How To Use Aloe Vera To Treat Dandruff And Itchy Flaky Scalp Remedy
Aloe Vera For Itchy Scalp and Dandruff
Aloe Vera can be just as good at cleansing as it is for healing and nourishing the human body. Whether you choose to use it on your skin, or hair when you ingest it to reap the benefits for your internal organs, it can be used to help almost anything, especially Aloe Vera to treat dandruff.
Itchy scalp and dandruff are two common problems that aloe could help fix. Itchy scalps can be frustrating and dandruff is rather unsightly! There is no denying these facts and we also presume that this may be what brought some of you unfortunate to this article.
If you are sick of the frustration and embarrassment then we have a treat in store for you, even if you just wish to know more on the subject matter we have some info to share with you.
Check Out This Short Video On Using Aloe Vera For Dandruff
The Root Cause Of Dandruff And Dry Scalp
Have you ever tried hair products that give you an itchy scalp or make an existing problem worse? Or do you suffer from dandruff no matter what products you try and use? People with dry scalps need extra hydration for their hair and even if they suffer from dry hair then it can easily be damaged also.
People with sensitive, greasy, or normal hair/ skin can still suffer from dandruff and itchy scalp. Let’s take a look at what actually causes the issues before we try and solve them.
What Causes An Itchy Scalp?
Dandruff is probably the most common cause of an itchy scalp, but both dandruff and itchy scalp problems can co-exist or a person could suffer one without the other. Remember that one symptom or condition does not guarantee you will suffer from both.
Dandruff can be chronic in some people but is harmless to your physical health minus the irritation, it usually is more damaging to a person’s self-esteem than anything else.
Dandruff appears as flakes of white dead skin on a person’s hair and may appear around their neck and shoulders too. People oft refer to any sort of flaky scalp as dandruff although so many things can cause it.
It is commonly seen in people as young as 10 and starts between 10 – 20 years. Over 40% of adults 30 years and over suffer from it. Skin never stops growing new cells and is the largest organ of the entire human body so you can understand why the problem may never actually disappear.
Dandruff makes skin cells die and shed at a much faster rate, oily skin can make the dead skin cells bind together and this is when you begin to notice white flakes in a person’s hair.
Your body basically responds to the excess of yeast and this causes inflammation, yeast is commonly found on the scalp and other hairy parts of your body.
Psoriasis And Eczema
These 2 skin conditions are genetic disorders that have no cure but they are also not contagious. Both can make a person produce new skin cells at a rapid rate, causing pain, irritation, and discomfort. It is very common for people with these conditions to experience regular dandruff outbreaks or constant issues.
Dry Skin On Your Head
Some people have drier skin than others due to their lifestyle choices and dry skin can sometimes be solved by using good moisturizers and drinking more water. Your body is 70% water so being dehydrated can severely diminish your body’s efficiency.
If you think you are suffering a dry or itchy scalp you should try drinking more water for a few weeks and see if that answers your issues. If not then it is time to look into other means or remedies to combat the situation.
Scalp Sensitivity To Certain Hair Products
If you use hair dyes, sprays, gels, or other hair cosmetics they can irritate your scalp and cause dandruff. Seeking medical advice may help you understand which chemicals to steer clear of when applying products to your hair, it can also save a lot of hassle.
If you do have some sort of allergic reaction to dandruff, the symptoms are not usually permanent and will cease when you stop using the product/ chemical that made you react.
If you have ruled out all of the above possibilities then you may have seborrheic dermatitis that is causing you to have an itchy scalp.
Do you have a red itchy rash on your head that won’t stop bugging you? It can often appear gradually and your skin will become greasy or dry to the touch. The dead skin cells can turn yellow and scaly which may be quite unpleasant for you.
It can be visible on your hairline, around the ears, nose, and even your chest. (This is very similar to cradle cap that babies are prone to)
How Does Aloe Vera Combat Dandruff And Itchy Scalp?
- True Aloe Barbadensis contains polysaccharides and pectin, each stimulates the growth of new cells and encourages them to divide also. Promoting a healthy scalp in turn.
- Aloe Vera is very soothing when applied to your scalp, the moisturizing properties remove dead skin cells too. (dead skin cells are the direct effect of dandruff)
- Dandruff can cause your hair follicles to clog with bacteria and other waste oils, Aloe Vera can help exfoliate the hair follicles and remove waste matter from your hair.
- Aloe promotes new hair growth by stimulating capillaries, helping blood transport nutrients to hair more efficiently.
- Glycoproteins found in aloe have been shown to reduce the immune system response and alleviate itching.
- Your hair needs feeding too and aloe has essential amino acids, a ton of vitamins and minerals that can all fortify your hair into some fantastic results.
Should I Be Worried About Dandruff And Itchy Scalp?
As we previously mentioned, causes are very rarely serious but seeking medical advice is the best bet to answer any uncertainties you may have.
Use Fresh Aloe Vera Gel For These Anti-Dandruff Recipes
- Carefully dissect an Aloe Vera leaf, removing the inner fleshy meat.
- Gently rinse the gel to get rid of any Aloe leaf waste products.
- Apply the gel generously to your scalp and hair.
- Massage it into your hair gently and leave it in for 20 minutes to work its magic.
- Wash and rinse your hair with warm water, then use a mild shampoo and conditioner and rinse again.
- Apply this method 3 times a week and see how good your hair looks after a month.
Aloe Vera And Eucalyptus Dandruff Recipe
- Prepare your Aloe gel as advised in the protocol above.
- Add in a few drops of Eucalyptus oil into a bowl and mix with fresh Aloe gel.
- Mix in until you get a paste-like substance.
- Apply the paste to your hair, and massage it with your fingers in circular motions.
- Allow it so sit on for a few hours.
- Rinse your hair with warm water, mild shampoo, and a good conditioner.
- Do this no more than twice a week for desired results.
Aloe and Fenugreek Anti-Dandruff Recipe
- Leave 2 tablespoons of Fenugreek to soak in water overnight.
- Drain the seeds after 12 hours and grind them into dust.
- Add into a bowl and use 3 tablespoons of fresh aloe gel, mix into a fine paste.
- Apply the mixture to your scalp and leave in for at least half an hour.
- Rinse out with a good shampoo and conditioner, may need to rinse a few times.
- Enjoy your new hair!
Aloe And Tea Tree Oil Anti-Dandruff Recipe
Avoid this one if you have a dry scalp or skin. Great for normal or greasy hair/ skin. Tea tree oil and aloe are a very effective combo for anti-fungal properties.
- Use 3tbs of Aloe gel and add 8 drops of tea tree oil into a bowl.
- Mix thoroughly. Add 1 tbs rose water if you want to improve the consistency.
- Apply to your hair and leave it on overnight.
- Wash your hair as you normally would in the morning.
- Repeat the process 3 times a week.
- Be careful not to touch your eyes if your fingers encounter the tea tree oil, it can be very painful.
Our Final Thoughts And Conclusion
We have to advise you not to overdo it with each of these. Try each protocol separately as they are not to be combined! If the simple aloe remedy doesn’t work then look into adding other things that we have suggested.
Lemon juice and honey are also good things to add if you want more bang for your buck. Although the main goal is to apply the Aloe Vera Gel as that is where the goodness is, without that main ingredient you will not get desired effects.
Have fun with these and we hope you enjoy the long-lasting results.