Scabs on scalp and dry scalps are especially awkward when people notice it. People seem to think that they’re contagious because it looks raggedy or dirty. Remember that scabs and scabies are of different nature since scabs form to seal a wound while scabies are itchy because of mites.
Scabs are usually red or dark brown patches protruding on skin. Basically, it’s our body’s way to heal as they serve us well when they seal our wounds, blocking out foreign objects and bacteria as our body repairs skin cells and blood vessels on the scalp. Once the repairs are made, the scabs automatically fall off.
Scabs normally form when you have shingles, psoriasis, eczema or when you scratch your head excessively. To prevent having scabs, initially, you must handle the main condition since scabs just form because of them.
Moreover, there are so many dry scalp remedies and treatments naturally and chemically. Natural home remedies include tea tree oil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, coconut virgin oil and lemon juice. Tea tree oil, virgin coconut oil and olive oil are extremely effective for dry scalp and dandruffs as it’s widely used for healing and treating many skin problems. It enhances your immune system to battle the agent that’s causing dry scalp. Simply combine warm water with 10 drops of oil and apply it to the affected area. Wait for a couple of minutes to absorb the solution, gently massage your scalp, then rinse and shampoo your hair.
Apple cider vinegar and lemon however, works as a natural conditioner for the scalp. It also reduces inflammation of the scalp because it has anti-bacterial properties. Just mix 2 spoonful of apple cider vinegar or lemon with a cup of warm water. Apply it on the affected area and let it stay for a couple of minutes. Rinse it off and then wash your hair with shampoo.
Steroid creams and tar shampoos are an example of chemical remedies. You can buy them in any drugstores in the country. Steroid creams are applied thinly to the affected area two times a day until the scabs come down. Make sure the affected area is clean and dry before starting treatment. Meanwhile, tar shampoos are used as regular shampoos. Just wet your hair and apply shampoo. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Bear in mind that using hair dryer too much may also contribute to dry scalps. I suggest you moisturize your hair often to prevent it from drying. Avoid using chemically strong fragrant shampoos, as they tend to irritate scalps. You can try using gentle ones like baby shampoos if you’re prone to getting scabs and dry scalps. You can also buy a humidifier to have more moisture at home.
Remember that scabs and dry scalps aren’t contagious and also a common scalp condition. You don’t have to panic or be reluctant when you get these conditions because we have many available and effective treatments on the market. Make sure you go to a reputable dermatologist and consult your condition. It’s better to be safe than sorry.