Hair Problems: How to deal with a problem scalp

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There are a variety of common problems that affect the scalp, including conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, Seborroeic dermatitis, and Lichen Simplex.

While these problems can be irritating the good news is that by using the right products you can treat and improve any symptoms you may be experiencing.

Today we’ll take a look through the most common scalp problem – Dandruff, and talk you through a few products that are perfect for treating this condition.


About Dandruff

A lot of people will endure dandruff at some point in their lives, although the severity varies dramatically from person to person. A sign that you are suffering with this scalp condition is an itchy scalp that flakes.

The shedding of skin from the scalp that becomes noticeable with dandruff is usually due to an imbalance of bacteria on your scalp. Other issues such as a poor diet, stress, not washing hair frequently enough, or other illness can be to blame.


Dandruff Treatments  

Immediate relief from the itchy scalp can be gained by using specialist shampoos such as Schwarzkopf Bonacure Dandruff Shampoo that cleanses and relieves all hair types from dandruff. The formula is designed to prevent flaking, to purify and help soothe the scalp.

Another option is American Crews New Anti-Dandruff & Sebum Control shampoo. This scalp therapy shampoo actively promotes healthy looking hair and scalp to leave your whole head totally refreshed and thoroughly cleansed.

The formula includes the active ingredient zinc pyrithione, to prevent the itching and flaking associated with dandruff.

Perhaps a more advanced solution could be the Mediceuticals Scalp Therapy kit for Psoriasis and Dandruff. The Mediceuticals Scalp Therapy kit is clinically proven to help treat and control scalp and skin disorders.

The Intensive Scalp Care system includes Thera Rx 180ml which is an antibacterial skin and scalp wash that can help reduce soreness. The kit also includes X-Folate 180ml, a treatment Shampoo to reduce dandruff and other skin disorders. The third and final product in this treatment kit is Therapeutic 180ml a scalp and hair rinse designed to cool scalp.

For more information on these products or to see our full range of products designed to help with scalp issues take a look at our online store here.