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Understanding Different Types of Scalp

Finding it hard to manage your hair? You might want to know your hair scalp type before figuring out why your hair is not as easy to manage as you expect.

Wonder which type of hair scalp you have? Keep reading to know more!

Hair looking dull all the time? You might have dry scalp.

Experiencing hard time to tame your hair, having brittle hair and split ends are the signs of you having dry scalp. Dehydration of the scalp causes hair to be broken more easily as the hair has insufficient moisture.

Having flakes is another sign of you having dry scalp. Flakes are different from dandruff which is generally bigger and look oilier. Flakes appear when the scalp is irritated due to dryness and flakes off.

Causes of dry scalp include:

  • Cold and dry air or weather – For example, staying in an air-conditioned room for long hours may cause dry scalp
  • Skin problems like eczema – Scalp eczema causes itchy and dry skin on your scalp
  • Using hair products with harsh chemicals – These chemicals might irritate and cause more problem to your scalp

Oily scalp caused by excessive sebum production

Each pore on our skin has a sebaceous gland (oil gland), our scalp has no exception. Oily scalp happens when the sebaceous glands produce excessive sebum (oil). When there is over-produced sebum, it causes our scalp to look oily and hair to look greasy.

Some causes of oily scalp as below:

  • Hair care routine such as washing your hair too frequently, or scrubbing your scalp too hard while washing
  • Hormonal changes – Hormonal fluctuations cause sebaceous glands to produce more and even excess oil, therefore our scalp gets oily as well
  • Diet – An unhealthy diet can contribute to over-active sebaceous glands and oily scalp, but changing your diet to a healthy and balanced diet can help you get rid of oily scalp faster as well
  • Genetic factors

Mixed Hair Condition

Have dry hair ends that are susceptible to breaking and oily hair roots at the same time?

You have mixed hair condition.

This occurs when your over-active sebaceous glands absorb back the excessive sebum into the scalp, as to prevent the oil from travelling all the way to your hair. Hence, you can see your hair end is dry, but your scalp is oily.

Causes of this hair condition can be any of the reasons stated in the above hair scalp conditions.

Normal hair scalp – Your hair looks shiny and supple without any scalp problem

Do not face any problem with your hair or scalp?

Congratulations your scalp is normal and healthy! It means you have selected the right hair care products and your hair care routine is just nice!

Here are some tips we would like to share with you for a healthier hair and scalp:

  • Brush your hair daily
  • Wash your scalp too! (Not only washing hair)
  • Avoid washing hair with hot water
  • Maintain a well-balanced diet
  • Avoid heavy styling that could damage your hair or scalp

So, you have identified your hair scalp type by now.

Don’t worry if your scalp is not healthy, Full House Salon provides hair scalp treatments to take care and even restore your healthy scalp! Drop us a visit for consultation and services today!

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