The herbs for itchy scalp and dreads

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The herbs for itchy scalp and dreads
Herbal remedies have been used for hundreds of years. (lavender image by Lytse from Fotolia.com)

There are many herbal remedies available for individuals suffering from itchy scalps due to dread locks. According to the website Dry Itchy Scalp Remedies, the scalp needs natural oils in order to maintain a natural PH balance. If this PH balance is disturbed, the scalp is likely to become itchy and irritated. Nevertheless, the moisturising oils present in natural remedies are known to restore balance and health to the scalp.

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Lavender

According to Dreadlock Site, lavender is an herb that contains disinfecting properties and can soothe pain. Furthermore, it is known to aid tissue repair (damaged scalp) and can calm the body, mind and skin. Individuals suffering from dandruff or dreadlock-related hygiene problems are thus advised to acquire a lavender-based scalp treatment.

Rosemary

Another herb regularly used for dandruff treatment, rosemary is recognised as a natural remedy for the scalp and roots. According to Dreadlock Site, a rosemary scalp treatment can soothe and condition dry, irritable scalps resulting from dandruff or dreadlocks. Moreover, the herb is also used to condition hair/dreadlocks and stimulate natural oils. Dreadlock Site also advocates combining rosemary with basil, chamomile, tea tree oil or nettles if you have dreadlocks and suffer from severe dandruff.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural remedy for dandruff and dry scalps. According to Skin Remedies, the substance has been used for many years for its medicinal qualities and has a highly restorative effect on skin complaints and scalp infections of nearly every kind. A natural antibacterial and anti-fungal substance, it is thus a suitable scalp treatment for individuals with dreadlocks seeking to refresh dry, irritable scalps. Moreover, Dreadlock Site maintains that tea tree oil is an analgesic (painkilling) substance, which will consequently help to soothe any scalp discomfort caused by dreadlocks.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang is a natural antiseptic commonly used to reduce skin irritations such as dandruff. According to Dreadlock Site, it helps to maintain skin and hair health. The substance contains natural properties which serve to balance oil production in hair and can be used to condition dreadlocks.

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