Causes and efficient treatments of your itchy scalp and hair loss

This is your definite guide to the major causes and treatments of your itchy scalp and hair loss.

First of all, I’m no doctor, so what you are going to read about in this guide is not medical advice, this is what has worked for me and may work for you too!

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What you are going to read about in this guide has truly made a positive impact on my life, it stopped an extremely annoying itchy scalp feeling and my hair loss altogether, and I’m sure it will do the same for you too.

First, let me tell you a little story about my situation.

Two years ago, I was living a perfect life, happily married with two children and having a great job and absolutely magnificent hair, however one Saturday morning after waking up, I started feeling an extreme itchy sensation in my scalp, it was violent and I just couldn’t concentrate on my work or be in the mood for anything! Soon, I started seeing my hair thinning and vanishing way!

The itchiness was so severe that it was driving me crazy! And sometimes it was accompanied with a terrible burning sensation, flaking and big dandruffs!

itchy scalp and hair lossIt was a strange experience, sometimes it would be so violent and other times it would be so quiet and so calm, this is what was driving me crazy!

It was clear that wherever my hair was thinning, I was feeling the extreme itchiness!

I went to see to a dermatologist who “confirmed” it was nothing to worry about and that it will disappear, however after two months I started seeing empty spots in my head.

It was then that I decided to look for a real solution to get rid of the my itchy scalp and hair loss.

Where am I now?

Thanks to God and to my research, I have found some amazing techniques and very simple methods to stop my itchy scalp and hair loss completely and to resume living my life to the fullest.

  • Major causes of itchy scalp and hair loss.

Here, you are going to learn about the most common causes of your itchy scalp and hair loss.

  • One of the most common causes of itchy scalp and hair loss is folliculitis.

folliculitisWhen the hair follicle is damaged and infected it’s called folliculitis.

It’s primarily caused by harsh chemicals you use to wash your hair, an aggressive shampoo or conditioner, and can sometimes be due to a bacterial infection.

Symptoms vary from whitehead pimples appearing around your hair follicles to painful red spots in your scalp.

Folliculitis is a major cause of itchy scalp and hair loss, and if untreated it can result in cicatricial alopecia, bald and very itchy spots in your head!

folliculitisThere are many antibiotics that can treat folliculitis, however overtreatment of folliculitis with these can create resistance, and make the antibiotics useless with time, that is why it’s preferable to use only natural antibiotics such as garlic oil, tea tree oil, ginger oil or lavender oil to treat folliculitis in its early stages.

  • The second cause of itchy scalp and hair loss is Seborrheic Dermatitis.

Seborrheic Dermatitis is a very dangerous inflammatory reaction caused by a yeast called Pityrosporum Ovale.

Seborrheic DermatitisThis yeast is responsible for producing toxins that are very damaging to the scalp, seborrheic dermatitis is mainly caused by an imbalance in the production of the sebum, and will result in bald spots in your scalp accompanied with violent itchiness.

Seborrheic Dermatitis is usually caused by a change in your shampoo or conditioner, this change is going to result in the lowering of sebum in your scalp which in turn will make Pityrosporum Ovale attack the scalp and cause the itchiness and hair loss.

One of the best treatments of Seborrheic Dermatitis is to stop washing your hair with shampoo and stop using conditioners for about two weeks.

Meanwhile, you need to start applying natural oils to your hair.

One of the best you can use is Argan oil.

  • Another important cause of itchy scalp and hair loss is low iron levels.

Low iron levels can cause itchy sensations accompanied with hair loss in your scalp . Even though this can affect both men and women, it seems that women are more at risk.

It’s highly advisable to start eating more iron rich foods such as beans, dark green leafy vegetables, and nuts, and also consult your doctor to start supplementing if necessary.

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The itchy sensation and hair loss is going to disappear within a few months of treatment.

  • Another cause is Demodex Mites.

Demodex MitesDemodex mites, like in dogs, can cause skin irritations and also hair loss, if you think you have them, the best thing to do is to consult with your doctor as they can be very difficult to get rid of.

  • The next cause is Tinea Capitis.

Tinea CapitisTinea Capitis, also known as the ringworm of the scalp, is a fungal infection of the scalp caused by a mold called dermatophytes.

Symptoms are: inflamed and highly, itchy irritated scalp usually accompanied with hair loss.

This is a very serious condition that can lead to skin peeling, swollen blisters and even rash that can spread to the rest of your body!

There are many folk remedies for the ringworm of the scalp, however they cannot be trusted because Tinea Capitis is a highly aggressive and dangerous disease.

It’s a must that you consult your doctor as soon as possible if you think you have it.

  • Candida

Although this is very unlikely, candida can also cause scalp irritation and hair loss.

The best way to make sure is to consult your doctor, you can also start applying garlic oil and see whether the itchy scalp feeling and hair loss will disappear or not.

Usually garlic is very effective against candida.

  • Psoriasis

Psoriasispsoriasis is a very common skin disease, it’s not caused by bacteria, viruses or fungus, it’s simply caused by the skin trying to replace itself rapidly, common symptoms are red and inflamed patches accompanied with a very severe itchy sensation and hair loss.

The best way to stop itchy scalp and hair loss caused by psoriasis is to use a zinc Pyrithione rich shampoo.

Zinc Pyrithione is a very potent anti-inflammatory and antifungal chemical.

Of course there are some home remedies to relieve the pain, the best ones are birch oil and avocado oil, they are perfect for relieving the pain and curing psoriasis very quickly and naturally.

  • High DHT levels

This is probably what you are suffering from if there are no blisters or redness in your scalp.

This is what I have been experiencing.

DHT is simply a byproduct of the conversion of testosterone by enzymes in your scalp, high levels of DHT will certainly cause hair loss in most people, but sometimes the hair loss is going to be accompanied with an itchy sensation too.

DHT is going to influence the production of hair, this is going to stress the hair follicles and ultimately cause an itchy sensation in your scalp.

Most doctors will never suspect high DHT levels because it does not make the skin red or cause blisters, but this is a real problem and most men suffering from itchy scalp and hair loss will notice huge relief when they start taking DHT lowering substances like finasteride within one month.

The best supplement I have found to stop itchy scalp and hair loss is Lipogaine for Men. It’s very effective and will get rid of the itchy sensation and hair loss very quickly.

Now, let’s talk about some of the most effective natural remedies to help you with your itchy scalp and hair loss.

  • Hair oil.

Using a quality hair oil can relieve the itchy scalp sensation very quickly. One of the best oils you can use is, as mentioned before is argan oil.

It’s very high in antioxidants and also very rich in anti-inflammatory compounds that are going to lower inflammations quickly in your scalp.

  • Lemon juice.

I didn’t try this method myself, but I’ve read on many websites that it’s great for relieving itchy scalp, just squeeze a lemon and apply the juice to your scalp.

  • Avoid shampoos that contain alcohols.

Alcohols are very aggressive when applyed to the skin, they are going to dry it and make it irritated.

One of the best ways in my opinion to see what is causing your itchy scalp and hair loss is to stop using shampoo or any other hair products for at least two weeks.

If within this period your hair started growing normally and the itchiness disappeared, then it was probably related to the alcohols in the hair products you were using.

  • Cut down on caffeine intake.

Caffeine intake can also increase the itchy sensation in your scalp, and no, drinking coffee is not the real problem, most drinks and even some baked products nowadays contain very high amounts of caffeine.

A great way to see if caffeine is the cause of your itchy scalp and hair loss is to stop drinking coffee, tea, carbonated beverages and even industrially made juices.

  • Don’t wash your hair too often!

Again, this is going to sound counterintuitive, however washing your hair is only going to get rid of the good oils in your scalp that are protecting it and making the hair follicles work normaly.

I know some people who would wash their hair every morning; this is extremely hurtful to the scalp and hair follicles.

Wash your hair preferably once a week!

When I started doing this, my hair started growing stronger and healthier and my scalp stopped feeling itchy.

  • And the final advice is to only brush your hair once a day.

We tend to forget that brushing the hair hurts the scalp.

Try to brush your hair only once a day, and don’t be too harsh on it.

These are the best ways to relief and cure itchy scalp and hair loss for good.

If you need more explaining or if you have a question, please post it in a comment and please feel free to share any additional advice or techniques you feel arenecessary for getting rid of the itchy scalp and hair loss.


  1. This is such a helpful post, I will bookmark it and continue reading it later, but for now, I must thank you because I I’m sure of what\s going wrong with my scalp, the last months have been terrible for me, I was so stressed out and my diet was terrible, I think I’ve developed candida!
    Again, thank you for your amazing post and explanations, I will keep reading when possible.

    • Thank you for your nice comment, please if you have a question, please send me an e-mail.

      • Hello Chris
        I am facing too itchy all over my head whenever i wakeup after sleeping. I don’t have any other symptoms. recently facing more amount of hair loss. Am using basic coconut oil and don’t use shampoo.
        kindly suggest me.
        Thanks in advance.

        • Well, I think you are suffering from the DHT problem, your body is producing too much, better start using minoxidil soon.

  2. MELISSA says:


    I have also the same problem, since 2009 i had a dramatic hairloss, and after that my hair never growed thick back. So now I have very thin hair. I noted that when my hair falls, it always have like a white bump on the root. I had really thick hair in the past and I really wish to get it back. My dermatologist told me I had pytosphorum ovale and seborheicc dermatitis. The doctor prescribed me a nizoral shampoo, which is like Head&Shoulders for dandruff. This shampoo makes my hair very dry, however, I have to continue using it. I just bought the argan oil and I was wondering how many times should I apply it on my scalp. Furthermore, i would like to know if it is advisable for us to use the rogaine for women in order to increase the growth back.
    Please advise me on this matter.

    Kind regards,

    • Hello Melissa, I’m sorry for the delay, I was very busy with my work. As you may already guess, this website is just a hobby, but I’m trying to help people as much as possible with the limited time I have.

      You should avoid using minoxidil for women, Rogaine, as long as you are using your medication, and when it comes to argan oil, you can use it once a day.

  3. Hi, I have the same hair problem too for almost 6years, but my problem ended in just a week when I used DIPROSALIC * ointment. Thanks for sharing the solution

  4. Hi, this is very useful website. I think I have Seborrheic Dermatitis. Sometimes it goes very bad and causes itchy sensation and hair loss. Any production I should use?I don’t think that Seborrheic Dermatitis has something to do with shampoo as I I have been using Head&Shoulders for years and the itchy sensenation and hair loss are on and off. If it does have something to do with shampoo, isn’t that will appear all the time? Shampoo might be one of the reasons but should be the only reason.

    Anyway, any suggestion for Seborrheic Dermatitis?

    • Stop shampooing for two weeks, and use a mixture of tea tree oil, one drop, with olive oil, one teaspoon, a day. Massage your scalp and you’ll feel much better.

  5. sir i facing the hair fall and itchiness on my scalp but i dont have any spots and red rashes on my scalp but my hairs becoming thinner day by day this problem was started previous year so please tell remidy and will my lossed hair come back?? please sir reply

  6. Hi doc am nisha frm msia..I am having hair loss problem so drastically n my scalp started to become itchy recently n its make my hair fall 3 times more..I am using a shampoo called living garden lime shampoo n loreal hair fall tonic as well but stil getting worst n some part become bald as well . Please help me

    • Hi, I’m not a doctor! I’m sorry, you didn’t explain in details the symptoms you are suffering from, try to apply the tips and advice in this post, if they don’t work, send me an e-mail with more details.

  7. Thank you for this website. I have been battling folliculitisfor many many months it now so severe I have staph and patches of missing hair. I’m a 41 year old woman and my hair was once beautiful. I’m on my third round d in month of antibiotics not not not helping the sores are covered thru head now some on chest. I think I’m getting mrsa now. No good Dr around me just keep passing me around. I’m always sick. I’m going to try some things you said. Who knows maybe it will save my sanity. Thank you.

    • You’re welcome, if I may add more, you really need to think of becoming vegan for at least two months, it will help you, I’m sure, like it helped me.

  8. for 3 or 4 months my scalp is itching so bad some times i feel like I’m gonna scratch all skin off my head and it will burn its red around hair line i have loss at least 1/2 if not more of my once very thick hair itches 98 5 of time wakes me itching so bad at nite sometimes I am desperate please help me thank you!!!

    • Hi, first, cut off your nails and wear velvet gloves when going to bed, second, start applying a vinegar wash daily, it will lower the itchiness, and for your hair loss, you need to try this first and see how it works, then report back for further instructions.

  9. Thank you so much for this post……extremely helpful!!!!

  10. billy bear boo bob says:

    ha chris coe coe chris how is it hanging dude iam shaving my head tired of this shi$

  11. swapnil says:

    Dear bro
    first of al i want to share my problem with u .. Befor 1 yr i m sufering frm harmonal imbalance due to junk foods continuosly i ate upto 1 mnths..and latr when i go to doctr they sugest me some medicine to cure my hair loss…my hair become thiner nw and also contain white spot at d end of hair when they break…and one more thnk i hv itchy scalf too and too much oily hair and i used to musterbate daily so plz tel me what is d posible cause of my hair loss and plz sugest me way how to treat it..
    Plz i m sufering frm dis prob frm last 2 yr i tried homopathic alopathic and ayurvaidic way too plz help me bro :-)

    • Hi, the first thing I can recommend to you is to cut down on fatty foods as much as possible, in 90% of cases, they’re the ones causing your white heads, then I want you to start applying an oil mixture, one teaspoon of tea tree oil with four tablespoons of olive oil, apply one teaspoon to your scalp, massage for ten minutes and then rinse using shampoo. This should help, and if you need anything else, don’t hesitate to comment again.

  12. desperate says:

    Hi chris .. I found your site by accident and I am glad I did… couple months ago I used a new shampoo and after few uses my hair start itching and had dandruff so I went back to the old shampoo but my hair didn’t get any better. dandruff and itchiness wouldn’t stop and start realizing that my hair kept on getting thiner fast. so I decided to cut my hair short to get rid of dundruff witch made me realize that my scalp may be the source of my problems. it was itchy sometimes even burns if I don’t wash my hair and my hair is not going the direction it is supposed to be and often just standing straight up plus the thinness of hair in up middle section but on the sides it is holding pretty well. please give me some advise. highly appreciated.

    • Seems that your scalp has gone trough chemical damage, it’s just an opinion, anyway, you should stop shampooing and applying products, creams and even natural oils for at least three weeks, this will leave it time to recover. I’d like to know, are you a man or a woman? How old are you and how is your diet?

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