What is a healthy scalp?
- Posted on: Sep 1 2020
We wash our heads daily, twice or three times a week. But do we think about our scalp and whether is it healthy. Looking after our scalp is important as it is the place where the hair follicle are and the growth of hair begins. When the scalp is healthy then the hair becomes healthy. So the scalp is the foundation for healthy hair. Thus, it is important that we take care of our scalp.
What does healthy scalp look like?
To understand this we must first understand what makes a healthy scalp. A healthy scalp is one that is free of flakes, irritation and redness free. Flakes on the scalp can either mean dandruff or dry, irritated scalp. It is important in this case to look at the oil production on the scalp, as the one that does not look oily is the best scalp. Thus, a healthy scalp involves looking at the skin and oil production on our heads.
Unhealthy scalp, what is this?
The scalp that is itchy or burning is unhealthy. Sometimes an itchy and burning scalp is a result of a chemical reaction or an allergic reaction to products used. So it is important to take notice of this. Also when there is excess oil production it is a sign that products have trapped the oil leading to an overload. Itchy scalp can be sign of dandruff and dryness. Thus, it is best to be mindful about the health of our scalp.
How can I treat my unhealthy scalp?
To treat your unhealthy scalp it starts with shampoo care first to see if the issue can be resolved with that. It is best to use shampoos that are free from sulphates such as sodium laureth and sodium lauryl. Also it is best to use shampoo free from fragrances. For those with dry flaky scalp best to use anti-dandruff shampoo that contains zinc, selenium sulfide, tar and pyrithione. These ingredients help to target the flakiness and restores your scalps health. However, if shampoo don’t help best to seek help from a physician or dermatologist. Therefore, there are two ways in which scalp can be treated.
What should I avoid to keep my scalp healthy?
- Avoid using sulphates, parabens in shampoo.
- Avoid using bleach that can irritate the scalp.
- Avoid synthetic fragrances that can irritate the scalp.
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