Wednesday, March 12, 2014

natural beauty remedies: flaky scalp masque

Because sometimes, solutions to our beauty plight is just a kitchen larder away.

This is something we picked up from Ayurvedic practices when we were searching for information on coconut oil.

Flaky scalps can be an irritant to daily life. There are many factors that can cause the scalp to shed excessive amount of dead skin e.g. seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, skin reaction to hair spray or even stress. Here is a simple holistic recipe to create a natural scalp mask to help soothe and alleviate the symptoms of flaky scalp. We hope this works well for you.




Ingredients:
- ½ cup (or 50ml) Coconut oil (preferably organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil)
- 20 drops Sandalwood essential oil
- Shower Cap






How to:
1.       Mix both ingredients together and stir well
2.       Apply and massage the oil into the scalp in circular motion




3.       Put on the shower cap and allow the oil to soak into the scalp for 30 minutes to 2 hours
4.       Shampoo and condition hair as usual
5.       Practice this weekly or once in 2 weeks

Coconut oil is rich in active acids (50% Lauric acid which in antibacterial and antifungal in nature) and vitamins. These medium chain fatty acids in Virgin Coconut oil also helps to guard against hair loss. All the fatty acid goodness in coconut oil like oleic, linoleic, capric, caprylic and myristic acid penetrates into the hair shaft to replace the natural oil. I would advice to use cold-pressed Virgin Coconut oil as it is not extracted from, copra which is a chemical process which strips of the benefits of the coconut oil. Sandalwood essential oil helps relieves itching and inflammation of the skin. It is said to work very well as an astringent witch active anti-bacterial constituents: alpha and beta santalol.

You can purchase:
Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut Oil  at any organic grocery store
Sandalwood essential oil: here at bisourose.blogspot.com or any local natural health food store
Use it with our Bisou BonBon Hair Spritzer which is a mild hair detangler and natural hair perfume.