How to Treat Itchy Scalp Naturally

How to Treat Itchy Scalp Naturally

Dandruff and inflammation are the major causes of itchy scalp. And dandruff often results from a dry scalp.

Therefore, it's critically important to keep your scalp well moisturized to prevent itchiness.

However, some conditions may cause your scalp to itch, such as:

  • Eczema
  • Autoimmune diseases like psoriasis
  • Stress
  • Atopic dermatitis, etc.


There are many home remedies for treating itchy scalp. Here are the most effective ones:


1.     Apple Cider Vinegar

You'll find this in many homes, probably in your kitchen too. Apple cider vinegar is a natural way to treat itchy scalp resulting from most causes, including psoriasis.

Ensure you test it on your skin first. If it burns, you'll have to dilute it. Spray or massage the substance onto your scalp as often as possible. Avoid using it if there’s an open wound on your head.


2.     Warm Olive Oil

One of the best ways to treat itchy scalp naturally is to apply warm olive oil. It can soften and loosen itchy scales on the scalp.

Warm the oil by rubbing it in your hands before massaging it into your skin. Leave it on for hours before washing.


3.     Use Tee Tree Oil

Tee tree oil is an essential oil that works excellently well for itchy scalp. It has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. Due to its exceptional effectiveness in treating itchy scalp, tee tree oil is often an ingredient in hair products like Scalpyroll Itch Relief Oil.


4.     Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is a home staple and an effective cure for your itchy noggin'.

Peppermint oil calms irritated and inflamed skin, increases blood flow (which curbs itchiness), and may even kill lice.


5.     Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass oil is an effective treatment for dandruff, which typically results from a dry, itchy scalp. It’s a natural antiseptic, so it's used as an ingredient in soaps and shampoos.

You can add two drops of lemongrass oil to one tablespoon of shampoo. Massage it into your scalp.


If your itch persists even after trying all of these methods, kindly see a doctor. There are also other over-the-counter medications and shampoos your physician may prescribe for you.

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