There are numerous causes of an itchy scalp and can lead to issues like flaking and hair loss.
If you’ve had an itchy scalp for a while, it can seem like it’s going to be around forever but it is possible to find relief. By taking the right steps, you can naturally stop your scalp from itching without any drastic measures!
1. Understanding The Problem
Getting an itchy scalp is usually a sign of an underlying condition. It can be caused by a variety of causes:
- Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff)
- Sensitive Scalp
- Product Buildup
- Dry Scalp
If you have dandruff, your glands and roots may be inflamed and that can be the cause of your itching. It can also be your scalp reacting to certain shampoo ingredients, foods, or even medications.
2. Stay Away From Harsh Ingredients
Now that you understand of what causes an itchy scalp, you should be taking a look at your hair care products. No matter what’s causing your itchy scalp, products with harsh ingredients can cause the condition to persist for long periods.
An itchy scalp should ideally be going away in a few days but if that isn’t the case, your scalp may be inflamed and irritated as a reaction to the harsh ingredients. These are ingredients that are commonly found in traditional shampoos and conditioners.
Ingredients like sulfates and alcohol are added to products to help you achieve short term results.
These ingredients are effective for cleansing your scalp but are notorious for drying out your scalp. Repeated exposure to these ingredients can cause a persistent itchy scalp.
3. Exfoliate Your Scalp
Another common culprit of itchy scalp is bacterial or fungal growth. This can be caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells or product buildup. Your hair care products likely contain ingredients that cause buildup like silicones, mineral oils, and petroleum.
If you do not regularly exfoliate your scalp, dead skin cells can accumulate and can cause bacterial infection and inflame your roots. This can also cause excess sebum production and cause the condition to worsen.
Exfoliating your scalp with your fingers or comb can cause significant damage to the skin barrier on your scalp. You should ideally be using a scalp massager that’s made specially for your head. It physically exfoliates your scalp but is too gentle to cause any damage.
Here are a few shampoo sets we recommend for fixing your itchy scalp!
WOW Red Onion Shampoo And Conditioner Set
WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo And Coconut Oil Conditioner Pack