Sunday, December 2, 2018

Does your scalp itch? 5 natural remedies to calm it down

Occasionally itching of the scalp can be due to an excess of dryness that we can alleviate quickly and easily with a natural moisturizing treatment.
People who suffer from itching in any part of the body know how distressing it can be.  In this sense, the itching on the scalp is quite frequent, since it can be related to different causes.

Itchy scalp

We can all be bitten at some time by the scalp.  However, when this discomfort becomes continuous and we even cause irritation, it is time to analyze what is happening in this part of the body .
  • In many cases, the cause is an excess of dryness.When scratching, we can see small white spots on the clothes.  We should not confuse them with dandruff , which has a more oily and yellowish texture .  In this case, we have a scaling of the scalp, which invites us to review the type of shampoo we use and to provide more hydration through masks.
  • In other cases we may have some type of eczema.  This will be confirmed if there is some type of relief or different color on the scalp.  The usual thing is that the area is inflamed and a little red.  There can also be small wounds.
  • Nor should we rule out that our hair is reacting to some type of hair product .  Most of the shampoos and other hair products contain alcohol, silicones, sulfates, parabens, etc. These dry and damage our hair progressively.

Remedies to soothe the scalp

1.  Egg yolk



If we are clear that the cause of our itching is dryness on the scalp we can try a simple home remedy.  We just have to wash our hair with egg yolk.  This food is very nutritious, rich in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals .  Depending on the amount of hair , maybe we should use up to 2 or 3 buds.
Although it surprises us, the egg yolk can work as a shampoo.  However, many people feel that they need a cleaner product.  In that case, we can mix the egg yolk with our shampoo or apply it as a pre-washed mask.

2.  Shampoo with mint oil

If we want a quick solution that gives us relief without stopping using our shampoo we can resort to the essential oil of mint .  This essence, that we will have to use in a small amount so that it does not irritate the scalp anymore, makes us feel a great freshness while having anti-inflammatory effects .
  • We can add to our shampoo 5 drops of this oil per 100 ml of product.
  • In addition, at the same time that we calm the itch, this oil activates circulation, regulates excess sebum, fights infections and prevents hair loss.

3.  Calendula infusion

The calendula is one of the most popular medicinal plants to soothe different types of skin irritations and inflammations and capillaries .  We can acquire it in extract, tincture, cream, etc. Today we can also find soft shampoos based on this flower.
In this case, to relieve the itching on the scalp we can prepare an infusion of calendula.  We just have to use it as a conditioner.  That is, after the shampoo and without rinsing after the hair.

4.  Mask of aloe and chamomile



An option to immediately relieve the scalp is to prepare a mask based on soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients.  In this case, we opted for aloe vera gel and chamomile.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (45 ml)
  • 7 drops of chamomile essential oil or 1 tablespoon of chamomile extract (15 ml)

Preparation and application

  • Mix both ingredients well.
  • Apply by the scalp dry.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes and wash.

5.  Coconut oil and tea tree

It is possible that the origin of our itching is an eczema or any infectious cutaneous problem.  In this case we can resort to two miraculous ingredients to combat all kinds of fungi and bacteria : coconut oil and tea tree essential oil.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil (45 ml)
  • 7 drops of tea tree essential oil

Preparation  and application:

  • Mix both ingredients.  Keep in mind that tea tree essential oil can be irritating in sensitive areas.
  • Apply on the entire scalp before going to bed and leave on all night.
  • In the morning, wash our hair as usual.

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