Save your itchy and irritated scalp!

Why is my scalp itchy and irritated?

A dry, itchy scalp can be bothersome, uncomfortable and frustrating. At the same time, hair follicles may be damaged and scarred by repeated inflammation which could delay or halt hair development; this can result in thinning or poor hair, which is why it is important to spot what may be the cause of an irritated scalp. Sometimes, it is also difficult to distinguish between fact and a common myth, and you may tend to find yourself in situations where these misconceptions could be misleading

What is a dry, irritated and itchy scalp?

When the scalp’s natural moisture balance is disrupted, the result is usually an itchy, dry scalp. A dry scalp occurs when a scalp lacks oil and moisture. The oils on a scalp help to condition hair and skin, but when a scalp is dry, exfoliation flakes off and causes dandruff in many instances. Dry skin, and particularly a dry scalp, is prone to flaking. However, there are many ways that you can resolve these conditions.

Dandruff or dry scalp?

Normally, when a dry and flaking scalp occurs, it is presumed that the main cause is dandruff.
However, it is also possible that it could be a factor of a dry, irritated scalp. The reason for dandruff is an excess of oil on the scalp. Skin cells grow up and then shed as a result of the excess oil. Therefore, your scalp would be in need of hydration and intensive care.

Causes of dry scalp

When your skin is dehydrated, it results in a dry scalp. Your scalp’s skin becomes inflamed and flaky. If your scalp is dry, other parts of your body are likely to be as well. Dry scalp can be caused by a variety of causes, including cold, dry air; contact dermatitis, which is caused by a response to items applied to the scalp, including shampoo, styling gel, and hairspray; and ageing. When you require additional skin cells, the cells on your scalp and body grow. They then slowly die and lose their skin.

Causes of dandruff

The most frequent cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a condition which causes the skin to become greasy, red, and rough. Although dirty hair does not cause dandruff, if you do not wash your hair frequently enough, greasy buildup can contribute to flakes.

The revolutionary solution for dandruff…

We’re introducing a cutting-edge, naturally derived anti-dandruff technique that employs powerful anti-fungal components. From a worldwide viewpoint, three traditional actives are widely used: zinc pyrithione, climbazole, and piroctone olamine. We’d like to introduce you to our featured active: propanediol caprylate. This activity is based on Malassezia’s inherent reliance on sebum triglycerides (esters). Adhering to the concepts of environmental sustainability chemistry, this non-hazardous and energy-efficient technique generates only water as a byproduct. The revolutionary liquid molecule propanediol caprylate works because it has a similar chemical ester structure: Malassezia lipases break the ester to release the active ingredient (caprylic acid), which reduces Malassezia activity and dandruff. The power of green chemistry is essential for producing propanediol caprylate, all made from 100% natural, bio-based sources, which was all taken into account by our formulating experts; thus Clear Head Anti-Dandruff Shampoo was born. Move over, dandruff, propanediol caprylate is coming your way!

How is zinc pyrithione, climbazole, and piroctone-olamine beneficial for treating dandruff?

These three actives, which are key factors to make up propanediol caprylate, an overall product of actives which is key in Clear Head Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, are mainly efficient against Malassezia spp, a yeast related to the development of dandruff. The antimicrobial characteristics of the active particularly manage Malassezia on the scalp, minimising the development of dandruff. However, due to their pungent aroma, their practical application in cosmetics is restricted, which is why we come back to the product made from these actives: propanediol caprylate. Perfect for itchy, irritated scalp.

The relieving solution for dry scalp…

CBD, the star of Head First Scalp Relief Shampoo, is high in antioxidants, vitamin E, fatty acids, and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. It nourishes the itchy, irritated scalp while also strengthening the hair, promoting hair development and giving the appearance of fuller, thicker hair. Organic Hemp Seed Oil is also a key ingredient solution in Head First Scalp Relief Shampoo & Head Way Scalp Recovery Conditioner which is Rich in essential fatty acids and brimmed with Omega 3 & 6. Organic Hemp Seed Oil hydrates and supports the rejuvenation of damaged or maturing skin, perfect for relieving a dry scalp.

Common Myths And Misconceptions

The idea that dandruff is caused by insufficient cleanliness is a prevalent misconception. This is absolutely false; even if you wash your hair on a regular basis, you may still get those unpleasant flakes owing to a condition. On the other hand, thorough hair cleansing can help prevent oily buildup as well as dandruff. Natural ingredients that target dandruff can help you get rid of it. Another misconception is the belief that
dandruff is contagious. This is incorrect: it is more of a bother than a cause for concern about an outbreak. You can’t spread dandruff to others, and you won’t catch it from friends or family members who have it. Lastly, a myth that outlines the whole reasoning of this blog, is the misconception that dry scalp and dandruff are the same condition. Whilst it is possible to have dry scalp and dandruff at the same time, they are both different conditions with slightly different symptoms. So, get out your hairbrush and brush away those myths on a mission to restore your crowning glory!

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