Have you ever wondered: why is my scalp so itchy? 

    It is important to identify the cause of your itchy scalp because once you know this you can pick an effective and proven treatment. Understanding the cause of your itchy scalp comes from knowing your scalp type, recognizing your secondary symptoms and identifying potential danger areas in your scalp care routine.

    1. Dry scalp 

    Dry skin could simply be the cause of your itchy scalp. Just as the skin on your arm gets itchy when it’s dry, so does your scalp. Try to keep your skin hydrated so it is smoothed, as if it is left the scalp can easily become irritated and itchy. 

    2. Allergic reaction 

    Your itchy scalp could be as simple as an allergic reaction to a new hair product. It is not uncommon for patients to suddenly react to a new fragrance or preservative found in shampoo, hair dye or other hair product. Allergy testing can be done if you are having trouble determining the ingredient or substance that is causing the reaction.

    3. Dandruff 

    A very common cause of an irritated, itchy and flaky scalp. It’s the most talked about itchy scalp condition with the most readily available treatment products. If dandruff is the cause of your itchy scalp, you will be spoilt with choices for how to reverse it.

    Symptoms Of Dandruff

    • Itching
    • Flaking
    • White or yellow flakes
    • Reddened skin

    4. Product build up 

    Hair styling products are a key cause of product build-up, especially those containing silicones. In the beginning they make your hair smooth and shiny. With time, if not washed out, they make your hair dull, limp and lifeless. Product build-up can make your scalp dry, itchy, red and irritated for many reasons.

    5. Stress

    Stress can cause dandruff and an itchy scalp. Anxiety can also lead to an itchy scalp, according to dermatologists. The top of your head might be a reflection of what's going inside your head.

    Stress can make your body release pro-inflammatory chemicals that mess your scalp's barrier function. When the barrier function is compromised, it is easy for moisture to escape. When this happens, your regular and mild hair care products can also aggravate the condition further.

    Symptoms Of Stress

    • Itchiness
    • Dry scalp

    How to treat itchy scalp:

    1. Check The Ingredients In Your Hair Products

    2. Clean Your Scalp Regularly

    3. Use a Scalp Oil

    4. Exfoliate 

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