Our ongoing pledge here at Elite Hair Loss Solutions, is to provide you with valuable, accurate information for better understanding and addressing your hair loss. Whether it’s a non-surgical hair replacement course of action, or recommendations for managing your hair and scalp health, we are your partner and we want you to succeed. One very common scalp condition that we frequently see in our clinic is known as dry scalp. Understanding what can bring on dry scalp and taking proactive steps to effectively address it long term are important factors in maintaining the health of your hair and scalp.
Dry Scalp Causes & Related Triggers
A common cause of dry scalp can often be related to using shampoos or other products that contain harsh chemical agents such as sulfates which can strip oils from your hair. Something as rudimentary as not thoroughly rinsing any shampoo product out of your hair can be a culprit as well. Dry scalp can also be brought on due to B6 and B12 nutritional deficiencies, so addressing this through improved diet or vitamin supplements is often a recommended course of action.
Seborrheic Dermatitis, (or Eczema) is fungal in nature, and can also be a dry scalp trigger and cause flakes and itchiness. Contact Dermatitis (another form of Eczema) can precipitate dry scalp when your scalp has an allergic reaction from physical contact with a product such as hair dye, hair care product, or hair accessory. Contact Dermatitis can cause itching, burning, and even a blistering of your scalp. Addressing its affects as quickly as possible is vitally imperative.
Why is PH Balance Important?
Every component of our bodies (including hair and scalp) has a PH measure, and when it’s imbalanced, it can cause a myriad of problems including dry scalp. What does PH mean anyway? It actually stands for potential hydration, and it is the scale that identifies the acidity or alkalinity in our bodies, foods, products, and organisms. Our hair and scalp is greatly affected by the products we use and the foods we consume.
There is a scale that refers to the range of numbers that reflects the state of being more acidic, or alkaline. 0 being the most acidic, 7 being neutral (or balanced), and 14 the most alkaline. Your hair and scalp should maintain a slightly acidic PH range of between 4.5 and 5.5 which is healthy. What can we do to aid in getting our hair and scalp PH back to that optimal state?
- First, get tested so you understand where you are on the PH scale
- Get rid of the products you are currently using (even if they have a pleasant smell!)
- Use only recommended sulfate free shampoos and products like those from CRLAB & Capilia Head First
- Thoroughly rinsing your hair after shampooing
- Avoid taking long hot showers or baths
- Staying more hydrated! Drink healthy amounts of water (and electrolytes daily if necessary!)
- Eating clean! Consume more fruits, vegetables, & lean proteins (less sweets & junk food!)
- Address hard water issues in your home if this is relevant to your problem
Get Hair Loss & Scalp Health Answers Today!
Despite the “too good to be true” advertisements we see on T.V. and on the internet, there is no single product “magic” solution that addresses every hair and scalp issue. Accurately identifying your hair and scalp issue and strict use of proper recommended Trichology products specifically formulated for your particular issue are key to your success.
Whether you need answers for a hair & scalp disorder, a hair loss restoration product, or both, we can help. Here at Elite Hair Loss Solutions, we will provide you with a personalized course of action and answers to address your specific hair loss and scalp health concerns. Please reach out to us today, to schedule your private, complimentary consultation appointment. If you have need for a more detailed hair & scalp analysis, specific testing will also available to you at this appointment, for a nominal fee.