Does your head itch all the time? I understand, it’s very uncomfortable. If you also have dandruff it is normal that you want to find a solution as soon as possible. But I’m sure you’ve already used expensive products that either don’t work or only worked for you at first. That’s why today we’re showing you natural remedies to relieve itching, dandruff and dry scalp.
Causes of dandruff and itching
Dandruff is an excess of dead skin cells that look like small scales. It’s normal for dead skin to peel off. However, when he does it in excessive quantity is when he begins to cause inconvenience.
Dandruff and itching can have different and varied causes.
) Environmental conditions
Dietary deficiencies (especially lack of zinc)
Using a very aggressive shampoo for your skin
In some of these cases it is advisable to go to a dermatologist. However, you can also do something to relieve the discomfort of itching, dandruff and dry scalp with natural ingredients.
Home remedies for itching dandruff and dry scalp
The use of natural remedies can help you even if your doctor prescribed some treatment for you. In most cases they can support and enhance the effect of the treatment prescribed by the doctor. Sometimes the prescribed treatment is nothing more than a pharmacy antidandruff shampoo, so using natural remedies is in no way contraindicated.
Sodium bicarbonate is an effective exfoliant that helps to eliminate dead cells and, therefore, to avoid dandruff. In addition, its cleaning and disinfecting power make it an excellent shampoo.
How sodium bicarbonate is used
Form a paste with three tablespoons of baking soda and a little water. Try not to make the mixture too liquid.
Divide the hair into sections and rub the paste on the scalp, making a delicate massage. Do the same thing all over your head. If your scalp is dry, put a little olive oil on the scalp and let it rest for a few minutes before applying the baking soda paste.
Rinse hair well and wash as usual. Repeat the procedure once or twice a week.
Lemon has antiseptic properties. In addition, being acid alters the pH of the scalp skin. This makes the scalp skin unfit for the growth of the bacteria and fungi that cause dandruff and itching. That’s why it’s an ideal ingredient to eliminate itching and dry scalp. But that means that as the skin gradually recovers its normal pH, this effect is lost. So its positive effects are temporary.
How to use lemon
Massage the scalp with lemon juice for 5 minutes. If the application is very itchy you can mix the juice with a little water.
You can apply it every day until the itching is gone.
Apple vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties and contains probiotics, which help end the causes of itching and dandruff, relieving scalp irritations. The acidity of vinegar, as with lemon, hinders the growth of fungi and bacteria. In addition, it acts as a gentle conditioner that gives hair shine.
How to use apple vinegar
Mix water and vinegar in equal parts.
Apply to the scalp with a massage and let it work for about 15 minutes. After that time, rinse with cold water. You can repeat the procedure two or three times a week, until you notice improvement.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties will help soothe the itchy scalp and eliminate the causes of dandruff. This wonderful oil is so versatile that it even helps overcome viral infections.
How to use tea tree oil
Mix 4 drops of this oil with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Massage this mixture into the scalp for a few minutes. Let stand 10 more minutes.
Then wash your head as usual.
Coconut oil also has the ideal properties to fight dandruff and itching because it has a high antibacterial and antifungal power. In addition it nourishes the hair in depth achieving that the humidity does not escape, this way it softens it and gives it a lot of brightness.
On the other hand also nourishes the hair follicles, strengthening the anchorage of the hair, and moisturizing the dry scalp, so it prevents hair loss. This is because the problem of hair loss is usually a direct consequence of itching, dandruff and dry, long-suffering scalp.
How to use coconut oil
Massage the scalp with the virgin coconut oil and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.
Then he washes as usual.
Avocado is rich in antioxidants, so it helps maintain healthy scalp that has been weakened by dryness and itching. In addition, its high fatty acid content helps replenish the moisture that is lacking in dry scalp.
How to use avocado
Make a puree with half an avocado and apply it to the scalp. You can also spread it on the rest of your hair if you have enough to do it. That will also moisturize the length of the hair, which has surely suffered from growing in a hostile environment of dryness.
Let it act for at least 30 minutes and then wash your hair.
What do you think of these natural remedies for itching, dandruff and dry scalp? Have you used any of them before? If so, how did it go? Is there any other remedy you’ve found effective? Share your experience with us, below in the comments.
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