Itchy Scalp? (Remix)


1. The Hair Doctor Hair Treatment for Hair & Scalp by Lush - The Hair Doctor by Lush is a 20 minute, deep-cleansing, herbal hair treatment for hair and scalp. I used a sample size of the Hair Doctor last year and it soothed my scalp like nothing else. The ingredients alone in this product makes it a winner. Some of the ingredients include: peppermint oil, chamomile oil, rosemary, extra virgin coconut oil, jojoba oil, and almond oil. This treatment is definitely worth a shot in the colder months for troubled scalps.

2. Tree Tree Oil + Olive or Coconut Oil - This combination is another treat. Tea tree oil is great for scalp irritations because it is an anti-fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial. In order to use tea tree oil, just mix a few drops with your favorite oil (Olive, Coconut, Jojoba, etc.) and apply it directly to the scalp for 30 mins. (If you purchase tea tree oil  that is an essential oil, dilute it with a carrier oil.) 

3. Elucence Volume Clarifying Shampoo - A clarifying Shampoo can be good to use when trying to settle a troubled scalp, because it can rid the scalp of build up (Which may be causing the problem). Also, this particular shampoo has Salicylic acid in it, which can lift away dead skin cells. Also, other soothing ingredients include: sage, chamomile, and green tea. This was my favorite clarifying shampoo during my transition to natural.

4. Rosemary Sprig + Chamomile Tea Bag - Lastly, this scalp treatment is a tea rinse that can be applied to the hair and scalp after shampooing. Simply add water, a few sprigs of rosemary, and a few bags of chamomile tea in a pot and boil. After the tea rinse comes to a boil, turn it off, and let it cool. Once cool, strain it and use it on a wash day to rinse your hair. (Another tip would be to add your deep conditioner after the tea rinse and sit for 30 mins.)

The above post was an older post that I created in 2013. I forgot that I have been blogging that long. Here I listed a few additions that you can use to ease an itchy scalp and a few things that I have learned along the way.
  1. Scalp irritations can be caused by the chemicals in the products you use, product buildup, sweat, excess sun exposure, scratching, and bacteria just to name a few things.
  2. If you notice continued irritation after using a product it may be time to discontinue use.  
  3. Try switching to more natural ingredients if you notice your scalp reacting to certain products. 
  4. A healthy scalp is conducive to hair growth
  5. GREASE does not equal MOISTURE (check out my post about grease and moisture HERE)
  6. Scalp expoliation is a good way to remove buildup by gently rubbing the dead skin off of your scalp (Exfoliators include: scalp massagers, shampoo brushes, brown sugar/coconut oil mixture, etc. )

4 comments on "Itchy Scalp? (Remix)"
  1. "Grease does not equal moisture" Amen. I'd add that oil is not moisture either. So many ladies think they are "moisturizing" their hair with oils.

    Great post. I think I want to try that Lush product. We have a Lush store not far from my office here in NY

    1. So true. Water or products containing water is good for moisturizing. Check out my post about that very topic linked in number 5. Thanks for commenting. :)

    2. Ohh and the hair Doctor is everything please try.

  2. I can smell a Lush store a mile away! I love that place! Hair doctor is awesome but I have to be really careful with washing it out because my roots are so thick!

    Thanks for sharing chica!

    KLP @