6 Practical Do’s and Don’ts of Soothing An Itchy Scalp

An itchy scalp can be really frustrating. Scalp problems can affect your self confidence, and even interfere with your daily activities. There are countless itchy scalp remedies out there. But did you know that some of these methods can be harmful to the hair and scalp?

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When it comes to relieving an itchy scalp, it’s important to be aware of what you should and should not do. In this article, I will share 6 practical do’s and don’ts of soothing an itchy scalp. 

1. Do NOT use petroleum based products

The feeling of greasing your scalp can be nostalgic for some people. Many of us had our scalps greased with petroleum based products as children, and it can temporarily ease the feeling of a dry scalp.

But all this is doing is coating the scalp. If you regularly apply heavy grease products with petroleum to the scalp, it will only make itching and irritation worse over time.

These types of products act as a barrier and block anything from entering or exiting. This means that any dirt, sweat, or dead skin cells will be trapped on your scalp. On top of that, water will be unable to penetrate the layer of grease, and your scalp will become increasingly dry.

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2. Use Natural Products Formulated Especially For an Itchy Scalp

The right products can make all the difference when it comes to soothing an itchy scalp. Instead of using heavy, petroleum based products, try using a light, all natural oil with ingredients like peppermint, tea tree oil, and jojoba. These ingredients give a cooling sensation, kill itch-causing fungus, replenish moisturize, and can help balance the pH level for an itch-free, healthy scalp. 

If your scalp itches in between washes, you can spray it with a tingling scalp mist. Scalp sprays provide fast itch relief and a boost of moisture to the scalp without weighing the hair down or ruining your style. 

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Brandelyn Green is the Founder of VoiceOfHair, a platform to help women of color find the best hair care products, regimens and hairstyles! Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 1MM+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find the best products, hairstylists, advice and trends.
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