3 Tips for treating a dry itchy scalp with Dreadlocks

If you’ve ever had a dry or itchy scalp, then you know just how uncomfortable and irritating it can be. 

Many skin issues are caused by the harsh chemicals inside regular hair care products. Switching to a sulfate-free shampoo, which doesn't dry out your scalp, can make a huge difference!

Raw Roots and Dollylocks have created organic dread care products that restore and regulate the natural balance of your scalp and help prevent further skin irritations.

Read on for 3 ways to get relief.

1. Spray Relief

Spray for dry itchy scalp with dreadlocks

Raw Roots Rescue Tonic is made for a dry and itchy scalp. The essential oil from peppermint instantly relieves irritation with its cooling effect and leaves a lovely fresh scent. 

"The spray is really relieving and works perfect for when you have a itchy scalp"

Dollylocks refreshing sprays are great for itchy, flaky scalps. They're designed to stimulate your scalp, hydrate dreadlocks and awaken your senses! Available in Nag Champa, Tea Tree Spearmint, Lavender Sky and Rosemary Peppermint or a Sample Set of 4.

"I recommend this spray to anyone with dreads it’s so refreshing" - Maddy C


2. Massage your scalp

Raw Roots Hydrating Oil and Aloe Manuka Gel for Dry Scalp with Dreadlocks - Mountain Dreads

The Raw Roots Hydrating Oil restores the natural balance of the scalp and relieves and prevents dandruff, itching, dryness or flaking scalp.

Hydrating Oil: "My partner has suffered for years with dry itchy scalp due to his dreads. After just one use he has noticed a difference and the dry itchy scalp is now a thing of the past. For anyone with dreads I would highly recommend this product." - Natasha

 "The smell is sweet, earthy and light and so is this oil. No more slick sad hair or build-up from heavy oils. My poor dandruff prone scalp loves this, sparingly massaged on the scalp and work down the dreads keeps my flakes at bay and dreads so soft."

 Raw Roots Aloe Manuka Gel relieves itching, helps control dandruff, heal wounds and irritated skin.

Gel: "My dreads are only 2 months old and starting the journey left my scalp dry and itchy.. using this gel left my scalp hydrated my dreads feeling amazing!" - Bel C

3. Change your Shampoo

Raw Roots Hydrating Shampoo from Mountain Dreads

Washing your dreads can help revitalise your scalp. The Raw Roots Hydrating Shampoo is made to revive a dry flaky scalp. 

Based on flower extracts and mild detergents this sulfate free shampoo gently cleanses without drying out the scalp. Soothes, heals and relieves discomfort and itching of the scalp.

"My dreads and scalp have suffered so long with intense dry dandruff flaking and flaking no matter what I do. I’ve tried so many recommended shampoos. I never had any scalp problems before getting dreadlocks. I have not had an issue since buying that shampoo. It fixed my scalp ph instantly. Even my sister who has aggressive scalp psoriasis found relief with this natural shampoo." - Peru L

"AMAZING! I have had dreads for over 3 years and all of a sudden my scalp went insanely itchy. I tried different products, natural home remedies to no avail. Decided to give Raw Roots a go, deep soaked, then, washed with this shampoo and no more maddening itch. It smells fantastic too. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, and great service as always. Thank you." - Kath


Raw Roots Dry Dreadlock and Scalp Care Kit

"This Raw Roots hair & scalp bundle was my saving grace ,best thing for my dreads & scalp." - Wendy

Bonus Tip - Check for head lice

Raw Roots Creeps Tincture for head lice from Mountain Dreads

An itchy scalp can also be a sign of head lice but that doesn't mean you have to cut off your dreads or that you have bad hygiene (lice actually prefer clean hair).
The  Raw Roots Creeps Tincture can be used as a treatment and a prevention of head lice. A natural spray formula that you don't even need to wash out! 


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