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GET RID OF AN ITCHY SCALP WITH SIMPLE STEPS

An itchy scalp can make you feel very uncomfortable. It makes it harder to focus on other aspects of your life with that lingering ‘itch’. Not to mention the embarrassing situations it incurs. The most common causes of an itchy scalp are dandruff, hives, lice, scabies, nerve problems, and allergies. You can easily take care of these with the proper treatments. Here’s how.

 

Switch your Shampoo

Avoid shampoos containing Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) as it dries up your scalp and may cause redness and irritation. Similarly avoid silicone-based hair products as they may weigh down your hair and form a barrier on your skin and hair, rendering other ingredients unable to penetrate them. Avoid shampoos that contain SLS and methicone.

Rinse your hair well

Make sure to wash your hair properly after you’re done with a shampoo and conditioner session. Use cool water to rinse your hair properly and make sure your hair is properly cleansed of the hair products.

Avoid glue

Make sure to avoid hair products that contain glue or resin-type ingredients. They’re hard to wash off, thus often end up suffocating your scalp.

Oil up
“As with the skin on any other part of the body, a dry, tight feeling can be due to a lack of moisture and oils, both in your diet and applied topically,” says world-leading Harley Street trichologist, Sara Allison. Eat plenty of healthy fats like nuts, avocados and oily fish. You may also consider moisturizing masks or oil treatments for your scalp and hair.

Brush your hair

Brushing helps you avoid dandruff. You should regularly brush your hair and scalp, as it assists in shedding dead skin cells. Brushing also greatly improves blood circulation in the scalp and hair follicles, thus ensuring a healthy scalp and hair.

 

Exfoliate

It is a good idea to exfoliate your scalp once a week, since this helps shed dead cells and removes oil from your scalp. Scalp exfoliation is usually performed on wet hair, following a shampoo session. You may apply a scalp scrub using a brush, exfoliation gloves or even your fingers. In case of a physical exfoliant, you’re advised to rub it in a gentle, circular motion. Make sure not to exfoliate too frequently as it may cause your scalp to over-produce oil.

If you follow these steps, you’ll get rid of the itchiness and avoid those embarrassing situations in no time.

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