Having a dry scalp is the worst. Having a dry scalp and fine hair that gets oily quickly is even worse. For the past year, probably since moving to Oregon, my scalp has been on an emotional journey. It has been driving me insane. Because of this, I’ve been testing out products to figure out the best way to live with a dry scalp in a place where it is dry, and where winter exists. These are the dry scalp remedies I have tried,
You should expect to see A LOT of Briogeo in this post. It is a brand that has earned my love and trust. I’ve tried MANY products from them and I have not been disappointed. The micro-exfoliating shampoo is nice and provides temporary relief to my dry scalp. I don’t like using it on a regular basis as I feel like the rest of my hair doesn’t agree with it as much. Therefore, I only use it once every couple of weeks.
Who should use it: If you suffer from dandruff and an irritated scalp, or if you use styling products on a regular basis and want to remove any product build up. How often you use it is up to you based on your routine.
For the longest time, this Dove shampoo was the only one of my dry scalp remedies that was working for me. I received this product complimentary from Influenster almost over two years ago and I had put it aside as I wasn’t going through this at the time. Once my scalp started flaring up, I decided to use it and it really does what it says it does. It provides my scalp with relief. My one con is that the relief doesn’t last long and I can’t go days without washing my hair. After a day or two of using the shampoo, I already start feeling uncomfortable and in need of a wash.
Who should use it: This is one of the most affordable dry scalp remedies on the list. Definitely the one that you should try first before you start splurging on anything else. Depending on how oily your hair get, you might not experience the same discomfort as I did.
When the above products weren’t working out, I remembered someone on Instagram mentioning the scalp treatment. As all my previous dry scalp remedies had failed in the long term, I decided to give it a go. I apply this after I wash my hair, a few drops on fingers, and then massage it into the areas of my scalp that usually get uncomfortable. Definitely one of my favorite products as it provides my scalp with some immediate relief. It feels refreshing. Again, the same I experienced with the above happened. I was using all these products, but my scalp itchiness and sensitivity was STILL happening. While they all worked when I used them, it didn’t stop the discomfort for long.
Who should use it: I think this is perfect if you’re discomfort is not too much – meaning, you only get some itchiness here and there, but it isn’t driving you crazy.
4. Briogeo B. Well Organic + Australian 100% Tea Tree Oil $32 (*gifted)
Just know, I plan on writing a full post on this baby soon, because out of all my dry scalp remedies, this one takes the prize. I had heard about the various benefits of tea tree oil before, mainly in relation to skincare, but had never tried it out myself. Briogeo was very kind to send me their newly released b.well products, including this tea tree oil. This was life changing. It actually made me go DAYS without thinking about my scalp – without going from itching to pain. In my future post I will detailed how I used it, but there really isn’t much to it. Just make sure you don’t use it directly on your scalp.
I know $32 is pricey, but I know Trader Joe’s also has some tea tree oil – and I am sure you can find it in a million other prices. Being 100% honest, once I go through this one, I plan on getting a more affordable option as $32 is not in my budget right now. When the time comes, I will make sure to write a comparison post.
Who should use it: Scalp driving you crazy? USE IT.
I’ve tried so much, but if I were to recommend you just one product, it would be the tea tree oil. It definitely made the biggest difference on me. I know that Kristin Ess recently released a scalp line, which is A LOT more affordable than Briogeo, but I haven’t gotten a chance to try it yet. If you have, please let me know if any of the products are worth it!