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Soothing Home Remedies For Itchy Scalp. Relief From Irritation & DIY Dandruff Treatment With Essential Oils

Updated on July 5, 2018

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Itchy Scalp Treatments: Using A Natural Home Remedy For Itchy Scalp Conditions

Your hair can be a pain in the butt on the best of days, without having to deal with the embarrassing and extremely annoying and far too frequent occurrence of scalp conditions like dandruff, eczema, scalp infections or a nasty itchy red scalp rash.

Do you have to deal with :

  • An itchy scalp that flakes easily, or is your scalp dry with redness and rashes that makes you want to hide under a hat?
  • Constantly finding yourself picking at & trying not to scratch your head?
  • An oily scalp with hair that is limp and lifeless, taking a hit to your self confidence?
  • Always finding those annoying dandruff flakes on your clothes?
  • The occurrence of a fungal infection on your scalp that may develop in to lesions or scalp sores?
  • Hair loss & patches on your scalp to just thinning hair?

No one should have to put up with these kind of problems on a day to day basis.

Normally a persons first instinct is to pick up a product from the store shelf or from your local doctor.

After all they all seem to offer scalp treatments that promise you the relief from itchy or dry scalp conditions.

Yes, it does sound all very appealing as a solution, unless you knew what the fine print on labels actually meant? Look on most shampoo bottles and you'll find some kind of sulphate.

Not only do the ingredients come across like reading a foreign language but when they include the number of the Poison Control Center on them just incase you accidentally swallow some of the shampoo, it should be a red flag.

The array of warning labels printed nicely along the back of the bottle … don't really leave you feeling confident about the great effects it has on your scalp but rather - might instead bring the term “Emergency room” to mind.

What most people don't know is that several chemicals, especially SLS's (sodium lauryl or laureth sulphates), strip the natural oils from the skin and even corrode it, along with your eye membranes (sounds appealing doesn’t it?). They may also cause scalp irritation and sensitivities.

Have you also noticed that your hair has been thinning? Well hair follicle damage is another little known but very common symptom of these chemicals.

So stop for a second and think...what damage are you unknowingly doing to your hair and scalp by using products that might be causing your dandruff and itchy scalp (and probably are).

So where exactly does the problem lie? Most commercial shampoos & scalp treatments are designed to meet people's "sensory" expectations, offering you and instant relief and the illusion that they are doing the job they are intended for.

For example many conditioners use the adding of silicone to induce an artificial shine. It may offer a temporary aesthetic appeal but really they are just creating long term problems that can be a total pain in the butt.

Your Shampoos Can Be Irritating (Even Antidandruff Ones)

So What Do You Expect From Your Shampoo?

  • For it to foam up nicely with lots of bubbles
  • To leave your hair with a pleasant scent
  • To take all of that so-called “nasty” oiliness out of your hair
  • Or just to make your hair feel clean and healthy

Well fair enough, I think that isn’t much to ask for is it?

Would you still trust your shampoo if it was missing these factors?

Hate to break it to you but, 90% of commercial shampoos achieve that lovely foaming effect that we all look for, using the equivalent of engine degreasers to strip out not only dirt and grime but also valuable natural oils that your scalp needs to maintain it's balance and protect against unwanted bacteria like dandruff causing micro-organisms.

Yes your scalp does actually need natural oils. Those oils are produced by your scalp for a reason, because without them your body has no natural defence. Your scalp needs to maintain a natural PH balance that if disturbed - can develop into a dry, itchy irritated scalp (not too appealing is it?).

So using products that take away those natural oils will leave your scalp at a significant disadvantage. Don’t panic just yet, the good news is that there are many alternatives to those toxic, supermarket products, natural remedies you can use with moisturising oils and natural powerful alternatives to heal & reverse any scalp problem.

How natural hair remedies work is by restoring your scalp and hair balance back to the way it should be and leave your head free of worry. Lucky for us it is possible to easily repair follicle and damage - and boost hair growth using your own home remedies for follicle and cell regeneration.

You can also replace all of the artificial aromas that are added to commercial shampoos, it’s alarming the huge percentage of people who are mildly to severely averse or allergic to artificial scents and don't even know it.

I’m guessing your head is now full with all this new information that leaves you fretting about all the damage you may have already caused to you hair (that was my initial reaction as well), but don’t stress out you can repair your scalp and put a stop to the damage.

Non Toxic Sulphate Free Shampoos

So what non toxic itchy scalp treatments and natural dandruff scalp remedies can help?

Well there are many non toxic shampoos which are nourishing and conditioning while still giving you that always pleasing "foam effect", not to mention that they smell divine thanks to the addition of the natural oils they contain.

So yes, you do have a choice and it does NOT have to leave you cringing every time you look at your bank balance. In fact most of them are less than your average treatments, you just have to know what to look for.

Finally what we have all been waiting for those magical natural oils for treating your scalp. Here are just some of my favorite natural oils you can use for hair & scalp treatments.

Natural Ingredients For Itchy Scalp, Dandruff and Scalp Pimples

Essential Oil, Carrier Oil Or Other
Benefit for scalp and hair
Perfect ingredient to help hair growth.
Giving your natural highlights and giving your hair more body and thickness.
Clary sage:
Works as a great treatment to help fight off dandruff.
Coconut Oil:
A natural antibacterial agent, it helps to wipe out scalp pimples and dandruff. Also soothes itching especially when combined with other ingredients. Also a fantastic hair conditioner and UV protectant.
Ginger, Rosemary and peppermint:
If you’re struggling with thinning hair, this mix is a great treatment for improvement in hair growth.
Is excellent as a scalp moisturiser and helps to rebalance sebum.
Helps prevent itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!
Gives golden highlights as well as a great treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and under active sebaceous glands.
Perfect for treating dry scalp problems along with dandruff, lice, and under active sebaceous glands.
Neem Oil:
Soothing, antibacterial and healing for skin and scalp. Kills dandruff bacteria.
Excellent dandruff treatment.
Use to thicken hair as well as soothing your itchy scalp.
Works as a dandruff treatment and promotes hair growth.
Tea Tree:
Is a great oily hair treatment, which is perfect for treating dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and under active sebaceous glands. Tea Tree enlivens the scalp and help treat the cells and follicles.
Works both as a oily hair treatment and for fighting off dandruff.

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Soothing Scalp Remedies For Itching Irritated Scalp

Here are some wonderful alternatives for commercial dandruff and itchy scalp products. They are low cost and very effective for relief within minutes and a long term solution for eliminating dandruff bacteria.

Some remedies for itchy scalp....

Home Remedy For A Dry Itchy Scalp:

  1. Take a cup of oatmeal and soak it in water for 20 mins.
  2. Squish around then drain the liquid out keeping the liquid and throwing away the flakes.
  3. Add 6 drops lavender oil or leaves and flowers soaked in hot water
  4. Add 6 drops rosemary or leaves and stalks steeped in liquid
  5. Mix the liquids together and apply to scalp.
  6. Use soothing and calming chamomile tea as an optional extra with the rosemary and lavender if you wish.

Soothing Itch Relief And Anti Inflammatory Sore Scalp Remedy:

  1. Mix together 1 teaspoon of Neem oil (anti-fungal itch relief).
  2. 1 teaspoon Tea Tree oil (also antifungal)
  3. 7 drops of Rosemary oil
  4. 7 drops of Lavender oil.
  5. Mix with 3 tablespoons of carrier oils, Almond, Olive or Coconut oil
  6. Apply to an itchy scalp every day.

Garden Itchy Scalp Remedy:

  1. ⅓ cup chopped Rosemary.
  2. 1 teaspoon chopped ginger.
  3. Steep in 3 tea bags of Chamomile tea.
  4. Boil in pot gently for ten minutes, strain out leaves and ginger.
  5. Allow to cool and apply to scalp. For thinning hair add some basil leaves too.
  6. Use the liquid to rinse through your hair, for a calming anti inflammatory effect.

Natural Remedies For Scalp

Have Fun With Your Scalp And Hair Treatments

There are hundreds of ideas you can adapt to make excellent scalp treatments from dandruff to scalp infections like scalp sores & psoriasis.

These remedies combined with the understanding about how to avoid chemical sensitivity based conditions will free you from having to deal with itching, dryness and allow you to grow fabulously thick, shiny beautiful hair.

So have fun giving your hair and scalp a treat, using the many natural gifts from nature that are right under our noses! There are many shampoos that do not contain sulphates or other irritating ingredients like those (some are below).

It is always a good idea to use shampoos and conditioners that contain nourishing and soothing ingredients like soothing scalp remedy shampoo, containing all the good healing ingredients and none of the bad ones.

Also check out more remedies (and the ones listed here) in Beautiful Hair & Healthy Scalp Secrets And Remedies....I had itchy scalp and scalp pimples for years - what I learned in this book fixed the problem for good and I haven't had an issue since! I also love the Soothing Scalp Remedy products I have added further up this page. They leave my hair feeling soft and silky without any of the nasties and they smell good too :)

Beautiful Hair Healthy Scalp Secrets & Remedies: Itchy Scalp & Dandruff Causes Explained & Natural Remedies To Soothe & Heal

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      4 years ago from Germany

      This is a good and useful informative hub with loads of tips. Thanks for sharing.


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