Winter skin is no joke. Dry skin, itchiness, and redness run rampant, subjecting you to discomfort and irritation. For many of us, no body part is spared, not even our scalps. We tend not to consider the scalp as a part of our skin. Even though it’s buried under all that hair, it’s important to take care of it, especially during the winter months.
Many treatments for itchy scalps can dry out your skin even further or leave your hair feeling limp and lifeless. Plus, flakes constantly fall from your hair onto your shoulders. Embarrassing, right? Luckily, you don’t have to get worse before you get better. Whether you have dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, or scalp psoriasis, our roundup of itchy scalp home remedies helps you heal without hurt. Check out this infographic to see exactly what we’re talking about. As always with our lists of home remedies, please patch-test treatments on a small area to be sure they work for your skin.
Now that you have a handy list of itchy scalp home remedies, you’re well on your way to relief. Just keep this in mind though: when you have an itchy scalp, do not pick it! While picking is so tempting (it quickly stops the itching and is quite satisfying), it leaves you vulnerable to infection. Scratching and picking can also prolong the dryness. As you scratch, you strip your skin of what little moisture it has. We suggest trimming your nails just in case. Replacing the habit of scratching with a more productive practice, like meditation, works too.
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