We all itch from time to time. But what does it mean? An itchy scalp could be a sign of a whole host of issues, including dandruff. Here are a few things that could be causing that irritating itch.
Itching is the body’s response to irritation – what’s behind that irritation, however, can vary.
Let’s try and solve this quickly – the first thing to do is make sure it’s not dandruff. It’s one of the most common causes of itching and affects 50% of the world’s population.
As the scalp becomes irritated by dandruff, it responds by shedding more skin cells on the scalp – and one of the major symptoms is itching.
More on the causes of dandruff
But there are other potential causes of itch too:
Other potential causes
- Head lice
- Allergic reactions
What to do about itchy scalp
When you’ve got an itch all you want to do is scratch – and it’s really satisfying too!
But be careful – scratching can actually cause more damage to the underlying skin cells, making the problem worse.
The best way to treat it is to tackle the source. We developed our Instant Relief Shampoo to do just that – it treats dandruff, one of the main causes of itch, and provides an instant cooling sensation.