Itchy scalp is an irritating and annoying condition that may cause a lot of embarrassment for an individual. There are several reasons behind this embarrassing issue including dandruff, head lice, dry scalp, scalp psoriasis, eczema, hair follicle inflammation, pyogenic infection of scalp, scalp ringworm, seborrheic dermatitis and neurogenic excoriation etc.
Home Remedies for Itchy Scalp
1) Prepare a healing mixture by combining three tbsp. of apple cider vinegar in one cup lukewarm water. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair right after shampooing and gently massage the scalp on circular motion with the help of fingertips. Rinse off the mixture after about ten minutes.
2) Another most effective scalp-itch controlling therapy can be prepared by combining few drops of tea tree or peppermint oil in one cup of warm water. Apply this remedy using above-mentioned procedure. If the mixture makes your hair sticky, then shampoo your hair once again.
3) One of the best home remedy for itchy scalp involves the application of oatmeal solution. To prepare this soothing solution, you need a quarter cup oatmeal, some water and five drops of each rosemary and lavender oils. Firstly, soak the oatmeal on water for about half hour. Then strain this solution using a cheesecloth and mix both oils in it. Apply this mixture before washing your hair and leave it for about 20 minutes and then rinse off using a mild shampoo.
4) Make a mixture of one teaspoon of each neem oil, manuka or tea tree, rosemary oil. Now add three tablespoons of lavender oil in 3 tablespoons of almond or olive oil in the prepared mixture. This combination has great anti-itching and antifungal properties. Use it on your scalp before going to sleep and wash out using a mild shampoo next morning.