Why Does My Scalp Itch (And How Can I Find Relief)?

Why Does My Scalp Itch (And How Can I Find Relief)?

An itchy scalp can be much more than just a nagging nuisance — it can also be embarrassing. Along with an itchy scalp comes the constant scratching, the redness, and, of course, the flaking, all of which can make it challenging to focus on anything else. Many people, whether they suffer from chronic itchy scalp or experience a flare-up, find themselves asking, “Why does my scalp itch and will it ever stop?” Fortunately, relief can be achieved. Pinpointing why your scalp is itching can not only help you find relief, but can also help you prevent future itchy outbreaks from occurring.

Top Reasons Why Your Scalp Itches — And How to Find Relief

Today, the scalp and hair specialists at Active Care will explore the top causes of itchy scalp and will also share tips for relieving this highly common skin condition.

Not Washing Your Hair Enough

We all get behind on our schedules during the week, and sometimes, that means skipping a few showers or shampoo treatments here and there. Going a few days without washing your hair is recommended by most hair professionals, but going too long can lead to dry skin as a result of oil, dirt, and product buildup on your scalp.

Find relief by… scheduling in time to wash your hair. There’s no need to shampoo and condition it every day, but every two-to-three days (depending on your hair type) is ideal. Just make it a part of your weekly schedule so that you get familiar with the routine.

As an additional remedy... use a dry conditioner spray to help hydrate your scalp and hair in-between washes.


Dandruff is a common condition that can affect just about anyone at any age. Whether it is a seasonal flare-up due to dry weather, or a chronic condition that causes severe flaking, dandruff is one of the top causes of itchy scalp. Read our recent blog, 6 Surprising Causes of Dandruff and How to Prevent Them, to learn more about this condition.

Find relief by… using an effective anti-dandruff shampoo and scalp therapy treatment can help keep dry scalp at bay and your dandruff under control. Try Pro|Gen Frequence for daily scalp purification to soothe and nourish your skin.    


We tend to be more cautious about using sunscreen on exposed skin when enjoying time outdoors, but the scalp is often forgotten about. UV rays are incredibly powerful and when there is cloud cover, your skin is still susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun. As a result, people often get a sunburn on the top of their head — typically along the part, the hairline, and where the hair is thinning or missing.

Find relief by… using sprayable sunscreen and head protection when outdoors. If you experience a sunburn on your scalp, rinse and gently clean your scalp and hair in cool water with a mild, soothing shampoo such as Pro|Gen Comfort.

Reaction to Hair Products

When you use hair products that contain harsh ingredients like synthetic fragrances, sodium chloride, polyethylene glycol, sulfates, parabens, and other unsavory elements, the scalp can become easily irritated. Reactionary symptoms may include itching, burning, redness, and even swelling.

Find relief by… choosing your scalp treatments and hair care products wisely. Do your homework on the products you use. Make sure you are using the right treatments for your hair and skin type and always pay attention to the ingredients. Using plant-based hair care systems and sensitive scalp treatments are always great options!

Use the Best Dry Scalp Treatment

If you are tired of constantly battling an itchy, irritated scalp, there is no need to suffer any longer. At Active Care, our scalp and hair specialists have created effective, plant-based itchy scalp treatment products with you in mind. When you begin a Pro|Gen scalp care treatment using the Balance, Comfort, or Deep Cleansing lines, you can finally experience relief from itchy scalp. Each line is formulated to purify, soothe, moisturize, and nourish the scalp to reduce itch, flakes, redness, and overall irritation. As a result, your scalp and hair will look and feel soft, healthy, and gorgeous. Find the best itchy scalp solution for your needs at Active Care!

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