Post # 1
Over the last month or so my scalp has been VERY dry and itchy. I’ve switched to organic shampoo & conditioner with no harsh chemicals but my scalp is still super itchy and annoying. Does anyone have an at home treatment they want to share? or something that I could pickup at the local drugstore?
Post # 3
I use a tar shampoo made by neutrogena about once a week. It made a WORLD of difference. You can pick it up at most drugstores.
Post # 4
I strongly recommend any kind of mint and green tea scalp therapy. Mine gets like that a couple times a year and after using it for a few days, it always clears up. I use one from Paul Mitchell and it is great.
Post # 5
as a stylist I would recommend a Tea Tree shampoo or scalp serum there are serveral brands all are pretty much equal… i too perfer the Paul Mitchell but its just bc im a big fan of PM products
Post # 6
(sorry if this is TMI, but) I actually have psoriasis on my scalp that massively breaks out when I get stressed. Sometimes I get perscriptions which help a lot. But Neutrogena T-Gel (or anything that says T-Gel or tar shampoo) helps a lot. Phillip B also makes a good “anti-itch” shampoo that you can get an any apocathery. All of them smell a little funny, oh well. Apply just to the spot and leave on for awhile (5-10 minutes) before rinsing. It will help, I promise!
Post # 7
I’ve used that tar shampoo & PM’s green tea shampoo, conditioner & 5 minute scalp treatment in addition to many other products. I would suggest using a product called scalpicin also if it is really bothering you. It isnt a shampoo, but a clear liquid that you can put on in the evening a few nights a week with flare ups. Between that and the shampoos, it has helped my scalp a lot.
Right now I am actually using a mint/rosemary shampoo and conditioner by biotanticals – I am a big fan of it so far!
Post # 8
This may sound weird but put whipped cream and massage in ur scalp leave it for 10 mins and then wash ur hair 🙂
Coconut oil does wonders as well 🙂
Post # 9
tea tree shampoo! I have the same problem and it gets so itchy~
I haven’t tried it myself, but Aveda Scalp Remedy I heard also balances your scalp and therefore reduces the irritation.
also, I was told to be sure not to over-cleanse your scalp or wash it everyday. Scalp is like your skin~ with pH of 4.5-5.5~ so if you over cleanse or over stimulate it might be more irritated.
Post # 10
selsum blue really works for me. I get this about once a year due to a pollen allergy, but I have used scalpicin for more imediate relief.
Post # 11
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Even organic shampoos can strip your hair and scalp depending on the kind. Try apple cider vinegar rinsing–I’d actually ditch the shampoo altogether (actually, I have ditched it altogether in favor of baking soda rinses)–to bring your scalp back into balance. I just dump a handful onto my hair, rub it into the scalp and rinse it out… should help balance everything and make your scalp less itchy. I do it about once a week (or less).