How to treat scalp scabs

Updated February 21, 2017

Scalp scabs can be caused by severe dandruff, scalp dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. Recurring large scalp scabs can cause loss of hair, either temporarily or permanently. Treating this problem can be tricky, but following a certain protocol can be helpful in preventing scalp scabs easily and efficiently. The use of certain oils, treatments and methods can greatly reduce the scabs and help the scalp recover. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you treat scalp scabs.

Use a scalp mask. Separate four eggs, keeping the yolks in a bowl. Using a whisk, beat the egg yolks until they are frothy. Apply the egg yolks to the scalp using your fingers, covering the entire scalp. Let the egg yolk mask dry completely, then shampoo the egg yolk off using warm water. Egg yolks can cleanse and nourish the scalp.

Give yourself a tea tree scalp massage. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of jojoba oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil. Apply the oil mixture to the scalp using your fingers, and massage it into the scalp thoroughly. Allow the oils to sit on the scalp for 10 to 15 minutes, then shampoo off using warm water. Tea tree oil is an antifungal oil that helps prevent the recurrence of scalp scabs. Jojoba oil moisturises the scalp, helping loosen the scabs.

Use tar shampoo. This shampoo can be purchased at any drugstore or grocery store, and it contains special tars that effectively treat psoriasis and scalp dermatitis quickly. If other treatments are not effectively clearing your scalp, tar shampoo most certainly will. To use tar shampoo, wet the hair and apply the shampoo. Work the shampoo into a thick lather. Leave the tar shampoo on the scalp for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 raw egg yolks
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Tea tree oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Tar shampoo
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