Have you noticed and felt tiny bumps on your scalp? Well, those are scalp acne you felt and we understand it can be quite annoying. It makes combing and styling your hair quite difficult as your scalp feels itchy and painful most of the time. There are several causes of scalp acne: excessive hair oiling, poor personal hygiene, product buildup, scalp folliculitis, etc. If not dealt with on time, it can also lead to bleeding, scarring, hair loss and more. But why fear when we’re here?
We have listed down five simple home remedies that you can try to get rid of scalp acne. Check ‘em out…
01. Tomato juice
Tomatoes are naturally loaded with salicylic acid, which makes them a perfect remedy for acne. Also, it helps maintain a healthy pH for your skin and hair, which makes it a perfect remedy for scalp acne. Just squeeze out some tomato juice and rinse your hair with it to tackle the pimples on the scalp and add lustre to your tresses.
02. Tea tree oil
Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil is a great way to treat pesky scalp acne. However, tea tree oil can cause irritation if used alone. That’s why we recommend using a tea tree oil-infused shampoo to reap the benefits without the side effects. Our top pick is the Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree Oil & Vetiver Clarifying Shampoo. This clean shampoo is made with ethically sourced Australian tea tree oil, aromatic vetiver and organic coconut oil and has no parabens, silicones or dyes in its formula. It helps clarify and soothe your scalp, removes all buildup, and leaves your hair fresh and shiny.
03. Apple cider vinegar
ACV is like magic in a bottle for your hair. Right from promoting hair growth to making your tresses frizz-free, shiny and smooth — apple cider vinegar does it all. But did you know it also helps treat your scalp acne? Thanks to the high antioxidant content and its ability to balance hair and scalp pH, ACV flattens and closes the hair cuticle and clarifies your scalp, making it a great treatment for scalp acne.
04. Jasmine essential oil
Okay, this is our go-to remedy to treat acne of any sort. Jasmine oil has benzoic acid, which helps inhibit infections caused by bacteria, making it a perfect solution for acne breakout on any part of your body. Furthermore, jasmine oil removes dead skin cells, which is another major cause of scalp acne. All you gotta do is dilute this essential oil with grape seed oil and massage it directly onto your scalp, and you’ll notice your scalp acne disappearing with regular use.
With loads of salicylic acid, antioxidants, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties, garlic is a sure shot way to treat your scalp acne. You can rinse your hair with garlic tea (don’t think too much about the smell), and you’d see those pesky scalp acne disappear in no time. Take about 3-4 peeled cloves and boil them in three cups of water and rinse your hair with it. Easy-peasy!
Written by Tashika Tyagi on Sep 17, 2021
A writer who loves to read, travel, eat and explore new places and things. With a bachelor's degree in journalism, she has over two years of experience in writing about food, lifestyle, and travel. She also doubles up as a rom-com expert and home baker when she isn’t writing!