Itchy scalp is one of the many hair related problems that may embarrass you in public. You may not take this issue as a serious one but researchers have found this may cause excessive hair-fall too.
The exact reason behind itchy scalp is not revealed but it can be considered as a result of many causes acting together. It is often believed dandruff has a marked impact.
Specialists have found poor diet, dry scalp, stress, weather changes, head lice also play significant role. Many costly products are marketed now-a-days to alleviate this problem but some ingredients right from your home can solve this problem. You can get rid of itchy scalp by following some easy and natural remedies as given below:
1. Cleansing and Moisturizing the Scalp
Make a routine to wash your hair regularly or every alternative day. Make sure you dry your hairs thoroughly before you step out otherwise damp hair may accelerate drying action that results in itchy scalp.
Moisturize your hair every day. Use a mild shampoo followed by a good conditioner. Make sure your shampoo does not contain alcohol as it works as a drying agent.
2. Regular Brushing
Gently comb your hair twice or thrice daily. A clean brush should be used.
3. Keep yourself Hydrated and say no to Alcohol
Drink plenty of water everyday. Intake of fruit juice, milk, butter milk also keep you hydrated while providing essential nutrients. Excessive intake of tea, coffee, sugar and alcohol can affect your biological system and may leave you dehydrated.
4. Coconut Oil and other Natural Oils
Hot oil massage is one of the best known remedies. Massage your scalp and hair with hot coconut oil. Then thoroughly rinse your hair with a mild shampoo. You can also apply coconut oil after having your bath. Jojoba oil, olive oil, castor oil, tea tree oil can be used in place of coconut oil. Follow this thrice in a week.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has moisturizing properties so applying aloe Vera on the affected area may help a lot. The gel of this plant can be directly applied on the scalp once a week.
6. Apple cider vinegar
Mix apple cider vinegar with water and apply on your scalp and let it dry for twenty minutes. Then thoroughly rinse your hair. Yeast and virus are killed by its anti-inflammation property and given relief from itchy scalp.
7. Baking Soda
Baking soda exfoliates your scalp and gives you relief from itchy scalp. Mix baking soda and water to make a thick paste. Then apply directly on hair and rinse after 20 minutes.
8. Stress Management
Practice yoga, meditation on regular basis to reduce stress. These all have a sedative effect on your body and help to soothe your mind and reduces the itchy effect on the scalp.
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