No doubt you were looking forward to your perm for the low-maintenance style it provides. But the chemicals that left you with full, thick curls may have left your scalp feeling dry and irritated. Try not to panic, for this pesky condition is only temporary. Reach for a few common household products and try one or two remedies that will soothe your scalp in no time.
Soak some cotton balls in olive oil. Rub the cotton balls along your scalp.
Wrap your head in a plastic cap and leave the olive on your head for one hour.
Rinse out the oil with warm water, and then shampoo your hair.
Follow up with a more intensive treatment by letting your hair dry naturally, liberally applying the oil and wrapping your head in the plastic cap overnight. Rinse and shampoo your hair in the morning.
Soak some cotton balls with aloe vera juice. Rub the cotton balls along your scalp.
Wrap your head in a plastic cap or towel and leave it on your head for one hour.
Rinse out the aloe vera with warm water, and then shampoo your hair.
Follow up with a more intensive aloe vera treatment by letting your hair dry, liberally applying aloe vera gel and wrapping your head in a plastic cap overnight. The thicker gel will drip not as you sleep.
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Mary Wroblewski earned a master's degree with high honors in communications and has worked as a reporter and editor in two Chicago newsrooms. She launched her own small business, which specialized in assisting small business owners with “all things marketing” – from drafting a marketing plan and writing website copy to crafting media plans and developing email campaigns. Mary writes extensively about small business issues, and especially “all things marketing.”