10 Best Itchy Scalp Treatment Products For Natural Hair

(Last Updated On: April 16, 2020)

Is your scalp itching terribly? Looking for a treatment product to help you get rid of itchy scalp, flaky scalp and even dandruff? I know how uncomfortable and embarrassing an itchy scalp is, that’s why I’ve put together a list of 10 effective itchy scalp treatment products you can use to help you deal with itchy scalp.

How do you get rid of itchy scalp and dandruff?

Itchy scalp and dandruff are two different problems. Your scalp can be itchy due to various reasons I explained in this post. While dandruff is often a result of a fungal infection on the scalp. It can often be treated with anti-dandruff shampoos and other treatment products such as this Head & Shoulders Clinical Anti-Dandruff Treatment.

Why does my hair itch after getting a protective style?

Nowadays, majority of hair extensions from China are preserved with strong chemicals that are extremely allergic on the scalp. I never used to have a problem after getting my hair done, but I can say that I always have an itchy scalp after installing hair extensions. 

So to prevent this uncomfortable itch, you should pre-soak your hair extension piece in diluted apple cider vinegar for a few minutes. Then wash with shampoo to remove the strong smell of vinegar. Apply some conditioner on the hair to soften it and hang to dry.

Make sure you are gentle while doing this treatment so that the hair piece doesn’t get tangled and frizzy.




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1. African Black Soap 

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African black soap is a 3-in-1 cleanser that can be used on the hair, face and skin to cleanse your hair and treat many skin issues

Product Claim: African black soap is mainly used on the skin to alleviate skin problems such as acne. Its healing and cleansing properties makes it a great cleanser for troubled scalp.

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2. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Product Benefit: Apple cider vinegar is packed with many anti-fungal properties that has been proven to relief itchy scalp. 

How to Use: You will need to mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with about two cups of water. Rinse your hair with it, make sure the solution gets to your scalp. Massage it into your scalp and let it sit for a few minutes. You can then rinse out the product and apply a conditioner to remove the strong smell of vinegar from your hair. 

My Review: “I personally use apple cider vinegar in my hair regimen and my scalp thanks me for it all the time!” – Adeola (that’s me)

3. Cantu Refresh Apple Cider Vinegar Root Relief

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Product Promise: A deeply cleansing yet nourishing cocktail that refreshes and soothes. Whether you’re wearing a weave, locs, braids or extensions – soothe your scalp, stop the itching and calm the tension. 

Review: After 3 weeks, I don’t have any itchy scalp, dry scalp, nor smelly scalp.

4. Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil DIY Oil Blend


How to make this oil blend:

In an applicator bottle, combine:
6 tbsp jojoba oil,
6 tbsp olive oil,
2 tbsp castor oil,
3 drops peppermint oil, 
2 drops lavender oil, 
3 drops tea tree oil 
*The measurement can be adjusted to suit your needs* 

This mixture helps to soothe and nourish your scalp with a blend of hair benefiting oils and herbs that will help stimulate your hair follicles to promote healthy hair growth.

How to use: Massage into your scalp after washing and as often as needed during the week. Please note that this oil mixture will only work best on clean scalp, so make sure you don’t apply it on dirty scalp with a lot of buildup.

5. Taliah Waajid Protective Styles Ditch The Itch Anti Itch Serum

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Product Promise: An herbal-rich, nutrient-dense, soothing, calming super elixir that immediately addresses itching and scalp discomfort associated with protective styles, while promoting thicker, fuller, stronger hair. Created to help eliminate “the pat”. Soothes Itching & Dry Scalp.

Review: I really like this serum, it makes my scalp feel so refreshed.”

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6. EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Scalp Therapy

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Product Promise:  Alleviates dry, itchy scalp and helps control excess oil. When used regularly, this formula will rejuvenate hair follicles and improve conditions for healthy hair growth. Great for scalp massages to increase blood circulation.

Review: “Feels so good on my itchy scalp – even after I wash out of my hair.”

7. Jane Carter Scalp Nourishing Serum

natural hair treatment product for itchy scalp

Product Promise: Perfect for alleviating dandruff or dry skin, and helps prevent hair loss. It thoroughly cleanses the follicle of sebum and toxins which contribute to dandruff and hair loss.
Review: This is an awesome product. It cleans the scalp and aids in hair growth.

8. Shea Moisture 100% EXtra-Virgin Coconut Oil


natural hair products for dry hairProduct Promise: 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil has anti-fungal properties that are known to relief troubled scalp.

Review: “I personally have a lot hairs and I’m grateful for that. My hairs are thick, strong, and dry. I was always been looking some hair product to make my hair soft and nice shiny look.”

9. Jamaican Mango & Lime No More Itch Gro Spray

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Product Promise: Helps soothe itchy & dry scalp

Review: “I like that it keeps my scalp from itching.”

10. Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush

scalp brush for dandruff

How It Works: Massage your scalp for about 5 minutes with this brush before shampooing to scrape up dead skin cells and to prepare your follicles for a deep cleanse.

My Review: “This is what I personally use to get a deep cleanse every time I wash my hair. I no longer struggle with flaking scalp, thanks to this brush” – Adeola 

What treatment product have you tried for your itchy scalp? What other remedies do you recommend? Let us know in the comments section. 


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Welcome to the Coils and Glory site where I believe that our coils are our crown and glory. I help women with 4c hair to feel more confident in their hair and love the hair texture they're in. I also have a hair extensions and t-shirt line you are welcome to purchase. On the site, you will find many helpful hair care articles that are geared towards healthy hair care. If you want to learn more about your hair, you're welcome to checkout my e-books, e-courses and online workshops. Also feel free to send me a message through the contact form or on social media @coilsandglory