Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wash Day Diary : April 23rd 2015 : Getting Rid of Dandruff

Getting Rid of Dandruff

It's wash day... and boy! oh boy!... I have been attacked by the dandruff monster! Going back through my wash day diary, the only thing different I have changed was leaving my Black Tea Rinse in, without rinsing it off. I guess my scalp does not like this too much.

Now I know...

See... this is why I keep a Wash Day Diary o_O

Anyways, to address this issue, I did the following:

Coconut Scalp Mix
  • Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil that has been warmed with 4 drops of peppermint oil and 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • Apply to scalp and massage
  • Cover with plastic cap for an hour or overnight
Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
  • Spritz 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 part water on the scalp and massage
  • Cover with plastic cap for an hour
  • Rinse and follow up with cleansing routine
How I apply the treatment, click here or watch below.

I could have done either of these but because of how bad the dandruff was, I wanted to go full on!!

After doing this, I rinsed my hair in the shower with warm water. I washed my hair, free, not in twists or braids. Holding the ends of my hair, I applied Elasta QP Crème Conditioning Shampoo to my scalp, and massaged to lift out any buildup or caked in dandruff. I worked in 4 sections.  After all the sections have been applied with shampoo, without rinsing, I applied Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner, also great for dandruff, left on for a minute. Then rinsed.

Because I had not done Protein treatment in a while, I decided to use the Aphogee 2 minutes Keratin Reconstructor treatment, rinsed after 2 minutes and did a deep conditioning with SheaMoisture Purification Masque. Rinse after 30 minutes and seal with cold Aloe Vera Juice. I let the juice soak in for 5 minutes.
Aloe Vera Juice in Natural Hair

To style my hair, I massage my scalp with my oil mix, used SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk as my leave in, and twisted in chunky twists.

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