Before my hair became noticeably thin my scalp was never itchy, but now that it is thinning it seems that it is itchy no matter how many times I wash/don't wash it, what products I use, etc. I read about it so often here on the forums and began to wonder if this is a common side effect of hair loss, or something else? I don't have problems with dandruff, and my scalp doesn't feel dry. It's just itchy. As for Shampoo and Conditioner I have been using Folicure, which is like a cheaper Nioxin (might try Nioxin next).