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Having natural hair means you may experience dryness, itchiness and irritation. We have a few tips on how to solve the root cause and get relief from itch fast.

If you have natural hair, you may find that you suffer from itchiness and irritation.

The unique demands of coiled and curly textured hair lead many to choose a hairstyle that can be worn for many days between washes.  

Sometimes, though, maintaining these styles can stress out the scalp, leaving it itchy and irritated.

Common causes of itchy scalp

Hair styles

If you have braids or extensions, they may be the cause. Extensions and braids can pull your hair at the roots and cause tightness, irritation, and itchiness.


Build-up of products, sweat or dirt on the scalp can also irritate the skin, causing an itchy scalp.

Dry scalp

Dryness is caused when the scalp’s moisture barrier is damaged. It’s difficult to give your scalp the moisture it needs in-between washes. This leads to irritation, itchiness and flakes.


Problems with scalp itching plus flakes could also point to dandruff. Dandruff has many of the same signs as dry scalp, but it’s caused by sensitivity to a common microbe on the scalp called Malassezia globosa.

How to get rid of itchiness in 2 easy steps

  1. Provide fast relief from itch with a cooling oil

  2. Tackle the root cause of the itch by using the right shampoo

Get relief from itchiness fast

Itchiness can strike at any time, which is why our Moisture Care Scalp Soother is perfect for when using in-between showers.

The spray is formulated with cooling peppermint oil to soothe the scalp and relieve it from dryness and itchiness.

A long-lasting solution for itchy scalp

To get rid of itchy scalp effectively, you will need to use a shampoo designed to prevent the root cause and its symptoms.

Our Coconut Shampoo is specially formulated to remove build-up, and contains the active ingredient, Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT) – clinically proven to fight dryness, irritation and itchiness.

The formula with Vitamin E-rich almond oil and coconut essence is ideal for moisturizing your scalp and helping prevent dandruff, while leaving curls healthy, nourished and defined.

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