Problematic scalp seems to be very common. Most people believe that they have just a simple case of dandruff. That Is such a general condition. It could literally mean anything.
If you have a severe case of dry scalp, you need to check with your dermatologist to make sure it's not a fatal case. By law, a hair specialist isn't allowed to treat scalp conditions.
One of the most common types of scalp condition is called Seborrhea Eczema or ContactDermatitis which can be treated or controlled. These conditions are caused by irritants and allergens. For instance, contact dermatitis is caused by harmful things like detergents, fragrances, cosmetics, poison ivy, nickles, and oak. Eczema is caused by skin dryness, bacteria on the skin or even from the toxic environment.
As for Psoriasis, 10% of the population suffers from it, while some scalp cases are gone undetected. Also, Some cases are caused by infection, Anxiety, stress, diet, excessive shampooing and even medication side effects.
WHAT IS ALOPECIA?
Alopecia is the Latin word for hair loss. There are several types of Alopecia.
Androgenic Alopecia: Another name for genetic hair loss or male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss. This is the most common of all hair loss.
Alopecia Areata: This form of hair loss usually presents itself as patches but can progress to the entire scalp. It's associated with an autoimmune disorder, but at times it's caused by stress.
Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis: This hair loss can take over the whole body, including the eyebrows.
Cicatricial Alopecia: This is also known as scaring Alopecia. This type of hair loss is when the follicles are destroyed and replaced with scar tissue. There are 2 types Cicatricial Alopecia- primary and secondary. In the case of the primary, the hair loss is caused by inflammation of the hair follicles. Secondary cicatricial Alopecia is caused by burns or infections not related to the follicles.
Traction Alopecia: This type of hair loss is so common and is directly related to excessive tension on the scalp. Certain hairstyles, such as braiding, weaves, ponytails are common causes of ration alopecia. It can also be caused by treatments such as relaxer, coloring, and bleaching.
SCALP DO'S & DONT'S
DO NOT USE GREASE ON THE SCALP, USE LIQUID OIL FROM YOUR KITCHEN!
If your hair is kinky or semi-kinky, then it’s important to oil your scalp. Take pure unrefined vegetable oil (not corn base) and insert it in an applicator bottle and distribute it directly all over the scalp every few days. Do not overuse. Massage it through by using the bed of your fingers. Just like the rest of the body needs moisture on the skin, the scalp needs moisture from a healthy food source in order to feed the hair follicles and help stimulate it to grow.
The scalp is the most neglected and the most important part of the head.
The scientific name is called the epidermis. The scalp is responsible for maintaining balance for the hair to grow healthy and long.
I find most people have issues with maintaining a healthy scalp. For instance, So many people believe that they have just simple Dandruff. But you should ask what is the real cause of dryness?
Scalp dryness can be because of lack of balance of the body or some other factor. For instance, If you're taking prescription drugs, unhealthy diet, unclean implements, have product buildup, and scalp negligence, these are many things that can cause the scalp to be affected and infected. The scalp is responsible for giving life to beautiful hair. It’s crucial to pay as much attention to the scalp as much as the hair.