HAVE AN ITCHY AND DRY SCALP THESE DIY HOME REMEDIES WILL HELP

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BY LUSETA BEAUTY
posted 04.02.2019

Few things are as annoying and frustrating to deal with than having an itchy, dry scalp. Aside from simply causing discomfort and soreness, having a dry scalp can also cause dandruff and contribute to hair loss. Often, having a dry scalp is an immediate reaction to some sort of change in environment, such as washing your hair too much or a change in the weather. These are things you can change easily, but having a lasting itchy, dry scalp may need some extra attention and care.

If your dry scalp has lasted even after you’ve changed your hair washing habits or if there hasn’t been any major changes in the weather, it may be a good idea to consult a doctor to make sure you don’t have any larger health issues that your dry scalp could be trying to tell you about. Some common health issues related to dry scalp are eczema, atopic dermatitis, head lice, psoriasis, allergies, diabetes, or even shingles. However, here are a couple of home remedies that will soothe and treat your itchy, dry scalp without using harsh chemicals that may damage your hair.

LOOK AT YOUR LIFESTYLE

Do you have a high stress job, eat unhealthy food or not drink enough water? In the same way that your skin can breakout if you’re stressed, using the wrong products, eating the wrong foods or are dehydrated, your hair and scalp can respond in the same way. Often, the cause of scalp problems can be attributed to things like not eating the right foods, using harsh shampoos or even being too stressed all the time. Try exercising meditation to calm down, finding a gentle shampoo with a pH between 5 and 7, eating foods high in healthy fats like almonds and avocado, and drinking enough water every day.

NATURAL OILS

Unsurprisingly, natural oils like coconut oil or tea tree oil can have everlasting positive effects when used on the scalp regularly. Doing a hair mask will not only leave your hair looking smoother, shinier and overall more healthy, but it can contribute to how your scalp feels as well. Coconut oil can help moisturize the scalp, and because of its natural anti-bacterial capabilities it can help relieve the symptoms of diagnosable disorders like atopic dermatitis. For that same reason, tea tree oil is a great way to relieve itching and dryness related to fungal infections or the presence of bacteria on the scalp. Tea tree oil has long been associated with its ability to treat dandruff because of its strong antibacterial and antibiotic properties. Many dandruff shampoos have this ingredient in them already, so it can never hurt to add it to your hair routine

ALOE

The anti-inflammatory properties in aloe vera make it a great, natural way to combat an itchy, dry scalp from home. Applying it to your scalp can help moisturize your skin and treat any inflammation that’s causing itchiness or dandruff. To create an aloe gel yourself, simply cut an aloe leaf lengthwise and strip the gel inside the plant into a bowl. Put the chunks of aloe in a blender until it creates a smooth serum that you can let sit on your scalp for 20 minutes prior to washing.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Similar to tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar has the ability to treat your dry, itchy scalp with its antibacterial properties. To get the most from apple cider vinegar, dilute a couple of tablespoons into some warm water and use it as a rinse after your regular shampooing to treat your scalp. You can find apple cider vinegar in most grocery stores for just a few dollars, and its health benefits are known to tackle a great number of issues from stomach issues to hair problems.




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