Archive for June, 2010

Oily Hair – Greasy Hair

June 29th, 2010

If you suffer from greasy hair or oily hair then you are at the right place. First of all let us explain that having an over abundance of oil on the scalp can be the result of other problems and it can also be the cause of numerous problems. This makes getting rid of oily hair very difficult for most shampoo manufacturers.

What Causes Oily Hair or Greasy Hair

When the sebum gland is emitting excess amounts of sebum or oil it is typically because of these two reasons:

1) Puberty Causes Oily Hair

2) Oily Hair is caused by a defense mechanism that the hair follicle uses to prevent harm from bacteria, fungus and hormones such as dht hormone.

The second is by far the most important since puberty passes with age. However, the scalp is always being exposed to bacteria, fungus and hormones. When any of these get a grip and actually get inside the hair follicle a sebum is emitted to protect the hair follicle. This often becomes a chicken and egg “thing”.

For example dht (the hormone that causes hair loss) forces the scalp to emit more oils. This is bead because the enzyme that causes testosterone to switch over to dht feeds off the scalp oils. This causes a nasty cycle and makes hair loss much worse and speeds up the process. Breaking the chain means removing the dht with a deep cleanse and also preventing the sebum gland from producing too much sebum. The most amazing ingredient for this is ZINC PCA.

This special form of zinc breaks the pattern, the nasty cycle that allows scalp conditions to get worse much faster. It is also the best way to clear nasty scalp conditions that are associated with excess scalp oils or grease such as scalp acne, scalp pimples, scalp hair loss, seborrheic dermatitis, seborrhea, scalp sores and many similar scalp conditions.

Itchy Scalp Hair Loss – Dandruff Dermatitis & More Causes

June 1st, 2010

Itchy Scalp  Hair Loss

Itchy scalp is a frustrating condition.  When you add hair loss with the itchy scalp to the mix it becomes very worrying.  There are a number of things that may cause hair to fall out.  Some hair loss that is combined with an itchy scalp may not be permanent.  It will often grow back once the scalp problem is cured, but it is important to take action quickly.  Some of the itchy scalp hair loss conditions that may also cause hair loss are folliculitis, ringworm, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Read on to learn more about itchy scalp hair loss and how to control the the actual cause of the itchy scalp to prevent hair loss and many times relieve inflammation that is causing the hair loss for amazing hair results.

Folliculitis is a condition in which the hair follicle becomes infected causing pimples and even boils to appear.  Severe folliculitis can cause scarring and hair loss. 

Ringworm can sometimes be found on the scalp.  It is due to a fungal infection on the scalp.  The symptoms of ringworm are itchy red patches and hair loss.  Skin may also peel or form scales and is usually very itchy.  If this condition is not treated it can spread and get worse.  Ringworm is also highly contagious. 

Psoriasis is a fairly common condition.  Unlike ringworm, it is not contagious.  Some symptoms are red lesions with powdery white scales.  Psoriasis can be found on many parts of the body, but it often affects the scalp.  It causes extreme itching and can also cause temporary bald patches. 

Seborrheic Dermatitis Hair Loss

Seborrheic dermatitis hair loss is another scalp condition that is very itchy and may cause hair to fall out.   It is generally attributed to an excess of a yeast called Malassezia.  With this condition the scalp becomes inflamed and flaky.  The flakes may stick together and form mounds of greasy scales.  This can cause hair loss in spots around the scalp. 

Many people try to use chemicals to treat these troublesome conditions.  Chemical ingredients, however often exhasperate the problem by making the scalp too dry.  There are natural ingredients that work much better to normalize and balance the scalp.  The scalp needs oil but not too much.  A scalp that is too dry or too oily will be prone to scalp problems.  Some of the best natural scalp ingredients are tea tree oil, lavender oil, and zinc pca.  Zinc pca is a good anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.  It can deep clean the hair follicle and regulate the sebum production on the scalp.  Tea tree oil can help to fight infection and create a proper pH balance on the scalp and lavender has been shown to stimulate hair growth. 

Dandruff Hair Loss

Dandruff hair loss is typically cause by a malasezzia furfur overgrowth on the scalp. The inflammation that is a result of the overgrowth is what causes the hair loss. To get rid of the hair loss caused by dandruff and the itching you have to address the malasezzia overgrowth itself. Learn more by clicking on the link above.

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