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My scalp is itchin’ but my style is kickin’. I haven’t been paying attention to moisturizing my scalp during the wash process. I need to solve this problem, but I want to enjoy my good hair behavior for another day or two. I’m tired of seeking out bobby pins to get in there and scratch. I’ve decided to do something about this. I’m adding Scalp Elixir Stix to my repetoire.
It’s an idea I concocted to deliver healing moisture to my inaccessible scalp between washes. They’re q-tips loaded up with a homemade oil combo. They’re stored in a small case for convenience. I’m adding them to my emergency hair kit, too. Here are the deets…
To make the elixir, I’m getting out the big guns: tea tree oil. It’s an essential oil which cleanses and moisturizes your scalp while increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation and promoting hair growth. Before you go out and cop a bottle of the miracle oil – know your stuff. You want to get the real thing which is different from the products you find in big numbers at the drugstore. It needs to be 100% pure and natural without additives. It should come packaged in a dark bottle because light and air degrade its effectiveness.
I’m using Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil. It passes all the requirements for quality tea tree oil that I just outlined. This bottle should last me a multitude of beauty treatments, aromatherapy sessions, and cleaning spells.
Don’t ever ever ever use straight-up tea tree oil. It’s too much for you, sis. You can’t handle it, bro. Dilute it in a carrier oil. I’m using 1 tbsp of coconut oil, warmed to its liquid state. Dropping in 10 drips of tea tree oil should do the trick.
I purchased a travel-sized package of q-tips to saturate each end in the oil before returning to the handy container. You can seal the case closed with a hair twistie for extra obsessive security. Keep the container stored in a dark place so that the tea tree oil maintains it’s properties. If you want, you can have fun with painting the outside with a lil Martha Stewart craft paint to keep out light.
Drop a comment below to let me know how these work out for you, or if you have any hacks that make them even better. Excuse me for now, I have an itchy scalp and a pack of elixir stix. Time to do work.
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