We are all bound to have some sort of scalp problems, especially when we are living in such a hot and humid country. However, many do not know the importance of scalp care. Today we are going to share about the 5 most common scalp problems.
Yes, it is a scalp problem, not a hair problem. Many people take breaks from washing your hair in hope to cure your dandruff problems. What they don't know is that dandruff is not caused by washing your hair regularly. Shampooing your hair regularly is the based solution for both smelly scalp and dandruff.
Most people believe that dandruff is caused by dry scalp, over-shampooing. WRONG. Dandruff is actually caused by a few problems, seborrheic dermatitis, sensitive scalp and the growth of a specific type of fungus. While more than 50% of us have issues with dandruff, 30% don't know how to cure it besides using over-the-counter dandruff shampoo. That might work for awhile, but if you go back to your usual routine of not regularly shampooing your hair, it's likely for your dandruff problems to come back again.
If you search "Itchy Scalp" on the internet, you'll get more than 10 causes, ranging from mild to deadly. But those are unlikely causes for people who have serious skin condition. If you're just facing itchy scalp once in awhile, you're probably just doing something wrong in your daily routine.
Maybe you have dandruff caused by a fungus growing on your scalp, or head lice, or just sensitive scalp. Normally if you use a suitable shampoo and wash your hair everyday, use a hair tonic everyday, it should go away after a few days. But if it doesn't it might be an underlying problem that require you to seek medical consultation.
Scalp pimples are normally caused by clogged pores, just like your facial pimples. Similarly, these can be cause by hormonal changes as well. How to treat it? it's simple. Using hair treatments that will help with removing dead skin cells on your scalp. Tea tree oil is useful for eliminating bacteria that promotes clogged pores, salicylic acid helps to remove dead skin cells and sebum, ciclopirox is an antifungal that helps to treat skin infections, it is often added into dandruff shampoo.
The most common issues with hair loss is either scalp problems or gender-based baldness. Scalp problems can cause your hair follicles to be clogged, therefore hair is not able to grow out of it. If your hair follicles gets damaged, it might not be able to grow hair from that spot again. If your hair loss issues lies in gender-based baldness, there are some ways to prevent it or slow it down. You should avoid tying your hair in a tight ponytail or braid, protect your scalp from sunlight and try to be more gentle with your hair, especially when it's wet.
There are also at-home scalp care products that you can use to introduce healthy vitamins to your scalp, giving it the essential nutrients for hair growth.