Do you often scratch for itchy scalp? It is a shameful thing that you do in public. This problem will make you uncomfortable and make your hair fall out.
What Can Make Your Scalp Itchy?
The main cause of itching in the scalp is dandruff, sebaceous cysts, viruses and fungal infections, false hair treatment, dry scalp, wrong diet and excessive anxiety. There are many ways that you can do to relieve itchy scalp. You can go to the salon for hair care. There, you will be given medication or treatment to relieve itching on the scalp. However, you can also cure the itching only with kitchen ingredients and you do not need the expensive cost.
Homemade Hair Care for Itchy Scalp
Here are the kitchen ingredients to cure itchy scalp:
• Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is well known to have antibacterial properties, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory that can cure your scalp. You can use this remedy in a variety of ways. First method is to add 10-20 drops of tea tree oil with one-half cup of baby shampoo. Use a mixture of these two materials to the scalp until it does not itch anymore. Next, mix the vegetable oil with 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and massage your head using the mixture. This medicine can cure your scalp within 2-3 weeks.
• Lemon juice
Lemon juice can cure the itchy scalp because it has antiseptic properties. Lemon can also cure dandruff in your hair. You can apply lemon juice all over the scalp. Let it stand for five minutes then wash with shampoo as usual. If you do not have dandruff problem, then you can mix lemon juice with water. Moreover, mix the yogurt with lemon juice to your scalp. Use this remedy a few minutes before shampooing. You can apply lemon juice every day until the itching disappears.
• Baking soda powder
Other materials that can relieve itchy scalp is baking soda. These materials can reduce your itching due to scalp flaky and it can cure dandruff caused by fungus on the scalp. Mix baking soda and water then apply directly and on your scalp. You can add olive oil for maximum results. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes and rinse with clean water.
• Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can kill viruses and yeasts that cause scalp becomes itchy. Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties. It can also balance the pH levels in your scalp to cure dryness and itchy. Rinse your hair with water and let it dry. Mix apple cider vinegar with water and put in a spray bottle. Spray directly on your scalp. Let it stand for a few minutes and finally rinse it using shampoo. This remedy can be used twice in one week.
• Aloe vera
Aloe vera gel can moisturize the dry and itchy scalp. You can buy aloe vera gel in a store that sells hair care products. As alternative, you may use fresh aloe vera gel. Spread the gel to entire scalp and massage it with your fingers. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes and wash your hair using shampoo.
• Coconut oil
Coconut oil can keep the skin to stay moist and it is also very powerful to treat itching. Rub your scalp with coconut oil after washing your hair. Let it stand for half an hour and wash the hair using shampoo. You can use this simple remedy three times a week. You can also melt the coconut oil which is mixed with shampoo before washing the hair.
Bananas have many benefits. This fruit was also able to treat itchy scalp. This fruit contains many nutrients that can reduce inflammation and dandruff on the scalp. Mash two bananas and mixed them with a ripe avocado. Apply this mixture directly to your scalp. Let stand your hair for half an hour and rinse it thoroughly.
• Sesame seed oil
Sesame oil has a very high nutritional content. This oil can be a lubricant that can treat dry scalp. This oil can also cure the itching of the scalp. Heat the sesame oil until it warm. Apply on the scalp and massage it gently before you go to the bed at night. For maximum results, you can massage the scalp with sesame oil for 10 minutes. Wrap your head with a warm towel and let it stand for 10 minutes before you go to bed. In the morning, wash your hair using shampoo.
• Witch hazel
Witch hazel can relieve itchy scalp. This plant can cure itching due to hair coloring. The dried and colored hair will quickly be damaged. The chemicals can make your hair forked, broken, and fall off. The original color of the hair can also fade. If you like to color your hair, then you also have to do the right treatment. Mix witch hazel and water. Massage your scalp using the mixture. Let it stand for a few minutes and rinse it all over your scalp with clean water.
• Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is a very powerful natural moisturizer to relieve dry and itchy scalp. Jojoba oil has a molecular structure that is most similar to the oil produced by our own scalp or it is called sebum. This makes jojoba oil to rejuvenate and treat dehydration skin. Massage your scalp with jojoba oil and let it stand for a few minutes. You can do this treatment before going to bed. Let it stand overnight. In the morning, wash your hair using shampoo. Repeat this hair treatment once a week. You can get the best result if you do this treatment regularly.
Actually, you can prevent itching and dandruff problems on scalp by washing your hair using the right shampoo at least three times in one week. You can also use vitamins and hair mask to make your hair healthy and clean. Do not do the wrong hair care because your hair will get damaged (See also: Home remedies for damaged hair). Moreover, do not cover wet hair because the damp hair and sweat can cause itchy scalp.