Its a common (and embarrassing) problem that affects most of us at some time or another. Fortunately, once you now the cause its easy to fix. Common causes include dandruff, allergic dermatitis (often caused by use a hair color or formula that reacts with your skin), dryness, product build up, andhold your breathlice and even ringworms.
Read on to know about remedies for dry, itchy scalps:
Dandruff also called seborrheic dermatitis, is a common cause of an irritated, itchy and flaky scalp. A yeast infestation, it mainly occurs on oily scalps, and you would benefit from using a good anti-dandruff shampoo like WOW Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo Sulphate Paraben Free regularly along with this marvellous DIY Tea Tree oil spray. Fill an empty spray bottle with 95 ml water and add 5 ml of Nykaa Naturals Tea Tree Essential Oil. Shake vigorously before spraying on your scalp to kill yeast and get rid of dandruff.
Contact dermatitis is common if you have sensitive skin, food intolerances or an allergic reaction in the past. This could make you more prone to irritants and allergens in shampoos, hair sprays and styling products. Dry shampoos contain a fragrance that’s a common source of allergens. When your skin senses an ingredient as dangerous, inflammation is triggered to isolate and kill it. This inflammation gives rise to red, itchy scalp. The trick is to use a shampoo like Wella Professionals SP Balance Scalp Shampoo For Delicate Scalps formulated for sensitive scalps that forms a barrier against inflammation.
If you’re addicted to hair styling and blow dries, it’s time to consider what all that product build-up is doing to your hair, especially silicone, a common ingredient in hair care products. Product build-up can make your scalp dry, itchy and irritated because product build-up locks in allergens and irritants. Product build-up also interrupts your scalp’s natural shedding rate, making it flaky and red. Solution? Use a clarifying formula like Biotique Green Apple Fresh Daily Purifying Shampoo & Conditioner to remedy this.
Lice and ringworm need immediate treatment. Ringworm is caused by a fungus and oral medication is required to nip it in the bud. Treatment may take up to 12 weeks. Also, use an antifungal shampoo. To treat a lice infestation, you will need an over-the-counter product with permethrin, pyrethrin, or spinosad. Lice kits usually contain a special shampoo that needs to be left on the hair for 10 minutes and then washed out, and a fine-toothed comb to remove any remaining eggs.
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