Do you have a dry, itchy scalp? Do you struggle with discomfort even when you use “good” shampoo? Natural home remedies like this home remedy for itchy scalp can help soothe and relieve discomfort.
There is a really easy solution and a great home remedy for itchy scalp! I used to use just baking soda mixed with my sulfate-free shampoo (see the list), which would soothe my scalp for a few hours, only to have the itchiness return before my next washing. Recently I started mixing lavender essential oil into the baking soda and shampoo and letting it sit on my head for a few minutes before rinsing. I am finally found relief! I can go to each shampoo without the uncomfortable itch and burning that accompanies dry scalp.
According to Top 10 Home Remedies, baking soda helps relieve itching by exfoliating the scalp and controlling dandruff caused by overactive fungi.
Well Water Effects on Scalp
While well water is fine for drinking, it can cause many problems for your hair, scalp and skin including:
- Hair feels dry or damaged
- Hair is resistant to color/highlighting, perming or relaxing/straightening
- Hair is discolored by iron build-up (orange or rust color)
- Hair is discolored by copper build-up (blondes tint green, dark hair darkens)
- Hair lacks body and shine
- Hair is thinning or breaking
- Color fades too quickly
- Scalp is flaking, itching or inflamed
- Scalp is dry
- Symptoms of Dandruff/Eczema on scalp
When properly applied to hair or scalp, lavender oil does not only hydrate or moisturize, but it provides nourishment as well.
Home Remedy for Dry Itchy Scalp
Here is my home remedy for itchy scalp, and if you need help finding the best
1-2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sulfate-free shampoo
Mix together in a cup or in the palm of your hand and rub into scalp with your fingertips. Let sit for 5 minutes then rinse. Follow up with a sulfate-free conditioner.
Hot Oil Treatment to Condition
You can also make a hot oil treatment for your hair by mixing 15 drops of lavender essential oil with 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil and heat for a minute. Let cool and apply to hair for about 15 minutes, then rinse and shampoo as usual.
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Another bonus of using lavender oil in your bathing routine is that it helps prevent LICE! These gross insects do not like the smell of lavender.
Lavender oil helps to regulate blood circulation in the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth.