3 tips for dealing with itchy hair
2nd October 2014
When I moved to Liverpool I started having issues with my hair being itchy. It took me a while to work out the cause of the itchiness; almost a year in fact.
It was only when Tyrone started experiencing the same problem that we figured out that it must be related to the water. Perhaps it’s our water tank. Perhaps it’s just the water in Liverpool. Either way, we aren’t use to it.
Over the last year I have discovered some of the ways in which you can deal with itchy hair and damaged scalps (for all that scratching) and today I’m going to share them with you. Suffer no more!
Try a different shampoo
Could it be the shampoo that is causing you problems?
For me, changing the shampoo I used made some difference. Firstly I used a medicated shampoo, and this seemed to deal with the sores on my scalp caused by the over itching. I also tried a scalp repair shampoo by TRESemmé which helped to take care of my damaged scalp too.
Try a deep conditioner
Ah, the advantages of having a trained hair dresser for a mum. She suggested that I give my hair a deep conditioning to try and help with the itching.
Use a good quality conditioner and apply to freshly washed hair. Apply to all of the hair, not just the ends, and massage into the scalp. Leave it on the hair for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing with water.
Wash your hair with cold water
While it may not be the most pleasant experience in the world, washing my hair with cold water (and I mean as cold as the tap will go) solved my problem straight away. My hair stopped itching, and in fact the coldness of the water was quite soothing on my damaged scalp.