Treating your Irritated Scalp is Crucial?
You do so much for your skin but how about your scalp? Do you know that scalp can be infected if fungus or bacteria enter the scalp through the hair follicles or damaged skin?
If you want healthy, shiny, long hair, you must take care of your scalp. When your scalp is properly treated, the strands of your hair will be silky and hydrated. Here are Tips on taking caring of your scalp:
- First, avoid extremely hot water when washing your hair to avoid scorching your scalp
- Second, finger combs your hair while you still have conditioner on. Then use a wide-tooth comb to further de-tangle your hair. This technique is gentle on the hair strands.
- Third, wash your hair calmly and smoothly.
- Fourth, choose your hair products wisely. It is best to avoid products containing parabens, formaldehyde, detergents, and sulfates.
Itchy Scalp and Treatment
It’s a good idea to know the cause of your itchy scalp.
- Dandruff, otherwise known as seborrheic dermatitis.
- Allergy or sensitivity to hair products, including hair dye and other chemicals.
- Scalp psoriasis.
- Excessive scratching can introduce bacteria or fungus into the layers of the scalp.
- Allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis such as from a hair dye.
- Folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle)
- Fungal infection (tinea capitis ringworm) or bacterial infection of the scalp.
For dandruff, use a dandruff shampoo to treat scalp and lessen dandruff. If you continue using dandruff shampoo, dandruff will disappear. Scalp psoriasis treatment will depend on how severe it is, how much hair you have and how it has responded treatment before. You may use a medication that treats your whole body and takes it by mouth or injection. The doctor may replace or combine it with another type of treatment. Treatments for folliculitis depends on the severity and type of condition. You can use shampoos or pills to fight fungal infections and creams or pills to control the infection. Last is ringworm. You can treat it by applying a topical antifungal or use an antifungal shampoo. Also, you must wash beddings using hot water and detergent.
How to Properly Shampoo your Hair
Here are some tips that you should include in your hair regimen. It is very important that you’re maintaining proper hair hygiene, especially with an itchy scalp.
- Shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo. Make sure to RINSE all of the shampoos out.
- Shampoo with your fingertips in a circular motion to stimulate blood circulation. This also promotes hair growth.
- Use a conditioner or deep conditioner immediately after rinsing the shampoo out. Let that sit for a few minutes with a shower cap (with or without heat). Next, rinse well.
- Use a leave-in apple cider vinegar rinse to combat the itchy scalp.
- Massage it to your scalp in a circular motion and add seal your hair with a moisturizing cream
Home Remedies for an Itchy Scalp
Here are home remedies that are effective to the itchy scalp:
- Apple Cider Vinegar – it helps to reduce the itchiness of the dry scalp. After applying shampoo, you can rinse it with apple cider vinegar to lessen dandruff and reduce the itchiness of your scalp.
- Coconut Oil – is a soothing treatment for your scalp.
- Peppermint Oil – can reduce dandruff and itchiness of your scalp. Apply and massage it before you shampoo your hair.
- Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo – These types of shampoos are available in drugstores and in other retail outlets. The amount of zinc pyrithione in each shampoo varies by brand, so you may need to experiment with several to find the one which works best for you. It will help to reduce itchiness to your scalp.