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How To Get Rid Of An Itchy Scalp

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Be it summer, monsoon or dry, but pleasant, December weather, an itchy scalp is like that unwanted guest that haunts you just anytime of the year. And the worst thing? You don’t even know why it is happening.

It’s not like you use numerous hair products, like we girls do, that perhaps a product applied may have had a wrong reaction!

But not to fret, men, as there are certain home remedies that will help you get rid of that itchy scalp, and keep your hair as smooth and shining as ever.

The best bet? These are just common ingredients that are present in your kitchen. Read on to know how they will help you get rid of your itchy scalp.

Disclaimer: Please make sure it’s not lice, beforehand, as that will require separate treatment.

1. Lemon Juice

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Lemon juice is naturally prophylactic and has an anti inflammatory effect as well, when applied on the scalp. Just squeeze out the juice of 1 regular lemon and apply it on the scalp evenly with a cotton ball. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and rinse well later. Do this for about 1-2 times a week to see the difference.   

2. Coconut Oil

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The primary cause for the itchiness in your scalp is dryness. Coconut oil is the best moisturiser when it comes to your scalp. Take some coconut oil, heat it up for a bit, and apply it, while massaging your scalp. Keep it for about a few minutes, and wash it off with a mild shampoo.

3. Baking Soda

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Baking soda is an antibacterial agent that helps in neutralising the pH of your scalp. Take 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda, and add some water to make a paste. Apply it on your scalp, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

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The malic acid present in an apple cider vinegar acts as an astringent, which reduces itching considerably. Mix some of the vinegar with water, and massage it into your scalp well.

5. Onion Juice

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Take a freshly peeled onion and squeeze out the juice using a blender (or whatever other equipment suits you). Apply the squeezed juice on your scalp using a cotton ball and leave it on for about 20 minutes, before washing it off. The onion juice will treat your itchy scalp, keep it  infection free, and will also reduce any inflammation.

 

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Monika Doshi

Digital content writer, dancer and an avid reader of thriller fiction. Have an obsessive urge to travel and explore whatever comes in my way. With an even inescapable love for my stack of lipsticks!