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Hair care starts at the scalp. Discover 5 signs you might need a scalp treatment.

Hair care starts at the scalp. We’re supposed to treat our scalp and hair the same way we treat our skin, but that’s not always the case. Unlike hair which makes up a big part of your appearance, the scalp doesn’t affect how you look – or so we think. Healthy, glossy hair has a lot to do with the scalp. If your scalp is clogged, follicle growth will be affected and even inhibited.

Who should be doing scalp treatments? Everyone! Our scalp and hair is exposed to damage every day, whether we’re aware of it or not. Most people have chemically treated hair which can cause follicle damage. Even if you have a good hair care routine at home, you’re probably not equipped with the tools and know-how to analyse your scalp condition to realise the kind of treatment you truly need.

On top of that, scalp conditions change according to different factors such as travel, lifestyle habits and even the weather. It’s essential to ensure you’re receiving the appropriate scalp and hair treatments to treat your condition.

While we can all benefit from regular scalp treatments, here are 5 common scalp issues that might make you book that appointment ASAP.


  • Oily scalp

Sebum protects your scalp from losing moisture and drying out quickly. However, when sebaceous glands produce excess sebum, that’s when oily scalps occur. Excess sebum can be caused by the following factors: hormonal imbalance, humidity or diet.


A deep cleansing scalp treatment, DrHair® Deep Cleanse effectively unclogs the hair follicle and removes debris like sebum and product build-up while facilitating the growth of new hair.


  • Dry, itchy scalp

If the skin on your scalp is flaky and irritated, you most probably have a dry scalp which is the result of lack of moisture. There are several factors that contribute to a dry, itchy scalp: harsh shampoos, age and physical/emotional stress. It’s important to deal with this at the early stages as it can lead eventually to sensitive scalp, dandruff and thinning hair later on.


  • Dandruff

It’s a common condition that causes flakes on the scalp and hair. Dandruff occurs when your scalp’s cell renewal process shortens, leading to rapid shedding of your scalp’s skin cells which results in dead skin forming on the scalp. Some of the main causes of dandruff are: skin conditions, irregular shampooing and an overgrowth of yeast.


  • Irritated red scalp

When the scalp’s protective barrier is weakened, it can be easily irritated by external factors. 3 of the main causes behind red scalps are: sun damage, allergy, irritation, scalp psoriasis or Seborrheic dermatitis. Excessive sun exposure and harsh hair products such as bleach and hair dyes can cause allergic reactions.


  • Hair loss

There are a variety of contributing factors that can lead to hair loss, such as stress, genetics, hormonal imbalance, age, weight loss, vitamin deficiencies and age. Even oil that’s built up over many years on the scalp can prevent hair follicles from growing.

Award-winning DrHair® Anti-Hairloss scalp treatment targets the root cause of hair thinning with potent regenerative active ingredients, restoring a healthy scalp to effectively boost and accelerate new hair growth.


Don’t let scalp issues mess up your hair game. Nip potential problems in the bud with early detection. Get regular scalp treatments and keep your hair on point, always.



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