help alleviate dryness in hair follicles, but do little to prevent dry scalp. The best way to keep the scalp healthy, and promote new hair growth, is to use scalp oil. There are many types of oil available, and knowing which are best will help you make the right choice.
Popular in Australia, emu oil provides moisture to the scalp and hair roots. This scalp oil is actually sold as a cream allowing buyers to moisturize their hair without having to deal with a heavy, greasy build-up. Emu oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that help sooth scalp irritation caused by itching. It can be useful for stimulating hair growth in cases of frontal hair loss as well.
Used to treat certain skin rashes, coconut oil is the perfect scalp oil to choose when dry scalp is caused by another medical condition. When dryness or irritation is a result of a skin fungus (ringworm) or skin conditions (dandruff), coconut oil is able to heal the scalp while treating the infection. The sweet smelling oil is light weight, and creates a thin coating that helps protect the skin from further breakage and infections without weighing down the hair's roots.
A natural restorative, jojoba oil is most similar to the oil naturally produced by the body. Though its expensive, a small amount of jojoba scalp oil can restore luster to dull and damaged hair. Since jojoba oil is not water-based, it does not evaporate after application. Using jojoba oil once daily protects the scalp from cracking and flaking, while simultaneously sealing moisture inside and out of newly grown hair follicles.