Get Rid of an Itchy Scalp Naturally

A dry, itchy scalp can be a real problem. The last thing you want is to spend your day violently scratching at your skin. An itchy scalp causes problems from dandruff to cuts and bruises and learning how to treat itchy scalp is important in preventing these things. Thankfully there are many home remedies for an itchy scalp, including tea tree oil, banana and lemon juice! Part of the problem with a dry, itchy scalp may be psoriasis or eczema, and these same remedies will help clear away the irritants aggravating these conditions and will also moisturize the skin so you remain itch free longer. Itchy scalp treatment doesn’t have to be costly or take a lot of time. Most of the remedies can be found right in your kitchen and be done before you head to bed!

How can I prevent an Itchy Scalp?

  • Wash your hair less often than every day to avoid drying your skin out.
  • Wash out your shampoo with cool water as opposed to hot water to help close up the pores so they don’t fill with bacteria and dirt.
  • Only use a clean towel to dry yourself off.
  • Avoid styling products
  • Don’t use your nails to scrub your scalp. This will aggravate and damage the skin.

What are the symptoms of an Itchy Scalp?

  • Urge to scratch the scalp
  • Flaky skin
  • Dry and flaky scalp
  • Punctures, bruises and wounds from itching and inflammation

How do I cure an Itchy Scalp?

  • Make a shampoo combination of tea tree oil and baby shampoo. Wash daily to help cleanse and condition the skin.
  • Give your head and scalp a deep conditioning with tea tree oil mixed in olive oil. Massage into the scalp to nourish and cleanse the skin.
  • Dilute some lemon juice in water and use to help cleanse the scalp of histamines that could be causing itching.
  • If your skin is also dry, use some yogurt with lemon juice to moisturize the scalp while cleansing it.
  • Massage your scalp with olive oil, then apply a baking soda paste. Let sit for 15 minutes then wash away.
  • Douse your hair in equal parts water and apple cider vinegar. Let sit for a few minutes then rinse away. The apple cider vinegar will kill off anything inflaming the skin and rebalance your scalp’s pH.
  • Aloe vera gel helps to moisturize and relieve itching. Spread some on your scalp and let sit for 15 minutes before washing off.
  • Coconut oil moisturizes and seals that moisture in. Rub onto the scalp after washing, then leave for half an hour and wash out. Do this three times a week.
  • Make a scalp mask with two bananas and an avocado. Mix into your scalp and your hair (it’s great for hair too), let sit for 30  minutes then wash away.
  • Put together a simple hot oil treatment for your scalp with sesame or jojoba oil. Leave on over night, then rinse away in the morning.
  • Witch hazel helps to cleanse the skin of irritants like lingering hair color.
  • A honey, banana and onion juice mask will help to lock in moisture and lock out bacteria by cleansing the skin.
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