Little Jersey City: Winter Scalp Smoothie


I know I am not the only one whose scalp has had it this winter.

Between these freezing days, warm spring-like fake outs, hats, dry shampoo abuse, top knots, gym sweat (yeah, I said it) there are so many reasons as to why the skin under our luscious locks is in need of some TLC.

I have researched and experimented with plenty of “home remedies” for “dry scalp” and most were a BUST. I didn’t give up though. Ultimately, I figured out a little 2-step scalp therapy that works.

The first step is the most important; Apple Cider Vinegar. I am absolutely positive you have this in your house, somewhere. You can use this liquid gold for practically anything. It helps keep our pH balanced. It has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the itch and even probiotics, which act like a conditioner. The high acidity will kill any bacteria that causes dandruff.

For the second step of this therapy session, you will need a couple of bananas and an avocado. Not only delicious and nutritious for your belly, but moisturizing and nourishing for your scalp! Both are super rich in antioxidants. Plus, they will make your hair smell yummy.

Here’s the recipe:

  1. Mix ½ cup of Apple Cider Vinegar with a ½ cup of Distilled Water in a spray bottle. (You can use regular old Hudson County tap, too)

  2. Spray generously focusing on your scalp. Soak it and massage it in for 10 to 15 minutes.

*This mixture is also a great toner for your face. If you have any remainder, add a bit more distilled water and apply gently to your face, avoiding your eye area.

  1. Rinse with cold water.

  2. While your hair is in a towel, mash the two bananas and avocado together in a bowl.

  3. Apply the mixture to your scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes.

  4. Rinse with cold water.

Now, you will see and feel an improvement, but for the best result, and hopefully the cure for Winter Scalp, it is recommended to repeat this therapy session twice a week.

Krista is a mom of an adorable little boy and is a born and raised Hudson County girl. She has a passion for Jersey City and for baking. Her delicious breads, Grandma Downtown, are sold in stores and markets throughout JC. Krista shares her love of JC, her favorite spots and stories of raising a family in Hoboken's sister city. Make sure you are following her on @littlejerseycity on Instagram!


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