If you suffer from an irritated scalp or find your parting is often dry and itchy, your hair products may be stripping the delicate skin of its natural oils. Firstly, ditch the itch by resisting the urge to scratch – it’s difficult but it’s worth it as scratching only makes things worse. Simple changes such as shampooing your hair with warm, rather than hot water can also lessen the discomfort. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, an over-the-counter medicated shampoo at least once a week may help to manage the dryness of your scalp. Consult your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after regular use as per recommended use.
No magic cure
Scalp conditions unfortunately have no magic cure – however the symptoms can be treated and controlled. If you suffer from a problem scalp, there are certain key ingredients in your haircare products that can help you to manage it. For example coal tar slows the overproduction of skin cells on the scalp, and can reduce potential inflammation.
Scalp conditions explained
Many people can suffer from dandruff without an underlying cause. However, two other scalp conditions cause scalp irritation and itchy, flaking scalps: scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
Seborrheic dermatitis causes flaking of the skin, and can also cause the skin to look a little greasy, scaly, or flaky. Scalp psoriasis occurs when skin cells grow too quickly on the scalp, but it can also extend onto the forehead, the back of the ears and the back of the neck. This condition causes red lesions covered with scales.
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