Scalp scabs are itchy, unsightly, and frustrating areas that develop on the scalp. In some cases, scabs can occur as a result of various hair treatments and styling, such as braiding, bleaching and coloring your hair using dyes. Improving the condition involves getting rid of hair products that contain harsh chemicals. Most scabs will disappear on their own, but you can use home remedies to treat the symptoms and quicken the healing process. Here are 4 natural ways to treat scalp scabs.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties that help fight many causes of this problem. Apple cider vinegar solution softens scabs, and the scabs will slip off during the rinse. Mix equal parts of water and vinegar. Use this solution to wash your hair. Gently massage it around the scalp for 5 minutes. Then rinse the hair with cool water.
2. Aloe Vera Gel: The gentle and soothing nature of aloe vera eases pain and itchiness, while also protecting the scabs from getting infected. Applying an aloe vera gel treatment to the scalp will soften and heal the scabs. Healing the scabs may lead to eliminating dry flakes and dry spots. Apply the gel to the affected area daily to treat the condition. Shampooing and deep conditioning the hair each week will moisturize a dry scalp.
3. Lemon Juice: Lemon juice will help treat an itchy and dry scalp, due to its antiseptic properties. Once the dry scalp problem is resolved, the scabs will usually go away easily. Mix ½ teaspoon of lemon juice into 1 tablespoon of warm olive oil. Massage it into your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it out. Do it 3 or 4 times a week.
4. Warm Olive Oil Massage: Extra virgin olive oil has the power to moisturize the scalp and treat dry scabs. Warming the olive oil in a bowl and massaging it into the scalp will help the oil to soak into the head. Combing the hair with a wide tooth comb will distribute the oil evenly through the hair.
Massage the scalp a second time, which will soothe the scalp from any irritations. Cover the hair with a shower cap and wrap with a hot towel; leave on the hair overnight. The next morning rinse and wash the hair with a moisturizing shampoo followed by a moisturizing conditioner.