People always find it utterly uncomfortable when it comes to itchy scalps. However, hardly do they know the main causes of this symptom or what ways to cure this. By going deeper into the causes and effects of this symptom, we would like to provide you some simple methods to avoid an itchy scalp.
CAUSES AND EFFECTS
Itchy and scaly scalp often happen when your head is too dry or too oily; it will get even worse in summer months when the weather becomes extremely hot yet very wet. This is one of the most common causes of itchy scalps; however, it is also the easiest to deal with. Another reason for itchy scalp might be your allergic reaction to hair care products (shampoos, conditioners, hair dye products, etc.). This means it is high time you paid more attention to the products you’re using and to your hair care routines. Pityrosporum, also known as Malassezia, might be one possible factor causing your head itching. When experiencing Malassezia you may get intense itchy rashes, which is quite a severe symptom that requires qualified dermatologists’ prescription. In short, all the conditions stated above would cause your scalp itchy and aggravated, not to mention the severity of each condition.
HOW TO PREVENT/CURE
It would be much easier to find an appropriate way to cure your itchy scalp once you discover the reason behind it. In this post, we would like to recommend to you some simple methods that you may find helpful.
- Change your hair care routines
The easiest way to heal your scalp is to change your hair care routines. Try to alternate two or more type of shampoos developed for itchy and scaly hair. You may ask for experts’ suggestion to most suitable products for your hair types and make sure to follow the instructions of the experts or on the products. However, it is important to make sure that you rinse your hair carefully as leaving shampoo on your hair could also irritate your scalp. Consider your living habitats, you may adjust your own hair care routine. For example, if you are Asian, it is preferable that you wash your hair every day.
- Keep clean and avoid scratching
It is important that you keep sanitation and avoid scratching. The reason why your head is always itching might be because of dandruff, which might even be more severe if you keep scratching as the act will probably increase the irritation for your scalp. Try to minimalize the hair care products you are using as some of those might be the cause of your itchiness.
- Try to stay calm
Sometimes suffering from nerve problems can result in itchy scalps. You can identify this problem by finding out if your head is red or your scalp breaks out in a rush. If none of the symptoms occur, that means you are having some nerve problems. In this case, try to stay calm and relax. We suggest you take some yoga classes or just simply go out for a walk, stay away from stress and always keep a cool head. If you are suffering from depression, seek for doctors’ help and medical treatments; that way your scalp will be saved from itchiness.
- Stay hydrated
Dandruff – the main cause of itchy scalp – worsen in dry weather. Your skin becomes dryer and your hair becomes all fuzzy and tangled, and flakes started to fall as if there are millions of dry skins falling from your scalp. To get rid of this problem, the best thing you could do is to stay hydrated and moisturize your hair as much as possible. The moisturizing process should occur both from the inside and from the outside. You could use products like coconut or olive oil to moisturize your hair from the outside, and from the inside, just bear in mind that water plays a significant role in your body, so drink at least half a gallon to make sure that your body is hydrated enough.
- Search for doctor’ helps
If you have already used the methods we recommended yet still suffer from itchiness, search for dermatologists’ help – you might be experiencing dermal problems, namely eczema (atopic dermatitis – makes your skin red and itchy, sometimes swollen) or seborrheic dermatitis – a skin condition causing rough, scaly skin on scalps. Seeking for expert’s help to get the best diagnosis and prescription as well as to have the right choice on which hair products to use.
Annoying and irritating as it might be, itchy scalp scarcely indicates any serious health problem. Follow our hair care tips to keep your scalp away from damages and itchiness. As long as you take good care of your own hair and pick up a healthy lifestyle, it is likely that you will not experience any case of serious itchy scalp.