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Basic Scalp Problems Listed

November 11th, 2009

Basic Scalp Problems Most people don’t realize that taking care of the scalp is just as important, if not more important, as taking care of the hair. Many people suffer from scalp problems. They can be annoying, embarrassing, and sometimes even painful.

Some of the most common scalp problems are: • Flaking • Itching • Dry Scalp • Oily Scalp Flaking and itching scalp are the most common concern for many people. This is often caused by dandruff. Dandruff may be mild with minor flaking and itchy or it may be worse with mounds of flakes forming on the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis will also cause itch and flaking.

A person with this scalp condition will have greasy yellowish scales covering red irritated skin. Dry scalp is a problem for many people. Unlike dandruff which usually has large flaking a dry scalp will have tiny flakes. This may be caused by cold weather, dry indoor air, or heated styling tools. Chemicals in many shampoos may cause a scalp to be too dry as well. A dry scalp leads to other problems such as folliculitis as well. On the other side of the spectrum, sometimes the scalp is too oily. The sebum gland produces oil on the scalp.

When it is overproducing there will be an excess of scalp oil. This can lead to problems such as bumps, scalp acne, and seborrhea. A healthy scalp depends on the proper amount of oil. Many hair products that say they treat scalp problems contain chemicals that dry out the scalp and hair. This will make most problems worse or cause new issues to arise. There are natural ingredients that work to create an optimal oil balance on the scalp. Zinc pca is a natural ingredient that cleans the scalp and regulates the sebum gland. Emu oil and jojoba oil moisturize and help create balance as well.

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