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.
Terri Ballard says
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?
Hi Terri, depending on the texture of your hair, the itching may occur because the clippers are lifting and manipulating your scalp. As a UK based Trichologist specialising in black hair, I regularly see clients with itching or headaches after having their hair cut. Could you provide some more info for example is your scalp flaky or scaly, are there spots? My web address for further info is http://www.blackhairclinic.com
Terri Ballard says
Hi Natasha, some dandruff, no spots, I use to thin that maybe the clippers weren’t clean so I bought my own and still the itching, as long as there is at least an inch of hair my scalp is fine. Thank You I’ll check out your website as well.
Thanks Kate Azu I I really appreciate the post, I especially like what you said about it being as simple as the hair needing to be washed and also recommending customers visit a specialist. Best wishes Natasha at http://www.blackhairclinic.com