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Effective home remedies to prevent scalp irritation

by DrPrem Jagyasi

Itchy, rough scalps can be due to dandruff, dryness, head lice, improper diet, stress, unhygienic hair and other fungal infections. These itchy scalp conditions can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Here are few effective home remedies to completely get rid of scalp irritation.

Olive oil

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Olive oil delivers multiple benefits related to health, hair etc. An olive oil mask can benefit your hair and bring luscious shine, as well as tame frizzy hair. It also helps in avoiding dandruff flakes in your scalp. You can massage the oil into the scalp and wash your hair after 10 minutes or can leave the oil overnight depending on the severity of the infection.

Aloe Vera

Medicinal aloevera

Aloe Vera is another good remedy for treating scalp irritation. The moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera give relief to the scalp from dryness. You must apply Aloe Vera to scalp twice a week for about 20 minutes to see effective results.

Lemon juice

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Lemon juice can effectively treat dandruff and the dry, itchy scalp because lemon has great antiseptic properties. You can apply fresh lemon juice directly on the scalp and leave it for five minutes. If you wish, you can even dilute lemon juice with water or add yogurt to lemon juice for getting good dandruff free results.

Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is not only a healthy breakfast recipe but also a good option for scalp treatment. Applying oatmeal paste to scalp daily can reduce inflammation of the skin caused due to dryness or psoriasis.

Bananas

Thailand dessert - boiled bananas put coconut

Applying a paste of ripe bananas and avocado to the scalp for about 30 minutes and then rinsing it off can help from itchy scalp. Bananas have good moisturizing and nourishing properties that reduces dryness, flakes and inflammation.

Coconut oil

 

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Massaging your scalp with coconut oil can be an effective remedy to treat an itchy scalp. Coconut oil moisturizes the skin and if you follow this simple remedy three times a week, you will experience clear and dandruff free scalp within no time.

Sea salt

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Studies reveal that magnesium salts help in improving the skin functions. You can prepare this salt scalp treatment at home by combining Dead Sea salt or Epsom salt with coconut or olive oil thereby making a paste. Apply the paste to scalp once a week or everyday keeping your scalp condition under consideration.

These DIY home remedies to cure scalp irritation are effective and help you get a smooth, dandruff free skin without causing any further irritation and itching.