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I Have A Burning Red Itchy Scalp - How Can I Get Rid Of It?


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This is a common question I am often asked and in most cases simple natural home remedies can be used to soothe and treat the affliction.

However, the first thing we need to ascertain is: what has caused your itchy burning scalp?

A red burning itchy scalp is generally characterized by a tingling, prickly, burning hot sensation and is thus most likely caused by one of the following:
  • Sunburn or Chemical burn
  • A reaction to the hair products you are using
  • Excessive drying of the scalp through the use of harsh shampoos and conditioners, particularly ones that contain ingredients such as SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulphate) - a strong de-greasing agent
  • A Fungal Infection
Emotional stress, physical exhaustion, and poor diet can also affect your scalp and cause irritations although to a lesser extent. They will tend to be more aggravators than causes of your burning itchy scalp.

Remedies To Get Rid Of Your Burning Itchy Scalp

Take A Look At The Shampoo You Are Using

Many shampoos on the market today contain strong ingredients and chemicals that will continue to seriously aggravate your red burning itchy scalp. By selecting a good naturally pH-balanced shampoo you can ease the pain and burning sensation, and begin to treat your scalp problem.

Natural ingredients such as Yucca (a natural foaming agent), along with Chamomile, Tea Tree, Coconut, and Manuka Honey, are excellent at killing bacterias and fungus's and soothing your scalp.

Contrary to popular opinion, these shampoos are not normally much more expensive than the standard ones you see on the store shelves, usually because there aren't huge marketing campaigns behind them. In fact in many cases they will work out cheaper.

Use Natural Essential Oils In Your Hair Products

Lavender Oil and Neem Oil are particularly good for getting rid of red sore burning itchy scalp problems, and Rosemary Oil will help to soothe your scalp. Oils like Jojoba, German Chamomile can reduce inflammation, and Tea Tree Oil has great anti fungal and antiseptic properties.

These and other essential oils will often be found in the natural shampoos, but giving a little extra boost will also work wonders. Lemon or lime juice are excellent additives too (will be called Citric acid on the shampoo label), and can really make your hair look and feel great.

Birch Tree Remedy

Birch is great for clearing up skin irritations. Prepare like so:
  • Boil the bark of birch trees in water
  • Remove from heat, strain the mixture and let cool
  • Apply to affected areas
Anti-Inflammatory Chamomile Compress
  • Boil a pint of water
  • Add 2 teaspoons of chamomile flowers
  • Leave to steep and cool
  • Apply to affected areas
Chamomile oil dabbed on scalp sores is very soothing

A sore burning itchy scalp is often easily treatable at home using simple natural ingredients.

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