We all hate it when the scalp is itchy and you have to keep on patting your head to relieve the itchiness. Itchiness can be due to heat and it can also result from a dry and cracked scalp. Luckily, nature has gifted us with so many remedies for different conditions.
If you prefer not to use harsh chemical products to treat your itchy scalp, then you can try these natural tips to relieve the itchiness:
1. Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
For many years, ACV has been used as a remedy for different conditions and an itchy scalp is just one of them. You will first need to test it on a part of your skin before using it on your scalp to feel if it burns. If it does, you may need to dilute it with water in the ratio 1.1. Using a spray bottle, spray it on your scalp several times a week and the itchiness will be gone.
2. Baking soda
If you don’t already have baking soda in your kitchen, it’s time you got it. It has endless household uses and turns out that apart from using it as a stain remover, it also helps in relieving an itchy scalp. Make a paste using baking soda and water then apply on your scalp. Leave it for some minutes before rinsing out.
3. Coconut oil
As earlier said, one of the reasons why your scalp becomes itchy is due to dryness. To get rid of the itchiness, try moisturizing your scalp with coconut oil. Heat the oil, apply it on your scalp and hair, then massage your scalp deeply to make sure it absorbs the oil. Apart from relieving the itchiness, coconut oil also helps in getting rid of the bacteria that causes itchiness.
Olive oil and tea tree oil can also get the job done.
4. Lemon juice
Lemon juice has antibacterial properties that help in putting at bay the bacteria causing itchiness on your scalp. Squeeze some juice from fresh lemons and use cotton balls to apply on the itchy parts of your scalp. Leave it for about ten minutes then rinse it off.
Be careful not to use too much lemon juice as it may affect your hair colour.