Most of us think that Dandruff is the only reason for Dry and Itchy scalp which is not. There are many other factors which results into it such as Poor hair care, Fungal Infection or some times poor diet as well.
We try to overcome it by using anti dandruff shampoos which gives temporary relief and some times also gives side effects such as dry hair and hair fall. Hence we always search for natural methods which would work for dry and itchy scalp and give relief from it. There are many natural methods which we can opt. Lets have a look .
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is known to have a natural anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. You can mix few drops of it in any carrier oil such as olive oil or coconut oil. Mix it well and massage your scalp with it. Use it regularly to get best result. Tea tree oil soothes your scalp and hence helps to get rid of itchy scalp.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is alkaline in nature and helps to maintain the PH balance level of the scalp. In Has anti inflammatory properties which helps to kill the bacteria and yest which results into relief from itchy scalp.
Mix Equal Amount of Water and Apple Cider Vinegar and apply this mixture on your scalp. Let it sit for 10 minutes and wash off with water. Use this twice a week for best results
3. Baking Soda
Most of us might have used baking soda as a face exfoliator . But how about using it as a scalp exfoliator?
Yes Baking soda can be used to exfoliate scalp as well. Make a paste of water and baking soda and scrub your scalp gently with this mixture and rinse off with running water. Scalp exfoliation reduces dandruff. Hence one gets relief from itchy scalp as well. Follow this remedy once a week.
4. Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice which is acidic nature also known to have antiseptic properties. Lemon works best on dandruff as well. When used alone it helps to get rid of dandruff. Apply a fresh lemon juice with cotton ball on scalp. Let it sit for 10 Minutes and wash it off with water. Use it twice in a week .
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera contains moisturizing properties which deep conditions hair. If Apply on the scalp it moisturizes and soothes scalp . You can use fresh aloe vera gel or the ready made one. Massage the aloe vera gel on scalp for few minutes and let it sit for 15 minutes. Apart from relief in itchy scalp it also deeply conditions your hair.
Yes you read it right. We have been using this as a mouthwash. But we can also use it to treat our itchy scalp thanks to its antiseptic properties. You would need to use it in diluted form. Mix equal quantities of Listerine and water and apply the mixture on scalp. Keep t for 10 minutes and wash off with water. This mixture can be also use to treat for lice.
7. Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is known as natural astringent. Many people use it as a part of their skin care. But few of them might know that it can be used to treat itchy scalp as well. Massage your scalp with Witch Hazel oil regularly. Due to its astringent properties it helps to sooth scalp and provides relief from itching
As we all know prevention is better than cure. Lets look into tips which would help to prevent dry and itchy scalp. Use Mild shampoos preferably with natural ingredients. Chemical laden shampoos strips natural oils from scalp which causes dry and itchy scalp. Keep yourself hydrated. Drink adequate amount of water which would keep every cell of your body hydrated including your hair Massage your hair with hot oil regularly to provide deep nourishment. Clean your combs and brushes regularly with soap water to keep it dirt free.