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.

Comments

  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.

      • Hi. I started having the exact symptoms you described as way back as 2009. Extreme itch, accompanied with clumps of hair loss in the shower everytime i’d wash my hair. After the first time of experiencing this, while still in the bathroom, with my hair still wet, i looked in the mirror, & had large patches of hair missing. Gone! Where to? In the drain. The result of those clumps fully on show with these balding patches. Yet, the previous day, i had a healthy, full head of hair! My hair became brittle, dry, curly, within a DAY! & i had bald patches that i covered up with the rest of my hair — all within a day. I’ve been suffering from this violent itchiness for 7 years now. The hair on my head is much thinner, especially in those said patches, & has become much harder to cover up. Is brittle, curly, dry, & not straight anymore. I’ve been looking different, feeling different, & because of that, have had no confidence where previously i had a lot; for the past several years now. Anyway. I don’t know if there’s hope for my scalp. I’ve recently shaved it, just to get some relief from the scorched earth which is my scalp. I don’t know if it’s working – it does feel like there’s some improvement where the burning itch is concerned. I’ll have to wait & see if it really is.

      • I’ve had everything you described, since 2009. My hair used to be straight. It’s curly, brittle, & still falls out in clumps after washing. Several years, lots of bald patches as result of violent itching. Before the sudden onset of violent itching, i had a healthy, full head of hair. Withing a DAY, that all changed. The previous day i had a healthy head of hair, the next day after showering, washing my hair, i had large patches, HAIR, GONE! Large clumps in the drain.

        • If you have scalp Ringworm try Terbinafine. Can only get on perscription from your doctor. Also try a Tea Tree shampoo to soothe the scalp, also Aloe Vera. Hope it helps. Pat

  2. Hi,

    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!!!
    sandy

    • 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. 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. 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?

  13. So I have folliculitis according to your website, I do have does red cut like areas only in my frontal area near the hairline that I have seen and sometimes i finding blackhead that just fall out when starching my head , but in itchy all around too (hair loss as well) and if I don’t wash my hair daily or every other day then it get Oily to were its not good looking what can I do then? (I use Herbal Essences Smooth Collection shampoo) any shampoo you recommend?

    • Hello, my advice is to stop using shampoos for at least fifteen days, you can use my tea tree oil formula I shared in previous post, it’s very effective for your situation.

  14. Hi,

    I have been having a lot of hair fall since the past 15 years (i am 35 now) and usually when I have hair fall I have bad bad itch. But then the doctor suggested minoxidil which made my hair grow back thick and strong. I have been using it for 3 years in breaks but the problem is that it doesn’t work any longer for me and I don’t know what to do. I feel so bad emotionally. Is there any thing that can help

  15. Hi found your website useful. Better than what the docs know out there. I went to see a dermalogist and he said its some kind of dermatitis and so he didnt know which kind. He said i have redness in mu scalp and lots of hairfall where the scalp pain is. I dont have pimples on my dcalp. To date i still dont know what the problem is whether it js follictitus or atopic dermatitis. I hv tried thinks like acv and lemon and it just gives me temp relief…. It would be great if you could suggest.

    • Thank you, from the look of it, you have just inflammations, better use tea tree oil, I have mentioned in numerous posts how to use it.
      Good luck.

  16. My Dad and I are having the same problem, itchy, smelly scalp. His is worse than mine and he has had it for longer than I have. I noticed these bumps on my head that itched and then I started smelling this odor on my fingers after I scratched my head I had smelled the same thing when I gave my Dad a hug. My Dad had been scratching his head so much it was starting to bleed. So I have started using the vinegar every night and would like to know if anyone knows how long it takes before this fungus goes away. It has been about five days since I have been using it. I have also been putting oil on my hair so it doesn’t dry out. I wash my hair before I use the vinegar and then condition only my hair (not the roots)(I have very long hair). I was washing it after the vinegar but my Mom told me that was wrong, and I should wash it first because I needed to leave it on my head. If this isn’t correct would somebody please tell me what I should be doing. Any other treatment would be helpful also. Thanks

    • Hello, so sorry to read about your issues, you and your dad, better use tea tree oil, it will help you tremendously. You can find amazing recipes in my previous posts, I would highly suggest that you try it, it’s very effective.

  17. Hi Chris- I’ll give you a doozy. My itchiness on my scalp has been going on since my last pregnancy (4 yrs ago). Then it turned into dandruff, then red patches, now patches of baldness that is not red but normal scalp looking. I’ve mastered the itchiness and don’t touch it bitty it’s still happening. I also developed hypothyroidism (any relation?). I’ve had one dermatologist say it’s eczma, another psoriasis and another alopecia. I’ve tried creams and steroid injections to the scalp. They helped a little. I eat mostly clean, limited meats, no dairy, no alcohol or smoking and limited sugar. I spritz lavender and melaleuca daily, wash it only twice a week and use shampoos that contain less chemicals. I am still finding more bald spots. I have a feeling stress may be involved?? I do color my hair because of premature gray. I’m going to my fourth dermatologist soon! I’m exhausted! What do you think?
    Thanks

    • Hello, so sorry to read about your issues, well, the first thing that strikes me is that you color your hair! Well, don’t, I know that this is going to sound terrible, but please, I want you to stop it, the second solution you need to use is peppermint oil, I have already shared in previous posts how to use it, it will increase your hair growth tremendously while soothing your itchy sensation very rapidly.
      Good luck.

  18. Every since I moved into a new house my hair is falling out and know my head itches and burns no redness on my scalp I am a 40 year female dermatologist say nothing wrong but that was before it itches and burns have any idea

  19. Lorraine madlala says:

    Hy sir ,thnx for getting ur website,im typ2 diabetes for quite long nd im bald on the sides afta i had hairloss for sometimes and have tried many products but up to no avail,nt now im using olive oil nd im developing itchy sores plz sir i nid ur help,thnx

    • Hello, try to use peppermint oil, from the look of it, you are probably suffering from folliculitis, trust me, this amazing essential oil is fantastic and will increase your hair growth very quickly.

  20. Hello Chris,
    I am using seasum oil and antidandruff shampoo for my hair..i found too much itching, i saw much flakes on my shoulders when i comb…i shortened my hair length to control…even though I observed a lot of falkes on my head if i stop the shampoo for 2 weaks continuely by using argan oil.. Hair gets dirt.. So can i wash by water…suggestions please

    • Yes, you have to stop using shampoo for at least fifteen days, even if your hair gets dirty, this is very important, I’m sorry.

  21. Hi
    I’m suffering from itchy scalp since 2 years. I don’t exactly know what type of infection it is so I will tell you the symptoms. I’m 18 years old. I get pimples on my scalp. Some of them are filled with pus and some are not. The scalp also turns red and there is hairloss. I also observed that I get these pimples after having something sweet. I already have few bald patches. I’m really afraid that I can’t grow my lost hair back. Also my hair is not growing long. Will applying argan oil and having a cup of green tea every day help?

    Thanks.

    • You need more than a few drops of argan oil and green tea to solve your problem, you need to care about your diet, you mentioned that when you eat something sweet, you get your symptoms again! Well, avoid fats and sweets, in fact, avoid processed foods for at least one month, then, I’m sure that you will notice huge improvements, and from the look of it, it seems that you are suffering from scalp acne! I’m not really sure, but you need to give this solution a try, I’ve seen many people get amazing benefits.

  22. Hi Chris,

    Great website, so many great tips!

    Do you recommend minoxidil for women?

    Thanks!

  23. What do you recommend for thinning hair?

  24. Hi Chris, I’m really grateful I found your website today! I suffer from really bad scalp psoriasis and originally coconut oil cured it all but gradually my psoriasis became immune to the coconut oil. I just tried tea tree oil, do you leave it in over night?

    • No, don’t leave it overnight, leave it a maximum of one hour. Have you tried changing your diet? I’ve read that anti-inflammatory diets are very efficient.

  25. Clearheaded says:

    Hi Chris. Thank you for your willingness to try to help others with their scalps. Here’s my story. After using a cheap shampoo for psoriasis, I developed scalp sores and cysts with clear fluid in them. They were so intensely itchy that I would have to scratch. This lead to bald patches and bloody scabs. For the past 2 years, I have been to 6 doctors/dermatologists, been put on 10 different meds/antibiotics and concocted 100’s of home remedies. Nothing seemed to help. I became a recluse and severely depressed. I was wearing winter caps year round to hide my sores. So one day I got this crazy idea. I cut my hair very short, slathered calamine lotion all over my oozing scalp sores and put gloves on my hands to keep me from picking and scratching. I looked ridiculous with my pink head and gloves on inside. I kept washing it off and reapplying for 2 days, 24 hours/day. By the end of the weekend, the sores were almost completely gone and I saw hair starting to grow again. This is what worked for me and my particular scalp problems. Hopefully it can help someone out there get back to living again. Thanks!

  26. hy ..I m a teenager n I m suffering from hairfall and itchy scalp ..I had talk about this to my parents they said I have stress of studies ..but I know its not plz help me out …kindly suggest me right medicine I have lossed too much hair and now its ..too much .u know hair is how much important for a girl so suggest me medicine with less side effects ..
    thank u

  27. HI Chris… I am 22 years old boy. I am suffering from itching which is totally irritating and losing hairs day by day. I am getting bald. I left using shampoo since 2013 and start using mild moisturizing liquid soap which is totally okay but this itching and dandruff problem actually started in August 2014. Few months ago, I start using the mixture of three oils on my head daily or 2 to 3 times in a week which are coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil by mixing 1 tea spoon of each. I felt better while using this mixture and it even regenerated few hairs on my scalp but then after 2 months it started again itching, dandruff and yeast flakes on scalp. It is getting worse day by day. Please guide me with your best solution. I shall be very gratefull to you……THANKS..!

    • Hello, you should definitely try adding a few drops of tea tree and peppermint oil to this mixture, you are already doing great. Please, if you need more help, don’t hesitate to contact me, I will be very happy to help you.

  28. My daughter is 14 and has suffered with ‘dry scalp’ for many years – I have noticed red ‘patches’ on her scalp. She has long hair, we have tried many products with short term results..and lots of $$ any natural solutions you would like to share.
    We live in New Zealand

    • Hi Heather, so sorry to read about your daughter’s issues, well, I highly suggest that you try using one teaspoon of olive oil with just two drops of tea tree oil once every two days, it’s amazing.

  29. Bre CaRson says:

    I have Candida on my scalp and it burns. What should I do? I also used too much tea tree oil and am suffering from that as well:/.
    Blessings,
    Bre

    • How much tea tree oil have you used? Well, if you use it on its own, without mixing it with olive oil for example, then, you will suffer from terrible side effects, better mix one teaspoon of olive oil with four drops of tea tree oil, and then apply this every day.

  30. anil kumar sharma says:

    hi, Sir i m suffering from itchy scalp since 1 year.
    every it itch in my scalp is their any way to get rid of this.
    Please suggest me…

  31. hi mr chris thanks for your post, but i realy confused what problem i have,..i have dandruff and any oil i try to use make my head itching and also falls too much hair also if i use antibiotic tablets or bills i get too much itchy and loss so many hairs if i touch my head i feel pain at the scalp or skin also if i use some vitams my dandruff worse, now my hair going back-side from the hair line and its thin and wea, please help, thanks alot

  32. Hi, I am a 19 years old girl. A few months ago I started developing dandruff , itchy and dry scalp. It also looks like my hair is falling more than usual. If I let my hair days without washing my scalp hurts , especiallt the crown of my head , when I touch my hair. Some spots are itchy too. I am scared. Can you help me ?

  33. Sorry about the placement of my comment way up above. If you read it, you’ll probably realize that my life’s changed since this scalp condition. Females used to adore me – now i look like a door mat. But, most door mats have more hair than i do. Probably. Lol. It’s funny how good hair compliments the face of certain individuals. I can’t rock the bald look, though. But i have to roll with it as it seems there’s at least some relief from the burning itch, even if it’s very miniature. Probably placebo, i don’t know yet. Will give it a few more days for a true reading. Have never used any of the remedies you suggested. I’m too proud. Even after several years of agony & clumps of hair loss. Always figured my body would repair itself because i keep really fit. Cross-fit training etc.

  34. Hai I’m Firoz call me rose I’m having a trouble of hair falling and this started suddenly when the white hair show I’m just 24 years old and now my hair started itching. I observed that there is some white tiny thing at the bottom of the every hair that fallen down. There is lot of dandruff also. Need some help please.

  35. Fiona Richmond says:

    hi im a female of 36.ive been suffering hair loss for about 6 months. it seems to come and go. i have severe itching and burning during this time also on my face. theres little white bulbs at the ends of the hairs. there is no dandruf or anything to see. the doctors dont seem to take me serous im at my whits end seems to be getting worse can see my scalp. i always had thick.hair and there doesnt seem to be any regrowth. please help

    • Hello Fiona, it seems like you are having allergic reactions to something, I’m not sure!
      anyway, try this and report back if you need more help:
      Cut down on fats, oils and animal foods, only eat fruits, vegetables and more importantly, lost of whole wheat bread, pasta and beans, they’ll help your hair grow quickly.
      the second thing is I want you to start using this essential oil mixture daily: one teaspoon almond oil mixed with two drops tea tree oi and two drops peppermint oil, massage your scalp, wait 25 minutes and rinse everything with shampoo.
      Good luck

  36. I havr itchy scalp. It itches sometimes during the sleep time. it itches really bad when i apply coconut parachute hair oil. It all started an year ago but now im worried.
    I am also having a lot or hair fall these days. I just pass my fingers thru my hair n 5-6 strand come out everytime i do that. What should i do ? Should i consult a doctor becoz im worried abt my hair fall.

    • Hello, please, try to describe your situation in more details so that I can help you, with the information you just gave me, I can’t do much. So sorry.

  37. hi
    from 7 years ago my hair start losing , when i woke up i saw so many hair on my bed. so I clear shaved my hair and it stoped.but after 5-6 month again losing started and I had to clear shaved my hair. my doctor said me dont worry it is genetically, but i have Itchy with flaking and non shampoo like ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione or …. not affected. since 2 years ago when i clear shaved my hair many itchy rash appear on my scalp. also after 2-3 month my hair are broken and losing with a spot white at the end of the hair that lose-ed. i beg you if you know what is this , tell me what should i do???

    • Seems to me like you are having fungal issues, it’s just a guess, please reffer to my tea tree posts, they’ll help you a lot, you can also contact me via email, I’ll do my best to help you.

  38. Linda Huneycutt says:

    Merry Christmas – now – I have these dry spots not sore and not itichy – reminds me of cradle cap that my baby had years ago. Around my hair line and top of my scalp. My hair is getting thinner each day – I am 74 years old, and perhaps the age is a major problem, as I didn’t have any of this a couple of years ago. I really don’t know what to do to change this, I would appreciate any advise you could give me.. I am using a very expensive shampoo and conditioner (Aveda shampoo & conditioner) $70.00 and I really can’t see any improvement. Thank you

    • Hell, thanks, you seem like you could use tea tree oil with peppermint oil, here is how to do it:
      Everyday, take one teaspoon olive oil and mix it with a quarter of a teaspoon tea tree oil and a quarter of a teaspoon peppermint oil, then apply to your scalp for fifteen consecutive days, you will notice amazing results very soon.

  39. Angela McCracken says:

    Hi Chris.
    I have dyed my hair for years but just over a year ago my scalp was burning when applied. I have since switched to pure henna and indigo and indigo when applied was burning. My once long healthy hair has thinned so bad and is very dry and damaged. I have cut my hair and use many deep conditioning treatments. My hair is still like hay. My scalp has spots with no heads. Red spots that crust over and shrink a little until they flair up again. Please help. Very depressed

  40. Hi Chris, sorry to trouble during holidays. Hope you could save me when no doctors could. I’m 30 yrs old.
    Over a year ago, one fine day when i was asleep or when i was falling asleep i literally felt part of my sculp (Top end of it) just started to inflame and as crazy as it sounds i felt it happening. I can feel a round bump and now since few months ago im starting to lose hair around that area and its thinning. Funny thing is, when i press anywhere around my sculp with my finger my head hurts in such a way that it doesnt feel the same way press down on that bumpy area with the same pressure i applied everywhere else on my head. its like i have to put a lot of pressure there to have the same painful feeling. I think i have white dusty like on my hair now which i’ve never had before and i lose hair anytime i brush through my hair with my fingers.
    P.s. I remember i hit my head hard 2 years ago in the exact spot and since i didnt bleed i simply iced my head and probably thats got nothing to do with the hair but thought i’d mention it)
    No rash, Itchy in the same area as hair is thinning, sometime itchy everywhere im stressed out with work. sometimes i feel ants running around the thinning area. several doctors and no change of result. I’m currently treated for anxiety disorder and stress.
    Can you please help? my life hasn’t even started yet and im drinking ginger tea atm.
    Many thanks in advance for your kind advice

    sorry Chris, forgot to mention that i’m a male aged 30 if that helps you give the right advice. think i accidentally sent the same message twice. my sincere apologies as this is the first time im posting on a blog and i thought first time it didnt register. i hope you got my previous message. thanks. Kj

    • No worries Kj.

      Your situation seems very odd!! Well, I highly think that you send me an email with pictures of your scalp, this will help me a lot.

  41. Hi Chris

    I’m female, age – 50. Mid 2016 – I had 4 round bald spots. There were some tiny red spots on my scalp – very little. Scalp very itchy at times.

    At the same time my lymph nodes at the bottom of my head swelled. Currently I have 2 little bumps at the bottom left side, 1 at the right bottom of my head at the back plus 1 bump at the back of the neck.

    The 4 round bald spots are growing hair now, however another 3 new ones have come up.

    Have seen 2 dermatologists – one doctor said its eczema another rather unreliable one said its alopecia. The one that said its eczema only gave some tablets to stop the itch – i think its hystemin. The unreliable one gave loads of tablets without labeling them and I did not dare try even one of them.

    Please do advice

    jessie – Malaysia

    • This seems like alopecia, I really suggest you can on animal proteins and fats in general, this will give you huge results very quickly, you need to also start using peppermint oil, I show you in previous posts how to use it.
      Good luck.

  42. I have this complaint also, since about a year. Itchy scalp. Fine hair gotten finer and static -ish. No rash. Head seems clear. Thinning patches. Very distressing. Could be menopause but I doubt it since that’s supposed to be all done and dusted. Apple cider vinegar stops the itch but I can never wash it out or the itch starts again, so now I just wash my hair in vinegar and leave it in. I’ve infused the vinegar in dried nettle lately to try and deal with the hair loss but will try the peppermint oil as well. I will see a doctor tomorrow to talk about DHT levels and others but I don’t have much faith in doctors lately. I’d like to throw a spanner in the works here : Since, from what I’m reading, this seems to be a global phenomenon, I’m wondering if it has anything to do with a damaged Earth atmosphere or something in the air, ie: nanoaluminium particles, if you believe in the “chemtrail” thing. Experimental “Geoengineering” practices. I’ve read elsewhere that exposure to aluminium can cause itchy skin and scalp. Hope it’s not that. God forbid! Or else there’s the chlorinated desalinated town water we have here. Poisons in the air and water, basically. What do you think of that?

    • It’s definitely related to our environment, and more particularly, it has to do with the water we use on our scalps, that’s my idea of what’s causing all these scalp troubles.

  43. Thanks for that confirmation. I’ve seen the doctor. Definitely a fungal infection, he says. I’m on an anti-fungal shampoo which I’m to use twice a week. But I read someone’s comment, back there that said this shampoo stopped working after a while. I’m thinking there may be a reinfestation problem, from towels, pillow cases or the water one is using. I mentioned we have chlorinated desal town water. Comes from underground. I’ve seen and smelt this water before it was, so-called, “treated” and it’s truly disgusting. I’m going to use rain water from now on. Also, after my shampoo runs out, (it is a tiny bottle and was very expensive), I will put several drops of pure thyme oil in my regular shampoo, since thyme is anti-fungal. It can be used on psoriasis, too.

  44. Hi Chris,
    I’m struggling with severe hair loss, thinning of hairs and itchy scalp since 4 years.. I’ve used homeopathic medicines 2 years and since last 2 years using allopathic medicines. Also gone through the biopsy and my doc come to know that it is due to some kind of allergy and asked to stop.using any oil in the hairs as the oil was blocking the scalp as it was converting as a semi-solid kind of thing in the head. But there is no improvement in hair loss and I’ve just come to know by my barber that I should’ve shave my head it will be helpful to clean the head and scalp and will be helpful to reduce hair loss. I’m a man 30 years old man. Please advice.

    • Hello, That’s really terrible, can you please try my peppermint oil recipe, you will find it in this zebsite, it has helped so many men with hair loss, just give it a try and see if it helps you.

  45. hello Chirs
    my problem is that after treatment mine hair scalp was completely finished but after some days it comes again and this happens again and again whenever i start medical treatment
    plz help me

    • You seem to get off your treatement very early!

      • Ans Ali says:

        plz give me some tips to cure sclap

        • What your issue? Please tell me more about your situation.

          • Ans Ali says:

            the white layer of sclap in my hair even in my ears or eye brow when ever i started treatment it gone but after some days it comes again in huge amount
            i am very depressed about it bcz i love my hair
            plz help me it’s my request

  46. Shubham Kothari says:

    Hello Chris.I am a 17 year old boy & i’m suffering hair loss as well as dandruff.I’ve tried a lot of natural methods such as applying fenugreek seeds paste.B ut,its all in vain.I am losing my hair everyday.Pls help me as soon as possible.
    & i wanted to ask u which oil can i use everyday?I’m using olive oil but it hasn’t helped in getting rid of my problems.

    & this is the final question that,how many times should i wash my hair(being a boy) only by water not shampoo?Pls help

    • Hello, first, wash your hair once a day after using this oil blend, which helps a lot with hair loss:
      Take a quarter teaspoon peppermint oil and mix it with one teaspoon olive oil, apply to your scalp for 25 min, then rinse with your usual shampoo, this will help increase hair growth and retain your hair follicles alive. Please, feel free to ask me any question you have, and try to explain your situation more if possible.

  47. Santhosh Kumar K says:

    Hi Chris,

    For last 1 year I am facing hair loss issue when I have relocted from Hyderabad to Pune for job training. After comig to Hyderabad also the hair loss and itchy scalp issue was not resolved. For last 2 months the hair loss is very high and the itchiness too. I have consulted a dermatologist he has given Seborrheic Dermatitis shampoos and oils. But there was no result for itchy and hairloss. Its fully disturbing my work and everyday life. Please Help,

    Kind Regards,
    Santhosh

    • Hi Santhosh,
      You need to start using peppermint oil, and you should also try to get Free and Clear shampoo, these two will help your scalp issues a lot.

  48. Danish Rahman says:

    Hello sir… I m danish. Till 2013 my hairline was thick and dense all over my scalp. 2014 i started losing my hairs from forehead stated deceding followed by hair thinning from sides and now from back also. I noticed one thing over these years that initially i get itching and scalp skin peel off followed by hairfall.same problem in my sister and mother. Alredy using ketoconazole shampoo and minoxidil 5% and protein capsules. Plz help me… I m feelinng very down

    • Hi Danish, you should get rid of the itchiness and scaling first, this is the most important thing to do to get rid of hair loss, I have many articles in this website that deal with this subject, if you need more help, please provide more information about your diet, hygiene rituals and even better, a picture of your scalp.

  49. My hair falls out after washing 2 half handfuls. I’m going to try no conditioner next time. I was treated for anemia & low thyroid. I take multivit/with iron. Scalp can be red. Itches too. How often & what shampoo to use? I’m 58. The Derm DR. said that it’s DHT/anemia. The anemia goes up & down. Also a little bit of psoriasis. I bought peppermint conditioner & shampoo. Thanks for your help.

  50. hi, Chris
    i would like to know what your current hair care routine is for itchy scalp?

    • I’m not suffering from any itchiness because I have fixed the real cause, a diet high is fats. So, nowadays, I wash my hair once a week with the free and clear shampoo, that’s it.

  51. Hi,

    Great inputs given by you.

    Even I have lot of hair loss and scaling….it isn’t itchy however my scalp is greasy..

    I have straightened and mildly coloured it lot of times, guess that’s the reason behind the mess..

    Used lot of products which din’t workout.

    So on someone’s advice since two weeks started using Organix hydrating tea tree mint shampoo and also using Argan Hair mask..though the results have not yet shown…waiting for some positive effects..

    Also ordered tea tree oil. Hope I am on the right track…

    Please help me as I am losing lot of hair and my scalp looks help with the dandruff all around.

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