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Itchy Scalp Treatment: Best Shampoo for Itchy Scalp


Is the constant desire to itch and scratch taking over your life? That irritating feeling could be a symptom of something serious. Read on to find out why you’re itchy, and what you can do to take back control! 

Why is my scalp itchy?

While this irritation is linked to many conditions, finding the source can reveal a solution for you. Cold winter weather is notorious for its moisture-zapping air, which can throw your scalp health out of balance. If your scalp is too dry or too oily, this can cause all sorts of irritation and buildup that will make you itch.

An itchy scalp can be the result of stress, seasonal changes, fluctuating hormones, or an overgrowth of yeast on the skin which leads to dandruff. If you are seeing large white or yellow flakes on an oily scalp, you could have seborrheic dermatitis

How do I fix the itch? Which is the best shampoo for itchy scalps?

If you’re experiencing seborrheic dermatitis, try a medicated shampoo 2-3 times a week with an active ingredient like salicylic acid, ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide to kill any harmful scalp bacteria.

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Itchy Scalp Treatment: Best Shampoo for Itchy Scalp

Otherwise, try WOW’s Apple Cider Vinegar shampoo to soothe your itchy scalp by deep cleaning your hair follicles and balancing your scalp’s pH. The hero ingredient raw Apple Cider Vinegar contains antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and scalp soothing properties that prevent bacteria from forming and help to remedy scalp irritation and itchy, flaky scalp.

If your itch symptoms don’t dissipate easily or within a few weeks after adding WOW ACV Shampoo to your hair care routine, talk to your doctor about the underlying cause of your itchy scalp and how best to treat it. Especially if your symptoms include pain, sores, swelling or intense itching that interferes with your sleep pattern for more than a week.

Essential oils anyone?

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Up your hair care game by adding a few drops of essential oils into your shampoo. Make sure to use a pure essential oil blend to experience the full benefits, like WOW’s Cedarwood Essential Oil and Rosemary Essential Oil to stimulate the scalp, fight dandruff and oily scalp build up. 


Don’t be disgruntled with your hair journey, consistency is key to see the results you want. Get the itch-free hair of your dreams with WOW Skin Science’s range of holistic hair solutions for your hair goals!

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