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Soothing an Itchy Scalp

Has your scalp ever been uncomfortably itchy? Itching can cause extreme misery for the sufferer, however many causes of itchiness can be solved with simple remedies. There are many reasons why the scalp or skin may be irritated. So before you seek a dermatologist’s help, ask yourself the following: 


  1. Are you using a shampoo made from detergents like sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate? Although these detergents lather wonderfully they can dry your scalp out to the point of being extremely itchy. Consider switching to a natural shampoo made from gentle surfactants (cleansers) such as Northwest Scents™ shampoo
  2. Are you suffering from allergic reactions to one or more food items? Commercially prepared foods contain many different ingredients which can sometimes cause allergic reactions. Those allergic reactions could be the cause of your itchy scalp. Take note of when your scalp itches and see if it coincides with when you are eating foods which you might be sensitive to. Try changing your diet by eliminating one food item at a time to see if this helps. 
  3. Is your water making your scalp itch? If your live in an area with hard water (water that contains more minerals that it should), if your water has chlorine in it, or if you live in a building with old pipes, the water may be leaving a residue in your hair that causes your scalp to itch. The best way to solve the problem of hard water is to buy a shower filter.

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