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How to Treat Scalp Scabs

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9. Borax

It may sound strange but borax also works as a great home remedy to treat scabs on scalp. It is particularly good for treating the scabs caused by fungal infection.

borax to treat scalp scabs

  1. Mix ½ cup of borax in 4 cups of warm water.
  2. Pour it over your scalp.
  3. Leave it on for 1 hour, then rinse your hair.
  4. If it dries out your hair then apply some coconut oil on your hair and scalp.
  5. Do this 2 or 3 times a week.

Note: Contrary to the popular misconception, do not replace borax with boric acid as boric acid may have harmful effects.


10. Indian Lilac

Indian lilac, also known as neem, is highly effective for treating any type of scalp problem. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help prevent infection and accelerate healing.

It is also effective at easing extreme itchiness.


neem to treat scbs on scalp

  • Heat a handful of neem leaves in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Remove the leaves, let the water cool down to a comfortable temperature and use it to rinse your hair. Do it every day.
  • Another option is to mix 4 or 5 drops of neem oil into 1 teaspoon of extra-virgin coconut oil. Massage it onto your scalp and leave it on overnight. The next morning, wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Repeat every other day.

Additional Tips

  • Avoid scratching your scalp too much, as it can invite infection and permanent scarring.
  • Until the scalp scabs are gone, don’t use hair products that can irritate the scalp like relaxers and harsh shampoos.
  • Topical antibiotics can help treat infected scabs on your head.
  • If your scalp itches a lot in the winter when the air is dry, you can use a humidifier to reduce dryness and get rid of itchiness.

How to Treat Scalp Scabs was last modified: July 11th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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