Itchy scalp reasons

Causes of Irritation and Itching in the Scalp

Scratching your head for ideas, or to relieve that annoying itch in the scalp? Itching in the head is a common occurrence nowadays and the reasons for that can be many. Itching in the head can be because of many reasons, which are discussed below. Some forms of itching may go away on their own, but some other forms of itching & irritation in the scalp will require an expert hair treatment.

In this blog article, you can read about a few major reasons for an itchy scalp, followed by some remedies. Sometimes, an itchy scalp can lead to adverse effects if the cause of the itching is not treated, such as major hair loss. However, most of the causes of hair itching can be easily treated and it is important to consult an expert before starting the treatment.

Why does my scalp itch?

An itchy scalp is a medical condition wherein you feel an itch or an irritation in your scalp. It mostly occurs because of dandruff, skin diseases and inflammatory reactions. A few causes of your Itchy Scalp-

1. Dandruff

Dandruff is the white flakes that you find on your clothing and in your hair, when your scalp is dry and itchy. Dandruff is the most common cause of hair itching. But don’t worry, because treating dandruff is easy with the right products!

To treat dandruff, simply keep your scalp clean by using nourishing and cleansing hair products. The Regena Roots Dandruff treatment comprises of Pure Ayurvedic Oil and Purity Shampoo along with a recommended diet and lifestyle advice that is highly effective in reducing dandruff.

2. Reaction to a Hair Care Product

In India, due to the less stringent regulations on hair products, shampoo and hair dye manufacturers often compromise on the quality of their products. Such hair products that are sold over-the-counter in shops can have harmful chemicals such as phenylenediamine (PPD), Parabens and harmful sulphates that cause irritation in the scalp and also lead to more serious issues such as hair damage, allergies, and rashes. Some hair products such as mehndi (henna) and black hair dyes block the pores in the scalp due to which the hair follicles become weak, and this leads to hair breakage and hair loss.

Hair products such as Shampoos, oils, conditioners, hair colour, wax, and hair serums come directly in contact with your sensitive hair and scalp. Therefore, it becomes extremely important to choose the right product for your hair. The hair experts at Regena Roots analyse your hair and scalp, and then suggest the right hair products and treatments for you. It is also very crucial to understand how and when to apply the hair products to keep your hair gorgeous. It is always good to check if you are allergic to a hair product by applying a little bit of it on a patch of skin and seeing if there is an allergic reaction. In case of any irritation, you should stop using that product immediately.

3. Lice

Often, Head lice and their tiny eggs are found at the roots of the hair strands. Your head can get lice from another person who already had lice in their head as well. Head lice are bad for your hair and can cause serious damage, and they are also one of the common reasons of an itch.

As soon as you get to know about lice on your head, you should immediately get rid of them. Use an anti-lice shampoo or some other shampoo as recommended by hair experts and gently apply it on your scalp. Wash your head thoroughly and comb your hair carefully. This process will kill the lice and remove them from your scalp.

4. Hives

Hives are reddish, itchy bumps that appear on the head and can also sometimes go away without medication. They are usually an allergic reaction to certain food items or allergens. Primarily, Hives cause itching but they may sting as well. It is advised to consult a doctor in such a case.

5. Scalp Ringworm

Another common reason of itching in the scalp is a Scalp Ringworm. It is a fungal infection that can be highly infectious and spread easily. Scaling can occur in patches all over the scalp along with severe itching. Consult a doctor or a hair expert, who can recommend you the right product to treat the infection.

6. Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a disorder of the skin in which the skin cells multiply faster than normal. This leads to bumpy red patches covered with white scales. They mostly appear on the scalp, knees, lower back and elbows, and can cause itching. You should consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and get the various treatments available.


There can be diverse reasons for an itchy scalp. It is always better to understand the causes of itchy scalp before going in for the available treatments. At Regena Roots, we provide you with a range of hair solutions and hair products that are customized and specifically designed for you and your hair.

Our Hair experts conduct a preliminary and microscopic analysis to diagnose your hair problems and then suggest effective treatments for the same. Regena Roots has natural solutions for Hair Loss, Bald patches, Hair Fall, Dandruff, Thinning Hair and Damaged Hair. Our solutions do not have any Medicines or surgery, and are properly treated with expert hair products. Our treatment line has been specially curated with a blend of Ayurveda and European Hair expertise and conform to the highest quality standards in the world.

All of our hair solutions are customized, and we keep in mind the specific problems that you are facing, before offering you a treatment solution. To learn more and get an expert consultation, visit the Contact us page on our website!

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