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Discover the causes, symptoms and treatment for itchy scalp with our experts’ guide with tips and tricks to help you eliminate itching


Itching is an easy symptom to spot – that irritating feeling and irresistible urge to scratch is almost impossible to ignore.

It’s very common too – almost 75% of people in the world suffer from an itchy scalp.

It’s often caused by dandruff. As your scalp becomes irritated by dandruff, it can start to feel itchy as the skin sheds its outer layer in a bid to get rid of the irritant.

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How to treat scalp itch

A good shampoo for itchy scalp shampoo needs to do two things:

  • help relieve the itching

  • tackle the root cause of the itching

So look for something that contains ingredients like peppermint and eucalyptus, which give a cooling sensation in the shower.

Plus, make sure it’s an anti-dandruff shampoo that’s been proven to help get rid of dandruff.

That way, you’ll not only get instant relief from the itchy feeling but you’ll also be able to help tackle the root cause, helping to prevent itching from coming back.

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