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A dry, itchy scalp can be brought on by stress, product buildup, change in temperature, or chronic skin conditions. The worst part is that a dry scalp often leaves you with embarassing white flakes. How do you get rid of a a dry, itchy scalp? Here are a few natural remedies & products to chase the dryness away.
Here are a few natural remedies & products to chase the dryness away.
Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo & Conditioner
One of my favorite YouTube vloggers mentioned this duo on her channel and I’ve been dying to try them for years. Problem is, we don’t live anywhere near a Trader Joe’s. My oh, so kind family member brought these babies back from out of town and my hubby & I have been hooked ever since!
Products containing tea tree tend to be heavily scented. The shampoo & conditioner are lighter in scent than most products designed to attack a dry scalp, but they still pack a punch.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The first time I heard this mentioned, I cringed. And I was extremely skeptical. How could something that smells so strong (and is often used as a marinade) be good for my scalp??
The first time I tried it, I had a scalp flare up from dermatisis and I felt instant relief. The ares of my scalp that I had scratched practically raw burned when the ACV touched it, but my scalp felt so clean afterwards.
I was worried about the smell, but after following up with my regular conditioner, the smell was a thing of the past.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree (aka melaleuca)oil has antibacterial properties that heal all kinds of scalp issues. Be sure to mix it with another carrier oil (like olive, jojoba, coconut, etc) to prevent your scalp from burning. The smell is VERY strong, so if you are sensitive to smell, you can add a few drops to your conditioner. You can leave it on your scalp as a deep conditioner for about 20 minutes, then rinse out.
The smell is VERY strong, so if you are sensitive to smell, you can add a few drops to your conditioner. You can leave it on your scalp as a deep conditioner for about 20 minutes, then rinse out.
Be careful not to get in your eyes. It burns like no other–and your eye will continue to tingle for hours.
Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner
If you’ve been following the blog awhile, then you know that this is hands down, this Mielle Organics conditioner is of my favorites. Not only does it do wonders for soothing a dry, itchy scalp, but it also doubles as a great leave in conditioner.
Cantu Apple Cider Vinegar Line
What I appreciate most about Cantu products is the affordability, availability & reliability. Their products will never break the bank & you can find them any & everywhere. When I heard they were coming out with an apple cider root relief line, I ran to my nearest CVS to score these products.
What I love most about these products is that they work on any hairstyle. If you happen to be wearing a protective style, the applicator tip makes it easy to get to your scalp. The tea tree & jojoba oil is pretty thick, so a little bit goes a long way. The only downside to this product is that it can be difficult to dispense, even with an applicator tip.
Carols Daughter Lisas Hair Elixir Fortifying Scalp Spray
Speaking of pricey, for the size, this one takes the cake. Other than conditioners, Carol’s Daughter products haven’t really worked for my hair until I tried this fortifying scalp spray.
If you don’t have time to wash & deep condition your hair and need to instant relief from the itch, grab this spray and apply directly to your scalp. What I love about the scalp spray is that it is formulated with lots of natural ingredients that you can pronounce like:
- Cedar Leaf Oil
- Rosemary Oil
- Camphor Oil
- Aloe Leaf Oil
- Lemon Extract
- Wheat Protein
- Soy Protein
- Spearmint Oil
What are some of your favorite home remedies or products that you use to combat chronic dry scalp issues??