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Summer Scalp Treatments

Summer Scalp Treatments

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Too much Summer fun doesn't just potentially cause skin damage. It can also damage the scalp, skin around the hairline or on the neck.

Whether you get too much sun, bug bites or poison ivy on your scalp and hairline, follow the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Summer Scalp Treatments below for instant results:

Poison Ivy Treatment

Sea buckthorn oil has proven to be a great treatment for a terrible itchy rash from poison ivy. It can be applied to the scalp or along the hairline.

Follow the steps below:

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1.  Gently wash the affected scalp or related hairline areas with lukewarm water and a mild or herbal soap. Pat the infected skin with a clean sterile soft wash cloth to remove the irritants.

2.  Pat dry with a clean sterile soft towel.

3.  Pat seathorn berry oil onto the poison ivy afflicted scalp and hairline skin areas.  Apply the treatment 4x a day.

4.  If the area burns or itches apply {{asin=B004CQ5NUK,text=ice packs}} for up to 20 minutes at a time.

After 48 hours you should notice an immediate reduction in the itching, burning and swelling. The Sea buckthorn oil has anti-inflammatory properties.

It's also very high in carotenoids, which help heal damaged, irritate skin.

Avoid washing or styling hair adjacent to the damaged scalp area.

Seabuck {{asin=B004BKP6WM,text=Wonders Organic Himalayan Sea Buckthorn}} Berry Oil can be found on Amazon.com or locally at health food stores. This treatment can also help dry or dehydrated scalps.

Sunburn

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Even with proper sunscreen, the scalp can still get burned in some situations. When that happens, one of the best way to treat a bad sunburn is with milk.

Milk is a wonderful treatment for a bad scalp sunburn. It can be applied to the scalp or along the hairline.

Follow the steps below:

1. Soak a clean washcloth in cold 2% milk.

2. Ring out the cloth to remove excess moisture.

3. Place the milk infused washcloth on top of the scalp for 10-20 minutes.

4. Repeat application of the milk infused compress 2-3 times a day. Apply the last compress 20 minutes before bedtime.

5. If the area burns or itches apply ice packs for up to 20 minutes at a time.

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Avoid washing or styling hair adjacent to the damaged scalp area.

Bug Bites

Although mosquito or similar bug bites are less common on the scalp, they can still happen.

What do to? Make an oatmeal paste and apply it to the scalp. Mix 2 tablespoons of oats with 2-4 tablespoons of lukewarm water or milk.

Oatmeal contains compounds which are called avenanthramides which reduce skin inflammation, helping to relieve itching from all types of bites. After just one treatment, the itching should be noticeably reduced.

Keep the scalp hydrated. If the scalp gets dry it will worsen irritation or itching from the bug bites. Do not itch or peel off scabs.

Avoid washing or styling hair adjacent to the damaged scalp area. If the area burns or itches apply ice packs for up to 20 minutes at a time.

Summary Summer Scalp Treatments

Summertime fun may cause damage to the scalp or skin around the hairline or on the neck. Follow the DIY Summer Scalp Treatments in this blog to relieve poison ivy, sunburn and bug bites.

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