Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Scalp Scan

I was reading the Stylist Magazine the other week, and there was a section about hair, and a subsection about assessing your scalp.

They have 3 different types of scalp problems and possible reasons and solutions. I thought it was very interesting and useful as I had a scalp issue not too long again. Though this is not an extensive list of all possible scalp issues, I still thought it was good to share.

Dry and flaky scalp – Apparently 1 in 5 people suffer from this.

Cause: This is mainly due to not washing hair often enough to get rid of dead skin on your scalp surface according to

Also, foods with dairy and alcohol are harder for the body to metabolise, therefore the body’s immune is sent into overdrive, and this can also cause dry flaky scalp.

Solution: Their advice was to look for an antibacterial shampoo with piroctone namine ingredient.

Flaky and oily – This is a combination of dandruff and greasy roots.

Cause:  This is usually a fungal infection. This is triggered by a change in diets and lacking vital nutrients for skin.

Solution: Possible solutions are a vitamin supplement and dandruff shampoo containing zinc

Red and itchy – This is usually eczema

Cause:  it is triggered by high level of histamine in body or yeast on the scalp. This tends to be a reaction to alcohol or spicy food if you have sensitivity to the two.

Solution: The solution is to use a shampoo to cleanse the scalp (clarifying shampoo); however, this is not a cure for the eczema

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)

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  1. Wow---I didn't know that spicy foods could cause flakes!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  2. Very informative post Yvonne! I could never in a million years have correlated spicy food and eczema

  3. Great post, this is very interesting x

  4. Very informative post.