Lately, everyone is talking about scalp care. There has been a 300% rise in Google searches for scalp care and everyone seems to be waking up to the importance of scalp care. However, for people with scalp eczema, scalp care isn't a relatively new thing and identifying it early alongside the triggers and adopting a specific scalp routine can massively help to reduce and manage symptoms.
What is Scalp Eczema?
In fact, scalp eczema is a type of chronic dry skin condition that causes inflamed, itchy, dry skin to form on your scalp. Scalp eczema can be identified by persistent dry patches, redness and flaky dandruff that isn't controlled with a regular haircare routine. The most common type of scalp eczema is known as Seborreic Dermatitis and its most unwelcome symptom is dandruff.
The patches of scalp eczema on your scalp may be:
Luckily, there are many different ways you can treat eczema on the scalp and help to prevent its symptoms:
Using a good emollient can help to reduce the dryness and help hydrate and balance the scalp. Natural oils such as Almond Oil contain fatty acids which help to deeply nourish and treat the scalp. Our Scalp-Eaze Balm is an intensely nourishing treatment which can help to ease itchiness and intensely moisturises the scalp using a balance of high performing plant-based ingredients. Use it in the evenings and leave in overnight for even more intense hydration.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHAMPOO:
If you have scalp eczema, normal shampoos containing detergents and fragrance are likely to irritate your scalp. It is important that you either find a less irritant shampoo or one which contains moisturising ingredients. Try to avoid shampoos and hair products that are fragranced, as these may cause irritation and possibly allergy. Use hair dryers on a cool setting; hot air will increase dryness and itch.
OIL YOUR SCALP:
Use a good quality hair oil and massage your scalp once a week to stimulate your follicles and loosen dry flakes. Practiced in India for centuries, hair oiling helps nourish and moisturise the scalp and reduce dryness drastically as well as allowing the skin on the scalp to regenerate. Our award nominated Rich Roots Hair Oil contains Bhrinraj Oil which is a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient which helps to reduce dandruff and flakes.
REDUCE STRESS AND CONTROL YOUR DIET
Your lifestyle choices affects your body. Keeping a track of what you are eating as well as managing stress levels ensures that you can identify triggers better. Make sure you are eating nutrient rich foods such as nuts (e.g. peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts), salmon, avocados and legumes which are great sources of protein, healthy fats, biotin and zinc which support healthy tissue development on the scalp and can help stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss
By implementing a good scalp care and remaining consistent with it, you can reduce scalp eczema symptoms and relieve your scalp of issues with dryness, itchiness and redness.
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