Having an itchy scalp can be quite uncomfortable, and not to mention embarrassing. It gets worse when flakes of dandruff fall off every time you scratch. In some cases it might just be a mild itch. But in some unfortunate cases it may feel as if the whole scalp is on fire.
The following remedies will go a long way in helping you get rid of that itchy scalp.
Have a change of hair product.
Constant use of your traditional hair product in most cases results to the building up of the product in your scalp. This eventually results to an itchy scalp.
Once in a while try out a new product, be it a shampoo or conditioner. This will definitely get rid of the buildup. There are also a couple of natural products that will be mentioned in the article that you can try to switch to. Stay away from shampoos that contain strong detergent s that will get rid of the hair’s natural oils. Shampoos with sulfates, parabens and natural oils are the best.
Massage your scalp at least twice a week with heated olive oil. Let it sit for about 20 minutes then wash off with lukewarm water and shampoo.
Cover your hair
When out in the sun cover your hair. Also remember to cover it when engaging in activities that may result to accumulation of dust particles in your hair.
Check what you eat
Make sure that your diet contains vitamins A, B, E minerals and Omega 3 fatty acids. They play a vital role in ensuring that the skin is healthy. Drink plenty of water. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Simply put, embrace a healthy diet. Taking multivitamin supplements is also encouraged. Fish, fish supplements and avocados are packed with the omega 3 fatty acids.
Do not wash your hair daily
Washing your hair daily will lead to the erosion of your scalp’s natural oils resulting to a dry scalp. Cut down on the number of times that you wash your hair and see the results. When washing your hair only use cold or lukewarm water. Too mu cot water can damage you scalp.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can reduce hair porosity due to its low pH balance. Its anti-bacterial properties also enable it to treat the itchiness and remove any bacterial and fungi build-up. Swab your scalp with apple cider vinegar; let it rest for ten minutes then rinse off with cold water.
Using Apple cider vinegar may bring about some stinging effects. Aloe Vera gel can effectively get rid of this. You can either use the gel or the plant itself. Not only will it bring relief to your scalp, it will also nourish your hair roots and soften your hair.
Tea Tree Oil
Many hair products contain Tea Tree Oil as a key ingredient. This is because of its antiseptic properties. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-vial properties. Applying it regularly on your scalp will help get rid of the itchiness.