7. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice will help treat an itchy and dry scalp, due to its antiseptic properties. Once the dry scalp problem is resolved, the scabs will usually go away easily.
Lemon is also very useful when dealing with dandruff or ringworms, two common causes of scalp scabs.
- Mix ½ teaspoon of lemon juice into 1 tablespoon of warm olive oil. Massage it onto your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it out. Do it 3 or 4 times a week.
- Alternatively, you can mix the juice of half a lemon into 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt and apply it on your scalp. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes before washing your hair with a mild shampoo. Repeat at least 3 times a week.
You can also use the popular Listerine mouthwash (the original amber colored) to get rid of scalp scabs caused by fungal infection. In fact, many people have reported success in treating the problem with Listerine.
- Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and squeeze out the excess.
- Soak a cotton ball in Listerine mouthwash and dab it on the affected areas on your scalp.
- Leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse your hair with lukewarm water.
- Do this once a week for 2 or 3 weeks.
Note: To avoid drying out the rest of your hair, apply a rinse-out conditioner on your hair from mid-length to the tip before applying Listerine on your scalp.