Thursday, July 26, 2012

3 Remedies for an Itchy Scalp

Having an Itchy scalp can be very annoying. Some people may know why they suffer from an itchy scalp, for example they may have dandruff, psoriasis or eczema, and others have no clue!  Whether you know what causes your discomfort or not there are remedies that can help sooth your itchy scalp. First, if you don’t know you have to find out what is causing your scalp to itch.  If you know that you don’t typically have dandruff, and that you have not been diagnosed with a more serious scalp condition, you will have to pay attention to your product’s ingredients and keep a clean scalp.  Some chemicals and ingredients in certain products can cause a reaction called Contact Dermatitis. This means that something you used caused a serious allergic reaction and your scalp responded by flaking up really bad, itching like crazy or both!   There are many reasons why you could be experiencing an itchy scalp but the above mentions are a great place to start.  Below I have listed some simple remedies for soothing an itchy scalp.  


Remedy 1 Clean your scalp:  Products can build up on the scalp causing it to become itchy. You don’t have to wash your hair every day, but you can cleanse your scalp with a mild Apple Cider Vinegar and water mixture; just use a cloth to scrub your scalp.  Apple Cider Vinegar detoxifies the scalp and helps to remove dirt and build up from your scalp. When your scalp can’t breathe, it will become itchy.  (For those of you who wear wigs or weaves, you know exactly what I’m talking about!)  So keep your scalp clean.     

Remedy 2 Use Lemon oil:   Lemon is an antiseptic for your scalp, and when mixed with a carrier oil, it can significantly reduce an itchy scalp. I typically use Vatika Oil to massage my scalp because it contains enough lemon for me.  But you can make your own concoction for example Olive oil and Lemon. Olive oil is actually an antifungal treatment when used on the scalp and can be used to fight bacteria, mixing the two together may prove to be a powerful home remedy! 

Contains Lemon Oil

Remedy 3 Ayurvedic Clay Treatments:   Powerful Indian Herbs like Amla, Brandi, Neem Powder, Henna, and Cassia Obovata, all of these treatments are widely used in Ayurvedic medicine to alleviate scalp issues like Dandruff, Dermatitis, and Psoriasis.   

Don’t let your scalp cramp your style! Identify the problem, treat it, and stay consistent. (Of course if you have tried these home remedies consistently and none of them seem to work you should definitely see a Dermatologist or Trichologist for medical advice.)

 Until Next time!!! 


Yolandaas said...

Really enjoying your blog hun, following! :) x

Chan said...

Thank you! That means so much to me Yolandaas, I really appreciate the feedback : ) And I'm also excited that theer are people out there that do't mind a little reading : )