Having an oily scalp is really annoying - but could there be a link to more serious issues, like hair loss? Let’s take a closer look.
We often neglect our scalps, completely forgetting that it’s part of our skin. In fact, it needs the same amount of TLC you give to the skin on your face.
It turns out excess oils can be bad for your scalp. That’s because when scalp oils build up over time, irritants form which bother your skin, triggering itching and inflammation.
What causes an oily scalp?
Your body produces scalp oil every single day. This is perfectly normal, and some of us naturally produce more oil than others.
However, these oils build up in between washes and start to change in makeup.
After just a day or two without washing, the oils contain more substances that can also harm your skin. That can trigger itching and irritation. These are clear signs that your skin is out of balance.
How an oily, irritated scalp affects your hair
When your scalp is unhealthy or unbalanced, it’s not good news for your hair.
That’s because hair’s good condition depends on its foundation – the scalp. When your scalp is in good condition it’s better at caring for growing hair, helping it form properly.
Skin problems can actually prevent your hair from growing as well as it should. The new hair is “born” weaker, with more cuticle damage, which can make it more vulnerable to breakage and hair loss.
How to help prevent oily scalp and hair loss
When your scalp is in peak condition, you’ll also have stronger hair. This helps ensure that your hair is far more resistant to damage.
In fact, Head & Shoulders is the first shampoo clinically proven to help improve your hair by improving your scalp. Its active ingredients help restore your skin’s natural balance, and protect it from irritants.
Make sure you’re giving your scalp the attention it needs by washing frequently with Head & Shoulders Smooth and Silky shampoos and conditioners to remove oil build-up and help prevent hair damage and loss.