Hair & Scalp

Apr 09 2013 3 Comments

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Babies:  Infantile seborrheic dermatitis commonly know as cradle cap, is one of the most common scalp irritation that affects infants and kids.  The cause of cradle cap is unknown.  However, some researchers believe that it might be hereditary or triggered by yeast infection.  Signs and symptoms of cradle cap are yellow flaky patches (similar to dandruff), or hair loss.   Home Recipe:

  • 1/2 tsp homemade shampoo (recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel or vitamin E oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Hair brush

Gentle massage, natural oils such as coconut oil and olive oil onto the scalp. This should minimize itching sensation and loosen the flakes.  Rinse hair after 6-10 minutes with lukewarm water, and apply homemade shampoo.  Rinse after 2-3 minutes.  Mix together baking soda, aloe vera or vitamin E oil, and lukewarm water into a paste. Apply to scalp and rinse after 10 minutes.  Brush hair or comb through with a fine tooth-comb.  If cradle cap persists after several days, repeat the process or seek medical advice.

Adults:  Healthy hair is one of the key components of feeling and looking beautiful.  Beautiful healthy hair gives us a sense of confidence and allows us to have a natural glow.  However, some people do suffer from hair loss, dry scalps, fine, brittle or chemically damaged hair.  Throughout the years, I have tried several different natural home remedies for my hair, and I am very pleased with the outcome.  I will be sharing all of my secret formulas on how to maintaining long and beautiful hair, without breaking the bank.  Homemade Shampoo Recipe 

  • 1/2 Natural coconut pulp
  • 1/2 cup Organic Unscented Baby-Mild Pure Castile Soap (Dr. Bronners)
  • 1 cup Rose water
  • 1 Avocado
Extract coconut pulp from the shell, cut into small pieces and blend in 1 cup of rose water. Strain to remove the juice.   Add 1/2-cup castile soap and 1 avocado to coconut juice.  Blend ingredients together and pour into a closed lid container.  Now proceed to make your homemade conditioner from scratch. Homemade Conditioner Recipe
  • 1 Aloe vera plant cone or 3 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 tbsp Jamaican Castor Oil
  • 1 Green tea bag
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil or Coconut Oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp Argan Oil or almond oil (for grooming)
Peel aloe vera and extract the meat, or use 3 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.  Separate egg white from the yoke and set the egg white aside. Boil 2 cups of water and add one tea bag to the water.  Allow tea bath to cool at room temperature, and dispose the tea bag after cooling.  Blend aloe vera, egg white, castor oil, olive oil, and tea bath together and pour mixture into a closed lid container. Shake shampoo container well before use.  Apply desired amount onto damped hair.  Massage hair and scalp, then rinse.  Repeat the process 2 times. Towel dry hair.
  • Shake conditioner container before using mixture.  Apply desired amount to hair and scalp.  Rinse after 6-10 minutes.
  • Apply 1 teaspoon of argan oil to hair and groom as desired.
  • The remaining shampoo and conditioner should be refrigerated for future usage.
  • The topics written on this blog are my personal opinions and experiences. I do not claim to be an expert on any topics discussed. My suggestions should not be used in place of seeking medical advice. Therefore, I will not be held liable for any accidents, or injuries that might result from you following my recommended home remedy tutorials. As a reader of Woolby & Co. blog, you are fully responsible for your own actions and decision. It is recommended that you consult a physician before starting any course of home remedies.  Mountain rose herbs is an affiliate link.

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    3 comments

    • love me a good DIY recipe! pinning for further use and trying the conditioner recipe ?
      Prototype Mama on
    • I already have most of these ingredients, so I should definitely give this a try. Thanks!

      Melanie S. on
    • This is so awesome!! I have a horrible time with dandruff, though I wash my hair & make SURE all the shampoo & conditioner is out.. My daughter has just started getting cradle cap so I am going to try this to see if maybe I can stop it before it starts fully!

      Jessica Cali on

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