Recently I developed an EXTREMELY itchy scalp. In my 45 years on this planet I’ve never had this problem. It was really obnoxious and I was getting very self conscious about it. The odd thing was that I didn’t have dandruff at all or head lice (gross!). There were absolutely zero flakes on my head. But my goodness, that itch!!! It was maddening! I really wanted something natural so I started doing some research and I found the cure! Olive oil and vinegar! And here I thought they just made for a great salad dressing. Silly me! So here’s the procedure:

Measure two Tablespoons of olive oil into a small bowl. Massage this into your scalp. Let it sit for 10 minutes. During this time I remember looking at myself in the mirror, touching my hair and wondering if I’d ever be able to get all of this greasy mess out of my hair. (Don’t worry, it will all wash out.) Wash and condition your hair as usual. Then pour one cup of plain white vinegar on your head and let it sit for 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. The second I put the vinegar on I felt INSTANT relief from the itching. And yes, your hair will have a slight scent of vinegar the rest of the day. Trust me- it’s worth it!

You will be amazed at how well this works! You also may want to switch to a different shampoo for a few days as using the same shampoo all the time can cause build up in your hair. Combing your hair every night before you go to sleep also helps to stimulate the scalp which helps with the dryness.