That moment when you finally get home from a long day, you take your bra off to give the girls a breather; you remove your heels, take your bun down and look for a comfortable position to sit in so that you can go HAM on your scalp.
An itchy scalp is no joke; it can be considered a mini crisis especially if it seems like there is nothing in your medicine cabinet or hair arsenal that can cure it.
This ailment is actually quite common and it can be linked to complicated skin conditions like lice, dandruff, psoriasis or simply clogged pores. Depending on the severity of the condition you might be able to find a remedy for it at the drug store or with a visit to the dermatologist but for a simple solution you might be want to go with a natural approach for relief.
Here are 7 ways you can treat an itchy scalp naturally.
1. Wash your hair – This is your first line of defense when you have an itchy scalp. Most often itchiness is just a sign of clogged pores due to excessive amount of product residue on your scalp.
Even if you do not use a ton of product you must remember that your scalp moisturizes itself naturally by producing sebum, sebum clogs pores just as well as any added oil and washing the excess away will often times alleviate the problem.
2. ACV rinse– If you discover that washing is what your hair really needs, give your scalp a good rinse with some apple cider vinegar*. ACV rinses are very popular and for good reason, the vinegar is anti bacterial and acts as a natural clarifier when applied directly to the scalp.
If you want a great recipe for the rinse just remember 3 parts water to half a part vinegar that way you use just enough for your scalp.
4. Use witch hazel to clean your scalp – Witch hazel is an astringent and surprisingly effective at getting rid of build up in your scalp particularly if you are wearing a style that cannot be washed often.
Witch hazel applied to a cotton ball then rubbed over the scalp in between braids can be very useful for making protective styles more tolerable to wear over the long term.
Originally posted 2013-08-26 15:00:16.