4 Most common scalp concerns

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Ewa Grygorowicz

Lead scientist @ Keune Lab

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Does your scalp itch or do you notice small white flakes of skin in your hair? You may have a scalp problem. It is scientifically proven that there is a link between scalp health and hair quality. For healthy hair, a healthy scalp is essential. We've defined the most common scalp problems and asked our salon and Keune lab experts what can cause them and how to solve the problem.

In this article, we give advice on the following scalp problems:

  • Dandruff

  • Oily scalp and hair

  • Sensitive scalp

  • Thinning or thinning hair.

1. Dandruff

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How did I get dandruff?

Dandruff can be described as an imbalance in the condition of the scalp that leads to an overactive production of dead skin. The dead skin forms the white flakes characteristic of dandruff. It is caused by abnormally high amounts of a fungus naturally present on the scalp. A healthy top layer of scalp is beneficial for protection against dandruff formation as well as effective antifungal activity.

Your solution

Products that fight fungus and improve the integrity of the top layer of the scalp will effectively treat dandruff. In addition, it is important to reduce the itching sensation and achieve normal cell turnover. Keune laboratory advice: Derma Exfoliating Shampoo contains Piroctone olamine, also known as Octopirox. This organic compound is one of the most effective anti-dandruff formulas available on the market today. It literally destroys the fungal infection responsible for flakes, leaves the scalp clean and itch-free, and prevents the formation of new dandruff. Discover more Keune dandruff tips

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2. Oily scalp & hair

Whether due to normal excretion or excessive production, the perception of oily hair is that the hair quickly becomes greasy, sticky, difficult to comb and does not allow hairstyles to last long.

Why do I have oily scalp and hair?

By nature, your scalp is poorly lubricated. This is because your sebaceous glands constantly produce sebum that spreads all over your scalp. When you comb, brush, touch your hair with your hands and sleep on your pillow, the sebum spreads through your hair making it more lubricated.

Your solution

A shampoo that decreases excessive sebum production or limits its distribution through the hair and is able to regulate lipid levels. In a normal scalp condition, sebum reaches normal levels within 2 to 3 days after shampooing.

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3. Sensitive scalp

Just like the rest of the body, the scalp can also develop some kind of sensitivity. With a sensitive scalp, you often face redness and irritations such as itching. Sensitivity can be experienced in different ways, but it has a big impact on your well-being.

Why do I have a sensitive scalp?

There are multiple reasons why your scalp may have a sensitive reaction:

  • You have an allergic reaction to a product you are using.

  • Aggressive chemical treatment

  • Climatic factors

  • Incorrect scalp care regime

Your solution

Use products developed to renew and rebalance the scalp. Most of these products also heal and soothe inflamed skin and deeply moisturize.

4. Thinning hair or hair lossWhy do I lose hair?

Thinning hair or hair loss can be divided into incidental hair loss and chronic hair loss. The last one has little or no possibility of restoration. The causes for this can be either a large change in the hormone balance or hereditary aspects. Incidental hair loss on the other hand can be cured. Possible causes for incidental hair loss can be:

  • Slight disturbances of the hormone balance

  • Shortage of vitamins

  • Disturbance of the metabolism

  • Damage by radiation or chemicals

Your solution

A decrease in hair loss can be realized in most cases by regular treatment. Products that restore the scalp’s natural function make the hair and scalp vital again.

Please be aware that the experts at Keune are hair specialists and no certified doctors. When you are facing severe scalp issues, we advise you to go see a doctor.

About this collaborator

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Ewa Grygorowicz

Lead scientist @ Keune Lab

Cosmetic chemist Ewa is always busy in the lab with developing new premium hair products for Keune. She's passionate about explaining the science behind healthy-looking hair and technologies behind products.

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