Research shows that around 1 in 5 people have a dry scalp condition, whether it be a dry, itchy scalp caused by eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or dandruff. Unfortunately, this problem does not only result in extreme discomfort but it is also highly embarrassing in our over preened and image conscious world.
So, what shampoo for itchy scalp treatment is available that will help this scalp condition and what types may harm your scalp?
Most pharmacies will offer medicated shampoos to eliminate your scalp condition with varying versions on the market today such as T-Gel and Head and Shoulders. However, although there are some people who benefit from these shampoos, many others find that they add to the problem, which is more often than not, due to the ingredients used in the shampoo.
Although these shampoos come under the bracket of medicated shampoos, some of the ingredients are not something you would associate with medication. One of the worst offenders is sodium laureth sulphate, which is used to assist in lather production.
However, you don’t get that foamy lather without a downside. Sodium laureth sulphate is a very strong chemical which is also used in engine cleaning. That’s how powerful it is, so imagine what it is doing to a sensitive scalp!
Most dry, itchy scalps are the result of an overly sensitive scalp, so for that reason, gentle treatments must be used to soothe the scalp and clear up the flaky surface of the skin.
In some cases, it is just a matter of swapping a medicated or normal shampoo for an organic shampoo which uses only natural ingredients. In this case the elimination of harsh chemicals coming into contact with the skin is enough to let the skin heal and the itching reduce.
In other, more severe cases, a multi-faceted plan must be used, coming from a range of treatment angles. The organic shampoo will be used in conjunction with other natural treatments to the scalp.
Sometimes a dry and itchy scalp can be due to a poor diet, lacking in certain nutrients such as, B vitamins and vitamin C. Other causes can be environmental including central heating systems and air conditioners.
Many people underestimate the fragile nature of the scalp. It is not hardy skin that can weather anything that is thrown at it. The fragile and complex network of skin that makes up the scalp requires nourishment in the form of a well-balanced diet and gentle shampoo and conditioners that will moisturize and keep the skin balanced.
Source by E. Nelson