Five Natural and Homemade Remedies for an Itchy Scalp

Although there are several different products on the store shelves that claim to treat itchy scalps, homemade treatments will work just as well and involve no chemicals or toxins going onto your scalp. There are several reasons why you may have an itchy scalp. It could be due to naturally dry skin on your scalp, not washing off your shampoo or conditioner completely, or an allergic reaction to a harsh chemical that may be in a product that you may use on your hair. Don't just ignore your itchy scalp and suffer through it, use one of the homemade treatments listed below and you can be itch-free in no time.

Five Natural and Homemade Remedies for an Itchy Scalp

1. Eucalyptus Oil

Mix a small amount of eucalyptus oil with your regular shampoo. Wash your hair as you normally would, making sure to completely remove all of the shampoo from your hair. The eucalyptus oil will help to soothe the itching on your scalp. It will also help remove bacteria from your scalp and hair that also may be causing the itchy scalp.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Wash your hair with a regular shampoo. Mix two parts apple cider vinegar to 1 part water. If you wish you can add some essential oils (like lavender) to help your hair smell fresh. Apply the mixture to your scalp then massage it into the scalp well. Leave the mixture on your hair for at least 1 day before you wash your hair again. For best results use unfiltered apple cider vinegar.

3. Chamomile Tea

You can find chamomile tea in most local grocery stores. Make a cup of chamomile tea as you would with any other tea. Allow the chamomile tea to completely cool. Spray or apply some of the chamomile tea to the scalp. Concentrate on the sections of the scalp that are the most itchy. The chamomile tea helps to soothe the skin and will help any sores that you may have from your itchy scalp.

4. Oatmeal

Using oatmeal on your scalp will help your itchy scalp. And it's only the water from the oatmeal, not the actual oatmeal that you apply to your scalp. Boil six cups of water in a large saucepan and slowly add 10 tablespoons of rolled oats to the water. Simmer the oats half an hour, paying close attention not to burn them. Then strain the water from the oats into a bowl and add an essential oil (such as rosemary or lavender). Apply the oatmeal water to your scalp and gently massage it into the scalp. Leave it on your scalp for approximately 10 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

5. Natural Shampoo and Cleanliness

There are several different shampoos out on the market that are natural and contain no chemicals. Try one of these natural shampoos, or wash your hair with coconut milk instead of your regular shampoo. Many times, an itchy scalp is caused by the harsh chemicals in your shampoo. Other tips are to make sure that your hair brushes and clips are all clean to prevent any dust or bacteria getting on your scalp.

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