There are many reasons why you could be experiencing an itchy scalp. It could be eczema related, psoriasis, due to dandruff, or use of a certain product. The constant itching and scratching is very irritating and frustrating, especially when you can not identify the cause. Here are several reasons why your scalp may be itching, and we offer some of the best ways to manage your symptoms.
Eczema Related – if you already experience eczema on other parts of your body or face, it is likely you could have it on your scalp as well. You might be experiencing a burning or itchy scalp.
Psoriasis – If you have psoriasis on other parts of your body, it is likely that at one point or another you might experience a flare up on your scalp. You might have red patches, dandruff-like flaking, silvery-white scale, and dryness that ranges from mild to intense.
Hives – These are red, raised, and itchy bumps that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can come and go within just a few hours, but if they stay longer than a few weeks they are considered to be chronic.
Dandruff – If you notice your dry and itchy scalp is accompanied by small flakes of skin on your hair or clothing, you likely have dandruff.
Reaction to product – If your head is itchy and dry, you might be having a reaction to a hair product. First, make sure you always thoroughly wash out any shampoo or hair products from your hair. You could also be experiencing contact dermatitis, or an allergic reaction to coming in contact with one if the products you are using.
So now that you’ve identified what condition you are experiencing, what are the best ways to manage itching and dryness? First make sure you are using a mild but effective shampoo that is free of harsh chemicals and irritants. Many products contain ingredients that cause the skin to flare up, especially with regular use. LEMYKA’s Shampoo and Wash is a great product for those with sensitive scalps and skin conditions. It uses only natural, calming ingredients yet effectively will remove dirt and oil from the scalp. Try to not overwash your hair, as it is important to maintain the fine balance of natural oils that keep our scalps healthy and comfortable.
If you continue to experience symptoms with little improvement, consult your doctor or dermatologist. There might be other underlying reasons causing your symptoms, or a more intensive treatment might be necessary.