HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR YOUR SCALP
Often, doctors also advise against washing your hair every day! Especially for women and men who deal with the public or sit in important positions, this can be a big problem. If a gentle shampoo is used, which does not degrease the hair and scalp, you can also wash it daily. An “everyday shampoo” should be as free as possible
In addition, it is important to abstain from too hot blow-drying and in summer the scalp should be protected from the UV light of the sun; Especially in men with short hair or already slightly thinned hair! Many people are unaware of the fact that light-colored skin cancer, in particular, occurs in the area of the head and therefore also in the (originally) hairy scalp!
There are a number of diseases of the body that can also manifest on the scalp. These include, for example, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, fungal diseases of the scalp; but also allergies to used care preparations or hair coloring substances, rheumatic diseases such as lupus erythematosus or malignant changes such as skin cancer or metastases.
Dermatologist, who will most likely make the correct diagnosis in most cases and initiate appropriate therapy.
Relatively common are dry dandruff (usually: Nursing!) or greasy dandruff of the scalp, which often leads simultaneously to the face and sometimes in the chest to reddish eczema and which with antifungal shampoos or creams must be treated. The cause is not an infectious fungus, but a derailment of the balance of the normal superficial scalp, especially in the cold winter months and especially triggered by stress!
Most common are dry or moist dandruff, redness and itching (allergies to hairdressing are on the rise, particularly common triggers are Cocamidopropyl betaine (a substance found in many shampoos) or dark ingredients. Hair colors or tints (often contain so-called “chromates” = chromium salts).In suspected allergy to the scalp should be an allergy test by the specialized dermatologist and allergologist (so-called “epicutaneous” = patch test on the back, which runs over 4 days) As a result, almost all
Certain scalp problems such as dandruff and/or inflammation actually occur in winter in particular (eg the so-called “seborrheic eczema”), which is certainly due to the absence of UV rays of the sun, so that the specialized dermatologist for some scalp problems to a special form of therapy engages, the so-called “UV comb”, which emits in the therapeutic combing of hair in practice ultraviolet light of a certain wavelength, among which certain scalp inflammations actually much better or even completely heal (eg, the scalp psoriasis!).
One of the trends that makes sense with short hairstyles is a built-in sunscreen in appropriate shampoos and hair conditioners. Also, in products for short hairstyles can largely be dispensed with substances that increase the addressability of the hair, which make little sense in short hair. In this respect, these products in their substantial composition can be made much more gentle than those with long-haired hairstyles.