Jojoba Oil For Dry Scalp & This Week’s Wash Day Recap

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Jojoba Oil For Dry Scalp & This Week’s Wash Day Recap

Dry Scalp Remedy: Jojoba Oil

This winter, the lack of moisture in the air + the heat in my home have been wreaking havoc on my scalp, especially when I’m wearing my hair in marley twists where my scalp is more exposed. A little while ago I hopped online and searched for a quick easy way to combat dry scalp and stumbled across jojoba [hoh-hoh-buh] oil as a natural remedy. Thankfully I remembered I had a bottle in my stash and all but ran to grab it and start treating my scalp to massages 1-2 days a week.

Jojoba oil

Here’s a list of a few things that makes jojoba oil a pretty awesome oil:

  • Because its molecular structure is similar to our scalps natural oil (sebum), jojoba oil easily absorbs into the scalp to nourish dry scalp and balance the scalp’s natural oil production
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
  • adds shine

Wash Day Recap

If you’ve already read my post on my first impression of Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash then you already have an inkling of how this wash day started. Days after taking out my marley twists, my hair was feeling pretty dry and in dire need of moisture.

Old, in-need-of-moisture, hair

Normally I’d start by spraying my hair with water + glycerin – which helps soften, detangle, + give my hair an extra boost of moisture – but I couldn’t find my spray bottle anywhere. Instead, I grabbed Organix Coconut Water Conditioner and did the laziest fingercomb/detangle pre-poo routine ever.

Twisted up with Organix conditioner
Twisted up with Organix Coconut Water Conditioner

I was worried I had set myself up for tangles and heartache since I didn’t fingercomb with my usual gusto before wetting my hair, but after co-washing with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash and all was right in the world. Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash was a hit (my first impressions are posted here).  My hair felt so soft, moisturized, and detangled.

After rinsing out Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea CoWash

Once I’d wrung the water from my hair, I applied Komaza Care Moja Moisturizing Conditioner.

This is one of the Komaza items I recently got and my first use of this conditioner. Right off the bat it provides slip and detangles really well. It’s a very light conditioner and my hair soaked it up on application.

I left it in for a couple of hours and unfortunately when I rinsed it out, my hair felt like I’d never conditioned it 🙁 My hair felt more conditioned after co-washing above than after rinsing out this conditioner.

I was tempted to grab a tried-and-true deep conditioner and re-condition but I was feeling under the weather and ready for wash day to be o.v.e.r.

I kept touching my hair, basically looking like this…


… all while hoping that Komaza Care Califia Leave-In Conditioner would provide enough moisture until I co-washed a few days later during the week. The leave-in has a light (and runny) consistency and absorbed into my hair pretty well. After applying the leave-in conditioner, I used a small amount of Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, detangled, and then twisted my hair. I let my hair dry overnight and unraveled the twists (or my “ASAP Rocky twists” *insert all the side-eyes* as my boyfriend calls them) the next morning.

I didn’t take a photo right after I separated the twists, but here’s how they looked 9 hours later (and after playing with my hair way too much during the day). Turns out the Califia Leave-In Conditioner came through because my hair didn’t feel as moisture-less as it did after I conditioned with the Moja Moisturizing Conditioner. Three days later my hair was still soft and moisturized. Dry hair disaster avoided huh?


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How was your wash day? Have any dry scalp remedies you’d like to share?

If you have a wash day recap, please feel free to add it to the link up above? If you’re participating in this month’s Wash Day Experience themes, I look forward to reading about your dry scalp remedy!

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