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
If you suffer from Psoriasis, Eczema or a Sensitive scalp you may be looking for a shampoo or treatment products that your scalp can tolerate or better still will soothe your scalp. Holistic Hair ingredients are chosen for their mildness and healing properties. This article offers practical advice and recommendations on products that could make the difference for you!