One of the most common reasons that people are concerned about the health of their scalp is because they suffer from itchy scalp. Flakes and itchiness can be caused by a number of things, including seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), eczema or psoriasis. Regardless of what causes your itchy scalp, there are ways to help you get rid of this annoying problem. In this blog post we’re going to talk about why your scalp might be itching and what you can do to help get rid of itches on your head for good.
Why do I have itches?
The causes of dandruff are many, but the most likely culprit is dry scalp. Dry scalp is caused by a lack of sebum in the hair follicle. This can happen when you shampoo your hair too often or use products that strip away natural oils from your scalp.
If you’re fighting a case of oily hair, then it could be time to switch up some ingredients in your product arsenal as well as take a break from washing your locks every day. Products high in alcohol or silicones will cause excess oil production and make things worse over time!
If you’re suffering from an underlying skin condition such as psoriasis, then we recommend talking with a specialist about how best to manage this issue with all its different causes for itching (such as stress).
What can I do to get rid of itchiness?
What can I do to get rid of itchiness?
Here are a few options:
- Use an anti-dandruff shampoo. The right shampoo will help you keep your scalp clean and free of buildup, which can cause itching. Look for shampoos that contain ingredients like zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide or ketoconazole (Nizoral) because they’ve been shown to be effective in treating dandruff and reducing symptoms like itching.
- Use a conditioner that contains zinc pyrithione. Zinc pyrithione is a common ingredient found in many dandruff shampoos but it also works well when used as a rinse-out conditioner. If you’re using a leave-in product, apply it directly onto the scalp before applying styling products on top of it since this will help lock in moisture and prevent flakes from forming again after styling your hair!
How can I take control of my scalp?
You can take control of your scalp by using dandruff shampoo, conditioner and treatment regularly. You could also use an anti-itch cream or lotion to help deal with the itchiness that comes with dandruffs.
You don’t have to suffer with scalp itch
If you’re experiencing a lot of itching, it can be hard to think about anything else. It might feel like there’s not much to do except take antihistamines and try to make the itching go away. But that’s why we’re here—to tell you that there are plenty of ways to get rid of scalp itch!
Dandruff is a common skin condition caused by a fungus called Malassezia globosa (or simply Malassezia). You don’t have dandruff because your scalp is dirty, or because you need a better shampoo. Dandruff is an overgrowth of yeast fungi on the surface of the skin which causes inflammation in those affected by it.
There are two main types: seborrhoeic dermatitis and pityriasis capitis simplex (scalp psoriasis). The former affects between 2-10% people worldwide while the latter affects around 1% people worldwide – usually young adults aged 15-25 years old. These fungal spores grow on dead skin cells – especially oily ones – causing irritation when they come into contact with a person’s eyes or mouth. This can cause redness in those areas as well as head itchiness due to the fact that our bodies may mistake these spores for pollen or dust particles.
Hopefully this blog has given you some insight into the causes of itchiness and how to address it. You can get rid of your flaky scalp, but it will take some time. It’s important to change up your lifestyle and use the right products, while also being kind to yourself and allowing yourself rest when needed.