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10 Home Remedies For Scalp Inflammation


Scalp inflammation is the usual irritant for anyone where the notable sign and symptom of the same is usually itchy scalp condition which usually props up in the summer months. Whist there are innumerous market products and professional treatments which claim to be work great in eradicating this concern, there are several home remedies which are absolutely without any side effects and give a great result without question. While the inflamed and itchy scalp may be the by-product of certain hair woes such as lice, dandruff and sweat accumulation in the scalp and can cause infections causing hair fall and related woes, here we have collared some of the best home remedies for scalp inflammation and itchiness.

Some Of Them Are Discussed Below

1. Tea Tree Oil

To reap the benefits you would need to take about 5 to 10 drops of tea tree oil in your palms and apply it on directly to the scalp and massage the same for about a few minutes before sleeping off. Rinsing off the hairs in the morning serves the purpose. The anti-bacterial and antifungal properties in tea tree oil helps in the treatment of scalp infections and helps get rid of dryness woes.[1]

Use Tea Tree Oil

2. Baking Soda

To get the best benefits all you need is baking soda mixed with water and apply the paste onto your scalp and leave it on to dry for at least 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with water. This is super effective in solving scalp infections and related inflammations due to the fact that baking soda is a noted antifungal as well as anti bacterial agent and helps kill harmful microbes which cause infections which leads to itchiness, dryness and inflammations on the region.[2]


3. Lemon Juice

To use this you would need to extract fresh juice from a lemon and apply it all over to the scalp using a cotton ball. Leaving the same on the scalp for at least about 10 minutes before rinsing off helps serve the purpose! Lemon juice works wonders due to the fact that it is a natural antimicrobial agent and has phytochemicals and acids in it which are anti-inflammatory in nature and thus helps reduce the inflammation in the process.[3]

Lemon Juice

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a known natural moisturizer as well as being a great anti microbial agent which helps treat itchy and inflamed scalp woes. Thus to reap the benefits you would need to extract fresh juice from aloe vera plant leaves and apply the same on the scalp well. The next step is to leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water to see the results.[4]


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5. Listerine

Listerine mouthwash can also work wonders on an inflamed scalp when applied directly on the skin after mixing with equal parts of water. Massaging well and leaving it for 5 minutes before rinsing helps indeed. This works amazing due to the fact that it is laden with antimicrobial and antiseptic properties which works in getting a germ free environment and solves inflammations and infection concerns.[5]


6. Coconut Oil

To use this you would need to take virgin coconut oil and heat it a bit before applying the same on your manes along with on the manes. Massaging before rinsing off helps as coconut oil is known to get rid of infections which might have caused the itchiness and the inflammations.[6]

coconut oil

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

To use this, you would need to add one part of apple cider vinegar to four parts of water and massage the mix on the scalp to reap the benefits. This is majorly due to the fact that Apple Cider Vinegar is a great cleanser for the scalp and also acts as an astringent which stops excess sweat formulation. The antifungal and anti-bacterial properties help tackle infections which might be the reason behind the inflammation and itchiness.[7]


8. Olive Oil

For this one, you would need virgin olive oil and warm it up a bit before applying the same on the scalp and the manes and leaving it on over the night and rinse off the manes in the morning. Olive oil application and treatment is known to heal and better scalp inflammations and itchiness due to the fact that it is laden with skin protectant properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties.[8]

Olive Oil

9. Witch Hazel

To apply this one you would need to mix two parts water to one part of witch hazel oil and massage it on the manes and scalp for a minute and leave on for about minutes before the final rinse. This helps reduce inflammation due to the great effects of witch hazel which are antibacterial and astringent which all reduces inflammations.[9]


10. Peppermint Oil

To reap the benefits, you would need to use half spoon of peppermint oil and mix it with 1 to one and a half spoon of carrier oil, namely castor, olive or jajoba oil. The next step is to apply the same on the scalp and rinse it off post keeping the oil on for a few hours. An effective antifungal and antibacterial agent, peppermint oil is a great soothing agent and can soothe inflamed scalp in no time.[10]

Peppermint Oil


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