Most dandruff-prone individuals have lots of weaponry to ease exasperating itchiness and other discomforts, and an itchy scalp shampoo with a mild, natural formulation is one of them.

It happens to the best of us — toxins accumulate in our system, nutritional deficiencies lead to a weakened immune system and distressing bodily conditions, including skin & hair problems. Fortunately, the latter can be resolved.


Itchy Scalp Shampoo and Proper Hair Care Habits

Itchy Scalp ShampooRecommended shampoos for itchy scalp are those with anti-dandruff agent like coal tar or ingredients like certified organic botanicals. Look for a natural shampoo and conditioning tandem that contains tea tree oil, rosemary, and peppermint that calm and refresh dry, itchy scalp. If your shampoo tends to strip moisture on the scalp and has artificial fragrances, preservatives, and harsh detergents like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate, switch to a natural option.

Consult a hair expert in case you’ve become afflicted with a scalp condition that can aggravate dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. Try to limit use of styling products like hair spray and mousse which tend to contribute to dandruff.


Using Itchy Scalp Shampoo and Natural Solutions for Healthy Scalp

Some people massage their scalp with olive oil or aloe vera gel and rinse it away the following morning to control dandruff. Another home remedy is to massage two tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with a little water on the scalp and then rinse away. This can be done once a day until itchiness subsides.

A family friend who got mild scalp psoriasis and experienced frequent itchiness sought the help of a medical specialist and resolved the issue with topical medication. She followed it up with

home remedy — olive oil was left on the scalp overnight (hair was tucked in a shower cap) and rinsed with a keratolytic shampoo, which softened the skin flakes and made them easier to remove.

Ensuring healthy hair and scalp can be done by loading up on foods high in B vitamins, zinc, selenium, and vitamin E.  Drinking lots of water and eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains & eggs, and supplementing with quality omega-3 fatty acid will also nourish skin and hair and minimize inflammation.


 Maintaining a Healthy Scalp with Internal Nourishment

Itchy Scalp ShampooIf you’re like me who strives to maintain a healthy head of hair, unperturbed by pesky dandruff, wash your hair daily with a gentle, all-natural shampoo, and don’t overlook internal nourishment.

I often drink milk and yogurt and eat eggs and salads with ingredients that serve as hair food. For proper blood flow to the scalp (and other parts of the body), squeeze in at least 30 minutes of exercise in your daily schedule.


How Stress Can Mess with Your Locks and Scalp

Prolonged stress and not eating well can lead to a compromised immune system, which in turn can lead to bad skin and hair conditions.

Stress can actually trigger inflammation in the hair follicles, and if the body is unable to absorb nutrients, it can lead not only to hair & scalp problems but other health issues.

Recognizing common scalp conditions is important, and so is having at hand a first line of defense, like a natural itchy scalp shampoo.