How I Treat an Itchy Scalp


There are three ways I treat my itchy scalp – which I hardly have: I’m almost always conscious of my scalp, products I use, build up and whatnot. So when I start itching even after cleansing, I know something’s wrong somewhere.

Overtime, these three practices have helped alleviate my itchy scalp. Depending on the intensity of the itch, I sometimes do all collectively and so far, I’ve had no issues.

– Apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse

– Hot oil treatments

– Black Tea rinse

– ACV rinse
To avoid itchy scalp in the first place, I try to clarify my scalp bi-monthly. But when it’s really intense, I mix some ACV and water in my spray bottle and spritz all over concentrating on the scalp. I also noticed that spraying my hair with the rinse works way better than the throw and catch method, IMO. I leave that for about an hour also under a shower cap and rinse out subsequently. Works like magic!

– Hot oil treatments
I heat one or two oils until it’s steaming hot – not scalding – allow it cool until I can stand the temperature, then apply on my scalp with an applicator bottle (or cotton wool in the absence of that) and leave it for about 30 mins to an hour under a shower cap.

– Black Tea rinse
I incorporate weekly tea rinses into my regimen also to prevent itchy scalp, excessive shedding and breakage. But when it’s at its peak, I either co-wash/shampoo my first, after which I use the pour and catch method of tea rinsing. Please read Just Grow Already blog to see how Jeni does this pour and catch method.

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