What causes dry scalp?

What cases dry scalp and what you can do to stop it.


Scalp dryness is a common complaint, and much of it is related to genetic lack of sebum  production at the scalp level. Some of us produce normal amounts of sebum, the natural kinks and bends along our individual hair shafts prevent its easy spread throughout the hair. This can lead to dryness along the the hair shaft. Sebum production rates are  controlled by hormones and therefore fluctuate over time. Stress, prescription medication and puberty can increase or reduce normal production levels.

For many others, however, scalp dryness may be self introduce. When products are placed directly on the scalp, ex: oils, and are allowed to build up, scalp conditions become unfavorable and problems with scalp dryness and hair growth can arise. The scalp, like any other skin, needs to be able to breathe. Heavy, oily concoction inhibit optimal functioning of the scalp by clogging the pores and creating an unhealthy environment for hair growth.

Just as pores on the face can become clogged, hair follicles too can experience obstruction if products are placed directly on them. Heavy oils, pomades and greases are the common culprits, but even the buildup of serum may cause an issues. This blockage can lead to scalp dryness, and itchiness, inflammation and shrinkage of the hair follicles, and a decrease in the quality of hair that emerges from the clogged follicle.

Like many I suffered from really bad dandruff and product build up, which lead me to formulate the Low Porosity Hair Mask. The hair mask does wonders for my scalp. I use it as a pre-poo before I shampoo by massaging it onto my scalp. By doing this I am lifting hair products and dandruff, allowing my hair follicles to breathe after I cleanse my hair. Because the hair mask does contain Lavender oil I let it sit on my scalp for 60 seconds so that the Lavender oil can do its magic and soothe my scalp. Whether you have dry scalp, dandruff, dermatitis the Low Porosity Hair Mask will help you achieve a healthy scalp.

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