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.