Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Hair Mask

I have psoriasis. I have had it since I was 8. We tried everything when I was growing up. It stunk...literally! The coal tar shampoos and nasty lotions and potions. They are awful!!! I eventually learned to live with and how to treat my own psoriasis.

There are 18, I believe, different types of this skin disease. With mine, the sun is a life saver. It will clear up if I am out in the sun! Tanning beds are bad, but for me, they are wonderful! 10 minutes 1-2x every 2 weeks keep mine subsided.

For my skin, even if clear, is very dry. So, I make my own body butter using coconut oil, avocado, grapeseed, and almond oils. Wonderful! 

My scalp is a whole different story! I do not have short hair so getting sun exposure to my scalp is nearly impossible. I use DEEP, THICK, MOISTURIZING shampoos and conditioners. Biolage and Pureology are my faves. But lately, my scalp has been terribly dry and itching like mad. So, I decided to try a DIY hair mask.

Here it is:

Dry, Itchy, Flaky Scalp Mask
4 Tbsp coconut oil
4 Tbsp hot tap water
1 c warm honey
4 drops Tea Tree Oil

I mixed it all in a bowl, hung my head upside down over the side of the tub, and poured over head and massaged in as best I could. I really tried to get my scalp good. I then wrapped my bed in plastic and let it sit for an hour. Yes, an entire hour! (Disclaimer, the mixture does drip so have a towel wrapped around your neck and ready to catch the dripping).

Then, jumped in the shower and rinsed and washed my hair 3x! That honey is sticky and wanted to make sure I had all the oils out. 

I LOVED THE RESULT!!!!! Soft, moisturized, non-flaky scalp and hair! WOOHOO!!
I am now going to do this every 3 weeks. Especially in the winter. We are in a very dry, windy state, so this will be amazing for me.

Try it and let me know the results.


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