Put salicylic acid gels on the scales to get them easier to remove. Other scale softeners contain active ingredients like urea, lactic acid, or phenol.
Softly loosen the scales with a brush or fine-toothed comb.
Shampoo your scalp to get rid of the scales, and use a salicylic acid shampoo or soap.
Apply emollients like petroleum jelly or thick creams, oils, lotions, or ointments while the scalp is still damp.
Put petroleum jelly on some cotton balls and put them into your ears to keep the medications out.
Use the medications sparingly. They can create skin irritations and weaken hair shafts, creating temporary hair loss.
With an oil or lotion, part your hair and drip the medication onto your scalp.
With a cream or ointment, rub it right into your scalp.
Cover the scalp with a shower cap to enhance effectiveness of medication, but only do this if you are directed by your doctor to do it.
Use a conditioner after shampooing.
Limit using hot tools for styling.
Use wet towels, cold packs, or cold water on itchy spots.
Try over-the-counter tar shampoos or shampoos with topical steroids, menthol, or oral antihistamines.