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The cause of itchy scalp

If you have a problemwith itchy scalp, you don’t have to worry because it can be cured and soothedwith home remedy. One can have regularhygiene, maintain his body and skin and yet have an itchy scalp. It ispossible for an itchy scalp to appear without any reason, but nowadays, the most common reason for an itchy scalp lies in the chemicals found in theoff-the-shelf shampoos and conditioners on the market. If it is not treated itcan become even worse, creating a strong urge to itch your scalp. The compoundsthat are found in these chemicals dry out the skin removing natural oils thatare necessary. If you come across Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) you shouldavoid it as it is one of the worst chemicals. Be careful because it is foundin the 90 % of shampoos.

Other causes of itchyscalp are related to perm chemicals and hair dye allergies. Nobody knows if one has an allergy unless trying a hair dye. So if you plan to dye yourhair, first do a patch test. Some other causes of an itchy scalp can beallergic reactions, stress that is caused due to exhaustion, and viralinfections (Chickenpox, shingles) and skin condition. Ringworm can also be oneof the possible causes of an itchy scalp. It is a fungus and the symptom ofringworm is a red patch or a bump. It is very discomforting and can cause a lotof itching. After some time it resembles to a ring or a series of rings.

Home remedy for an itchyscalp

The best and fastesthome remedy is made out of rosemary and chamomile. Here is receipt on how it ismade. First you need to chop three springs of rosemary, add three tea bags ofchamomile and wait till it boils. You should rinse hair with this, and youwill see that it has a cooling and anti-inflammatoryeffect. If you have a problemwith dandruff, fenugreek seeds will help you with that. You should put 2tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water and let it stay over night. Thefollowing morning, you should make a paste of the seeds that were in water andput them over the scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes, and then wash it off withsoap nut solution. Some other suggestionsmay help as well. You should replace your shampoo with a Tea Tree Oil basedshampoo and keep you hygiene regularly so that the dead cells don’t pile up.

Don’t be lazy when thereis a problem with an itchy scalp. Brush your hair every day, so that acirculation is improved. The proper way to brush your hair is to bend your headand brush your hair from the roots to the ends. You can also massage your scalpin a proper manner. If you are under stress, you should try to reduce it andyour whole body will be thankful.

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