itchy-scalp.jpgThey say that the hair is a person’s crowning glory and having healthy hair can also boost one’s self confidence. An itchy scalp does not only bring shame, but it could also affect the mood of a person. Of course, there’s embarrassment in scratching your scalp constantly and some people might think that you are inflicted with lice.

Itchy scalp can be caused by a number of things, and one of them is poor hygiene. Oil build up in the hair due to improper washing could cause the scalp to itch, and the dead skin causes irritation.

Homemade Solutions For Itchy Scalp:

 Is there a cure for an itchy scalp? There are cases where professional help is needed, but many people  rely on the use of over the counter products for treatments. While these options are also proven to work, this is not an ideal choice for those who are on a tight budget or has highly sensitive scalp and skin. Still, the best, most effective and affordable way to relieve the itch is through the use of homemade remedies. Below are some easy itchy scalp treatments that you can learn well at the comfort of your own home.

1. Oatmeal:
Simmer oats in boiling water and add a hint of rosemary oil. Dab this mixture onto the dry and itchy scalp and leave it for about 15 minutes before rinsing.

 2. Apple
This fruit is known to be rich in vitamins and minerals that are perfect for itchy skin and scalp. Use raw and all natural apple juice to rinse hair or apply apple pulp to your hair for about 30 minutes. Its natural properties will lessen the itch and irritation brought by dry and flaky scalp.

3. Aloe Vera
Known as a wonder herbal, aloe vera is extremely popular when it comes to hair and skin remedies. Massage the pulp, coming from the aloe leaf to the affected areas and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing the hair using a mild shampoo and warm water.

4. Essential Oils
Essential oils are not only admired for the skin but for the hair as well. Apply a small amount of tea tree, rosemary or lavender oil and massage it onto the scalp. Its anti inflammatory properties will help soothe the itch and irritation brought by dryness.

The use of homemade solutions is not only economical but safe as well. Make sure to follow the directions carefully in order to avoid more problems in the future. Constant treatment will improve the health of the hair and reduce the itch and dry scalp.

About the Author: Ally is a freelance article writer who enjoys travelling during her free time. She is currently working for akupunktur graviditet and sees this as an opportunity to share information about pregnancy acupuncture.

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