Most of us are eager for summer to arrive so that we can enjoy the outdoors even more, but aside from getting the tan that you’ve been dreaming off since winter, summer also means having to deal with dry and itchy scalp. Having to scratch your head in public can raise a few eyebrows for sure, but you don’t have to deal with these embarrassing moments when you can treat your dry and itchy scalp with these home remedies.
Baking soda should be a staple in your kitchen as this is one of the most versatile products that you can use around your home and on yourself too. Aside from banishing the grease on your kitchen surface, or the smell from your shoes, baking soda can also alleviate the itchiness on your scalp too. Baking soda is alkaline in nature which means that it can help restore the pH levels of your scalp. Mix some baking soda with water and rub the mixture on your scalp. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing your hair thoroughly.
Olive oil is not only for salad dressing and cooking, it can also help treat your dry, itchy scalp. The oleuropein and oleocanthal components of olive oil are known for this anti-inflammatory and protective properties which mean that they can reduce the inflammation on your scalp while banishing the itchiness that you are suffering from. All that you have to do is to warm up a small amount of olive oil then massage on your hair as well as your scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap or a towel to prevent the oil from staining your pillows. Let it sit overnight then rinse your hair thoroughly the following day.
What else can you use to help you deal with your dry and itchy scalp? Well, peppermint oil is a common remedy for treating itchy and even inflamed skin. Another plus to using this oil is that it comes with antifungal as well as antibacterial properties that can also treat any infection on your scalp. You will need to dilute the peppermint oil first with any carrier oil before applying on your hair and scalp. Let it sit for a few hours before rinsing thoroughly.
These are just a few home remedies that you can make use of if you wish to banish your dry and itchy scalp this summer.