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Hair Guide Informaiton

Hair Guide Information

Everything you need  to know about

Oily Hair

Hair gets greasy because you wash it too much

On the Scalp we have lots of Sebaceous Glands, just like we have in the skin and on the rest of our bodies(except the palms of our hands and soles of our feet)

The function of the Sebaceous Glands is to generate Sebum that is produced by oils and dead skin cells.  The Sebum is supposed to protect our skin so that it is waterproof and does not dry out and becomes too fragile

Frequent Hair Washing

When we wash our hair, we degrease the scalp because we remove the Natural Oils.  For the body, it is a signal that the Sebaceous Glands(hair follicles) should start producing more Sebum to protect the scalp from getting too dry.  As the scalp produces more Sebum, the scalp and hair become oilier.  Then we rush to wash our hair to remove the greasy look, then the vicious circle is underway.

Frequent hair washing is therefore one of the main culprits when it comes to Oily Hair.  In general, hair washing is hard on both the hair and scalp and frequent hair washing is even harder, so daily hair washing is NOT a Good idea

Hormonal Influences - Puberty, Birth Control or Pregnancy

Stress

Healthy Eating and a Healthy Life Style - empty carbohydrates, too much sugar and too few vegetables

What can you do - About Greasy Hair?

Once you have Oily hair, Treat and Care for your hair with extra attention

  • Avoid Daily Hair Washing - Optimal Schedule is to Wash Your Hair:  twice a week and ease into it

  • Choosing a Shampoo Bar according to your Scalp

  • Natural Ingredients

Causes of an Itchy Scalp - 6 Common Causes

Having an itchy scalp is not only uncomfortable it’s also a sign you have an underlying scalp condition.  It could be dandruff, it could be ringworm or simply a build-up of styling products.  Irritation is your body’s way of speaking

  • Dandruff - Also known as Seborrheic(describing Oily Skin) Dermatitis(referring to Skin Reaction) Dandruff is most common on Oily Scalps

  • Contact Dermatitis - Also known as an Allergic Reaction

  • Ringworm - Also known as Tinea Capitis - Is called ringworm because of the patterns it makes on your skin - similar to dandruff - caused by a FUNGUS called Trichophyton Rubrum.  Ringworm is contagious.  If left untreated - Scalp Ringworm can cause significant hair loss.  If you suspect you have ringworm, you may need a prescribed oral medication

  • Head Lice - These insects are extremely good at camouflage

  • Product Build Up - Especially those containing silicones.  In the beginning they make your hair smooth and shiny.  With time, if not washed out they make your hair Dull, Limp and Lifeless.  Product build up can make your Scalp Dry, Itchy, Red and Irritated

  • Dry Scalp - When your skin is hydrated, it is soothed and conditioned.  It’s also able to keep irritants, allergens and sensitizers out

Tea Tree - 100% Natural and pure oil extracted from the leaves of the Australian tree - melaleuca alternifolia

  • Effectively heals, cleanses and protects your skin and hair

  • Natural Tea Tree is known for its powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties.

  • Tea Tree oil restores the natural bacterial flora of the skin and prevents bacteria

Maintain

  • Use Tree Tea oil on a daily basis - treats various skin problems while keeping the skin healthy

  • Tea Tree oil inhibits growth of unwanted bacteria and fungus

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