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How to Stop Scalp Itching: 5 Actually Easy Ways

Got an itch you're looking to scratch?

No...

Like an actual itch.

You'd be surprised:

So many people suffer from an itchy scalp.

And;

Even more wanna know how to relieve scalp itching at-home.

It doesn't have to go on for months to be annoying.

Or cause for remedy.

Occasional scalp itchiness can really leave you wondering:

Is this bad?

We'll dive into the simpler reasons for occasional scalp itching.

But, also:

The causes of that more terrible, incessant, and constant...

~*ITCH*~

And!

Don't worry.

We won't leave you there.

Here's 5 easy tips on how to stop scalp itching too.

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What causes an itchy scalp?

Good question.

Usually;

Only your scalp really knows.

We tend to forget that our scalp exists under that luscious halo.

And:

That it's the health powerhouse for your hair.

Anything from:

Your diet;

The ingredients in your hair products;

Stress;

Etc!

Can all be reasons why your hands are creeping up to relieve your scalp so often.

Think of it like this:

An itch is just your scalp reminding you to stop whatever THAT is.

Use the process of elimination to sort what you've got.

And slowly remove;

(Or be extra mindful of)

These potential scalp itching reasons.

Here's what might be causing scalp itchiness:

  1. Dry skin: A likely cause, but often not the only one
  2. Dandruff: And there's various reasons for that too (see here)
  3. Stress: It causes more than just that sweaty, uneasy feeling
  4. Photosensitizing medications: Antihistamines, Accutane, and SSRIs are just a few meds that may be causing skin reactions
  5. Lice: Don't fret, most itches aren't lice (but it's not off the table)
  6. Sunburn: if you're not a hat person, this is the fastest way to get an itchy scalp

By the way:

If you're on medications that cause photosensitivity.

PLUS:

You're having lots of sun exposure.

AND:

You have no sun protection.

That's 1:

BOLD of you.

And 2:

Really mean for your already-sensitive scalp skin.

So, please:

Always research the side effects of even over-the-counter drugs.

Grab a UV-protectant scalp product like this, this, or this.

Get into wide headbands, head scarves, or hats!

Read next: Here's Why Your Scalp is Sore or Feels Like It's Burning

 

How to Relieve an Itchy Scalp

If you're starting to believe you have an itchy scalp caused by dandruff;

Or a skin condition:

Like psoriasis or eczema.

It could require something more than a tweak to your routine.

Implement these itchy scalp DIY remedies.

But also;

Do your own research about the differences between dry scalp vs. dandruff.

And;

Always seek medical attention where needed!

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Itchy Scalp Remedy 1

Fluids are your friend.

It's the age old top of our to-do list:

Drink lots of water to stay hydrated.

This is also just amazing for other skin, body, and brain functions.

Seriously:

Water gets you pretty far.

But, also!

You can use benefit-packed liquids directly on your scalp.

Use aloe vera juice for moisturizing and soothing relief.

Apple cider vinegar for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Or:

Create a rice water rinse.

A miracle beauty fluid in its own right:

You'll get anti-dandruff, anti-itch, and oil-control benefits.

Read next: The Causes of Oily Hair and How to Fix it

 

Itchy Scalp Remedy 2

Up your shower game.

It's 2021.

Your hair deserves an upgrade.

First:

Stop washing your hair so damn much!

There's tons of benefits in scalp sebum.

And;

You're likely scrubbing away all that goodness.

Plus!

Most good hair days come from an oily hairstyle.

Secondly:

Use a DIY scalp treatment between washes.

Or;

In-between shampoo and conditioner.

Thirdly:

End with a cold water rinse.

It's beyond amazing for your hair follicles.

And scalp!

Keep the hot water to a minimum.

Hard.

We know.

But!

Your skin will be A LOT less dry!

All over.

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brown bubble ponytail with relieved itchy scalp

Wearing The THICK Halo in col. #4

Itchy Scalp Remedy 3

Opt-in those essential oils.

You can add these to hair masks;

Use them in a scalp exfoliation session;

You can apply some oils directly to your scalp;

Or just drop some in your shower products.

In any case:

These are the big secret in how to relieve an itchy scalp.

Go for:

  • Tea tree oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Lemongrass oil
  • Rose geranium oil

 

high blonde ponytail without cause for scalp itchiness

Wearing The MEDIUM Halo in col. #20c

Itchy Scalp Remedy 4

When you're stressed:

Your body produces a hormone called cortisol.

And;

This can be super irritating if you've got a sensitive scalp.

So irritating...

...people can lose their hair when they're stressed.

But;

How do you stop heavy-handed cortisol?

Easier said than done:

Stress less.

  • Make time to find calm in your day
  • Take a long bath or long walk
  • Talk it out and vent with someone
  • Incorporate aromatherapy into your work space (i.e. lavender oil)
  • Do deep breathing exercises
  • Try to meditate for 30 minutes per day

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Itchy Scalp Remedy 5

Use common household moisturizing ingredients!

You don't have to go far;

To find out how to stop scalp itching.

You likely have relief waiting for you;

Less than a room away!

So:

You already know how much we heart moisturizing masks.

But;

If you're partial to life's more simple pleasures:

Here are some 1-ingredient masks:

  1. Warm olive oil (~ahhhh)
  2. Crushed avocado
  3. Colloidal oatmeal (this is different than your breakfast oats, but those are moisturizing too).
  4. Smashed banana
  5. Room-temperature coconut oil

 

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