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How to Cure Yeast Overgrowth on the Scalp

By Charlie Bradley ; Updated July 27, 2017

Yeast overgrowth of the scalp can cause hair loss over patches of the scalp or may affect the growth of hair on the scalp as a whole. Treating and preventing yeast infections of the scalp is a relatively easy process involving a series of inexpensive over-the-counter and home remedies.

Washing the Hair

Wet the hair with lukewarm water. Massage the lukewarm water through the hair follicles and into the scalp

Apply a dime-sized drop of Nizoral-medicated shampoo to the palm of your hand. Work the shampoo into a lather before applying to the scalp

Apply the shampoo to the scalp and using the pads of your fingers to massage it through the follicles and deeply into the scalp. Leave the shampoo on the scalp for two minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Allow the hair to drip dry before proceeding to the next step.

Run the fingers through the hair if needed to help to remove excess water before rinsing the hair.

Rinsing the Hair

Use a mixture of 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of water.

Dip the fingers into the solution. Massage the solution through the hair follicles and into the scalp Use the pads of the fingers to stimulate the skin of the scalp and to loosen the scaling caused by the encrusted yeast.

Rinse the apple cider vinegar solution from the hair after three to five minutes.

Pat the hair to remove excess water. Wrap the hair in a towel for a few minutes.

Use Monistat yeast infection creme in the scalp each night before going to bed. Apply a raindrop-sized portion of the cream to two fingers. Rub the solution directly onto the scalp each night for one week.

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