While most people spend a lot of time, energy, and money on keeping their hair in great condition, it’s easy to neglect the scalp. A healthy scalp leads to healthy hair growth, and many scalp conditions can not only hinder hair growth, but also cause a little bit of distress. Let’s discuss some of the most common scalp concerns and treatments.
- Dandruff – Dandruff is a very common scalp concern that affects approximately 50% of the population. It happens when new skin cells on the scalp are produced at a faster rate than usual, causing the old cells to quickly shed. The exact reason for this is unknown, but luckily, dandruff is not contagious and there are a number of topical treatments. Stress and an unhealthy diet can irritate the condition, so try to reduce stress and ensure you’re getting all of the necessary nutrients.
Try: Eucerin DermoCapillaire Anti-Dandruff Crème Shampoo. This shampoo will control dry dandruff and soothe an itchy scalp. It will gently cleanse your scalp to remove flakes and control dandruff while conditioning your hair.
- Greasy Scalp – A greasy scalp occurs when the oil glands in your scalp produce excess sebum. Oil glands can be sent into overdrive for various reasons, such as humidity, hormonal imbalances, diet, or genetics. To treat an oily scalp, use a shampoo that will gently cleanse your scalp without over-drying it – stripping your hair of its natural oils can actually cause your scalp to produce even more oil to compensate.
Try: Miriam Quevedo Shampoo For Greasy Hair – This shampoo gently cleanses your scalp and hair while regulating oil production. Coconut and olive oils protect the scalp while caviar moisturizes and repairs.
- Dry, Itchy Scalp – A dry, itchy scalp is common, especially in the winter or drier weather. While different from dandruff, a dry scalp can also produce small flakes. A dry scalp is caused by lack of moisture, so switching to a more hydrating or less drying shampoo can alleviate the condition. If the itchiness has become bothersome, a topical treatment can help.
Try: Eucerin DermoCapillaire Dry and Itch Relief Treatment, a calming scalp treatment that will instantly moisturize a dry scalp. The soothing formula relieves micro-inflammations and restores the scalp’s natural moisture balance.
- Product Buildup – Product buildup can not only lead to dull, lifeless hair, it can also cause clogged pores on your scalp. Just like the rest of your skin, your scalp can also be exfoliated, which will remove excess buildup, stimulate circulation, and promote healthy hair growth.
Try: Revivogen PRO Exfoliating Scalp Cleanser. This pre-shampoo treatment will remove dirt, excess product buildup, excess oil and dead skin cells from your scalp. It also contains wheat proteins, amino acids and biotin to nourish your scalp.