Amazing Home Remedies For A Dry Scalp

Many individuals deal with a dry scalp at some point in their lives. The hallmark sign of a dry scalp is a scalp that feels persistently itchy. Itching excessively can lead to dandruff and flaking, and affected individuals may also experience soreness. In serious cases, a dry scalp can cause hair loss. Several different things can cause a dry scalp. Most commonly, the skin will dry out because of a harsh chemical in hair products or a weather change. Being dehydrated can also cause dryness. In some cases, an underlying medical condition like psoriasis and eczema can cause a dry scalp as well.

Thankfully, there are many options for dry scalp treatment. Serious cases, especially severe medical conditions, often require a prescription dry scalp treatment. For instance, some individuals may require a prescription dandruff shampoo or another medical shampoo for dry scalp. However, there are also natural moisturizing scalp treatments and other dry scalp remedies. Learn about them now.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has long been publicized as a way to resolve scalp issues, including excess dandruff. The theory is that the acidity of the vinegar helps restore the pH balance in an individual's scalp. When the pH balance of any portion of an individual's body is off, different growths can form. In the case of dandruff, an imbalanced pH level can cause a fungus called Malassezia furfur to grow. This fungus, which is similar in structure to yeast, can cause the scalp to flake and have excess dandruff. Apple cider vinegar may not work for dryness that does not have associated dandruff, since this is likely not caused by the fungus. 

To treat the scalp with apple cider vinegar, individuals should dilute vinegar by mixing a small amount of it with a significant amount of water. They should then pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it gently over their scalp and hair. Individuals should leave the mixture on their head for anywhere from fifteen to sixty minutes before rinsing it out. Advocates of apple cider vinegar treatment recommend doing this one or twice each week.

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