Chi Ohi



This recipe is from Chi Ohi, author of eponynous hair and lifestyle blog,  Chi is a science teacher and hair enthusiast who lives in London with her husband and two children.. 


Do you find that after washing, in between washes and/or sometimes when you’ve got a protective style installed, you suffer from a frustratingly itchy scalp?

This could be due to dryness or dermatitis or inflammation, or any number of other things. However, to help calm your irritated scalp, here’s a recipe for a scalp treatment.

The ingredients chosen all have relaxing, calming and anti-inflammatory (as well as anti-microbial) properties.


1 Applicator Bottle (brand new, or washed and completely dry to avoid bacterial or mold contamination)

200 ml of Jojoba* or Argan* (or Olive ONLY IF you can’t find the other two) oil

1ml (about 20 drops) of Tea tree essential oil

1ml (20 drops) of Lavender essential oil

1ml (20 drops) of Peppermint essential oil
(DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, breastfeeding or trying to conceive.)


1. Put the 200ml of your chosen carrier oil in the applicator bottle.

2. Measure your essential oils by counting the drops (20 drops for each essential oil) directly into the applicator bottle.

3. Put on the cover of the applicator bottle and invert it a number of times to mix the oils together. DO NOT SHAKE.



VERY IMPORTANT: Before using on your scalp, do a patch test on your skin by putting a drop of the mixture on a patch of skin on your arm, overnight. If your skin is still okay by morning, then you’re not sensitive to any of the ingredients and will benefit from using the mixture. If any irritation occurs, do not use this mixture on your scalp, as you may be sensitive to one or more of the ingredients. 

1. Mist your hair AND SCALP with a water bottle.

2. You can apply this oil mixture along the parting lines of your protective style daily if needed.

3. Massage gently with your fingertips.

The oils chosen on this recipe absorb into your scalp nicely so that your pores don’t get clogged. They help to keep the scalp moisturised. The essential oils chosen all have calming, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, refreshing qualities that will help reduce itching, deter microbial growth and stimulate the scalp for hair growth.


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Words and image: Chi Ohi