If you’re searching for some home remedies for an itchy scalp, look no further! I’ve rounded up eight simple and helpful home remedies that can help soothe and calm a dry, itchy scalp. Having an itchy scalp can be awkward, not to mention very uncomfortable. So if you’re looking for ways to save some money or just want to take a simpler route to getting relief, check out these helpful home remedies for an itchy scalp!
1. Baking Soda
One of the easiest remedies for an itchy scalp is to make a paste with baking soda and water. For best results, rub some olive oil on your scalp before you apply the baking soda and water. Then, make a thin paste by dissolving baking soda with water and applying it to your scalp. Leave the paste on for about 10-15 minutes then wash it all out.
2. Avocado & Banana
This next remedy is great for an itchy scalp but it also does wonders conditioning your hair! Dry scalps will love the nourishing and moisturizing properties of avocado and banana. Simply mash and mix two bananas and one avocado together. Apply it to your scalp and your hair if you want, leave on for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Another inexpensive and effective itchy scalp remedy is apple cider vinegar. Is there anything ACV can’t do?! Mix ¼ cup apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup water and pour it into a spray bottle. Spritz your hair with the mixture and massage it into your scalp. Put a towel around your head and wait 15 minutes before washing your hair out.
4. Witch Hazel
If you use witch hazel as a part of your skincare routine, you’ll be happy to know that you can also use it to calm and comfort an itchy scalp. Mix one part witch hazel with two parts distilled water and pour onto your scalp. Massage the mixture into your scalp and let it set for a few minutes before you wash and rinse it out.
5. Lemon Juice
Another really inexpensive and easy home remedy for an itchy scalp is to use lemon juice! Mix two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and massage it onto the scalp. Rinse your scalp out with water, then follow up by rinsing again with one cup of water and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Use daily until your symptoms subside but be careful, as lemon juice lightens dark hair. Also, this itchy scalp remedy isn’t recommended if you have broken skin as it can sting!
6. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is another versatile ingredient to many home remedies and it has been known to help relieve dry, itchy and flaky scalps. Grab about a ½ cup of baby shampoo and mix in 10-20 drops of Tea tree oil and use daily to shampoo your scalp and hair. You can also combine 2-3 drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of vegetable oil to massage into your scalp to help unblock hair follicles and relieve itch.
7. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is a great all-natural moisturizing treatment to relieve a dry scalp. Experts say that Jojoba oil’s molecular structure is closest to that of our own natural oil or sebum, so it makes for a great rejuvenating and hydrating treatment. Massage about a quarter size amount of Jojoba oil into your scalp for a few minutes and repeat once a week.
8. Aloe Vera
If you’re lucky enough to have an aloe vera plant nearby, you’ve got an awesome natural remedy you can use for a variety of things! Take an aloe vera leaf, cut it open to reveal the fleshy, gel-like substance and apply it directly to your scalp. You can leave it on your scalp for up to a half hour before you wash and rinse it out.
There are many ways you can treat an itchy scalp and now we know that we don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to get good results! If you’re sick of buying products that don’t do what they promise or are looking to take the more natural and eco-friendly route to relieving your itchy scalp, please try some of these easy home remedies out! Do you have any home remedies to share?