By Carol from Aragon, GA
It looks like you have some great ideas for itchy scalp. I too have thinning hair and have started taking a vitamin called High Potency Stresstabs with Energy from Wal-Mart. This was recommended by a customer at my hairdresser's. She was remarking about how it had helped her hair thicken. I can see a difference already and my husband even mentioned to me that my hair seemed to be thickening. It will take at least 6 months to see a BIG difference, but I finally have hope for my thinning hair.
When I had that problem, the doctor suggested using a pine tar shampoo (Neutrogena makes one). It worked. I find my scalp is only itchy in the dry winter months. Good luck!
You are probably allergic to something in your shampoo. Try to find an "all natural" shampoo without any artificial fragrances or colors.
Hi! I had this problem and tried many shampoos that did not work. Finally, I got Desert Essence Therapeutic Tea Tree Shampoo. It solved the problem. You can get it at most health food stores or online. I am adding a link to where I purchase the shampoo. I have been very happy with this vendor's prices and service. Several family members have also tried this and are now using it. I have tried other tea tree shampoos, but they have not worked as well as this one does for me. Good luck! http://www.iherb.com/Desert-Essence ... t-Shampoo-12-fl-oz-355-ml/11538?at=0
I had the same problem several years ago, and tried all kinds of different shampoos, including the dandruff shampoos because for the first time in my life I had what appeared to be an awful case of dandruff. When the itching got to the point that I couldn't stand the itching any more I went to a dermatologist and he said I had psoriasis. He prescribed a special shampoo and a lotion that didn't do anything for the appearance of my hair, but the combination sure helped.
It was almost completely gone within a few months and when I went back for a three month check up the doctor was amazed that it had cleared up so fast, as bad as it was. I still have some of the shampoo and lotion left and occasionally I feel an itch that is different than a typical itch and I use the prescription stuff a couple times and the itching clears up right away.
I don't know about the thinning hair part, but I recently tried Selsun Blue for Itchy Dry Scalp. I feel like I noticed an improvement after just a couple uses. Here is a link, so you know what to look for in the stores:
I hope you find something that works for you. I know it's no fun! Best of luck!
How many times do I use vinegar for a scalp fungus treatment in a week? Is shampooing mandatory before the vinegar treatment or do I wash the hair normally with water daily. I'm totally confused. So can someone tell me properly what I must do for this treatment?
Hi - my daughter has long hair and tends to shampoo every day. She got some kind of fungus (itch but no flakes) on her scalp and tried medicated shampoos but these did not help. She does not rinse with vinegar but has it in a spray bottle that she used to wet down her scalp a couple of times a day.
This method was only necessary for a few days and itch has not returned after several months. If you use this method you can use any empty clean spray bottle or a new one from the dollar store. If no spray bottle is available try wetting cotton balls with vinegar and dab on any spot that bothers you.
I do not believe the type of vinegar matters but the clear type may have less odor. Vinegar is good for many things around the house.
What can I do about itchy and dry scalp? Can you advise on any products that will help?
Best wishes. Monique x, Somerset, UK (03/28/2007)
It is a strong product and will also remove many hair colors, but really works on the dust mite problem, just as it advertises. If you are not too sensitive to the shampoo, you can apply a tiny dab directly to any sore you might have developed which in on your head or body. Clean combs, brushes, rollers, and irons often with regular hot water and soap, then store them on a clean surface, preferably covering them until next use.
This is not the same as lice. Mites are invisible and form tiny almost microscopic sores, eventually matting together because the sore ooze fluid which dries and makes tiny scabs. Dust mites live by the millions on each speck of dust and feed on human flesh when in contact directly or indirectly, as in on a bed where human or animal tissue cells shed onto the linens providing the perfect breeding ground for them. There's not much else to do except frequent hand vacuuming of all surfaces which your body comes into contact with. Hope this helps someone. God bless you. (03/28/2007)
I make a leave in conditioner (my hair is dry) that also does the trick. Boil a pan of water along with a handful of fresh rosemary. Remove from heat and let cool. Add 1 cup whole, long cook oats. Let sit overnight. Strain into another pan. The oat liquid (called "slurry") will be cloudy and slightly gelled. It's supposed to be that way. After you wash your hair and condition as usual, use this slurry as your final rinse. Don't wash it out. Makes your hair really soft, and no itching either. (04/07/2007)
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