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I've been put on accutane by my dermatologist and one of the side effects I've got is a really dry and itchy scalp. It's not something I've ever suffered from before (usually have to wash my hair every day because it gets quite greasy) so I'm not sure how to treat it.
It's very itchy today and now getting a bit sore from scratching/messing with it.
Can anyone recommend anything I can use on it? I can deal with itchy skin elsewhere as you can easily moisturise but obviously it's a bit more complicated trying to moisturise my scalp. It's really irritating me!
Philip Kingsley itchy scalp shampoo either use it with Philip Kingsley itchy scalp lotion or use lotion on its own. I just use lotion. I buy it in Marks and Spencer. It is expensive about £12/15 . But lasts ages. If my scalp is really bad I take an antihistamine. Also Neutrogena do an itchy scalp shampoo which is good
Coconut oil. I was sceptical at first as I have oily hat and skin, but it's worked wonders! if you know you'll need to wash your hair in the morning, then rub coconut oil into your scalp the night before, leave it over night (put a towel on your pillow) and wash our hair as normal in the morning smells yummy too!
The only shampoo that reliably helps my itchy scalp is Tesco's Anti-dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp. However I've noticed it is no longer on the website, so I'll try the Head and Shoulders next time, I'm hoping they are the same stuff in different packaging.
I had massive problems with a dry itchy scalp and tried soon many products over a period of months and months. I spent so much money too - Nizoral, which is about £10 for a tiny bottle, Phillip Kingsley which I think was £16 and did absolutely nothing at all The Body Shop ginger shampoo (as recommended on a MN thread!) has cured it though - now I use it every day and it seems to be much better. Hurrah!
I've suffered for years and tried most things mentioned up thread. Some make it worth, with others they stop being effective after a while. I am currently trying the nopoo method. Just rinsing my hair in water and really massaging round scalp and roots. My hair looks better than it has in ages; less frizz, more shine and my scalp has stopped itching and feeling tight. I was worried as I am prone to greasy hair but weirdly it's less greasy. Hoping this may last. Hope you find something that helps.