Calm an itchy scalp

Stabroek News Sunday - - HOLLYWOOD NATTER -

An itchy scalp can be an­noy­ing and em­bar­rass­ing. If you’re fre­quently scratch­ing your scalp, then it could be more than just reg­u­lar dan­druff. There are var­i­ous other fac­tors that can cause an itchy scalp like ring­worm, bac­te­rial in­fec­tion or dry­ness among oth­ers.

You can spend a lot of money try­ing var­i­ous hair prod­ucts to cure this prob­lem. How­ever, there are a few sim­ple home reme­dies can pos­si­bly help you get rid of that itchy scalp.

1. Bak­ing Soda: Bak­ing soda has both anti-fun­gal and an­tibac­te­rial prop­er­ties that help to kill bac­te­ria that cause in­fec­tion, or itch­i­ness. All you need is 2-3 ta­ble­spoons of bak­ing soda and wa­ter. Mix it un­til the con­sis­tency is a thick paste and then spread it over your scalp. Af­ter 15 min­utes, wash your hair with a reg­u­lar sham­poo.

2. Olive Oil: It has anti-in­flam­ma­tory and skin pro­tect­ing agents which help in heal­ing itch­i­ness or in­fec­tion on scalp. Heat or­ganic olive oil for around 7 sec­onds in mi­crowave and ap­ply it all over your head. Leave it overnight and rinse in the morn­ing. Re­peat twice a week for bet­ter re­sults.

3. Tea Tree oil: Tea tree oil has anti-fun­gal and anti-bac­te­rial prop­er­ties which help in treat­ing the itch­i­ness by mois­tur­iz­ing and nour­ish­ing the scalp. Mix 5-7 drops of tea tree oil with 5-7 drops of olive or co­conut oil and ap­ply di­rectly to the scalp. Mas­sage thor­oughly for few min­utes and leave on overnight.

4. Co­conut Oil: Co­conut is loaded with anti-fun­gal prop­er­ties that can treat itch­i­ness and fun­gal in­fec­tions. Oil­ing the hair with co­conut oil can help bal­ance mois­ture. Take the co­conut oil and warm it for 10 sec­onds. Ap­ply all over your head and let it to stay for at least 15 min­utes.

5. Aloe Vera: Aloe vera gel is a nat­u­ral mois­tur­izer and helps in treat­ing an itchy scalp be­cause of its anti-mi­cro­bial and sooth­ing prop­er­ties. Ap­ply or­ganic aloe vera gel di­rectly to your scalp. Leave it for 15-20 min­utes, then wash with luke­warm wa­ter. Re­peat twice a week for bet­ter re­sults. (eHow)

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