According to Dr. Sanusi Umar a medical director and dermatologist, there are several conditions that can appear on the scalp and make your scalp unhealthy:
Itchiness: there are several factors that can cause you to have an itchy scalp. Some of these factors are seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, head lice, tinea capitis, and psoriasis. Often the scalp condition is then under attack and gets red or itchy. When you start scratching yourself it usually gets worse. Read more about itching of the scalp.
Redness: as with itching of the scalp, there is often an underlying factor in redness of the skin, often accompanied by an itching or burning sensation.
Flakes: flakes on the scalp can be the result of dermatitis, dandruff or psoriasis. A dry scalp can lead to flakes and an itchy feeling. Read more.
Irritation: irritation of the scalp can be the result of the factors here above: seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, psoriasis, or tinea capitis are conditions that can make your scalp itchy or burning. If you scratch yourself to hard or to often the skin irritates.
Excessive hair loss: hair loss can have multiple causes. But excessive hair loss shows that your scalp condition is not optimal and most of the time this is due to poor treatment. Read more about hair loss causes.
Effective ingredients for a healthy scalp
There are several products that say they can provide a healthy scalp, but unfortunately, many products achieve little or no results. This may be because, for example, little research has been done into the ingredients and their actual effect. That is why we advise you, as a consumer, to check what ingredients a product contains and what the effects are before you buy it. Some ingredients, such as minoxidil, can improve the condition of the scalp, but they can also make it worse. Effective ingredients for the scalp are:
Ketoconazole: this is an ingredient that is effective in various infections such as seborrheic eczema. It is a well-known and often used remedy.
Piroctone olamine: has the same effect as ketoconazole and is very effective against seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. In some aspects, Piroctone Olamine scores better than ketoconazole. Read more.
Climbazole: this is an anti-fungal and has the same effect as Ketoconazole and Piroctone olamine. It is very effective against itching, burning sensation, and flaking of the scalp. Read more.
Licorice extract: is a powerful plant extract that performs well in treating atopic dermatitis, rosacea, and psoriasis. Due to the acid Glycyrrhizin. This acid is anti-inflammatory and reduces redness and irritation.
Geranium oil: the antibacterial, antiseptic properties make it beneficial for reducing skin irritations, skin infections, and acne breakouts.
Panax ginseng: a herb that has health purposes for your scalp and hair. It has health effects in the anagen phase where new hair forms and in the catagen phase, where the growth of the follicles delays. Read more.
Benefits of a healthy scalp
The benefits of a healthy scalp and a good scalp treatment are important for healthy hair growth. The scalp is the base of hair growth and it contains about 100.000 follicles. Each follicle contains a single hair that grows until it stops growing and falls off. The follicles produce sebum and oil that helps to keep the scalp moisturized and protects the skin from infection. If you don’t have a healthy scalp then infections can appear. These infections can cause your scalp to itch, irritate, hurt, flakes and the hair possibly falls off. Often the bad health of the scalp is magnified by these factors because you yourself make it worse by scratching or something like that.
This new therapy line is suitable for: People that suffer from seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, eczema, redness, itching, or flaking of the scalp. People want to use natural products to keep their scalp healthy. People that want to use a non-pharmaceutical method to relieve scalp conditions. People that want to have a clear and healthy scalp without flakes, itching, and redness.
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It is important to take care of your scalp and understand how you need to treat it. Bad treatment of your scalp can lead to different conditions like dandruff, itching and hair loss. Therefore, it is advisable to use products with effective ingredients that promote a healthy scalp. Neofollics has created a scalp therapy line for this purpose and it is proven to be effective for your scalp problem.