Causes of an Itchy Scalp
- Dry scalp
- Scalp psoriasis
- Contact dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Head lice
- Scalp ringworm
- Lichen planus
- Hair follicle inflammation
- Neurogenic excoriation
- Pyogenic infection of scalp
Home Remedies for Itchy Scalp
Mix 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one cup of warm water. Shampoo your hair, and pour this mixture on your scalp and hair. Massage your scalp with your fingertips. You can now leave the mixture for 10 minutes, and rinse it off. Most people prefer to leave the mixture in their hair. Your hair will have a slight smell of vinegar for some time, but this is a good home remedy for controlling scalp itchiness.
Tea tree oil and peppermint oil can be used to treat scalp itching. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil or peppermint oil into a cup of warm water. Pour this mixture over the scalp after shampooing. Leave it for some time and wash it off. If your hair has become very sticky, use a mild shampoo after using this mixture.
The next remedy is using oatmeal to soothe your scalp. Take 1/4 cup oatmeal and soak it in water for 20 minutes. Mix well and then strain the liquid in a cup. Add 5 drops lavender oil, 5 drops rosemary oil and mix the solution properly. Now, apply it over your scalp and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
Make a mixture of 1 teaspoon of neem oil, 1 teaspoon tea tree or manuka, 1 teaspoon of rosemary oil, and 1 teaspoon of lavender oil in 3 tablespoons of carrier oils, such as almond or olive oil. This mixture has antifungal and anti-itching properties. Apply this mixture on your scalp while going to bed. Next morning, wash off your hair with a good shampoo.
Fenugreek seeds are known to be much effective in clearing dandruff and itchiness caused due to the same. Take 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and soak them overnight in water, grind them into a fine paste in the morning. Apply this paste all over the scalp, and leave it for half an hour. Now, wash your hair with soapnut (reetha) solution.
Apart from trying the above-mentioned itchy scalp remedies, you must follow basic hair care routine to avoid itchy scalp and hair loss. Keeping your scalp clean is the most important thing by which you can stay away from itchy scalp and other hair problems.