4 Tips To Clear Up Your Itchy Scalp

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Healthy hair does not mean long hair, and long hair does not mean healthy hair. With that said the foundation of healthy hair stems from your scalp.

We have found that one of the main reasons naturals are not seeing the hair growth results they want is because of problems with the scalp.

When the scalp is itchy it can be that way for multiple reasons. The most common reason is because the scalp is dry, inflamed, or dirty.

If the scalp is dirty, that’s a relatively easy fix. Just cleanse your scalp and condition your hair and you should see immediate results. For the more serious problems, you should read the following list of tips.

Clarify your scalp

This is a very important tip for preventing an itchy scalp. Your scalp, as I stated, may be itchy because it needs cleansing. The shampoo should reduce any buildup and it can help against dandruff.

Use healthy oils to reduce inflammation

Essential oils like tea tree oil, when mixed with a carrier oil, have been proven to prevent and fight dandruff along with other scalp ailments.

Do not leave your protective hair styles too long

Leaving protective hair styles in for too long can put a strain on your scalp leaving it irritated and drier than usual.

Protective styles can be left in for up to 8 weeks, anything longer will put your hair and scalp at risk for hair loss and scalp ailments.

Go to the doctor

We always recommend that if you are having scalp issues that you see a doctor. A licensed dermatologist or trichologist can examine your scalp and make recommendations and prescribe medication according to your own personal condition.

Never hesitate to see a professional even before you decide to try to fix your issues yourself. Comment below and let us know your best tip for caring for your scalp.

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About Kate Azu


Kate is an undergraduate student studying Political Science, Writing and Legal Policy. Kate has been natural since birth and has learned about appreciating God's creation. On her free time, she likes to write spoken word poetry, dance, and read.

About Kate Azu


Kate is an undergraduate student studying Political Science, Writing and Legal Policy. Kate has been natural since birth and has learned about appreciating God's creation. On her free time, she likes to write spoken word poetry, dance, and read.

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  • Terri Ballard

    I wear my hair cut very close to the scalp and whenever I get it cut my scalp itches like crazy so bad that I have actually gotten sores from scratching so much so hard, what can I do about it?