Have you ever experienced dandruff or an itchy scalp? Dandruff is a very common scalp condition and not very serious or contagious. However, it can be embarrassing and annoying to deal with or difficult to get rid of for good.

Dandruff is defined as a chronic scalp condition where your skin flakes on your scalp.1 This can cause some embarrassing white flakes on your clothing and cause you to itch or have dry skin. Your hair might also be oily. Often dandruff is worse in the fall and winter months because of indoor heating and dry climates. Dandruff may also be caused by stress, diet, your age and hair products. Some people are also predisposed to dandruff.

Generally, you don’t need to see a doctor to treat dandruff. There are many medicated shampoos out there that can help get rid of dandruff and relieve the itchiness.

How to Get Rid of Dandruff and Itchy Scalp

First, try a dandruff shampoo or one that helps with dry scalp. Look for shampoos with salicylic acid, selenium slide, zinc pyrithione or ketoconazole. Also, avoid harsh shampoos that contain ingredients that irritate your scalp and make dandruff worse. Look for more gentle formulas. Try our Scalp Replenishing Shampoo for a gentle way to heal your scalp.

If you don’t want to buy a new shampoo or aim to use a more natural solution, try tea tree oil or white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Tea tree oil is very effective at reducing the oil and the itch. Rinsing with vinegar (whatever type you like best from white to apple cider vinegar) can help reduce the irritation and reduce the issue fast. While your dandruff is flaring up, be sure to wash your hair every day and brush your hair often to distribute your natural oils evenly.

Do you have dandruff or an itchy scalp? What is your favorite way to get rid of it fast? Do you have a special shampoo that you love? Do you find you only get it during certain months of the year or all year? Share with us below!

1 – Facts from Mayo Clinic

2 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Dandruff and Itchy Scalp

  1. Suzanne Gregory says:

    I have had chronic dandruff for many years now, although I have also been told it is a form of dermatitis and I have never found something that gets rid of it completely. One thing that does help enormously is hot oil treatments (particularly V05 from Priceline). I now use anti dandruff shampoo (anything except head and shoulders) and conditioner almost exclusively because normal conditioners make it ten times worse. I was also told not to wash my hair so often so was interested to read your advice about washing every day when dandruff is flaring. Curiosity is to try rinsing with vinegar and see if that helps.

  2. Johanna says:

    Your 8 says scalp treatment worked for me it got rid of it instantly and if I get flare up I just use the treatment again it takes monthis before I flare up

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