Scalp Care

Many of us suffer from some form of scalp irritation or problem. What do we do? We get a bottle of shampoo. There are three important factors that need to be considered when trying to treat hair issues. The Ingredients, the Application Method and the Contact Time the product is in contact with the scalp. All are incredibly important.

Let’s start with the most overlooked factor, contact time. Most shampoos and treatments are in contact with your scalp for 2 to 5 minutes. There are two commercial approached taken. Using a mild shampoo daily, or using a very strong treatment for a period of time. In the case of the mild approach, you are usually advised to wash often (daily) and to wash twice each session. What this does is to get you to use more of a product, and, a more serious issue is that the bacteria or yeast becomes immune to the treatment. The strong approach usually causes skin to peel and is expensive. Do you really want something that strong on your scalp?

So, it is very important that the product used to help treat the scalp is gentle, safe and stays on the scalp for sufficient time to get its job done, and, solves the problem after a reasonable period of time (time varies depending on the severity of the issue).

The other important issue is the application method. We are treating a scalp issue. The product should go on and into the scalp. Not the hair. We find that massaging the treatment into the scalp with your finger tips to be of great help. The massage should not be too aggressive, or too gentle. If your scalp feels good, you are doing it right. The massage stimulates blood circulation to the scalp, and this is always good. Your follicles get nourished, the treatment goes into the scalp and your scalp feels great. What more could you ask for?

And finally, the ingredients. If your scalp treatment contains alcohol, or SLS, or parabens, or any other stuff that you can’t pronounce easily, you don’t want it. This usually aggravates the problem. There are many traditional herbs and wood oils that have been used for hundreds of years for hair fall, dandruff and other scalp issues. And they work without side effects. We at SHEA have been strong proponents of natural treatments. We have seen traditional remedies work. A good friend of ours in INDIA introduced a very special hair oil to us that helped with hair fall and dandruff control. [ Feedback from customers is that this product has helped stimulate hair growth. However, this is a very subjective benefit that depends on many factors, thus, we decided not to market this benefit. If you do observe new hair growth, we would be very happy for you.

Some of the ingredients found in our Ayurvedic Hair Oil for hair fall and dandruff control are essential oils of Patchouli (anti-bacterial), Lavender (anti-fungal), Tea Tree (anti-fungal and anti-bacterial), Rosemary (anti-dandruff) and Neem (anti-bacterial).  Other ingredients include extracts of Brahmi (repair of hair follicles), Shikakai (vitamin C&D), Mahabhrungaraj (promotes hair growth) and Tulsi (dandruff control). There are so many ingredients in this oil that it’ll blow your mind, and, best of all, the ingredients are natural, gentle and safe. This allows one to apply and leave it on for two hours or more, thus, letting the ingredients do their job. This is definitely a product for those with scalp issues, and, for those who just want to maintain a healthy scalp and head of hair.  Share this info with friends. You would be helping someone.


Drip about 5 drops into your cupped palm. Then, dip your fingertips into the oil pool in your cupped palm and apply the oil evenly onto your scalp. Then, use your fingertips and massage thoroughly into your scalp. You should enjoy the massage. Your scalp should feel good.

Leave it on your scalp for at least 2 hours, or overnight if you wish. When you wash it off, use a gentle shampoo like our Seaweed Bath Co shampoo.

For dandruff control, apply daily for 2 weeks, and then gradually taper off to 3 times a week for 4 weeks. If the problem clears up, then, great. Else continue till the problem clears up.

Hair fall control take s a bit longer. Use 3 times a week for 4 weeks, then, 2 time a week for 3 months. Observe the results. Remember. And deep, comforting scalp massage with the oil are key. There are some cases where hair fall cannot be stopped, like, hair fall cause by medication.

Remember, use the correct shampoo, one that does not contain nasty chemicals. Try our solid bar shampoos and our Seaweed Bath Co Shampoos.

Link to : Ayurvedic Hair Oil

Link to  : Shampoo for Oily Scalp

Link to : Argan Shampoo

Link to : Argan Conditioner