The Common Man’s Cure for Winter; Dandruff.

The Common Man’s Cure for Winter; Dandruff.

In many countries, wintertime is a delightful show of snow.

But it can also be a time of that other, unwanted “snow.”


During winters, the low temperatures can really cause a cascade of dry scalp problems:

  • Head-bath Phobias: With their teeth chattering and hair rising on cold mornings, people tend to avoid washing their head in the bathroom. This dries the scalp’s skin, and causes dandruff flakes. 

  • Low Humidity: The cold winter air has less moisture content, and this causes the skin and scalp to dry faster during the day.

  • Drinking Less water: People also tend to drink less water in the winter, as compared to warmer seasons. Dehydration contributes to a drier scalp.

  • Hotter heads: In winter, we tend to wear woolen headgear like monkey caps, which heat up the hair and scalp. These create conditions for fungi and other bacteria to thrive. 

Thankfully, there are solutions to this problem that the common man would gravitate to. For one, the solution can be simpler than mere shampoo and conditioner. It can be a natural one, instead. 

In this blog post, we give you some advice on how to use essential oils in your winter hair care routine to regain that breezy summertime hairdo. Below, we'll talk about three essential oils that can help you get healthy, smooth scalp for winter, along with the accompanying carrier oils.

The Essential Oil Effect on Dandruff

Essential oils are plant-based, natural compounds with potent nourishing and healing properties that help revive that delicate scalp skin.

Essential oils are well known for their capacity to regulate sebum production, ease irritated skin, lessen inflammation, and provide the skin with deep nourishment. They can lighten winter dullness and assist with winter dryness when combined with a carrier. Essential oils also possess antibacterial and antifungal qualities, which makes them excellent wintertime treatments for those with acne-prone skin.

Antioxidants and vitamins included in essential oils help shield winter skin from pollutants, UV radiation, and other environmental stressors. 

3 Essential Oils to Rejuvenate Skin in the Winter

These five essential oils are excellent supplements to your hair care regimen if you're seeking relief from wintertime dandruff.

1. Tea Tree Essential Oil 

In the last century, tea tree oil emerged from Australia, and it has sweetened and solved many bouts of sickness and discomfort since. It is derived from the continent’s native Melaleuca alternifolia tree, distant cousin to the myrtle. 

Tea tree oil has been researched to have antifungal effects that serve as therapy for infections of the skin, mucous membranes, as well as for dandruff. Further research has seen this essential oil having “huge potential to be developed as anti-dandruff products.” That makes it a fantastic choice for winter hair care. It’s no wonder why the worldwide tea tree oil market was projected to reach $59.5 million in 2025, according to Allied Market Research. 

Wintertime is the perfect time to use this oil because the dry, chilly air can cause your scalp’s skin to lose hydration. The tea tree’s extracts will help your scalp’s skin reach a moisturizing balance both inside and outside the house. You should blend seed carrier oils with this calming essential oil.

2. Rosemary Essential Oil 

Rosemary essential oil's antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-dandruff qualities make it a wintertime wonder.

Given that many instances of dandruff are caused by fungus, it can suppress dandruff flake production.
It aids in creating a layer of defense for the skin, guarding against irritation and dryness during the winter. 

Unsurprisingly, one of the ingredients in Oilori’s new line of hair care products is rosemary essential oil. This anti-dandruff mixture, along with patchouli and almond oil, has potent healing and revitalizing properties. 

With each roll, your scalp feels renewed, as though you've just had a pricey spa treatment!

3. Cedarwood Essential Oil 

Another nice-to-have for winter hair care is cedarwood essential oil

As it increases the formation of moisture, it's a fantastic option for people trying to fight winter dryness on their scalp. It is also well-known for having antimicrobial, antinociceptive, and anti-inflammatory qualities. Over time, the nourishing components assist to gradually reduce the white flakes, while also helping to hydrate the scalp.

When combined, these calming oils offer much-needed dandruff relief and help you avoid one monkey cap’s worth of “snow” every night! However, because essential oils are concentrated, immediately applying them to your skin may do more harm than good. 

Here's where carriers for essential oils come in!

How Carrier Oils Help Dandruff Treatment

Remember that essential oils should always be diluted with a carrier oil that is suitable for the scalp before being applied topically. 

Carriers that feed the skin and lessen the potency of essential oils include:

  • Argan oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Castor oil
  • Almond oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Sesame seed oil

Used by Oilori for its special anti-dandruff oil, these ingredients offer a plethora of advantages to your hair when used alone, but when combined with the five oils listed, they really shine!

Studies have shown that favorable results are seen in the treatment of scalp dysfunctions when essential oils are used in cosmetic products and in products “associated with carrier oils.” Moreover, the carrier helps to ensure the highest level of safety—given the concentrated potency of  essential oils.

There are so many incredible carriers that picking the best one for your blend can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Consult with the latest magazines, hair and skin care handles, or your local trichologist and dermatologist. Once you find out, then add it to your routine.   

The bottomline is that you would do well to begin this two-step routine as soon as possible. Essential oils are a winter anti-dandruff must-have because of their plethora of benefits! They work wonders for rejuvenating complexions that have been strained by the winter, from regulating oil production to providing intense nourishment. 

So, enjoy radiant winter skin by experimenting with these five essential oils today!


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