A dry scalp occurs when the scalp does not produce or hold enough moisture or oils. Sebaceous glands attached to hair follicles release a fatty substance called sebum into the follicular duct and to the surface of the skin. Sebum is composed of keratin, fat and cellular matter. Combined with sweat, sebum forms a moist oily acidic film that is mildly antibacterial and antifungal and protects the skin against drying.
People with dry skin are more prone to dry scalp. This means that many of the things that cause dry skin can also cause a dry scalp including: dry air, particularly during the colder months, excessive washing, especially when coupled with hair products that contain aggressive chemicals and medical conditions such as eczema or hormone imbalances. Flaking can occur with a dry scalp but the flakes are smaller and whiter as opposed to dandruff flakes which tend to be yellow-tinged and are oily, sticking to the scalp.
If you suffer from a dry scalp then it’s critical to nurture your scalp as part of your ongoing weekly hair care regime. The consequences of not caring for your scalp could lead to inflammation, infection and potential hair growth problems.
As a weekly treatment to calm the scalp and remove flakes and build-up
As an everyday leave-in moisturiser
As a scalp massage oil to restore scalp & hair health
Both carrier and essential oils are critical to successfully dealing with a head lice infestation. Carrier oils are typically cold-pressed oils that are produced from the fatty portions of a specific plant and are used to suffocate and immobilise the lice. Contained within the carrier oils are the essential oils known to possess ovicidal, repellent and insecticidal activities and used safely are a natural alternative in helping to eradicate lice and eggs. Holistic Hair use lavender, tea tree, citronella and pink grapefruit as our chosen essential oils.
Hair shedding sometimes referred to as hair fall is normal and everyone loses between 50 and 100 hairs a day. When the scalp sheds significantly more hairs every day, a person is deemed to have excessive hair shedding and the medical term for this condition is telogen effluvium.Hair loss differs from hair shedding. Hair loss occurs when something stops the hair from growing. The medical term for this condition is anagen effluvium.