3 Easy DIY oatmeal scalp treatment

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Oatmeal can give your scalp many benefits when you have different types of discomfort such as irritation, dandruff, itching, seborrhea and dryness.

In this article I want to show you a DIY oatmeal scalp treatment. There are different treatments on the market that can treat it like some shampoos and chemicals.

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diy oatmeal scalp treatment

Our intention is to show you a natural way to prevent, reduce and even eliminate dandruff, without the need to use chemicals that could have some side effects.

Here I show you how to make this home remedy.

DIY oatmeal scalp treatment for dandruff | How to make ingredients

DIY oatmeal scalp treatment for dandruff

Dandruff comes out because the skin of the scalp flakes, it is not contagious, however for those who suffer from it it can be quite embarrassing, since the scales that come off the scalp can be seen all over the hair and even in the clothes.

Most of the time dandruff occurs due to dryness, however sometimes occurs due to excess sebum.

Best of all, with a few simple homemade ingredients you can make this oatmeal hair mask for dandruff to reduce or solve this problem.

On this oatmeal hair mask for dry scalp we will use oatmeal and milk. Oatmeal contains saponins that are responsible for removing dandruff and dead skin on the scalp, while milk contains vitamins such as A, D and E, as well as protein and fats that are responsible for nourishing and moisturizing your hair and the scalp.


oatmeal hair mask for dandruff ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons colloidal oatmeal (powdered oatmeal)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil


To prepare this colloidal oatmeal scalp treatment is required a clean container, place in it the 3 ingredients, mix them very well until a paste forms, add more colloidal oatmeal or milk as required to achieve the desired consistency.

How to use

Before applying the mixture, wash your hair very well with a neutral shampoo, washing your scalp very well.

Then apply the mixture to your scalp with a gentle massage, making sure that it reaches all your scalp, continue massaging for at least 5 minutes.

Once you have applied and massaged it completely, let it take effect for 25 minutes. After that time you simply have to rinse using warm water until the mask is completely removed.

To achieve the best results, use this treatment at least once a week.

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Oatmeal mask for itchy scalp | ingredients method

Oatmeal mask for itchy scalp

Sometimes dry scalp may not cause dandruff, but it can cause itching. I know you can’t go through life scratching your head, you won’t feel comfortable, especially when you interact with other people.

For that reason, I will show you a diy oatmeal hair mask (1) that will help you reduce and control itching.

For this home remedy you will only need oatmeal powder, natural yogurt, natural aloe vera gel and lemon juice.

Oatmeal, as we have mentioned before, is an excellent exfoliant to remove dead cells, it helps you moisturize, as well as removes irritation and possible inflammation.

While the vitamins, minerals, fats and lactic acid in yogurt cools and relieves itching. Aloe is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. On the other hand, vitamin C in lemon is antiseptic and repairs cells.


oatmeal hair mask for dry scalp ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal powder
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • ½ lemon

Preparation mode

In case you don’t know colloidal oatmeal how to make, simply use a blender or coffee bean grinder to grind oat flakes until they turn into powder

Next, take a small container and place all the ingredients in it, mix them very well, until it has a thick consistency.

Let it sit for about 5 minutes and mix again. At this point it is ready to use.

How to use

Before applying it, wash your hair and scalp well with a neutral shampoo, it should be clean. Then, with the hair and scalp still wet, apply the mixture as if it were shampoo, massaging with the fingertips.

Make sure that it is applied to the entire scalp, let the mixture sit for 25 minutes to do its job, after which time, preferably rinse with warm water.

How to get oatmeal out of hair?

In case you have not been able to completely remove the traces of the mixture, use a little neutral shampoo to achieve this purpose.

Frequency of use

Preferably use this remedy to relieve itchy scalp 2 to 3 times a week.

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This problem can present itself as dandruff, but in this case instead of dryness you will notice it is greasy, so you may start to notice that your hair feels very greasy and you can even stain the surfaces where you place it and even your clothes.

If you suffer from stress this can get worse, also when the environment is cold and dry.


  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal powder
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • ⅓ cup of water

Preparation mode

In a container place all the ingredients and mix very well until they are integrated, there should be a thick consistency.

How to use

Wash your hair and scalp well with neutral shampoo, once it is clean and still wet, apply the mixture all over your scalp, using the fingertips to gently massage.

Once it is well applied, let it rest for 20 minutes and rinse with plenty of water until all residues are removed.

Frequency of use

Use this treatment 2 to 3 times a week, decrease or increase the frequency of use according to the results you obtain.

Frequently asked questions

Is oatmeal good for the scalp?

Oats contain natural oils that help keep hair soft and shiny. It also helps prevent dandruff by keeping skin dry.

Oatmeal for scalp psoriasis is also a good treatment, you can mix coloidal oatmeal with yogurt and honey, mix well and apply where you have the problem.

How do you use colloidal oatmeal for scalp?

Colloidal oatmeal is used to treat dandruff and other scalp problems. It is also used to help prevent hair loss. To use colloidal oatmeal, mix one part of the powder into two parts of warm water. Let sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing off.

By Linda Martínez

My name is Linda Martinez. I have been working as a writer since 2014, years later I also started writing for Less Weight In Weeks. I have always been very fond of topics related to personal care and nutrition. I am not a doctor or nutritionist, but I like to offer quality information. That is why over the years I have documented myself on these issues, in addition to many of them I have put them into practice to be able to comment on my experience. My articles do not replace the recommendations of health professionals, so always consult your doctor before making any changes in your eating or health habits. The information I share should not be taken as health or nutrition recommendations.

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