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How to care for a sensitive scalp?

The scalp, which is an extremely sensitive part of our body, is often unfairly neglected, despite the fact that scalp hypersensitivity can cause discomfort, itching, flaking and even hair loss in severe cases. This problem affects approximately 60% of women and 40% of men, and the causes can be varied.

One of the main causes of scalp sensitivity can be the use of inadequate scalp care products . Aggressive ingredients in many shampoos can remove the scalp's natural acid mantle that serves to protect the skin, making it prone to dryness and irritation. Disruption of the natural protective layer of the skin, caused by one or more factors, can lead to microcracks on the scalp, which makes it even more sensitive to irritation.

Some other causes of scalp sensitivity or extreme sensitivity include: chemicals in cosmetics and medications, climate conditions, stress, hormonal changes such as pregnancy, menopause and the menstrual cycle, or allergies.

Sensitive scalp before and after

It is important to understand the causes of scalp sensitivity so that you can adjust your hair care and ensure that our scalp is healthy. If you have serious scalp problems, it is always advisable to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and recommended treatment.

In the meantime, you can follow a few simple rules that will save your scalp from further irritation:

  • Follow a gentle hair washing routine: Choosing mild shampoos without harsh ingredients can be key for sensitive scalps. Avoid products that contain sulfates and parabens, as they can cause irritation and dryness.
  • Moisturize your scalp: Similar to how you moisturize your facial skin, your scalp also needs moisture. Choose light moisturizing products or natural oils that will nourish the scalp and keep it healthy.
  • Watch the water temperature: Hot water can dry out the scalp and worsen sensitivity. It is recommended to wash or wash your hair with lukewarm water to avoid irritation and dryness.
  • Avoid frequent use of heat tools: Hair dryers, straighteners or curlers can damage the scalp and make it even more sensitive. If possible, let your hair dry naturally or use gentle styling methods.
  • Eat a balanced diet: Eating healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein can improve scalp health. Also, drink enough water to maintain hydration and support scalp health.

How to take care of sensitive scalp?

A sensitive scalp requires special care to keep it healthy and reduce discomfort. Choosing the right shampoo is the first step towards a healthy scalp. Our Root Cause Hair Retreat is an excellent choice for reactive scalp. It is formulated without sulfates and does not lather well, but is no less effective in cleaning sensitive scalps.

Your scalp will enjoy the beneficial effects of ceramides that renew and strengthen the scalp, probiotic enzymes that balance the microbiome of the scalp, and plant extracts of rice, oats and cotton that nourish and reduce scalp irritation.

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