The top layer of the skin on your scalp keeps shedding and getting renewed constantly resulting in dandruff. Dandruff become visibly clear as your hair traps the scaling skin. Besides dandruff, a good number of people struggle with an itchy scalp. This happens regardless of whether the skin is scaling or not and it is common among middle-aged people for no apparent reason. The most logic and usual reaction to itchy scalp is scratching, which leaves sores and scratched marks.
There is a direct relationship between an itchy scalp and dandruff, as the latter can cause the former. So how do you treat itchy scalp and dandruff? Luckily there are a number of amazing home treatments for dandruff and itchy scalp,which mostly requires ingredients found in your kitchen.
Read on to learn about 4 homemade treatments that will help you get rid of these two frustrating hair problems.
1. Warm olive oil
Application of the right portions of warm olive oil should help you get rid of your hair and scalp blues. Ensure that you use mildly warm olive oil in the same way you normally use your regular deep conditioner. Massage it onto your scalp thoroughly and allow it to sit in your hair for at least 30 minutes and beyond, as long as you possibly can. Later on, rinse the olive oil thoroughly from your hair to remove it completely.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar operates in the same manner as a leave-in conditioner cure for dandruff and itchy scalp. Wash your hair first and then dilute apple cider vinegar with water at the ration of 2:1 and then saturate your hair into the solution. You do not have to rinse off the moisture, just leave it on your hair and scalp.
3. Aloe Vera juice
Juice made from Aloe Vera is also very good for treating dry and itchy scalp as it helps in moisturizing both the hair and scalp. Do your search well to ensure that you get the type of Aloe Vera that contains no sugar. After preparing the juice, a single teaspoon applied onto your scalp should be effective. Do so and leave it in for as long as you want before cleaning your head.
4. Yogurt and egg
This is a natural remedy for dry scalp. Wash your hair first and then massage some fresh plain yogurt onto your scalp and then allow it to rest on your head for at least 10 minutes before washing it off. If your scalp is too dry, you may want to consider adding a whisked egg to the fresh yogurt before applying it and allowing it to sit a bit longer in your hair. Finally, ensure that you thoroughly rinse all of the formula from your hair.