There’s nothing sexy about a dry, itchy, flaky scalp, but it’s a condition many face on a regular basis, myself included. Once you have eliminated the possibility of the condition being something a little more serious like psoriasis, you may just be dealing with a dry scalp and need to switch up your regimen a bit.
For me, I notice my scalp getting a little itchy towards the end of the month and throughout the colder months of winter. It’s possibly due to the fact I tend to take more care of my scalp and hair towards the beginning of the month and on the other hand it could possibly be related to hormones.
At any rate, I’ve found a few successful at home all natural hair and scalp remedies that solves my problems and clears everything up!
If you struggle with similar problems, why not give one or two of these a try your next wash day. With continued use you’ll be sure to keep the itchiness at bay.
My all time favorite is a good ole apple cider vinegar* rinse. ACV is nature’s gold as it serves so many great purposes. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of this amazing mixture has the power to solve your dandruff problems. It is great for clarifying, it soothes the itchiness, and leaves your hair feeling soft and looking shiny.
All you need to do is mix one part ACV and one part water (a cup of each will do the job), add a little jojoba oil* which is a great moisturizing treatment, and mix well.
Pour the mixture over your scalp and hair and gently massage for a few minutes. I like to put a towel around my neck and let it sit for about 20 minutes to allow it to do its job and then I shampoo as usual.
I do these rinses about once or twice a month and this alone has worked wonders for my scalp.
Aloe vera is also a great natural remedy for dry, itchy scalps. The gel has moisturizing properties which can relieve the discomfort you are experiencing. You can grab an aloe vera plant for about $5. I like to take a leaf straight from the plant, cut it open, and apply the gel directly to my scalp.
If you would rather just purchase the pure gel form you can often find a bottle at your local grocer or drug store. Let the gel set for about 15-20 minutes on your scalp and then you can continue to shampoo/co-wash as usual.