Happy New Month to everyone, I wish you all the most wonderful month with loads of good surprises along the way.

I just thought to share this hair cleanser recipe because there are times when before our next wash day our scalp feels dirty or sweaty. This usually happens when the weather is really hot or where you do daily workouts or you may just have a really sweaty scalp. If you really want to improve the feel and smell/scent of your hair before your next wash day a scalp cleanser might be just what you need.

Advantages of the scalp cleansing method

It refreshes your hair in between washes.
It leaves your hair smelling clean and fresh
It aids proper circulation in your scalp
It can also be used to cleanse hair in longer term protective styles. For example it is an excellent way to refresh your braids or plaits underneath your wig.
It saves time and decreases manipulation since you do not have to wash your hair as much.


A small bottle/container with a lid
Cotton wool


1 oz of distilled water
5 to 10 drops of an essential oil – e.g. lavender oil, tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil


Put the measured amount of water into the bottle/container and add the required amount of essential oil. Shake well and it is ready to use.

Directions – on how to use

Part your hair into sections and apply a bit of the solution onto a cotton pad and use it to sort of cleanse your hair; just the same way you would cleanse your face in the mornings. Continue this process until you have covered your entire head of hair. You might wish to repeat if your hair is really dirty. There is no need to rinse.

Hope you enjoy this simple recipe, I guess it might be a bit difficult to find the essential oils in Nigeria. However an excellent essential oil to use which I believe is more readily available in pharmacies would be eucalyptus oil as it has anti bacterial and healing qualities.


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