Why Black Women Greased Their Scalps

Why Black Women Greased Their Scalps

itchy scalp treatments, afrotherapy hairDid you know that black women used to grease their scalps with petroleum jelly to avoid getting fleas and ticks?  Most people tend to think that they used this special greasy product to grow their hair!

Having said that, the right oil can be perfect treatment if you have a dry or itchy scalp.  While we wouldn’t suggest you apply thick amounts of petroleum jelly (left), we do have a number of fantastic oils designed specifically for women with afro, naturally curly and multi-textured hair.  These include:

Mizani Comfiderm Oil 

A light, luxurious oil that relieves drying commonly associated with chemical treatments. Its botanical-rich blend of nature’s own soothing agents and moisturisers soothes the scalp while reducing itching, flaking and dryness; and essential oils provide a natural source of vitamins. Versatile and fragrant, this soothing scalp oil relaxes, lubricates and restores balance to the hair and scalp. 

FroHer Seaweed Secrets Deep Penetrating Oil

Seaweed Secrets is a rich, highly absorbent hair oil infused with a powerful seaweed extract to deeply condition your hair without leaving it looking and feeling greasy.

Phytospecific Baobab Oil

A multi-purpose pre-shampoo oil that nourishes dehydrated hair, scalp, and body with baobab oil.  This intensely hydrating oil can be used on hair, scalp, and body for softer skin and stronger, more manageable, elastic locks. It also provides sun protection for hair and protects against free radicals, which can cause damage and frizz.  Plus it contains no  Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.

Scalp Treatments at Afrotherapy Hair Salon, Edmonton

We also offer in-salon salon scalp treatments such as Mizani Scalp Care.  To find out more about our range of scalp treatments please click here