Home Remedies for Itchy Scalp

7. Bananas

If you like to eat bananas, you will be happy to know that it can also be used to treat an itchy scalp. Bananas will treat your itchy scalp while also conditioning your hair. The nourishing and moisturizing properties in bananas will also reduce flakes, dandruff and inflammation.

  • Simply mash two bananas and mix them together with one ripe avocado.
  • Apply this mixture to your scalp (and your hair if you want).
  • Allow it to sit for half an hour and then rinse thoroughly.

8. Sesame Seed Oil

Sesame oil is highly nourishing, healing and lubricating, making it an effective treatment for a dry scalp and give you relief from itchiness.

  • Heat some sesame oil to warm it slightly.
  • Massage your scalp with the warm oil before going to bed each night. For best results, massage the scalp with your fingertips for at least 10 minutes, wrap your head in a hot towel and leave it on for about 10 minutes before going to bed. When this oil remains on the scalp all night, it provides optimum moisturizing.
  • Shampoo and rinse your scalp and hair thoroughly in the morning. Continue this treatment as long as necessary.

9. Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is a natural astringent that can help relieve itchy scalp. This herb is beneficial when you have an itchy scalp due to hair coloring and daily blow drying.

  • Mix one part witch hazel with two parts water.
  • Pour the mixture onto your scalp and massage thoroughly. Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Wash and rinse your hair and scalp thoroughly.

10. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a great natural moisturizing treatment to relieve a dry and itchy scalp. The molecular structure of jojoba oil is closest to that of our own natural oil or sebum, which makes it a very effective rejuvenating and hydrating treatment.

  • Massage a small amount of jojoba oil onto your scalp for a few minutes before going to bed. Leave it on overnight.
  • In the morning, wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

Repeat this remedy once a week.

For best results with any of these remedies, follow them without fail for some time to completely treat the problem.




  1. This site is wonderful that help me lots

  2. Thanx alwaiys!

  3. Wondeful site… Kinda blessing n a miracle for the despair.

  4. DO NOT use baking soda to heal a rash. I am trying to heal a rash CAUSED by baking soda. You can clean grime and bleach with baking soda, why would you put it on an inflammation? !

  5. I’ve been suffering for months from itchy and very dry scalp filled with ‘dandruff’. I’ve bought mild champooes, special soothing lotions without anything really working. Tonight I’ve done the banana/avocado treatment for head and hair, and whilst the mixture was ‘brewing’ (wrapped my head in tin foil and a towel) I felt no itching, but nice tingling sensation. Thereafter, after rinsing it all out I followed it up with Jojoba oil massaged into scalp and into hair (also wrapped my head up in foil and a towel). I’m looking as I’ve never washed my hair ever, and having the worst ‘bad hair day’, but for the first time in ages I’m sitting here 4 hours later with no itching what so ever.
    It’s such a incredible feeling I can hardly believe it!!
    Ok, it’s just the start of it all so I’m yet to see how I’m tomorrow, and the coming days. I’ve got more bananas/avocado and oil so I’m ready to carry on the treatment and hopefully I’ve finally found the cure…. Feeling good :-)

  6. i luv the treatment of the tea tree oil it really helps!

    • “Another option is to dilute two or three drops of tea tree oil in one tablespoon of vegetable oil and massage the mixture onto your scalp. With regular use, this remedy will heal a dry, itchy scalp within a week or two.”

      how regular should I so this step ? daily or 3-4 times a week , or ..?

    • I was already thinking before I searched that I’d use tea tree oil on my head as it’s itchy today, and was quite happy that it was the first result. Your comment makes it even better, I’m definitely going to try the tea tree one :D thanks

  7. can I dilute tea tree oil with jojoba rather than vegetable oil? and massage it into the scalp ?

  8. Hi ! Can I mix 1 tablespoon of j

  9. Sorry for the unfinished post earlier on. * Can I mix 1 tablespoon of jojobo oil with drops of tea tree oil rather than using vegetable oil? and you mentioned with regular use. how often is the regular ? once daily?

    Thanks much!

  10. These are wonderful tips, but careful when using the banana and avocado mix. I did and it caused my hair to get tangled and tearing occurred.
    I am thinking that next time what I will do is to mix tea tree oil with coconut oil and get a shampoo without sodium laureth sulfate.

    • That’s odd that your hair got tangled, both bananas and avocado should have made your hair really soft. Maybe try combing your hair before and after with a wide-tooth comb to prevent this, and even trying to use the comb to apply the mixture to your hair.
      The tea tree oil and coconut oil sounds good, I need to get to a grocery store to get the coconut oil! :P

  11. You would use baking soda on rash provide there weren’t open wounds ……

  12. I can’t wait to try the bananas & avocados!

  13. Looking for a solution of itchy scalp due to hair dyes.have tried different hair dyes but the itching is severe.have changed to natural dyes but still same reaction.
    Also have a family member suffering from hair loss.systematically the front portion has very noticeable loss.Desperate
    Your imput is welcome

  14. Truly helpful.Thanks to Home remedies

  15. I recently tried the banana and avocado mixture and it went horrible! If you try this remedy make sure to blend everything. I tried to mash everything but the avocado left a huge mess in my bathroom. It kept dropping on the floor and I never left it in longer than 10 minutes it was gross. I think I will try the banana alone next time, that would not be too bad when rinsing out in the shower. Another thing is that the avocado mess would not rinse out of my hair for 2 days! it was nasty and i did not notice a difference in my dry, itching scalp either.

  16. Wonderful site! Thank you so much!

  17. Definately tea tree oil and one of the carrier oils, coconut, olive, jojoba oils, there are quite a few to choose from. My scalp was very itchy and patches of dry flakes always appeared soon after washing. I started mixing tree oil to my carrier oil and noticed a great improvement in days. I apply direct every few days or 2 to 3 times a week, a light application to my scalp. I stopped using shampoos and only wash with a mild conditioner or sulphate free products, which can be expensive, shop online for those, you have better choice and prices, good luck. My friend recently mentioned flax seed oil, which is a great remedy for our hair and diets, check out loads of info online!!!

  18. amma try this on my clients
    hope it helps……


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