Hair care is essential if you want to have a healthy scalp and beautiful hair. We’re all conscious about most damages our hair can encounter and what products we should use, but it’s this enough to protect our scalp?
Here’s why you should start paying more attention to your scalp.
Remember that it’s best to discuss with a specialist for more hair care tips and recommendations.
Your Scalp Has Needs
Your scalp might be covered in hair, but that doesn’t mean you have to ignore it. After all, it’s not only the hair you need to take care of, right?
The scalp is covered by skin, and it has the same properties and needs as your skin on the rest of your body! Several diseases can affect the scalp, such as psoriasis and eczema.
Not Immune to Sun Damage
Your scalp might not be immune to sun damage, and that could really have a significant impact. Why is that?
Well, you might be surprised, but even if we’re welcoming the cold season, that doesn’t mean sun damage stops being an issue.
“People often forget to protect their scalp from UV, but it is skin too and it is not unheard of to get skin cancers in the scalp, especially if you have hair loss,” explained dermatologist Dr Cristina Psomadakis.
TIP: put some sunscreen on your hair parting or wear a hat on sunny days.
Hair Can Be Affected by Its Health
Did you know that not taking good care of your scalp can lead to problems with your hair?
And those issues include hair loss which can result in permanent or temporary scarring of the hair follicle. So, if something terrible is happening with your scalp, you better discuss it with a dermatologist to get the right diagnosis.
Hair loss can be due to an autoimmune disease, such as lupus, or overgrowth of a bacteria or a fungus.