Many people simply don’t realise that a healthy scalp means healthy hair. Your scalp needs TLC too, to maintain your hair’s natural luster and shine. Hair issues can feel never ending and almost everything ultimately contributes to how healthy your locks are.
There can be various reasons why you may find yourself scratching your head so here are the 3 most common signs that you’re probably suffering from an unhealthy scalp and how to treat it.
If you are suffering from major itch, accompanied by either soreness or a burning sensation, chances are your scalp needs love. It could mean a few things, like inflammation of the follicles or a bacterial infection. Known as contact dermatitis, it is possible to develop an allergy to certain hair products.
So if you find yourself itching recently and have been using a new shampoo or conditioner, try changing it up and see if it goes away.
Thinning Hair/Hair Loss
Thinning hair can be an indication of a couple things. First of all, it CAN simply be genetics and age, but there are other triggers which we call Reactive Hair Loss, which will result in thinning or losing more than just a small amount or here.That can be a result of stress, dramatic change in diet, and of course, a malnourished scalp.
Make sure you get enough protein from things like legumes, vegetables and nuts, and complex carbohydrates are essential too (think fresh fruit and whole wheat crackers, etc.).
To give your scalp some extra love, take fish oil supplements, and utilize a leave-in product rich in organic oils like geranium, peppermint, coconut, rosemary and more.
Flaking & Dandruff
When you’re experiencing dandruff and flakes, that’s and indication that your scalp isn’t as healthy as it should be.The main reason why this happens is because there is too much oil buildup on the scalp. The excess oil causes your skin cells to build up, and ultimately shed.For mild dandruff, make sure to wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week with a gentle, nourishing shampoo to regularly reduce the oiliness of your scalp.Though, if your dandruff is more severe or a regular shampoo doesn’t work, try a specialized dandruff shampoo.