Itching Scalp: Top 3 Home Remedies for Itching Scalp
Itching the scalp is easy to notice because the urge to scratch is almost impossible to resist. It happens to a lot of people—almost 75% of people have it—and is often caused by dandruff.
As dandruff makes your scalp irritated, you may start to feel itchy as your skin sheds its top layer to get rid of the irritation.
Find out what causes an itchy scalp, what its symptoms are, and how to treat it with our expert guide and tips and tricks.
MY HEAD ITCHES: 3 HOUSEHOLD CURES
1. TEA TREE OIL FOR ITCHING SCALP
The first home remedy is tea tree oil. This oil is prized for its natural antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
Some people use it as a home remedy and recommend applying it to the scalp to soothe itchiness.
However, while tea tree oil may offer temporary relief, it does not treat dandruff, the main cause of itchy scalp, unless used in high concentrations and left in contact with the skin.
The downside is that being an oil, tea tree extract can leave an oily residue on your hair.
Also, many people find the smell of tea tree oil unpleasant and compare it to that of gasoline or turpentine.
Pure tea tree oil can be irritating to the skin and eyes, so it must be diluted before use.
2. RELIEVE ITCHING SCALP WITH APPLE VINEGAR
The second-home remedy is apple cider vinegar. It is credited with anti-inflammatory properties and is claimed to balance the pH levels of the scalp, which is believed to help reduce itchiness.
The truth is that apple cider vinegar is much more acidic than normal skin, so applying it without removing it does not “balance” the pH, but rather acidifies the skin excessively.
Vinegar should not be left in contact with the skin for a long time because it can irritate the skin (not to mention the smell).
3. NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ITCHING: ALOE VERA
The last home remedy has great moisturizing power and is respectful of the skin, which is why it is used as an ingredient in many products, such as our Sensitive shampoo.
Aloe vera gel replaces the uncomfortable itchiness of the scalp with a sensation of instant freshness and relief.
However, since it does not address the main cause of itching, its effects are also temporary.
HOW TO TACKLE ITCHING WITH A SHAMPOO
Our instant relief shampoo cools the scalp on contact and soothes itching instantly.
It fights dandruff and itchiness that it produces quickly, as well as offers long-lasting protection.
In addition, it is pH balanced and respectful of the hair so you can use it daily.
Use h&s when you wash your hair to keep itchy scalp and dandruff under control.
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