A healthy scalp is the foundation for great hair, so is it normal to be worried if you find yourself tearing at your hair one too many times a day? It is sometimes pretty normal to find yourself patting the itch on your scalp away whenever you’re trying out a new product that doesn’t agree with you and your hair or when a sudden change in weather takes you by surprise. On the other hand, there are dry and itchy scalp issues that will have you scratching up a cloud of dandruff at every turn. This can take a toll not only on your hair growth goals but on your comfort as well.
Here are some easy remedies to cleanse your scalp and get your fingers out of your hair.
Any naturalista will tell you that apple cider vinegar is a miracle. It works to restore the scalp’s PH level, cleanses and gets rid of product buildup on the scalp, and also adds luster and bounce to even the dullest curls! Most of all, ACV is the perfect anti-bacterial treatment for when you want to get rid of all that nasty bacteria in your hair. ACV is also a good anti-fungal agent in case of yeast infection on the scalp. Its acidic properties make your hair and scalp unconducive for the growth of fungi like yeast.
To use this treatment, simply mix equal part ACV and water in a spray bottle, but you can up the water content if you have a sensitive scalp. Section your hair and spray the solution on your hair until each section is saturated. Leave it on for up to 10 minutes before you rinse it off and condition your hair.
Together, these two natural ingredients fight hand in hand to relieve dry and itchy scalp. There’s a reason why many haircare products usually include jojoba oil in their list of ingredients, and this is because jojoba oil bears a close resemblance to the sebum naturally present on the scalp. Tea tree oil on the other hand has anti-bacterial properties that help in unclogging the scalp and ridding it of bacteria, fungi and product buildup.
For a deep cleanse, massage a teaspoonful of jojoba oil and three drops of tea tree oil into your scalp and leave in overnight then wash it all off in the morning.
Proponents of coconut oil as a beauty product will swear on its ability to whiten teeth, polish the skin and add Hollywood-quality sheen and bounce to your hair, but did you know that you could get rid of dry, itchy scalp with coconut oil? The caprylic acid found in coconut oil is known for preventing the growth of fungi. This acid is famously used to treat candida (yeast infection). The best coconut oil to add to your haircare regimen is the organic, unrefined and unfiltered extra-virgin coconut oil.
Trying out these home remedies for itchy scalp is absolutely recommended, but you should report to your dermatologist if the itch remains, especially if you have open sores or lesions on your scalp.