Here are the top 5 home remedies for an itchy scalp.
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil, with its powerful natural anti-fungal, anti-inflammation & antibacterial properties, can be used to treat itchy scalp. You can use tea tree oil in various ways, for instance:
You can add 10 to 20 drops of tea tree oil to one-half cup of baby shampoo and use it daily until the condition of your scalp improves. Another option is to dilute 2 or 3 drops of tea tree oil in one tablespoon of vegetable oil and massage the mixture onto your scalp. With regular use, this remedy will heal a dry, itchy scalp within a week or two.
2. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice will help treat an itchy & dry scalp because of its antiseptic properties. It is particularly useful when dealing with dandruff.
You can simply apply fresh lemon juice thoroughly on the scalp. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then shampoo your hair. If you do not have dandruff, dilute the lemon juice in water.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has powerful anti-inflammation properties that help kill the yeast and virus that can cause itchy scalp.
Rinse your hair and scalp with water and allow it to dry. Mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Apply this mixture directly onto your scalp with the help of cotton balls. Spray it on your scalp. After few minutes, shampoo with normal water. Follow this remedy once or twice a week.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera gel contains moisturizing properties, which may relieve excessive dryness and itching. If fresh aloe Vera gel is not available, you can purchase the gel.
Spread some fresh aloe Vera gel onto your scalp using your fingers. Allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
5. Baking Soda
Make a paste with baking soda and water and apply it directly onto your scalp. For best results, rub some olive oil on your scalp before applying the baking soda paste. Allow it to soak into your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse well with water.