As the weather gets colder and drier, your scalp can also become a big issue with dry and itchy flakes coming off, looking like dandruff. There are many ways you can treat an itchy scalp without spending a lot of money.
Try a hot-oil mask with coconut oil
Heat up coconut oil in the microwave and apply in directly to your scalp. Make sure it’s not too hot or else you’ll burn your scalp.
Change your hair products
Try to avoid styling products as much as possible but if you do use them at least try to use products without alcohol since that can dry out your scalp more. Use a shampoo and conditioner for dry scalp. You can find that at the pharmacy or a professional hair salon. There’s also specific hair lotions or gels for dry scalp to apply when it itches and feels extra dry.
Don’t wash your hair too often
Try to washing it once or twice a week to keep the natural oils.
Brush your hair before washing it
Your scalp needs an exfoliation. The best way is to brush your scalp and wash the flakes away in the shower.
When to see a doctor
If your scalp develops thick, scaly patches that hurt, crack, or bleed, you may have psoriasis. If, along with the itchiness, your hair is falling out or breaking, you may have ringworm. If any oozing occurs, or a crust develops or pus appears on the scalp, you could be suffering from a staph infection.