Top 10 Home Remedies for Itchy Scalp


An itchy scalp can be caused by many things, but most of the time, it is due to dry skin on the head, improper care of the hair and skin or some sort of buildup that has lead to dandruff and an abnormal pH balance on your scalp.


Dandruff, dry scalp and especially itchy scalp can be tough to deal with. Itching your scalp all day is embarrassing and trying to hide dry skin flakes and dandruff can be embarrassing to say the least. But there are certainly ways to deal with this issue. This article comprises a list of ten of the most effective home remedies for taking care of itchy scalp. Use these home remedies on a daily or weekly basis to rid yourself of this issue once and for all!

1. Juice of a lemon

  • Lemon has a lot of acid in it, which makes it a great disinfectant on all fronts. To disinfect the buildup of dry skin that may be on your scalp, you’ll need to use something like lemon juice.
  • To create a rinse out of lemon juice, use a rotary juicer and get about 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  • Leaning over the bathtub, run this juice over your scalp and hair. Once it’s there, rub it in with your fingers and let sit for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water in the shower.

2. Sesame seed oil

  • There are many healing, nourishing and moisturizing properties in sesame oil. Just beware, because this oil has a pungent smell.
  • Put 1 or 2 tablespoons of oil into a small bowl and microwave it. Stir the oil to assure that it is warm but not too hot for your skin.
  • Using your fingertips, gently massage the oil into your scalp for about 3 to 5 minutes. Let it sit for about 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing well and washing with your normal shampoo.

3. Avocados and bananas

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  • Both avocados and bananas have a ton of fat in them, and this can help to nourish the skin on your scalp and repair dry and itchy skin, storing it to its normal pH balance.
  • Mash up 1/2 of an avocado with 1 ripe banana. In fact, the banana can be brown.
  • Put the mask on your skin and wait for 10 minutes. Rinse out the mask in the shower and wash your hair as normal.

4. Baking soda

  • Baking soda is a wonderful exfoliant, and it’s an all natural product so you don’t have to be worried about it negatively affecting your skin.
  • To use this, add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda to a small dish, then put in 1 teaspoon of olive oil or jojoba oil. Mix well to create a thick paste, and apply this to your entire scalp, rubbing it in with your fingers in a delicate manner.
  • Finally, rinse out the baking soda in the shower after about 10 minutes of leaving it in.

5. Apple cider vinegar

  • Apple cider vinegar is an amazing exfoliant and it also works as a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial disinfectant, taking away dry skin and balancing pH skin at soon as it touches you.
  • To use apple cider vinegar, simply put equal parts apple cider vinegar and water into a bowl—about 2 to 3 tablespoons each. Mix well and add to a spray bottle.
  • Every night before bed, spray a little of the mixture on your scalp and rub in gently.

6. Coconut oil

  • You can find coconut oil at your local health food store or at the grocery store. This oil comes in a bottle as a solid, but once it touches your skin, it turns to liquid.
  • Using your fingertips, rub the liquid into your scalp.
  • Leave it on for about 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse. Repeat once a week.

7. Jojoba oil

  • Jojoba oil is ultra moisturizing, but it also has essential components that make it very close to the sebum that your scalp naturally produces.
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of this oil to a dish. Put in 1 tsp of salt and mix.
  • Rub the mixture into your scalp and leave for five to ten minutes before rinsing and shampooing as usual.

8. Banana and honey mask

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  • Create a great banana and honey mask. Banana will nourish and hydrate your scalp to get rid of itchiness, and the honey will act as a disinfectant.
  • Mash 1 ripe banana with 1 tbsp of honey.
  • Add the mask to your scalp and hair and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing. Repeat at least once per week.

9. Witch hazel

  • With hazel acts as a powerful astringent for the face, but it also works on the scalp as well.
  • To use witch hazel, simply poor it over your scalp in the shower and let it sit for about 10 minutes before rinsing.
  • Shampoo and condition as usual.

10. Hot olive oil massage

  • Olive oil always seems to do the trick when it comes to naturally moisturizing the skin.
  • Warm up 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the microwave. Make sure it’s not too hot and massage it into the scalp skin for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Leave on over night and rinse in the morning.

As a final reminder, remember to take care of your scalp and your hair on a regular basis. Dandruff, itch and pain in the scalp are often caused by people not taking care of their heads. It is important to always have a set skin and haircare regiment for each day.


Start with a shower in the morning. Use an anti-dandruff shampoo on your hair, and make sure to scrub your scalp with your fingertips, penetrating deep into your skin. You want to clean out all of the oil and dirt buildup there. In addition, condition your hair each day with a thick and natural conditioner. Finally, follow the home remedies mentioned here for the proper management of itchy scalp.

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