Do you have an itchy scalp, but don’t have a noticeable skin condition such as dandruff? It’s probably just dry skin. Before you shower, work three-quarters cup of lemon juice into your scalp. Wait five minutes…rinse out the juice…then shampoo as usual. The lemon’s citric acid helps slough off dead skin cells and kill the bacteria that clogs sebaceous (oil) glands, allowing the release of moisturizing scalp oils that will put an end to the itching.

A very itchy scalp without any noticeable symptoms of dandruff or other skin condition can also be a sign of anxiety or stress. So if you are constantly scratching, scratching, scratching the top of your head, examine your life for a stressor and work it out. Your scalp will thank you.

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