9. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is another common household item that can help in the treatment of scalp sores. It is particularly effective in reducing itching due to dryness and sores.
Lemon is also very effective when dealing with ringworm, one common cause of scalp sores.
- Mix ½ teaspoon of lemon juice into 1 tablespoon of warm olive oil or plain yogurt.
- Massage it into your scalp.
- Leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it out.
- Do it 3 or 4 times a week.
10. Avoid Harsh Hair Care Products
In fact, experts believe that harsh hair products are one of the primary reasons behind head sores. Products rich in chemicals can cause the scalp to dry out, which leaves the hair follicles and scalp more susceptible to infections.
When you’re shopping for shampoo, hair conditioner, gel, and hairspray, make sure they do not contain toxic chemicals. It is recommended to opt for herbal hair care products made from natural and toxin-free ingredients.
- No matter what, do not scratch your scalp too much, as it can increase the risk of infection and permanent scarring.
- Comb your hair daily to help distribute the natural oils of your scalp and increase blood circulation in the scalp.
- Topical antibiotics can help treat scalp sores.
- Use a humidifier at night to reduce dryness and get rid of itchiness.
- You can also apply some oatmeal lotion on the sores to help relieve itching.
- Reduce your intake of foods like sugar, gluten, and dairy products.