How Can You Relieve An Itchy Scalp?

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Having a sore, itchy scalp is never fun, but at this time of the year when we’ve all cranked up the central heating and the weather outside is cold, wet and windy, it can feel even more uncomfortable. Scalp pruritus, or an itchy scalp, is a common issue and is usually caused by psoriasis, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, which can be caused by stress and seasonal changes.  Read More…

Tackle An Itchy Head

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A reader whose bald-headed husband has been ‘driven mad’ by a painful itchy scalp writes to recommend Botanical Therapeutic Shampoo & Body Wash by Carina Organics. ‘His doctor prescribed tar shampoo which didn’t help at all and also smelt disgusting. Botanical Therapeutic Shampoo is not a miracle cure but has definitely helped keep the inflammation under control and his head looks far less red and is no longer tender.’

Another reader says it has worked well on her husband’s flaky dry scalp. (What is it with husbands and hair?) Read More…

Dry Scalp Treatment

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A dry scalp is a common problem that affects men and women of all ages. It is usually itchy, sore and uncomfortable, however it is relatively easy to treat. Making a couple of tweaks to your lifestyle and choice of hair care can make a huge difference.

What causes a dry scalp?

It occurs when the hair root is not sufficiently lubricated by the oil (sebum) secreted by the sebaceous glands lining the scalp, which provide the natural oils to the base of each hair.

The sebum gives hair its characteristic shine and lustre and when there is an insufficient amount of it, both the scalp and hair begin to dry out. Most people immediately think of dry scalp as being dandruff, but nothing could be further from the truth. Dandruff may occur even in an oily scalp as it is associated with a yeast infection of the scalp that leads to excessive cell shedding. Dandruff does not itch, whereas a dry scalp is often accompanied by itching. Read More…