Regular scalp massage with oil has crawled its way into my hair care routine now. I used to do this intermittently, without following a set frequency. Now I have made it a habit to do scalp massages daily. The blend that me and hubby are currently using was specific to one reason. I have a plan of expanding the use for other goals too!
What is the Blend we are using?
Mix we are currently using is:
- Olive Oil – 10ml
- Jojoba Oil – 10ml
- Argan Oil – 10ml
- Castor Oil – 2 drops
- Tea Tree Essential Oil – 6 drops (initially) later increased to 10 drops
Olive, jojoba, argan in 1:1:1 ratio plus few drops of Tea Tree EO and negligible amount of Castor oil.
What I used the scalp massages for?
Mainly to combat dandruff, flaking and itchiness.
How do we store this blend?
We mixed all the oils in a tight lid glass bottle (Saw the pic?). We store it at room temperature.
How do we use this blend?
We take 4-6 drops of this oil on our fingertips, rub together and massage it onto the scalp. Start with 2-3 drops then if needed add few more drops of the oil.
How long have we been using this?
Now, its been 4 weeks.
Did it help?
It totally did!! Hubby has no dandruff or flaking issues now!! He still complains of itchiness. However, that too has decreased considerably. I have a plan of adding peppermint essential oil to this blend to combat the itchiness.
By when did we notice the difference?
Within a week!! Yes… within a week his dandruff and flaking issue was almost gone!! we started noticing the difference by the 3rd day itself!!
Doesn’t it make scalp oily? Do we have to shampoo daily morning, then?
No, you do not have to shampoo daily. Coz we use just few drops and massage it well into the scalp, the oil gets absorbed and doesn’t feel sticky or greasy next day. Rather scalp feels fresh. For people who shampoo frequently due to flaking or dandruff, this helps in stretching days between hair washes!! 🙂
How frequently can this be done?
I recommend doing scalp massages daily night. You can also do it twice a day (night and morning). I personally feel that the daily once at night frequency is the best. If you cannot do it daily. Do it once every week, at the very least.
You really have to be consistent to see the results!
I don’t have dandruff. Can I still use this?
Yes! I too don’t have dandruff but I use this blend. I love scalp massage as it helps in increasing blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth. Even if you do not have dandruff or itching issues, I highly recommend that you use a blend of oils and massage your scalp daily night…with just few drops.
What are the other benefits of this?
Doing daily scalp massage with oil:
- increases blood flow to the scalp and stimulated the hair follicles
- increase hair growth
- improves health of your scalp
- helps you relax and rejuvenate
- gives added nourishment
- keeps scalp clean and healthy
- helps control hair fall
- fastens hair growth
- strengthens hair
Do I have to use the exact blend mentioned here?
No, you can customize the blend as per your liking. I feel this blend is good to start with as it is light, easily absorbed, tested first hand and works awesomely.
In case you planning to deviate, here are few tips:
- I added olive oil, jojoba oil and Argan oil in 1:1:1 ratio. The ratio need not be exact same, but based on what oils you have in hand. And based on how your scalp and hair handle each oil, you can adjust the quantity of oil.
- You need not get Argan oil solely for this blend. I added coz I had it at home. If I were you, I would buy Essential oils for the price that I might have to pay for that! lol..true!!
- You can use only one oil as base (mainly olive or coconut oil). But mixing few more carrier oils (olive, coconut, jojoba, argan etc.) will give added benefits.
- I did not use coconut oil because it feels heavy on my hair. if you love coconut oil, you can add as much as you want. I would probably add 2.5-5ml of coconut oil to this blend and not 10ml.
- Since you are not gna be washing this off until the next wash day, try not to add heavy oils. Better make sure the blend is light.
- Do not skip the Tea tree essential oil. It is a very important part of this blend. If you are using this for dandruff, flaking etc. DO NOT skip Tea tree at all!!
Should I use tea tree essential oil as a mandate? Can I use other essential oils?
If you are looking to control dandruff, flakiness or itching, then Tea tree oil is the best to start with. Even for hair growth it is the best.
Can I add more essential oils to this mix?
It is always best to start by adding one or two essential oils at first and then adding others. Now that we are used to tea tree EO, I am planning to add few more essential oils slowly. EOs are highly concentrated and should only be used by diluting in a carrier oil like olive or coconut ot jojoba etc. and only few drops are to be added.
How me & hubby came about using this scalp massage oil blend? (general story! you can skip the response if you want!!;))
Hubby has had dandruff issues for long. He consulted a doc, took medicines and had been using anti-dandruff shampoo for ages. He is one of the most organised persons I have ever seen (a total opposite of me!). So he stuck to his medicated regimen pretty routinely. But it was just not getting better. It was so bad that if he washes hair in the morning, by night he will have excessive flaking and itching. The moment he washed his hair with the medicated shampoo, it would be clean like a slate. However, it was not really solving the issue.
It is suggested that if one has dandruff, they are supposed to steer clear of oiling their scalp. But then there are few essential oils that are claimed to be beneficial for dandruff and itching issues. Since we had tried a doc suggested regimen for long, I decided that it was time for me to take charge. For the sweetest soul that he is, hubby instantly agreed to be the bakra!! LOL!!
I pitched in to help him fall in a routine of doing it daily and also coz I love massages myself!!
Now that I have been following this regularly, I am gonna extend the blend and see if it helps other hair goals like growth!! 🙂 I already know it will!! 😉
Have you tried this? Did it help? Lemme know!! 🙂
If you have any more questions, post them in the comments!!
The oils I used are:
Cold Pressed Olive Oil from my kitchen
Castor Oil freshly milled (my friend from messyhairlove.com got for me)
Few more oils that you can use are these: