Why Does Your Scalp Itch So Bad?

Why Does Your Scalp Itch So Bad?

Posted on: 2020-11-08 || Posted by: Nina Ross

An itchy scalp is so annoying and it’s worse when it refuses to go away despite everything you’ve done. Sounds like you? There’s hope. 

What Are the Causes Of An Itchy Scalp?

If you’ve got an itchy scalp, you’re also likely to experience hair loss. Why? Well, the intense scratching makes your hair snap and also damage its follicles. It then leads to hair loss that could be the start of an underlying scalp or medical condition that needs treatment.

So, you’d need to identify the cause of your itchy scalp early enough. 

Hair Products

Your product choices may be the reason why your scalp itches badly. Some hair products dry out your scalp and trigger intense itching if you don't moisturize. 

Some products can also cause an allergic reaction. And until your hair and scalp get cleansed with a hypoallergenic product, it will continue.

Care Tip: Always perform a skin test before applying a new product to your hair and scalp. You want to monitor your skin for any signs of inflammation, itching, or redness. 


Folliculitis [inflammation of your hair follicles] is a result of fungal or bacterial infection. A common sign is the outbreak of small bumps on your scalp, pain, and pus-filled blisters. Folliculitis can either cause temporary or permanent hair loss, depending on how fast you treat it.

Care Tip: If you suspect you have folliculitis and the symptoms remain unresolved, seek the help of a professional. There are practical ways you can treat folliculitis and reverse hair loss. Initially, your treatment provider might prescribe creams, medications, or gels to treat the infection. 


One of the most common causes of an itchy scalp is dandruff. Dandruff occurs when our sebum glands produce an excess amount of oils. Seborrheic dermatitis can cause dandruff in some people. This condition also causes dry and flaky skin.

Care Tip: Using treatments like our Nina Ross Hair Therapy Dermatitis Shampoo help relieve symptoms of Seborrheic dermatitis [like itchiness and redness]. It also aids the restoration of the lost hair in temporary hair loss. 

Scalp Psoriasis

Your immune system plays a vital role in your body’s general stability. Psoriasis is a skin condition that may also affect your scalp. 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, about 50% of individuals with psoriasis experience a flare-up on the scalp. This flare-up could be in the form of redness, patches, and silver scales.

Care Tip: Light therapy, medications, and creams help relieve the symptoms associated with psoriasis. However, one of the best things you can do is, control your stress levels and avoid smoking.  

Here are some tips and tricks to Beat Scalp Psoriasis!

Scalp Eczema

Different forms of eczema may affect your scalp, including Seborrheic dermatitis. It’s unclear what causes scalp eczema, but there are a few pointers to people who are most likely to experience it, like those with:

  • Asthma or allergies
  • Psoriasis
  • HIV or Parkinson's Syndrome
  • Stress
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Dry skin
  • Irritants
  • Eczema

Care Tip: You can manage these symptoms by using products that contain:

  • Zinc pyrithione
  • Salicylic acid
  • Ketoconazole 

So, What Are The Best Shampoos for An Itchy Scalp?

Go for hair products that address the symptoms and treat the underlying conditions of your itchy scalp.

Our Nina Ross Dermatitis Shampoo helps you combat that annoying itch as it contains the perfect blend of ingredients that also soothe and heal your scalp.   

Itchy Scalp Causes

Final Thoughts

The good news? You can take control of that pesky itch by identifying and dealing with the underlying problem. With these steps, you’re more likely to slowly reduce the symptoms and experience hair regrowth.

Tired of an itchy scalp? We want to help. Book a Consultation Now.

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