Causes of itchy hair

Causes of itchy hair

God created man and portrayed him in the best form. He is beautiful by nature, and hair is one of the causes of human beauty. Therefore, man is always keen to preserve it, to become in the best form.

And when any symptom occurs to the hair (fall, inflammation, brittleness, dandruff, itching), the person is keen to find a solution quickly, and at the same time be safe.

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The problem of itchy hair is a worrying and embarrassing problem. Where it causes the person to itch, and this desire may increase in the affected person; Which leads to wounds in the scalp.

Therefore, you find many people looking for quick and radical solutions to this haunting phenomenon…….


Here we talk about it in detail:

Itching is a feeling that causes the desire to itch, which people feel to protect the affected skin area from danger: it creates an incentive for the human body to remove this foreign body from the skin.


Causes of itchy hair:

There are various reasons that can lead to a burning sensation in the scalp and a permanent desire to itch.

Here are these reasons:

Temperature change:

One of the most important reasons that generates itching is spending a long time in extreme heat and moving directly to sudden cold air conditioning, as it damages the scalp and causes itching.

The hair dryer must be dispensed with, especially in the summer because of its high temperature and inflames the itchy scalp, so it is preferable to leave the hair dry as it is.

Head lice:

the infection affects the hair from the head to the neck, and the infection is transmitted by direct contact with the hair of the infected person by sharing the bed, or using the personal items of an infected person such as (towels - combs - brushes - clothes - head coverings),

infection is not related to hygiene. Nor the length of the hair, nor the number of times the hair is combed, and animals have no role in transporting it.

Lice live on the human head and feed on his blood, and they cannot live more than 3 days away from the scalp.

Methods of treating head lice:

Shaving the head is an effective treatment for head lice.

Use a wet lice comb several times a day for several weeks.

Hair dryer as hot air kills head lice.

Creams to eliminate lice.

Head spray to eliminate head lice.

Head lice lotion.

One tablespoon of vinegar is enough to eliminate head lice.

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Diet deficiency:

It has been scientifically proven that malnutrition has a significant effect on the head; Where because of the pain in the head, this pain caused by lack of diet leads to itching.

Hair products:

The use of inappropriate hair-washing products that contain harmful chemicals inflames the scalp, and also causes a feeling of itching.

Avoid using anti-dandruff shampoos; Because they contain strong substances that increase the inflammation of the skin of the head and cause itchy hair. 

Doctors advise not to put any chemical product for washing or polishing the hair on the scalp at all, but it should be on the hair only.


Continuous stress can lead to a disorder in the scalp, and this is what medical studies have proven.

devices Shaving

The friction of shaving tools irritates the skin and causes itching.

And shaving tools are a major reason for the transmission of diseases (fungi - bacteria - infections -…..) that cause itchy hair.

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There are many medications that people take and result in them regardless of side effects, including itchy skin, and there are some vitamins that cause itching in some people and it is called an allergic reaction. These medications activate and stimulate histamine receptors in the body.


It is a small parasite that causes a skin disease called scabies, and it causes an urgent desire to scratch the scalp.

It is an infectious disease that spreads rapidly through direct contact.

It penetrates the upper layer of the skin, laying its eggs.

Nevertheless, scabies is easily treated.

Alopecia: It

is separate spots on the scalp from which hair falls out, becomes empty and causes severe itching in the hair.

This is because the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, especially for autoimmune patients.

Ringworm can be treated with an immunosuppressive first in addition to antifungal medications.


a skin disease that leads to symptoms such as itching on the scalp, ulcers and dandruff, which may extend beyond the hairline, and may cause the appearance of light or thick scales as a result of a defect in the immune system.


Dandruff stimulates histamine, and also causes a feeling of itching, resulting in hair loss, especially if dandruff continues without treatment.

Dry skin:

Dryness of the skin, especially in the scalp, occurs when washing the hair too much, and the lack of fatty substances in the scalp, causing itchy hair.

Therefore, a hair oil bath should be done periodically to avoid itching of the head

- especially in the winter and often with the elderly. 

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Folliculitis (hair follicles):

Inflammation of hair follicles is due to fungal and bacterial infections that result in severe hair loss.

Folliculitis is treated with antifungal antibiotics.

Bathing in hot water:

It dries the scalp and causes itching of the head.

Atopic inflammation:

It is a type of eczema that causes a red rash, and causes severe itching that may result in scratching the scalp, which contributes to hair loss.

Skin cancer: Skin

Cancer is a disease that affects the hair and head negatively.

As it leads to major infections in the scalp, and the entire scalp membrane is eroded, which leads to severe itching.

Pulling the hair hard:

Using a strong hair tie affects the scalp and causes itching, so the hair should not be tied tightly to avoid this problem.

Lack of ventilation of the hair:

covering the scalp for long periods without giving it a chance to ventilate, so the head sweats and the skin does not breathe, which causes many skin problems accompanied by itchy hair.

Wounds and scars:

Wounds or scars on the scalp cause severe itching, which contributes to damage to the nerve fibers in the skin, which results in hair loss.

Ringworm of the scalp:

It is a fungal infection that causes an itchy red rash.

It causes great damage to the hair follicles, ringworm and fungal infection in general weaken the hair follicles, weakening it and stimulating hair loss.

Ringworm appears as separate, hairless patches on the scalp.

Ringworm can be treated with antifungal creams, and with continued treatment, hair growth will begin again. 


leads to inflammation of the scalp due to a weak immune system, and causes severe itching of hair, dandruff, and hair loss.

Symptoms of itchy head:

the appearance of pimples on the scalp and sometimes extends and includes the forehead.

hair loss;

Redness and inflammation of the scalp.

Sores filled with pus as a result of rubbing the hair.

skin dryness.

Scalp rash.

Ways to prevent itchy head:

- Washing the hair of the head with warm water regularly to clean the scalp of fatty substances secreted by the pores of the scalp.

Dry the hair of the head well because the moisture in the scalp makes it an environment for fungi and bacteria.

- Allocating personal tools (brush - comb - hat - head coverings - bed) to avoid the transmission of diseases caused by infection.

Avoid headgear, because they stimulate the pores of the head to secrete sweat, the growth of bacteria and fungi, and the appearance of head insects.



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