Does your scalp itch and do you notice a yellowish substance that gets lodged in your fingernails after scratching? Then you may have waxy buildup on your scalp that needs to be addressed before it can cause much scratching and embarrassment on your part. Below you will find some effective home remedies for it.
After trying out the all-natural remedies found below for a few days and the problem persists, it’s a good idea for you to pay your trusted dermatologist a visit.
Having waxy buildup on your scalp may appear as though you are suffering from dandruff, but you are not. Dandruff is caused by excessive dryness of the scalp and sometimes a fungal infection. On the other hand, waxy buildup is often due to infrequent washing of your hair and scalp, and in some instances seborrheic dermatitis.
If your scalp is itching all the time and there’s an abundance of waxy substance on it, see which of the following home remedies for the problem can provide much-needed solution:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Shampoo your hair as usual and rinse off. For your final rinse, combine equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. Allow the mixture to air dry to give apple cider vinegar enough time to do its task. Worry not because your hair and scalp won’t smell sour once the apple cider vinegar mixture has completely dried. Do this remedy 2 to 3 times a week.
If you cannot stand the smell of apple cider vinegar, you may count on lemon juice instead. All you need to do is pour freshly-squeezed lemon juice on your scalp and let it stay there for about half an hour. If you want, you may also simply add a tablespoon of lemon juice to your shampoo. Perform any of this solution up to 3 times weekly.
Sprinkling generous amounts of baking soda on your scalp is enough to remedy that waxy buildup on your scalp. Baking soda absorbs excess oils and also deodorizes. It’s also possible to add a little water to baking soda. The resulting paste should be applied on your scalp and left there until dry. This home remedy may be done daily for quick results.
Do you count on witch hazel for dealing with a number of skin problems? Then you already have the perfect solution for that waxy buildup on your scalp. What you need to do is daub witch hazel on your scalp using a cotton ball. Allow it to completely dry before shampooing your hair. Do this each time before you hit the shower.
Gentle Hair Products
It’s also a good idea for you to switch to hair products that are gentle on both hair and scalp — those with very strong ingredients can actually be the culprit behind the issue. It will also help a lot if you limit your trips to your favorite hair salon and also your use of various hair styling products, most especially those really harsh ones.
Again, consider visiting a dermatologist if the tips above fail to get rid of that waxy buildup.
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