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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.
Only your scalp really knows.
We tend to forget that our scalp exists under that luscious halo.
That it's the health powerhouse for your hair.
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:
By the way:
If you're on medications that cause photosensitivity.
You're having lots of sun exposure.
You have no sun protection.
BOLD of you.
Really mean for your already-sensitive scalp skin.
Always research the side effects of even over-the-counter drugs.
Get into wide headbands, head scarves, or hats!
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.
Do your own research about the differences between dry scalp vs. dandruff.
Always seek medical attention where needed!
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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.
Water gets you pretty far.
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.
Create a rice water rinse.
A miracle beauty fluid in its own right:
You'll get anti-dandruff, anti-itch, and oil-control benefits.
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Up your shower game.
Your hair deserves an upgrade.
Stop washing your hair so damn much!
There's tons of benefits in scalp sebum.
You're likely scrubbing away all that goodness.
Most good hair days come from an oily hairstyle.
Use a DIY scalp treatment between washes.
In-between shampoo and conditioner.
End with a cold water rinse.
It's beyond amazing for your hair follicles.
Keep the hot water to a minimum.
Your skin will be A LOT less dry!
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.
When you're stressed:
Your body produces a hormone called cortisol.
This can be super irritating if you've got a sensitive scalp.
...people can lose their hair when they're stressed.
How do you stop heavy-handed cortisol?
Easier said than done:
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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!
You already know how much we heart moisturizing masks.
If you're partial to life's more simple pleasures:
Here are some 1-ingredient masks: