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Why Does My Scalp Itch Sometimes?

How to Remedy Itchy Scalps with DIY options

According to, most scalp tenderness or soreness may be attributed to several medical conditions, some of which are;

Different forms of dermatitis - usually associated with inflammation of the skin and itchiness e.g. dandruff, eczema etc. Also, some bacterial or fungal infections, or infestations on your scalp, such as; folliculitis, furunculosis and carbunculosis, infestation of head lice (pediculosis capitis), and ringworm (tinea capitis). Other factors may include:

Sunburn Heat Cold Wind Headaches Hormonal changes in women (associated with menstrual cycle) ☆Itching and excessive flaking of the scalp is seen with both dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) and psoriasis How to Prevent Itchy Scalps ☆Please consult a medical professional for proper diagnosis and possible treatments. However, we have observed that most of our clients dealing with any one of these conditions have yet to experience a cure, but have only been able to work with some control measures. We have also observed that self inflicted or natural factors such as excessive product buildup, bad hygiene, excessive tension to the scalp when executing a protective style, using sharp objects to scratch ones scalp while wearing a protective style, installing some hair extensions finished with harsh chemicals, and dryness of the scalp e.t.c. may all contribute to soreness. Best Practices to Control Itchy Scalps ■More frequent washes ■Pre-soak scalp with a mix of 2 TBS of Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup (8oz.) of water for 5 to 15 minutes. This helps lift flakes from your scalp without needing to exert excessive force during shampoo. ■Use mild and soothing shampoos ■May use dandruff shampoos - I've found the coal tar shampoo to be more effective than most. ■Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! ■Avoid using heavy oils on scalp to eliminate buildup. Oil is better on your hair, not your scalp! ■DO NOT scratch with sharp objects At Crevnaturals we have a soothing black soap shampoo in house that helps with controlling itchiness and or soreness. ☆Do stop by soon to experience a blissful shampoo!

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