Itchy scalp is a common problem. It can lead to embarrassment. It is caused by factors such as dandruff, sunburn, head lice, acne or frequent use of warm water for washing hair. Other problems such as scalp ringworm, cradle cap, shingles, bacterial infection, obesity, stress or psoriasis may also result in itchy scalp.
Symptoms of this problem may include cracked skin, rashes or blisters on the scalp, irritation, sores from scratching and so on. This problem can be dealt with the use of different natural cures.
Natural Cures for Itchy Scalp
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a member of the “Myrtaceae’’ family. A natural shampoo can be created by mixing tea tree oil, jojoba oil and liquid castile soap in a solution of boiled and strained calendula flowers.
It is advisable to use this shampoo 3 to 4 times in a week. Tea tree oil can also be added to the regular shampoo. Another option is to rinse the scalp with distilled water containing tea tree oil.
Vitamin A is essential to keep the scalp healthy. Intake of food items rich in vitamin A can help in alleviating the problem of itchy scalp. Good sources of vitamin A include carrot, sweet potato, dairy products, papaya and so on.
A paste can be prepared by soaking oatmeal (half cup) in water (1 cup) for 30 to 40 minutes. This paste should be added to a mixture of lavender and rosemary oil. It is advisable to mix all the ingredients properly.
Application of this mixture on the scalp for 10 to 15 minutes can give effective results.
Virgin Coconut Oil
Virgin coconut oil can be considered as one of the most effective natural cures for itchy scalp. Frequent application of virgin coconut oil on the scalp can provide relief from various symptoms associated with this problem.
A solution can be created by dissolving vinegar (2 to 3 tablespoons) in lukewarm water (1 cup) and applied on the scalp. This solution should be removed with water after 5 to 10 minutes to obtain the desired results.
Massaging scalp with a mixture of lavender, jojoba, thyme, cedarwood and grapeseed oil can help in reducing the scalp irritation. To obtain effective results, this mixture should be applied every night before going to sleep for a period of 3 to 4 months. Another option is to apply a mixture of thyme, sage and rosemary oil on the scalp.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E is also known as “Tocopherol’’. A combination of pure vitamin E and olive oil can be applied on the scalp.
It is essential to use this remedy before sleeping and to cover the head with a shower cap/towel after the application. This natural mixture should be removed in the morning to reduce the dryness and improve hair texture.
The gel extracted from aloe vera leaves can be applied on the scalp to provide moisture to hair. Regular massage with aloe vera gel for 3 to 5 minutes can help in curing the problem. This gel should be removed after 4 to 5 hours of the application.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.