Well, lucky for you, I have come to your rescue with these natural remedies that will help you win the battle against dry, itchy scalp!
These are the 4 ways to combat dry itchy scalp:
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil, which is also known as Melaleuca Alternifolia, can be found in most shampoos and conditioners because of its ability to treat an itchy scalp, largely credited to its high antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil is antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial, which makes it a triple threat to scalp irritations. It is not recommended to use tea tree oil at its full strength; it’s best to dilute it with water or a carrier oil before using it on any part of your body.
I wrote about apple cider vinegar and its amazing benefits earlier on this blog.
ACV is a must-have in the world of hair care. The antibacterial properties of ACV make it effective in combating dry, itchy scalp. It treats the itch in your scalp caused by bacteria build-up and any fungal conditions such as yeast, on your scalp. A high acidic environment is bad for yeast, so cleaning your scalp with ACV is helpful in ridding your scalp of yeast. ACV also has clarifying qualities and reduces hair porosity as well, because of its low pH balance.
The best kind of ACV to use is raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar, with the “mother” in it.
Coconut oil is effective in treating dry, itchy scalp because of the caprylic acid it contains. It obstructs the growth of fungus on the scalp.
The best type of coconut oil to use is the unrefined, unfiltered, organic extra-virgin coconut oil.
Aloe vera gel is emollient (softens/soothes) and calming naturally. It is great at soothing the scalp, while also softening your hair and feeding your roots. It also soothes the stinging sensation of the itch.
The best type of aloe vera gel to use is the organic aloe vera gel. You can get it out straight from the aloe vera plant or you can buy the gel commercially.