Diagnose your Scalp Condition for Hair Growth

How to diagnose your Scalp Condition for Hair Growth so it can guarantees success?

Growing hair is like growing crops; you have to have good soil and foundation before adding fertilisers to ensure that you ripped a good harvest. So similarly, understanding your scalp condition is very important in order to achieve that healthy well-balanced scalp that allows your hair to grow naturally without taking or applying any medications that may cause side effects or complicating your scalp health further.

It is important to know that many of the ‘hair growth products that promise you the sky’ available in the market contains numerous chemicals that might be causing more sensitive scalp problems than doing any good to you. Always remember, medicated shampoos and sprays prescribed have all sorts of chemicals in there, causing side effects and many times even more hair loss when you stop using it. 

Let your hair grow naturally after understanding and solving your scalp issues from this article, many times simply by just changing to natural shampoos with herbs or plants that targets directly at solving your scalp condition is the way to go for a healthier scalp.

Especially when these shampoos does not contain any paraben, SLS/SLES or Silicone which are detrimental to your scalp health. If you haven’t read my ‘’FREE eBook information of 15 Plants that stimulate hair growth & promotes healthy scalp with three easy to make natural hair loss home remedies to DIY’’. Do download it free on the right side of the page.  

Different Types of Scalp Conditions

There are different scalp conditions that leads to hair loss so it is really important to know about them in order to prevent hair loss or to have a healthy scalp to start hair growth.

Every scalp condition has its causes and reasons to appear, mainly if not taken care of will likely lead to worse conditions.  Here we are explaining a complete overview on different types of scalp conditions for you. So, let’s continue reading...

Scalp Condition 1. Clogged Pores & Oily Scalp

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Those with oily scalp will find their hair limp and without volume. Clogged pores if not taken care of will lead to pimple-like bumps on the scalp, followed by acne. Oh yes, you can have breakout on your scalp too when your pores are clogged and oily. 

Why did it happen?

This mainly happen to people with excess oil and sweat glands. It can also happen if you are not washing your hair regularly, especially after working out. Or using the wrong shampoo causing excessive oil production. If you tend to sweat a lot, wear head cover/ caps/ hats or did not wash your hair correctly, it will give rise to clogged pores. 

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How it cause your hair to fall?

Clogged pores make it hard for your hair to grow when your follicles are blocked. When there are oil clogged, small acne or pimples on your scalp, the itchiness and soreness of the pimples makes your hair fall out easily. The involvement of bacteria trapped in the pores can cause the pores to be infected resulting in acne.

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Plant Extracts that deals with Clogged Pores Condition...

  • Mint: Helps maintain the natural pH of your scalp, which controls excessive oil production. Mint stimulates your senses, your circulation, your hair follicles like a boost of energy which dull hair really responds to. 
  • Jasmine: An antiseptic that purifies the scalp of bacteria and build-up. The natural healing properties found in jasmine work to eliminate and reduce the possibility of infections and scalp conditions such as pimples and acne.

Scalp Condition 2. Dry Scalp or Dandruff

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One of the most common scalp conditions is dry scalp. Dry Scalp mostly leads to dandruff if untreated. Dandruff is little white flakes which not just appear on your scalp but is visible especially on your black clothing. Dandruff forms from dry or dead skin that is buildup on your scalp. 

Why did it happen?

This situation might take place when there is not enough moisture on your scalp or even due to the dead skin of your scalp. It is not dangerous, but if it increases, it can lead to scalp itchiness and redness that becomes a cause of some infections which we will discuss more towards the end of the article. 

How it cause your hair to fall?

Itchiness in the scalp due to dead skin makes the hair follicles and roots weaker. This weakness can become even much more severe when you are regularly washing and combing your hair every single day. When your scalp is prone to dandruff, avoid washing it too much and use only those shampoo that is made for getting rid of dandruff. 

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Plant Extracts that deals with Dry/Dandruff Condition...

  • Seaweed: Naturally hydrates and help to control flaky scalps. Is very powerful for hair growth due to its high content of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids that helps the hair follicles to stimulate hair growth. Omega-3s in seaweed also improve blood circulation in the scalp, which is essential for hair growth. It also contains iron and zinc which helps maintain a healthy hair production.
  • Calendula Flower: Hydrates dry scalps, removes dandruff and regenerates the condition of the scalp. With its regenerative properties it helps the hair follicles grow abundantly allowing for a thicker mane. The antioxidants help protect the hair and scalp against cell-damaging free radicals. 

Scalp Condition 3. Sensitive Scalp / Seborrheic Dermatitis

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Mild sensitive scalp condition can start off as redness like the above photo along with excessive oil that can lead to Seborrheic Dermatitis which is a form of rash that mainly affects the scalp. Seborrheic Dermatitis causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic Dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, sides of the nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids and chest.

Why did it happen?

Although the doctors have not been able to figure out why Seborrheic Dermatitis scalp happens! But most probably it is due to ayeast (fungus) called Malassezia that is in the oil secretion on the skin or an irregular response of the immune system.

How it cause your hair to fall?

As soon as it increases the oil secretion in your scalp, the results of hair loss or hair fall emerge. Scaly form of dry skin patches on the scalp will also cause significant hair loss. 

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Plants Extracts that deals with Sensitive / Seborrheic Dermatitis Condition...

  • Honey: Has antibacterial, antifungal and is high in antioxidants and nutrients. Seals moisture, reduces breakage, strengthens hair roots, unclogs pores and cleanses scalp from dandruff and infections
  • Olive Oil: Another most significant natural extract which you can use to treat Seborrheic Dermatitis Condition is olive oil. It has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Scalp Condition 4.  Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells causing them to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin to form scaly and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. 

Why did it happen?

Doctors believe that it comes from something wrong with your immune system that causes skin cells to grow too quickly and build up into patches. 

How it cause your hair to fall?

It is evident from the description that the itchiness in your scalp and the appearance of specific skin patches can give rise to hair loss. This hair fall can become even much more severe when skin patches of your scalp turn red. 

Plant Extracts that deals with Psoriasis...

  • Rose Water: Soothes, moisturises and stabilize hair's pH balance because its pH is similar to that of hair. It can aid in repairing hair's damaged porosity. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, and with its natural antiseptic properties, it can reduce or lessen dandruff caused by fungal infections.
  • Green Tea: Rich in antioxidants and nutrients, green tea promotes blood circulation and it helps to fight dryness of the scalp and dandruff. 

Scalp Condition 5. Ring Worm

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Ringworm scalp is a fungal based infection which can appear in your scalp or even at hair shafts. Ringworm is categorized into different stages, and hence, the symptoms might vary accordingly. It usually appears on scaly or bald patches of your head. 

Why did it happen?

Ringworms can most often take place due to skin patches in your scalp being infected by fungal. As soon as the patches expand or get enlarge in size it will continue to get bigger. It can start off as patches appearing with small black dots. Some other significant symptoms can be the painful area of your scalp or fragile hairs. 

How it cause your hair to fall?

Having fragile hairs from ringworm is the leading cause of giving your hairs a reason to start falling. Presence of black dots in patches will make the hair roots weak.

Plant Extracts that deals with Ring Worms...

  • Lavender: Antimicrobial, help prevent or kill head lice, help curb skin inflammation. Helps in treating itchy scalp, controls dandruff and infections. Helps promote hair growth. Calming effect and divine fragrance.
  • Jasmine Flower: An antiseptic that purifies the scalp of bacteria and build-up. The natural healing properties found in jasmine work to eliminate and reduce the possibility of infections.

Scalp Condition 6. Folliculitis

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Folliculitis is a form of inflammatory and infection of the hair follicles. Severely damaged hair follicles can lead to bacteria and fungi. Sometimes, severely untreated clogged pores might lead to Folliculitis.

Why did it happen?

Damage to the hair follicles on your scalp can be cause by:

  • Frequently scratching or rubbing your head
  • Tugging on or twisting your hair
  • Wearing hairstyles that pull your hair, such as tight ponytails or braids
  • Frequently wearing hats / scarfs 
  • Shaving your head
  • Wearing sports helmets
  • Using a lot of hair products, which can build up over time

How it cause your hair to fall?

Folliculitis can cause clusters of red, pimple-like bumps on your skin. One of the primary symptom or cause is itchiness in the scalp or stinging and burning sensation. As soon as the infection starts to spread to the rest of the other hair follicles, it might cause scarring or even permanent hair loss if untreated.  

Plant Extracts that deals with Folliculitis...

  • Lavender: Antimicrobial, help prevent or kill head lice, help curb skin inflammation. Helps in treating itchy scalp, controls dandruff and infections. Helps promote hair growth. Calming effect and divine fragrance.
  • Jasmine Flower: An antiseptic that purifies the scalp of bacteria and build-up. The natural healing properties found in jasmine work to eliminate and reduce the possibility of infections.

Final Verdict

Well, this was the complete information about the different scalp conditions and its natural treatment options so you can deal with the scalp issues before it becomes worse. Prevention is always better than cure so treat your scalp issues before it leads to worse scalp conditions and permanent hair loss. 

A lot of people now realised there is a bit of a flaw in our western medicine. Western medicine is good at treating symptoms, but it is not necessarily outstanding in helping you be healthy, prevent hair loss or curing hair loss. Western hair loss treatments and medications has too many complications and side effects which we will discuss about on the next article. So right now, what I am seeing is more and more people are searching and looking for natural alternative means to treat hair loss which is what our website is all about and what I personally strongly believed in! These plants has proven effective for many centuries in treating scalp problems or hair loss. 

Why do we want to rub chemicals all over our scalp when you can have the option to care for our scalp and hair with natural solutions? Just like many of us are now going towards the route of more organic and natural products for your face with skincare and body wash products. Our skin is the largest organ on our body, so do take good care of it, including your scalp health. 

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Comments

  1. Hey,
    Thanks for sharing such an informative article.
    My question is that I have a dry scalp, due to which in winters I get a lot of dandruff that causes hair fall. Please suggest some remedies for this.

    • Hi, I recommend this medicinal herbal natural Calendula shampoo bar = https://genhairherbalhairgrowth.com/product/natural-calendula-shampoo-bar/. Calendula Flower hydrates dry scalps, removes dandruff and regenerates the condition of the scalp. It also contains Chamomile Flower that soothe an Irritated Scalp. Jojoba oil are greatly used in Ayurvedic remedies for hair growth. Besides being a jojoba oil a good moisturizer for sensitive skin, it can cure scalp issues and improve hair growth.

      Jojoba oil mimics the natural oil sebum, which is produced in our scalp. It nourishes our hair and follicles and maximizes the rate at which our hair grows. The oil has antifungal properties that help maintain the health of our scalp. It also helps in getting rid of the layer of dead skin, dandruff, and dirt and leaves behind a clean and well-hydrated scalp. Much more than that it also contains Jojoba oil which is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids, and a saturated fatty acid called Docosanol that helps battle viral infections. It is also rich in antioxidants that battle free radicals that have adverse effects on the health of our hair. Since our hair is largely made up of proteins, the fatty acid content of jojoba oil makes it ideal to nourish our hair and follicles. You can read more on the link I pasted above. It helped all my patients cleared their dandruff issues . Let me know how it is after you use it.

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