Smelly scalp is a concern for some people. Most report that a few hours after washing their hair will begin to smell and this smelly scalp will persist. Some people say this it is a muggy or sweaty smell that seems to come from the scalp. The smell may go away with each washing only to return again in a few hours. For obvious reasons this is a big problem for sufferers.
So what causes the scalp to produce an odor? It is caused by a fungus or bacteria that tends to grow on oily scalps. Fungus and bacteria is always present on the scalp in small amounts. A healthy scalp will usually fight off such predators, but if your scalp becomes unbalanced with an overabundance of oil the fungus can take hold. The fungus thrives on the oil that is present on the scalp and basically can overwhelm your scalp. Once smell scalp starts it can be extremely difficult to get rid of. It is embarrassing, and many people think it comes from a lack of cleanliness. But the truth is that no matter how hard you try to keep your scalp clean the smell will just not go away.
What can you do about smelly scalp? Most people will try perfumed shampoos, unfortunately these just work to mask the problem temporarily if at all. And since shaving your head is probably not an option, what can you do? You must first purify the scalp and then regain the proper balance of oil. Zinc is an all natural ingredient that actually does both. It cleans and purifies the scalp and also works to regulate the sebum gland. The sebum gland produces the oil on the scalp. When it is working correctly your scalp will be healthy enough to fend off bacteria that could accumulate causing embarrassing scalp odor to appear.