Scratching your scalp or patting your head like crazy can be annoying, uncomfortable and embarrassing. Just all round not a good look. Luckily an itchy scalp can be treated easily without having to buy expensive products. Try these 4 quick and simple itchy scalp remedies for natural hair.
If you’re currently using a co-wash try incorporating a clarifying shampoo in your regimen. This will cleanse your scalp and get rid of any product build up you may have accumulated that may be causing the itchy scalp. Be sure that the shampoo you use is free from sulfates and parabens, and any other harsh ingredients that can make your itchy scalp worse.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
An Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse is very simple to make and you probably have it in your kitchen right now. Start with freshly washed hair. Section your hair in equal sections – they don’t have to be neat. In a spray bottle combine ACV with water (distilled if possible). Start with ½ a cup of ACV to 2 cups of water. If it’s too strong dilute the mixture with enough water so it’s not too strong and you don’t sting your scalp. Spritz your scalp with the mixture. Let sit for 3-5 minutes then massage then rinse into your scalp. This can be done weekly or as needed. The clarifying properties found in ACV will cleanse the scalp and rid you of all the itching.
TEA TREE OIL
This is another simple solution to try. Just add a few drops to your shampoo then shampoo as normal before rinsing. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in tea tree oil can instantly treat an itchy scalp. Super easy, right?
Aloe Vera gel or juice contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which give relief to a dry and itchy scalp. Start with freshly washed hair. Part hair into sections and rub the Aloe Vera juice or gel onto your scalp. Let sit for about 5 minutes then rinse well. This can be done with a fresh aloe vera leaf or with a gel that you find at your local grocery store.
With these quick remedies you should be free of your itchy scalp in no time. If you’re experiencing more severe conditions or if you have sores, broken skin or bleeding consult with you physician for professional treatment.