Thursday, December 5, 2013

Itchy Scalp And Dry Hair

What Is Causing Your Itchy Scalp?

Scalp itch can also result from trips to the hair salon. "Repeated chemical hair treatments like permanent color, relaxers, and keratin treatments can sap your scalp of moisture,".
Another culprit could be a daily blow-drying habit, says Dr. Martin. The excessive heat can irritate and dry out the scalp. "Avoid using the hair dryer at its hottest setting, especially when hair is very wet," she says. "That's actually the hair's most fragile state."
An itchy scalp can also be an allergic reaction to certain hair products, says Wu. "Some products, such as hair sprays, contain ingredients that tighten as they dry," she says. "This causes a slight pulling sensation on the scalp, leading to itchiness."
Look for organic moisturizing and protective natural ingredients. Anis's also recommends using a good conditioner to soothe the scalp and leave hair moisturized. Stay away from silicone and chemicals.
Lavender: Eczema, Dermatitis irritated scalp, dry hair
Lemon: Circulation, calming, 
Rosemary: Hair loss, dry hair
Peppermint: Circulation
Bergamot: Dry skin, dry hair, eczema, dandruff
Tea Tree: Dandruff
Rose Hip: Dry Skin, Dry hair
Massage 3 to 4 drops onto a scalp one hour before you shampoo your hair or at bedtime.