Common scalp condition

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Good scalp is the secret behind good hair To produce well-built strong and shiny hair is one of the important functions of the scalp. As our other part of body scalp is also vulnerable to quite a few disease conditions.

After every 28 days our scalp skin renews itself allowing healthy ones to emerge. There are few factors like cold climatic conditions, low humidity and certain hair products can affect this renewing process which can cause the cells to pile up and can also lead to other disorders .Blockage of the secretion of sebum is one of the biggest disorder , further leading to dryness.

Good scalp is the secret behind good hair To produce well-built strong and shiny hair is one of the important functions of the scalp. As our other part of body scalp is also vulnerable to quite a few disease conditions.

After every 28 days our scalp skin renews itself allowing healthy ones to emerge. There are few factors like cold climatic conditions, low humidity and certain hair products can affect this renewing process which can cause the cells to pile up and can also lead to other disorders .Blockage of the secretion of sebum is one of the biggest disorder , further leading to dryness.

Common scalp conditions
There are in fact quite a few different reasons why our scalp may be sore, itchy, inflamed burning red or infected. The most common scalp conditions include hair problems like thin hair, hair fall and slow hair growth. More serious conditions include dandruff, itchy scalp and peeling scalp. so here is a brief description of some of the most common scalp conditions:

• Hair loss: This is the most common scalp problem. Common reasons for hair loss are poor nutrition, diseases, hair care products, hair pulling, medications, emotional stress, etc.
• Flaking, Itching, or crusting of the scalp: These conditions are caused by :
o Cradle cap : Commonly seen in babies, in this condition there is an oily, yellow crusting on the scalp.
o Dandruf: Caused due to hormonal imbalances and climatic changes worsen the condition.
o Head lice: Cause itching and raw patches.
o Ring worm: Affects the outer layer of your scalp. This generally appears as circular patch with raised red edges leaving centre clean.
o Other conditions like psoriasis, eczema, seborrhea, lichen planus, etc.
• Sores, Blisters & Bumps: These conditions are caused by :
o Infection of the hair shafts or the skin
o Allergic skin reaction
o Viral infections
o Acne
o Cyst
• Skin cancer can occur on the scalp.











Treatment
Firstly, It is always safe to consult a doctor for any scalp condition.

Tips for healthy scalp
• Wash your hair frequently to keep away dirt.
• Massage your scalp regularly with fingertips to stimulate and promote circulation in your scalp.
• Avoid applying hair care products directly on the scalp.
• After using the swimming pool, shampoo your hair to wash off chlorine.
• Do not expose your hair and scalp to the sun and wind.
• Do not use tight caps and hats as they may lead to poor blood circulation. Do not exchange hats or caps.
• Avoid stress.
• Use the right type of hair brush or comb.
• Avoid too much of thick and greasy oils.
• Avoid very hot water to wash hair.
• Use a moisturizing shampoo.
• Set the blow dryer on the lowest heat while blow drying your hair.
• Eat a balanced diet with lots of vegetables and fruits.







Right way to message your scalp
• Start messaging from the forehead hairline along the front, side, and back of the head, in the form of small circles with your fingertips.
• Work your way toward the top as in the form of a circle.
• Massage your scalp everyday for at least ten minutes.
• You can also massage your scalp when shampooing your hair.

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