The scalp is the foundation of your hair. If you have a healthy scalp, you will grow out healthy hair, and vice versa. Although it is common to have scalp problems at some point in our life, it can feel extremely uncomfortable and sometimes even a little embarrassing.
A troubled scalp doesn’t only make you feel annoyed, but it can also affect the look and feel of your hair.
Scalp problems including itchiness, dryness, or white flakes are probably a sign that something is not quite right in your hair care routine. So, if your scalp doesn’t feel great, it is best to detect and fix the problem as early as possible.
Ahead, we will focus on 3 frequent scalp problems and what their treatments are to help you regain your scalp health.
Having a dry scalp can be very agonizing. It is a sign that your scalp is not properly moisturized as it should be.
The scalp produces natural oils to keep the skin surface hydrated and healthy, but when the moisture defenses are damaged by a fungal or bacterial infection, the scalp can’t produce the same amount of oil, leading to dryness. This is reflected on the hair too, as it starts to look duller and unhealthier.
How does it Feel to Have a Dry Scalp?
Your scalp starts to feel itchy and sore; and white flakes begin to appear on your scalp, hair, and shoulders.
The first thing you need to do to get rid of the scalp dryness is moisturizing and more moisturizing! However, normal conditioners will not do the job, as you need products that tackle your scalp, not just your hair.
We advise you to try the Head & Shoulders Supreme collection, infused with Argan oil; best known for deeply hydrating the scalp. This collection of a shampoo and conditioner feeds the hair and scalp with the essential nourishment to repair your dry scalp.
The urge you get to scratch your irritated head is very embarrassing, especially if you are in a public space. You might blame it on the summer, sun, or sweat, but they are not necessarily the real cause.
Once your scalp gets itchy, a pressing need to scratch every part of your head emerges and you might notice some red areas on the scalp.
However, these symptoms are a natural body response to the irritation that is often caused by dandruff. But the more you scratch, the more the scalp gets irritated – it’s a never-ending cycle.
To solve the problem, it is recommended to keep the scalp clean, hydrated, and fresh.
The Head & Shoulders Supreme Scalp Soothing Shampoo is specially formulated with Argan oil and Aloe Vera to help your scalp breathe and refresh. This product has the essential nutrients and natural oils to keep your scalp clean and soothed.
Women, too, can have dandruff, although it might not be as visible as in men due to having longer hair.
Usually, white flakes are caused by a naturally occurring microbe that feeds on the natural oils on the scalp. When this microbe does so, it produces oleic acid which the scalp can be very sensitive to. Hence, your head starts to feel irritated and the need to scratch it increases.
As a natural reaction, your skin starts to renew itself faster in the hopes of removing the irritant, making the white flakes to appear on the scalp and hair.
Also, there are external factors that make flaky scalp worse, including wearing hats, feeling stressed, or having your hair exposed to dry and polluted weather.
To interrupt this vicious cycle, you need to use anti-dandruff hair products that are specifically developed to fight the flaky scalp issue.
We recommend including Head & Shoulders Supreme Shampoo and Conditioner into your hair routine. They have been proved effective in protecting the scalp from white flakes, as well as, deeply moisturizing your scalp to restore its health and shininess.
Sometimes scalp conditions, such as Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis need to be checked and treated medically. So, if you have severe symptoms and they don’t go away easily, it is best to visit your dermatologist.