More than often I get a full head of beautiful hair and then I realize I can't reccomend my favorite product due to scalp issues. Scalp issue are a lot more common than what people might think. At the end of the day I can recommend something that will help but a Dermatologist will fix the problem. Here are some tips.
Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis: the most common one is flaking. For some people its all year long and for others its seasonal. "[Dandruff happens] when dead skin cells don’t exfoliate normally, and they build up on the scalp," So technically it can happen to anyone and most people experience atleast once in a lifetime.It can be caused by irritation to the scalp and even caused by a product you used or it can be a skin condition sometimes even the change in weather ( think of your skin and how it changes with the seasons)
“Sensitivity to ingredients in hair care products or hair dyes, especially paraphenylenediamine, can cause a red, itchy, scaly scalp. Washing too often with shampoos that contain harsh chemicals like sulfates or using too many styling products also may irritate your scalp, causing dandruff.”- DR. LIN, Dermatologist
Solution: anti-dandruff ingredients such as selenium, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, coal tar, or ketoconazole can help with this Problem. I also recommend tea tree oil I find it helps with a lot of scalp issues. Whatever you use let the scalp soak it for a few minutes don't just rinse it off. And if the problem persist go see a Dermatologist because they have oral medicine as well as prescription grade ointments that can help.
Hairloss: If I had a dollar everytime someone tells me that they are experiencing hair loss I would have enough to probably buy a Channel Purse. This I feel is the most common issue that needs a solution.
"Hair loss and thinning can occur in both men and women for a variety of reasons,” says Dr. Lin. “Men and women naturally produce a hormone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Some tend to produce excess DHT, which can cause hair to grow back thinner and more fragile." Other hair loss causes, he adds, "include iron-deficiency, auto-immune disease, low thyroid, and other hormonal imbalances.”
In most cases people suffer from "alopecia areata if you struggle with stress, if you have a family member with the condition, or if you suffer from an autoimmune disorder." I find that a lot of New mothers or people who are very stressed experience this and freak out. The good news is your hair will grow back.
"As for other hair loss causes, Dr. Lin says that blood tests can pinpoint the culprit. Once you know what the underlying issue is, you can get started on treating it. Dr. Lin recommends incorporating protein, fatty acids, and vitamins such as Biotin into your diet — but that’s just to start."
One thing I always recommend is that you buy oils for your scalp and do overnight treatments,
“revs up sluggish hair follicles with essential growth factors and cytokines, effectively addressing the root causes of hair loss and thinning. It works not only to prevent future hair loss, but to revitalize follicular activity that will restore a youthful head of hair.”
Ultimately the only real solution is a hair transplant. But I believe a good regime will help this issue. I always recommend Nixon as a start and then if my clients need something stronger I send them to a dermatologist. As well as a gentle hair and scalp regime in which you do not overexpose the hair to heat and harsh chemicals. Little changes like using a wet brush to detangle and not having your hair in a bun all the time can make big impacts.
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