Your smelly scalp can be due to many causes; however, the most effective ways to treat and to remedy it are the same.
Having a smelly scalp doesn’t mean that you are not taking good care of your hygiene, in the contrary, most hygiene conscious and clean people are going to develop a smelly scalp, it’s because of yeasts!
- The first way to get rid of your smelly scalp is applying a sulfur rich shampoo.
Sulfur is a key solution to getting rid of your smelly scalp, it’s a very powerful antifungal and antibacterial chemical, this means that it’s going to get rid of the yeast colonies in your scalp, which are causing all the bad smell.
The best brand of sulfur shampoo is Neutrogena T-Sal shampoo, it’s the one most dermatologists recommend, it will not only get rid of odors in the scalp, but will also help with psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases in the scalp.
Neutrogena T-Sal shampoo does not only contain sulfur, but it also contains salicylic acid which is amazing at getting rid of fungal colonies and other germs in the scalp.
The best advice on applying this amazing shampoo is , when washing your hair, to leave it on for about five to ten minutes, this is how you get it to destroy the bacteria and funguses on your scalp, most people are going to use the shampoo for a very short period of time and then wash it, sometimes even less than one minute, this is simply a waste of valuable ingredients, leave it on your hair and scalp for at least five minutes.
- The next advice is to avoid applying conditioners on the roots of your hairs.
Most conditioners contain lots of oils and nutrients; these are not going to serve you well when they are applied near the roots of your hair because you are simply going to be feeding the yeast and bacteria there, which is going to increase the smell!
When applying your conditioner, always use it on the end of your hair and never on the roots, it will be useless there.
- The third way to get rid of your smelly scalp is to use garlic oil.
I know that many will consider the use of garlic to get rid of bad smells a bit ironic, but the truth is that bacteria and funguses hate garlic; in fact garlic is going to kill most damaging and harmful funguses.
The best way to use garlic to get rid of your smelly scalp is by using its oil.
Garlic oil is available at health food shops and can even be made in the comfort of your home, but I simply prefer to buy it.
Garlic oil contains powerful antifungal and antiseptic compounds that are going to kill the smell producing yeasts on your scalp very quickly and efficiently.
- Another effective remedy for your smelly scalp is lavender oil.
Lavender oil is simply the most effective solution to getting rid of not only your smelly scalp, but also scalp itchiness and inflammations.
It’s a very powerful antifungal and antiseptic natural oil, and the best thing about it is that it’s very cheap and can last you for months.
Here is how to apply lavender oil to stop bad smells in your scalp:
After washing your hair with a sulfates free shampoo, dry your hair with a clean towel and apply 5 to 10 drops of lavender oil.
Some people prefer to mix it with jojoba oil, but the best results can be obtained when used alone. It’s not very expensive, you just need to apply 5 to 10 drops on your scalp and massage it well.