Causes of an itchy scalp, and how to fix it

An itchy scalp is a common condition, often associated with inflamed or broken skin under the hair or a rash on the scalp.

From dandruff to psoriasis, there are many causes of an itchy scalp and it’s important to identify them in order to get the proper treatment. Read on to find out more about what causes an itchy scalp and how to stop it.


One of the most common and simple causes of itchy scalp in adults is dandruff. An overgrowth of yeast called malassezia causes the scalp to become inflamed, which leads to the itching and flaking symptoms associated with dandruff. Itchy scalps brought on by dandruff can become further aggravated by infrequent shampoo usage, which leads to a buildup of oil and dead skin cells.

  • Oily skin
  • Infrequent shampoo usage
  • Malassezia


Itchiness associated with dandruff can be treated with an over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo.

Regular use of CLEAR Itch Relief Shampoo with lavender extract offers fast-acting relief from the dryness, itching and irritation that effect dandruff scalps while nourishing and restoring your scalp.

At the same time, you can always consider to use CLEAR Deep Clean with Activated Charcoal and Mint. Its active ingredients can help to cleanse and cool the surface of the scalp.

An itchy scalp can be a serious blow to a person’s confidence and comfort. Thankfully, CLEAR Shampoo has a range of products that can soothe itchy scalp associated with dandruff and help your scalp feel cool and fresh. However, in chronic or severe cases of itchiness, it is always advisable to consult a physician before attempting any home treatments.