There are many different ways to fight dandruff. Using a scalp cream is one such way, especially if your scalp is dry and flaky.
I have tried different ways to deal with dandruff and found good success after trying different recipes. This is not the only recipe that worked for me, but one of the few that worked really well.
I was looking at something like a hair cream / scalp cream that would fight dandruff. I wanted it to be fairly lighter, but also help with dryness. So, here’s the recipe I tried.
Shea Butter – 30 Gms
Argan Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Magnesium Oil – 10 – 20 Ml
Tea Tree Essential Oil – 25 Drops
Thyme Essential Oil – 10 Drops
Lavender Essential Oil – 25 Drops
Wrightia Tinctoria Oil – 5 – 10 Ml
Melt Shea Butter in your double boiler, or use the stovetop method if you don’t have double boiler – heat water in a larger pan and place the butter in a small cup inside the pan for melting.
Once melted, remove from heat and set it aside. You can refrigerate to cool it down faster and to make whipping easier. When you refrigerate, wait till the mixture is fairly opaque but not solidified.
Now, add it to your blender and start whipping on medium – high.
Slowly, start adding the Magnesium Oil and Wrightia Tinctoria Oil. Wrightia Tinctoria Oil is usually diluted with Coconut Oil – meaning Wrightia Tinctoria Oil would be 20 – 40% at most. This is so it can be applied to one’s skin directly. If the one you buy is concentrated, add a few drops only – concentrated Wrightia Tinctoria Oil is supposed to be diluted anywhere from 10 – 15 times of its volume with carrier oil.
When almost done, add in the essential oils listed above and continue blending.
When the mixture is fully whipped and fluffy, you can stop blending.
Transfer contents to a sterilized jar and use as needed!
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
I have used a combination of different Essential Oils for their aroma and anti-dandruff properties. You can also use Patchouli Essential Oil, Chamomile Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil or Wintergreen Essential Oil, all of which have dandruff fighting properties.
The fragrance of Wrightia Tinctoria Oil can be off-putting for some, even when adding only 5 ml. If that is the case, up the essential oils to mask the odor – Peppermint or Wintergreen or Patchouli are options you can consider for their stronger aroma. You can also add other essential oils with a stronger aroma, to mask the odor.
If you add concentrated Wrightia Tinctoria Oil you can add 10 – 20 Ml of Coconut Oil or Olive Oil in this recipe for a lighter and fluffier cream.
How to Use it?
Spoon out enough cream and apply to your scalp. Using it at least twice a week is good. This is typically for regular usage – wear and head out! However, if you prefer to wash off after applying this, wait for 45 minutes at least, even if you don’t want to leave it overnight.
Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try HY Vitamins Dandruff Cleansing Deep Conditioner Mask for welcome relief from Dandruff.