Hair Scalp Care
Care of the hair and care of the scalp skin may appear separate, but are actually intertwined because hair grows from beneath the skin. Hair and scalp care involves topics on hygiene and cosmetology. Hair care will differ according to one’s hair type and according to various processes that can be applied to hair.
Most people normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. This usually doesn’t cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair grows in simultaneously. Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue. Hormonal changes, scalp infections, hair-pulling disorder among others, can lead to hair loss. Hair loss can also be caused by medication drugs used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure and birth control. Intake of too much vitamin A may cause hair loss as well.
Dandruff particles are visible flakes of skin that have been continuously shed from the scalp. It is normal to shed some dead skin flakes as the skin is constantly renewing itself. The new cells form in the lower layers. They are gradually pushed to the surface as newer cells form beneath them.
Dandruff is caused by a tiny fungus, the Malassezia Yeast, which produces oleic acid on the scalp. The oleic acid triggers increased replacement of skin cells resulting in dandruff.
Baldness can arise from multiple causes, such as androgenetic alopecia, fungal infection, trauma, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, and autoimmune diseases.
Caring well for your hair plays an important part in having healthy hair and helps avoid extensive damage that can lead to hair loss. Regular washing with any shampoo and conditioner is not enough. To have a healthy, strong and shiny hair, you need to know how to care for it daily. Using appropriate shampoo, being gentle with hair, going natural, and nourishing your scalp can help you to take good care of hair.