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Holistic Treatments You Can Try At Home For 5 Most Common Scalp Disorders!

A scalp disorder is a condition or irritation of the scalp that may cause flakiness, rashes, inflammation, and in extreme cases, scalp disorders can also lead to hair loss. They can become very uncomfortable and even a little embarrassing too, you know? Thankfully though, there are reliable solutions that can treat most conditions! If you are like most people, the first question you probably have is "where do I even start"?


Right??


Well, worry not. Allow me to assist you. I will get straight to the point! 👇🏽

Here are the top 5 scalp disorders that I see in the salon and/or clients have questions about: dandruff, scalp psoriasis, cradle cap, dry/itchy scalp, and alopecia.


As your trusted hair care advisor, I want to give you sound advice that would really help you with your (or maybe your child's) hair and scalp condition.


RULE #1: STOP!!!

If you are serious about seeking treatment for your condition then you have GOT to stop ignoring the signs. Stop patting your head, stop scratching your scalp so much, stop wearing hairstyles that your scalp does not agree with, and stop using products that contain harsh chemicals and are drying you (or your baby's hair) out. I know that it's probably easier said than it is done... but deep down inside you know you've got to stop! Your scalp is screaming for relief, so here is what you should do next:


SEEK PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE!


Professionals are "the professionals" for a reason. They have already done the dirty work for you of learning your condition and researching treatment options. Your doctor, dermatologist, trichologist, or well-educated hairstylist are probably the most reliable sources for you... USE THEM. It is important that you understand that while most scalp disorders may not be fully "cureable" the goal in most cases is about providing you with relief and treatments from those very uncomfortable conditions

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When it comes to the hair and scalp, my opinion is that a trichologist and/or a trusted hairstylist are the best options. Think about it. Although you doctor or dermatologist is definitely qualified enough, they more-than-likely not dealing with conditions of the hair or scalp on a daily basis. So ultimately you may end up with a "generic diagnosis" and receive some "generic care treatments" (that you might not even need either..just saying).

On the other hand, your certified trichologist and/or trusted hairstylist does works with the hair and scalp consistently so why wouldn't these people have a reliable solution for you? Of course, it is always wise to do your research prior to booking services with a professional.


HOLISTIC TREATMENT OPTIONS

So as you guys know by now, I am definitely the "just say no to harsh chemicals" type of stylist. My advice 99% of the time will always take you to "the healthier" route. So with that being said, here are my tips 😁👇🏽:


DANDRUFF (aka pityriasis) is caused as a result of overly productive skin cells. Because of this overproduction, a fungal yeast known as malassezia becomes present on the scalp. Malassezia, is naturally found on or within the body so a lot of our scalp disorders will likely be "fighting" this battle. In order to properly treat dandruff it is important that you understand that dandruff comes in two types.


Two Types of Dandruff:

Pityriasis capitis simplex, is typically scaly, itchy, flaky, and painless. For treatments you would want to lean towards anti-fungal options such as anti-fungal dandruff shampoos, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, hot oil treatments, anti-fungal scalp scrubs, and sulfur containing products.


Pityriasis steroids, is just like what it sounds like 😣 the more severe case of dandruff. This particular type of dandruff has a much thicker, greasier texture since it is often combined with sebum. Severe dandruff is often accompanied by inflammation and irritation of the scalp. Some holistic treatment options for this condition would be the anti-fungal options listed above, garlic/garlic extracts, and/or vitamin B complexes.