For those of you who don't know, I don't shampoo my hair ever. If you want you can catch up here if you wish.
I said a little while ago that I was going to start trying out some natural hair treatments. The first thing I wanted to try was something to fix my dandruff. I don't normally have dandruff but the baking soda seems to by drying out my scalp a bit. The first hair treatment I read about was using tea tree oil as a dandruff treatment, so I tried it about 2 weeks ago. I waited until now to see if the results would last.
To use it, I washed my hair first with the baking soda and then used my apple cider vinegar as a conditioner. Then I shook a few drops of tea tree oil into my hands and started rubbing it into my scalp, trying to avoid my hair as much as possible. I had to do this about 4 times to get it everywhere on my scalp. After I had it rubbed all over my scalp I sort of massaged my head for about a minute, still trying not to rub much into my hair, but that was hard. Then I let it sit for another minute and rinsed it out. You have to do this step at the end so that you don't wash out all the oil.
When my hair was all dry I noticed a few things. The first thing I noticed was that I definitely smelled like tea tree oil. Like a lot. I don't really mind smelling like a crazy strong herbal scent, but some people might. This smell hung around for about 2 days, which is kind of long to me. The next thing was that my hair did look a bit greasy very close to the scalp. I had just put oil into it without washing it out, so I kind of expected that. This just meant that I left my hair up until my next shower, which I don't mind.
The final thing I noticed was that my dandruff was gone! It had really worked! It has been 2 weeks since I did this and my scalp is still dandruff free, but I have a feeling I will need to do this again soon. Anyone who suffers from more severe dandruff might need to do this slightly more often than me.
I am really excited about how well this worked! My biggest issue was the scent. I didn't mind it much but whenever I went anywhere I worried that I stank to everyone else. If I have to put up with that for 2 days, I don't really mind if it means flake free hair!
What do you think, would you try this?