Itchy scalp is very uncomfortable and is often associated with hair loss and dandruff. Since itchiness can often be due to dry skin or an infection, now is the time to counteract dehydration and inflammation. I will tell you what gentle home remedies can relieve an itchy scalp without stressing your skin.
# 1 coconut oil
Coconut gives your skin the moisture it needs now when it is too dry and itchy. It is no coincidence that many beauty products contain this valuable plant milk. Coconut oil * (some also call it coconut oil) is particularly suitable for hair as it contains valuable minerals and fatty acids that inhibit pathogens that affect hair growth and promote the regeneration of brittle hair.
You only need a teaspoon of coconut oil, which you leave liquid in a water bath. Before washing your hair, massage the oil into your scalp and let it work. Then wash the hair as usual, but do not use the conditioner.
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# 2 rosemary
Rosemary oil is also excellent for scalp care. Even the ancient Romans used it against hair loss. It is said to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, thus promoting the absorption of important nutrients that hair follicles need to grow. It also has a balancing and calming effect on the scalp. Wash your hair with rosemary-based hair shampoo or use concentrated rosemary oil *, which you massage into your scalp and let it work before washing your hair.
# 3 chamomile oil
You may be familiar with chamomile as a versatile medicinal plant for internal inflammation or stomach problems. However, its anti-inflammatory properties are also helpful in calming the scalp and relieving itchiness. It is best to use highly concentrated chamomile essential oil, which you massage in regularly. A small bottle is always worth having at home because you can use it in so many ways.
# 4 tea tree oil
Only good things can be said about tea tree oil *, as I often use it myself on inflammatory skin. Due to its antibacterial effect, it relieves inflammation of the scalp and counteracts the development of fungi or lichens. You can add a few drops of the oil to your hair wash or apply it to the affected itchy and inflamed areas.
# 5 mint
As an essential oil, peppermint has a similar effect on an irritated scalp as tea tree oil. It is antiseptic and relieves itching. Naturopaths are also confident in its positive influence on hair growth and therefore recommend peppermint oil * more often as a home remedy to treat hair loss. It also has a very pleasant and refreshing aroma.
# 6 jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is a common ingredient similar to coconut oil in hair shampoos. Especially if your scalp gets very dry from the hot air in winter, it restores the necessary moisture. After a regular treatment with jojoba oil or pure oil shampoo, the itching should go away and your scalp should become healthier overall.
Tip: Some of the home remedies I recommend can also be easily used to make scalp peels which, if used frequently, are good for the health and care of the hair roots.
Of course, these home remedies don’t work for everyone or they always work right away and in the long run. You just have to test what your skin can tolerate and what might help. There is no guarantee. If your scalp has been itching for a long time and you also have other symptoms, such as increased hair loss, you should investigate the cause. A visit to a dermatologist can only help here.
The effects of home remedies are rarely medically confirmed and are often controversial. I recommend that you try one or the other and, especially if you have more serious symptoms, consult your doctor. If your schoolchild is itchy, it could be lice, which you can control with home remedies. Do you know any other effective home remedies for itchy scalp? So I await your personal experience and a comment.