Since I started blogging, I get a lot of questions from people asking why one thing or the other is up with their hair/scalp. I find it very flattering that I get asked because it means some people think I know what I’m doing hehe. Thanks lol.
Anyway I plan to start addressing some of these questions or at least the most popular ones. My answers will be based on online researches and then some experience.. So let’s go..
Why does my scalp itch so much?
Personally I lucked out in this department as I don’t have dandruff and my scalp rarely itches but I know tons of people go through this so here’s some things you may want to consider:
– Itchy scalp can be caused by a number of conditions, including dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis and psoriasis.
– You don’t wash your hair enough.
– You’re allergic to your hair extensions and hair pieces. Well some of y’alls hair doesn’t just agree with the synthetic stuff (if this is you, you’re a big girl oh) lol.
– You’re allergic to an ingredient in your hair product.
– You’re allergic to a product or oil itself.
– You have dry skin
– You’re suffocating your scalp and you may need to go easy on the hair products maami.
– You’re not eating healthy.
So generally my advice to you if you’re going through this is to take a step back and try to access what the problem is:
Replace some of your hair products with the ones that are specifically designed to fight dandruff or itchy scalps like the medicated shampoos and conditioner.
Read up on at least the first 5 ingredients of your hair products before using.
Do not over shampoo or under shampoo your hair, find a balance and stick to a regimen or time table.
Let your hair breath and give it intervals between protective styling with weaves and all that. Start eating healthy as You are what you eat (your hair inclusive). Keep your hands out of your hair as much as possible. You may be responsible for transferring bad stuff to your hair. Change your pillowcases regularly.Avoid sharing things you put in your hair such as combs and brushes as much as possible.
If you’ve done all this and see no positive result, you should see a doctor about it because it could be a medical condition.
I hope this post was helpful. Feel free to share with people who may have similar conditions. Watch out for the next ‘why is my hair’ post..