Did you know that one out of every five people suffers from a dry scalp that causes flaking. For most people, like myself, it is a constant problem and not the most comfortable thing to talk about. It’s totally gross but it’s a real issue and I have the solution to your problem!
When you have a dry scalp your dead skin starts to flake, when you have dandruff there is an excess amount of oil on your scalp which can also cause flaking. Both of these problems can be solved with one magical ingredient.
Can you guess what it is??
Common take a stab at it.
*comment below if you guessed correctly*
About a decade ago my dads aunt told me that coffee has great benefits for the skin and the scalp. Apparently she suffered from a dry scalp and she said ground coffee was her secret to getting rid of her flakes. Since then I have been using coffee to de-flake. I want to say this method works because coffee is a natural exfoliant but I’ve done the same thing with sugar (another natural exfoliant) and it was just completely useless & painful!
Whatever the magical reason is, it works!
Anyone who suffers from a flakey scalp knows how disgusting and unattractive it is. YUCK! I’m always so self conscious about it that’s why I’ve started doing the routine below every single time I wash my hair (which is about once a week)! The best part is I have all the ingredients (there’s only 2) laying around at home.
Here are the 4 steps to a flake-free life…
Disclaimer: I’ll be using the word brush & scalp A LOT!
Roughly brush/scratch your scalp with a brush (teasing brush works really well) to remove all the flakes from your scalp. This process hurts just a little bit but it’s a necessary step! I mean beauty is pain, right?!
I totally cringe at the sight of flakes btw, eww!
Apply a generous amount of coconut oil (or any oil that hydrates: hair oil, argan oil, olive oil, etc) all over your scalp and the ends of your hair. This is a mini hydrating sesh so have yourself some wine while your scalp soaks in all that goodness. Leave it on for as long as you can. I’ll usually apply an obscene amount of coconut oil and do house work or give the baby a bath and leave it on for a few hours.
It’s crucial you do this step in the shower, unless you want coffee literally everywhere. Bring your ground coffee in a plastic cup into the shower and BEFORE you wet your hair rub a generous amount onto your scalp. Really massage it in for as long as you can then you can proceed to wet your hair.
Last but not least add a bunch of coffee to your shampoo and massage it into your hair. I use the Trader Joes Tea Tree Oil Shampoo (great for dry scalp). Rinse thoroughly and if you have time apply a hydrating treatment or hair mask. If not, then condition per usual.
& that’s it!
That’s literally all it takes…some oil to hydrate your scalp & ground coffee. These two natural ingredients take your hair from flake-ful to flake-less.