Scalp health is inextricably linked to hair health. To use an analogy: the scalp is to hair as soil is to plants. Just as poor soil quality can impact how plants grow, an unhealthy scalp can impact hair’s ability to grow. Read on to learn more about the importance of scalp health, and ways to treat various scalp and hair conditions.
What are some benefits of a healthy scalp?
Hair Growth and Quality
The scalp provides the foundation for hair growth. A healthy scalp supports strong and vibrant hair by providing the necessary nutrients and blood circulation to hair follicles. An unhealthy scalp can lead to hair thinning, breakage, and slow hair growth.
Hair Loss Prevention
Many common hair loss conditions, such as pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) and alopecia areata, originate from issues with the scalp. A clean and well-nourished scalp can help prevent the impacts of these conditions and promote healthy hair retention.
Prevention of Infections
An unhealthy scalp is more prone to infections because its natural protective barriers are not as effective. An overly dry scalp can lead to cracks in the skin, which leaves potential for bacteria to enter. Similarly, an inflamed scalp may cause itching and irritation. Frequent scratching of the scalp
A healthy scalp contributes to overall comfort and well-being. The physical and mental discomfort that comes with symptoms of an unhealthy scalp impacts daily life and activities. Hair loss/thinning, dandruff, and other scalp-related conditions may cause embarrassment, and burning, inflammation, and irritation can be painful.
What are some signs of an unhealthy scalp?
Your scalp sends signals to indicate if something is imbalanced. Symptoms of an unhealthy scalp may include:
- Itching and Irritation
- Flaking and Scaling
- Redness and Inflammation
- Excessive Oiliness or Dryness
- Hair Loss
- Unpleasant Odor
- Pain or Tenderness
- Red Bumps or Pimples
- Difficulty Styling or Managing Hair
- Bald Patches
- Scalp Discoloration
Treatment for a Healthy Scalp
DE|RIVE is a natural plant-based serum that promotes scalp and hair health by reducing inflammation and providing a stronger foundation for hair regeneration. DE|RIVE administered through AquafirmeXS is now available as one of the hair restoration services offered at our office. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule a free consultation, please visit our website or call us at 877-573-3737.