We pat it. We scratch it. We scrub it. We brush it real hard. But still our scalps itch. I used to think scalps itched when it was time for a shampoo, but now I’m thinking that is not the case.
If you’re the same kind of natural I am, your hair probably rarely gets a rest. You’re always doing something to it. Putting products in it. Twisting and twirling it. Washing it. Conditioning it. You name it, your hair goes through it. But is the itching normal? Most likely, it is. Sometimes your hair may need washing, but other times the itch could be the result of products or products interactive with each other. For example, if you use leave-in and then a day or two later decide you want to put your hair up and use a pomade. The two could interact and cause some irritation.
To deal with itchy scalp, first contemplate what is causing it. Did you use a new product? Did you leave your protective style in for too long?
When in doubt, just wash and condition and see if that works. If not, you may need to try a new shampoo or conditioner.
You may also want to try adding additional moisture. Dry scalp can equal itchy scalp. Do you have to grease your scalp? No. But if you think it needs to be, go for it. You don’t have to “grease” your scalp with grease. Try using tea tree oil or lavender oil to sooth your scalp. Tea tree products can be a lifesaver for those suffering from this issue. Still having problems? Give it a few days. If you are experiencing itchy scalp and scabs forming, discontinue use of your current products and if it does not get better, make an appointment with the dermatologist.