Cold dry air isn’t just a detriment to your hair, but your scalp as well. Right when the weather starts cooling down is when I notice a change in my scalp. It gets so so dry and itchy to the point where I’m basically scratching my scalp all day. No bueno. When I first went natural, it took me a few months to realize that the itchiness wasn’t from dirt but from dandruff!
I add hot oil treatments to my regimin during this season to keep my scalp hydrated and itch free. I like using coconut oil the best because it’s the easiest to apply as it’s already in a solidified state but melts after contact with the scalp.
I apply it the same way I would apply hair grease (way, wayyyyy back when I still used that stuff), section hair, part, and apply.
I do this treatment on wash day, at the same time I deep condition my hair, kinda like a double dose of treatment all in one sitting. I go under the dryer for at least 15 minutes. Sometimes I rinse right away, other times I don’t. It really just depends on what I’ve got going on. This treatment easily lasts all week until I’m ready to wash my hair and do it all over again.