I have really dry scalp and its very itchy and flakes a lot. Have tried Head and Shoulders, Selsem Blue, and other dry scalp and anti dandruff shampoos but none of them have worked. What do you suggest i do?

One of the home remedies for dry scalp and dandruff treatment includes mixing together the seed as well as the peel of the ash gourd in some coconut oil. This oil along with the seeds and peel should be boiled together and then applied on ones scalp after straining and cooling the oil. Another one of the home remedies for dry scalp and dandruff treatment is also to use products that contain rosemary as it is known to help in restoring the health of the scalp and thereby revitalize ones hair as well. Home remedies for dry scalp and dandruff also include preparing a mixture of vinegar and water and applying this on one’s scalp every night just before going to bed. Alternatively one may also prepare a mixture of lemon juice and water and apply this on ones scalp just an hour before going for a bath. Similarly seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp treatment involves ensuring that one does not use too hot water while washing ones hair. As part of the home remedies for dry scalp and dandruff, one should also ensure that they follow a diet that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and also fresh fruits and vegetables that will provide the body and the scalp with the required nutrition to stay healthy.

answered by M W

What are some of the treatments for dry itchy scalp ?

One of the home remedies for a dry itchy scalp is to apply some olive oil on the scalp and let it stay overnight before washing it off with some luke-warm water. While applying olive oil gently massage the scalp with your fingers as this will stimulate the blood circulation in the scalp. Treatment for dry itchy scalp also includes preparing a mixture of three oils – coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil. After leaving the oils on your hair overnight, massage the scalp with some fresh lemon juice before washing hair. Treatment for dry itchy scalp also includes avoiding the use of shampoos that have a high chemical content as these chemicals tend to strip the scalp off its natural oils. An effective home remedy for the treatment of dry itchy scalp is to apply the paste of some fenugreek seeds that have been soaked overnight on the scalp. Leave this on the scalp for at least an hour before washing it off.

answered by G M

What causes itchy dry scalp?

The scalp is made up of closely collected hair follicles that produce thick hair on the head of human beings. A dry scalp tends to be irritating as it itches and can be quite a hindrance to one's productivity. There are some causes of dry and itchy scalp that could lead to the development of this irritation. One such cause is infection. One may suffer from an infection which would lead to the scalp being irritated and thus flaking off with ease. The scalp may also suffer from dryness because of excessive exposure to the sun. This type of exposure can damage the cells of the scalp, leading to the scalp being dry, itchy and flaky. People who use too many products on their hair and scalp may suffer from dry scalp as well. It is best to use some natural product to nourish the scalp.

The most common symptoms of dry scalp include skin flaking, hair fall and itching. One can also follow a healthy, nutritious diet to help nourish the hair more effectively. One must drink plenty of fluids to ensure that the body is not suffering from a lack of hydration. Finally, it is important to massage the scalp regularly to simulate blood circulation and keep the scalp healthy.

answered by K C

Home remedies for scalp problems -

  1. For dry scalp you should first of all apply bottle gourd oil mixed with coconut oil 1:1 proportion every alternate day for 2 months. Keep the oil for about 8 hours and more, hair and scalp can be washed with a herbal shampoo containing Arnica montana, Jaborandi and Calendula. Dryness, itchiness and flakes will get cured.
  2. Take a homeopathic remedy called as Kali sulph 30 5 pills once bed time for 10 days, then wait and watch for 1 month.

answered by D M K

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