Itchy scalp is a common skin condition, often caused by increased levels of dandruff. Scratching our scalp in stress is a quite common but embarrassing habit. But think about the discomfort, embarrassment and frustration caused by continuously scratching your itchy scalp in public. It’s not only the discomfort and embarrassment that an itchy scalp causes. There are several other problems as well associated with this skin condition, and at the top of the list of hair loss. Yes, increased level of dandruff is the most common cause of itchy scalp, and the relationship between dandruff and hair loss is age-old. Other causes of itchy scalp include poor hair care, excessive sebaceous secretions, fungal infection, dry scalp and anxiety.
If you are also struggling with itchy scalp and it is causing excessive hair loss as well then don’t worry. There are numerous natural remedies as well as medical treatments for itchy scalp hair loss. Some of them are listed below:
Natural Remedies for Itchy Scalp Hair Loss
Tea Tree oil:
Tea tree oil is known for its amazing anti-fungal properties. So if fungal infection is the root cause, address it with tea tree oil massaging. Dilute tea tree oil by adding a few drops of it to one tablespoon of your favorite vegetable oil and massage it onto your scalp regularly for a week or two to see signs of improvement.
You can also use this oil for making a conditioning shampoo. Add 15 to 20 drops of organic tea tree oil in half cup of baby shampoo and use this for washing your scalp daily until you see any signs of improvement.
Aloe Vera Gel:
Aloe Vera is a powerful natural moisturizer. If dry scalp or dandruff is the underlying cause, hydrate your scalp skin with aloe gel and soothe out the itchiness. Squeeze some fresh aloe gel and spread it thoroughly over the entire scalp using your finger tips. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off with normal water and mild shampoo. If you don’t have access to fresh gel, you can purchase it from nearest herbal store.
Coconut Oil Massage:
Coconut oil is also a very good natural moisturizer. Applying coconut oil on the scalp creates a barrier between your skin and air, thus helps the skin to retain its moisture content. Rub some coconut oil onto your scalp before shampooing your hair and leave it on for 25 to 30 minutes and then wash off with a mild, perfume free shampoo. Repeat this thrice a week to see results. Alternatively, you can also add lukewarm coconut oil to shampoo before washing your head.
Shampoos and Conditioners:
There is a wide range of anti-dandruff shampoos and conditioners available in the market to help treat itchy scalp hair loss caused by dandruff, excess sebaceous secretions and dry scalp. These anti-hair fall shampoos generally contain active ingredients selenium sulfide, tar, salicylic acid and Zinc pyrthione etc. consult your dermatologist to determine which one will be best for you.
Creams and Lotions:
Various over the counter as well as prescription creams and lotions can also be used for treating itchy scalp hair loss. Cortisone-based creams of varying strength are most commonly used treating fungal hair loss. You can buy these creams without prescription. However, it is always recommended to consult your dermatologist before starting any treatment. He will first assess your condition and then recommend you the right combination of treatments to eliminate the symptoms effectively and instantly.
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