So many people suffer from itchy, dry, flaxy, and irritated scalp. But have you determined the cause of it?
Itchy flaxy scalp can come from many different reason including eczema, psoriasis, product buildup, or just dry scalp. For many, just a simple shampoo can relieve most of these issues, but some may still need something to help through those rough itchy and flaxy times. Understanding the underlying cause and what it means is key for the health of your scalp.
Eczema and psoriasis
Eczema is a condition of the skin which cause itchy, flaxy, red or brown areas on the body.
Sometimes this can happen on your scalp, usually where a lot of oil producing glands are present.
Psoriasis is a condition where the skin produces to many cells at one time forming red, scaly, itchy, dry patches on the skin.
My natural hair ladies may be mostly affected by this one. Co-washing, moisturizers, and leave-in conditioner can all be the culprit for product buildup.
Dry scalp occurs when the scalp isn’t retaining enough oil causing itchy or sore scalp.
Fortunately there are options to relieve these issues for every situation. Tea tree oil is a big go to for most. Paul Mitchell tea tree shampoo is a great option but can be drying if it’s used consistently. You can also try using tea tree oil and adding it to your moisturizing shampoo.
Try these too:
Apple cider vinegar mixed with water and use before shampooing. Leave on for 15- 20 minutes.
Bananas have vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and is a antioxidant which are all beneficial to the scalp.
Peppermint can also be used to simulate hair growth and can be mixed with other oils.
Honey can be mixed with oil, water, or apple cider vinegar.