If your scalp is prone to constant itching, you’re not by yourself. Although there are some medical reasons why people experience an itchy scalp, there are other reasons why it can become irritated, too. If you’re looking for a way to alleviate the itching, here are six things that can help.
Use honey or products that include it.
It’s no secret that honey is great at combating allergies, but did you know that it works well with relieving itchy scalp, too? Honey has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties which can help with alleviating dandruff and other scalp conditions. It is also good at helping with locking in and balancing moisture. Finding products that include this ingredient can help with your itchy scalp. Both our Seal It Up — Hydrating Sealing Butter and Butter Crème — Intensive Moisture Sealant include honey in their ingredients.
Peppermint oil can help, too.
One ingredient that shouldn’t be surprising to use to combat an itchy scalp should be that of peppermint oil. For years, those in the natural hair community have been using products with peppermint oil or peppermint oil, in general, to help relieve a dry or itchy scalp and that is because it naturally soothes inflammation. And just like honey, it hosts natural antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Coconut oil can be extremely helpful.
If coconut oil seems like a one-stop-shop for naturals, you’re absolutely right. For an itchy scalp particularly though, coconut oil is a natural antifungal and antimicrobial and can be used to treat and prevent different infections. Most known for its moisturizing properties, if you’re suffering from a dry scalp, this oil can definitely help. Aunt Jackie’s Coconut Crème Collection is a perfect place to start for relief from an itchy scalp.
Give jojoba oil a try.
If you’ve never used jojoba oil, you’ll definitely want to add it to your routine to get rid of an itchy scalp. The oil is known to be the oil closest to the natural oil (sebum) that the scalp produces. It’s also very lightweight. Try applying our Soft All Over — Multi-purpose oil (which includes jojoba oil) the next time you have an itchy scalp.
If you love avocado, you’ll want to try it out on your scalp next.
Avocado isn’t just a great topping for toast; it can help relieve your itchy scalp, too. Not only does it contain a high amount of antioxidants, potassium, B6 and vitamin C, but it also includes fatty acids that help with moisturizing and providing strength to damaged hair. Our Purify Me — Moisturizing Co-Wash Cleanser and Balance — Grapeseed & Avocado oil are both great to add into your routine.
Wash your hair and condition regularly.
Though this may be a no brainer, washing your hair and conditioning it regularly can help with alleviating an itchy scalp. Between sweat, dirt and product buildup, your hair can definitely get extremely dirty and as a result, you can develop an itchy scalp. It’s important to wash your hair regularly with a good shampoo — like the Oh So Clean — Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo — and follow up with a conditioner like our In Control — Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner.