Picture this. You are in the middle of a meeting and suddenly there is this sudden urge to itch your scalp. You try to distract yourself, immerse yourself in something else, anything that would save you the embarrassment. But it just does not help! An itchy scalp is definitely quite annoying. Especially, when you're out or trying to do an important task but the itchiness doesn't let you concentrate on anything. If you're frequently scratching your head, then it could be more than just regular dandruff. There are various other factors that can cause an itchy scalp like ringworm, bacterial infection, dryness etc. Itchy scalp can lead to excessive hair fall. We often end up spending a lot of money on trying various hair products just to cure this problem. But many times they don't really work.
However, just few simple home remedies can possibly help you get rid of that itchy scalp. Read on to know more.
1. Baking Soda Baking soda has both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help in killing the bacteria causing infection, hair fall or itchiness. All you need is 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and water. Take a bowl and add both the ingredients in it. Mix it until the consistency becomes like a thick paste. Once you're done with it, take the paste and spread it over your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes. After completion of 15 minutes, you can wash your hair with a regular shampoo.(Also Read:7 Amazing Hair Growth Foods You Should Be Eating Daily)
Baking soda has both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties
Heat organic olive oil for around 7 seconds in microwave3. Tea Tree oilTea tree oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which help in treating the itchiness by moisturizing and nourishing the scalp. Take 5-7 drops of oil and apply it directly on the scalp. Massage it thoroughly for few minutes and leave it overnight.(Also Read: 7 Easy Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dandruff)
Tea tree oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties I Image Credit: istock4. Coconut OilCoconut is loaded with anti-fungal properties that can treat itchiness and fungal infections to a great extent. Oiling the hair with coconut oil can help balance moisture. Take the coconut oil and warm it for 10 seconds. Apply it over your head and allow it to stay for 15 mins. Rinse off once it's done.(Also Read: Coconut Oil For Amazing Skin And Hair)
Coconut is loaded with anti-fungal properties that can treat itchiness5. Aloe VeraAloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer and helps in treating an itchy scalp because of its anti-microbial and soothing properties. Take organic aloe vera gel and apply it directly to your scalp. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice a week to see better results.(Also Read: 5 Easy Home Remedies For Oily Hair)
So, follow these simple home remedies and say bye-bye to that itchy scalp. Good luck!
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