Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

10 Home Remedies for Dandruff


8
Stop Those Itchy Fingers
Beware of injuring your scalp with your fingernails.
Beware of injuring your scalp with your fingernails.
©iStockphoto.com/dawn liljenquist

Try to resist the temptation to go after those itchy patches like a dog chasing fleas. You may end up with wounds to your scalp caused by your fingernails. If you break the skin on your scalp, discontinue use of medicated shampoo for a while. Switch to a mild shampoo, such as a baby shampoo, and use it daily until the scratches are healed.