Are you finding it difficult to resist the urge to scratch your head?

An itchy scalp can not only be annoying but also embarrassing.

Have you ever wondered what's causing your scalp to itch? In fact, there are a number of scalp conditions that can cause this itching. Some of the most common causes of itchy scalp include:

  • Dandruff, 
  • Psoriasis,
  • Lice,
  • Fungal infection,
  • Sweating

Now let us take a look at the simple and natural home remedies for itchy scalp and dandruff that can work wonders in eliminating the itchiness.

 1. Coconut Oil

The drier your scalp, the itchier it is. Coconut oil can be your ultimate answer to keep your scalp naturally moisturised. The coconut oil will also help in treating the infection that is causing the itchiness.

Lightly heat the coconut oil and apply on the scalp and all over your hair twice a week. Also, follow each application with a gentle massage.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is acidic and has natural antimicrobial properties which can have an anti-inflammatory effect on the scalp.

Apply lemon juice all over your scalp with the cotton ball and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing it off with water. However, remember not to repeat this more than twice a week.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera acts as a natural moisturiser and contains antimicrobial and soothing properties. It is also an age-old, perfect cure for itchy scalp and dandruff. 

Apply the gel from the Aloe Vera leaf on the scalp, leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this twice a week regularly for best results.

4. Neem Oil

Neem is highly medicinal and has been utilised for its antimicrobial properties for centuries. It can clear most infections and can effectively give relief to itchiness.

Apply neem oil on the scalp, leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse it off. You can also mix it with coconut oil effective results. Repeat this twice or thrice a week for quick relief from an itchy scalp.

5. Onion Juice

Onion has antimicrobial priorities and antioxidants that can keep your scalp healthy, infection-free and reduce the inflammation.

Peel and grate the onion and squeeze out the juice. Apply this on scalp thoroughly using a cotton ball and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it off with shampoo.

f your dry, itchy scalp does not improve after using home remedies or if your symptoms are severe, consult a doctor for treatment immediately.