The issue: Flakes. If flakes start to appear on your scalp when the temperature is dropping, it may be because the heat in your home is higher and is drying out your skin, says Paul Cucinello, celebrity stylist and owner of Cucinello Studio NYC. Your scalp is no exception. This exfoliating treatment helps remove and reduce flakes and (bonus!) doubles as a great facial scrub.
2 tablespoons of raw unrefined coconut oil,
4 teaspoons of raw sugar,
5 drops of peppermint oil,
2 drops of tea tree oil.
In a small bowl, mix ingredients together. Using your fingers or a hair color brush, apply mixture directly to two inch sections of clean, damp hair in the shower. Once evenly applied, gently massage for 1-3 minutes and then clip your hair up and let it sit for the duration of your shower.
The sugar in this DIY scrub breaks down to glycolic acid which dissolves dead skin cells, says Cucinello. The coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory benefits, the peppermint oil helps promote circulation to the scalp , and tea tree oil is antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial.