Crack the scalp problems!
How do you actually combat scalp challenges?
Most of us have periods when we struggle more with our scalp than others. It can often feel like you are doing everything right without success.
The first thing you need to find out is the actual condition of your scalp!
A sensitive scalp is a condition where the skin on the scalp is more sensitive than normal. This can lead to symptoms such as itching, dryness, irritation, redness, dandruff and tenderness.
The causes of a sensitive scalp can vary from person to person and may include factors such as:
- Use of hair care products that are too strong or products that contain irritating ingredients
- Dry scalp
- Allergies or skin reactions to certain ingredients in hair care products
- Stress and anxiety
- Hormonal changes
- Genetic predisposition
Some simple steps that can help a sensitive scalp type include avoiding products that contain irritating ingredients, washing your hair regularly, using a mild shampoo and conditioner, and avoiding scratching or rubbing your scalp too hard.
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An oily scalp is a condition where the skin on the scalp produces too much oil, also known as sebum. This can lead to an oily and shiny scalp, and it can also cause hair to look greasy even if it's recently washed. An oily scalp can also lead to symptoms such as itching, dandruff and scalp acne.
The causes of an oily scalp can vary from person to person, but some possible factors include:
- Overproduction of oil from the sebaceous glands in the scalp
- Hormonal changes, especially during puberty or the menstrual cycle
- Stress and anxiety
- Poor diet, especially a diet high in fat and sugar
- Using overly strong hair care products that dry out the scalp and increase oil production in an attempt to compensate
Treating an oily scalp can include using a mild shampoo and conditioner that doesn't dry out the scalp, avoiding washing your hair too often, or avoiding using too many hair care products. You may also want to avoid touching your scalp too much and use hair products that are specially formulated for oily scalps.
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Dry scalp is a condition where the skin on the scalp is dry and flaky, and can cause itching and irritation. This is usually due to a reduction in the production of natural oils and moisture in the scalp.