What can you do against scalp eczema and dandruff in your hair?

Dandruff in your hair, or dandruff, is actually a mild form of eczema. Also called seborrheic eczema. Complaints are usually itching, irritation on the scalp and small white flakes on your head and in your hair. An annoying and disfiguring ailment that is fortunately treatable! What can you do against scalp eczema and dandruff in your hair? Read on quick.

Dandruff: itching, irritation on the scalp and flakes in your hair

Dandruff and scalp eczema can leave you with an irritated scalp and itchy skin. You also see fine flakes on the scalp and in the hair, which fall on your clothes. These flakes are old scalp cells that renew. This is a normal process, only with dandruff it goes too fast. It causes cornification of the cells, which then clump together as flakes, or dandruff. If the dandruff gets worse and remains neglected for a long time, this can worsen the complaints and even cause (temporary) hair loss.

What is the cause of (persistent) dandruff?

The exact cause of scalp eczema and dandruff is unknown. It is believed that heredity and factors such as stress and dry air contribute to it. It is sometimes thought that it has to do with poor hygiene, but this is not the case. On the contrary! Dandruff and eczema on the scalp is mainly caused by washing too often in combination with aggressive ingredients, such as sulfates (SLS or SLES), in hair products. The basis of dandruff arises from the imbalance of the natural fat and acid mantle. Other synthetics and perfumes can also cause irritation and itching on the scalp.

How to treat scalp eczema and flakes in your hair from dandruff?

Dandruff and eczema can be treated well with a natural shampoo that targets scalp problems such as flakes, itching, dandruff or eczema. This brings your scalp back into natural balance. Be careful with anti-dandruff shampoo from the drugstore and other aggressive products. At first, the dandruff and scalp eczema will appear less. But the cause is not addressed and the natural balance of the scalp is disturbed even more. In the long term, these drugs will no longer help and when stopping, the complaints will come back in full force. Healthy (scalp) skin in natural balance is the best protection against dandruff!
  • Always opt for a natural treatment for scalp eczema and dandruff.
  • Do not wet your hair too often, water dries out.
  • As difficult as it may be, try not to scratch when itching. As a result, the skin does not get the rest to heal and the itching only gets worse.
  • Do not wear headgear such as a cap, hat or scarf.
  • Do not use a hair dryer; pat your hair dry and let it air dry further.
  • Shower not too hot; warm water dries out your scalp extra.
  • Avoid stress as much as possible, get enough sleep and drink.

Natural treatment for dandruff, irritated scalp and eczema

For every type of eczema we always recommend a natural remedy. A sustainable approach to dandruff, flakes and itching focuses on restoring the scalp's natural oil and acid mantle.

Oil cure for dry, flaky and itchy scalp

Especially with eczema and dandruff it is important to nourish the scalp and keep it supple. This will help with a dry, flaky, tight or itchy scalp. Use a natural suitable oil for this, such as Argan oil and massage a generous amount gently and firmly into your scalp. Preferably leave the oil in overnight, or longer, before washing it out.

Natural anti-dandruff shampoo bar

Always use a mild and organic shampoo to wash your hair. A natural shampoo bar is excellent for this and also very environmentally friendly!

 natural anti-dandruff shampoo bar

Rinse with apple cider vinegar

A diluted apple cider vinegar rinse not only gives a nice shine to your hair. It is perfect to use against a problematic scalp. The acetic acid in organic apple cider vinegar is proven to have naturally antibacterial and antifungal properties. This makes it quite effective in killing and preventing dandruff caused by yeast on the scalp. It can also help lower the pH of the scalp, which can reduce the symptoms of dandruff. This also leads to a reduction in itching and flaking.

De organic Juniper apple cider vinegar hair rinse is a great choice for an itchy scalp and dandruff. The caring ingredients apple cider vinegar, arctic juniper extract, soothing vetiver essential oils and cooling peppermint have antibacterial properties and reduce excessive sebum production.

hair rinse apple cider vinegar

Natural treatments take time to show results. If the complaints of scalp eczema and dandruff have not diminished at all after six weeks of treatment, then it may be something other than dandruff on the scalp. Such as, for example, another type of eczema, psoriasis or a fungal infection. It is therefore wise to make an appointment with a doctor or dermatologist. This also applies to an inflamed or painful scalp or when your hair starts to fall out.

Eczema scalp shampoo

Shampoo bar Hemp is designed for various scalp problems such as flakes, itching, dandruff or eczema. For this, Finnish cold-pressed hemp oil (rich in omega fatty acids), organic essential tea tree oil and soothing nettle from a local farmer in southern Finland has been added. The bar also contains cleansing activated charcoal, green clay and a blend of essential oils specially designed to repair the scalp and effectively treat problems.

Combine the Shampoo bar Hemp with the Conditioner bar - Hemp for the best result