Natural Products For a Sensitive Scalp

Chronic dryness in your scalp can be aggravated during cold and dry weather. Along with reduced moisture in the scalp, combined with considerably reduced sebum production, (the oily stuff your scalp produces) to create a balance between dryness, can cause flaking of the scalp, itchiness and redness. Reduced scalp oil combined together with shampoos and hair products, which have surface scouring components that, lead to the cause of itchiness in already dry scalps occurring naturally.
Normal oil production from the sebaceous glands provides a naturally occurring soothing and repairing coat of oil to the follicles and the scalp. Sebum provides the protection needed from dryness while supplying moisture and added nourishment to your hair. Windy and cold weather dries the skin on the scalp and increases brittleness of the follicle shaft.
Most commercially available shampoos and conditioners contain chemicals or cleansers that will strip the natural moisture from your scalp. While you may get really clean looking hair, in reality, you are doing an injustice to your scalp.
It is now a well-known fact, that lack of sebum production, combined with hair products that are non-hypoallergenic (not allergy producing), are considered to be the primary cause of dry and an itchy scalp. Along with lowered humidity, this leads to excessive dryness and itchiness, in most cases beginning around the hair line and towards the sides and back of the head.
Jojoba oil is known to restore sebum balance and moisturizes the scalp quite well. This was an accidental discovery made in the United States, when their government banned the import of whale oil in 1971. Jojoba oil is well known for its anti-fungal properties and is a coveted addition to any cosmetic line.
It is generally agreed that Tea Tree oil and its derived components are excellent natural products to use in cases of itchy scalp and dandruff. By facilitating the growth of hair by activating dormant scalp cells, this natural product is sought for both herbal and medicinal purposes. Tea Tree oils are known for their usage in sore treatments and killing lice in the hair.
Another natural substance that is now in widespread usage in hair products is Basil. It is known to promote hair growth. Chamomile is also known to decrease scalp itchiness and helps target fine grade hair. Clary sage, notwithstanding its estrogenic boosting quality, helps to boot out dandruff. Lavender is considered as an excellent way to treat hair loss although it is usually combined with jojoba and grapeseed oils.
Lemon is good for your hair, as it aids in eliminating dandruff. Rubbing or massaging lemon juice on your hair regulates the blood in your head, fostering, hair growth. The sebaceous glands are regulated too which help in promoting oil production. Having listed so many natural products, it is a wonder that we still go out and buy expensive artificially produced products for our hair. Always try and use natural products and use as many of nature’s offerings as possible.

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