By Nanette W.
Many people today are looking for a natural skin remedies for dry scalp problems (including eczema scalp remedies). This condition can plague young and old alike.
The bottom line is that every one needs the proper scalp care.
Did you know that scalp problems are more common than you may think? For example, dandruff - that dry, itchy, white or yellow flaking of the scalp - affects up to 70% of men, women and children in various degrees of severity.
Dry scalp differs from dandruff but is just as problematic since it is a symptom of moisture and oil production imbalance that can result in a very itchy scalp! Of course, your natural reaction is to scratch, but scratching or even rubbing can aggravate the problem.
Many factors can contribute to the cause of dry scalp and its related symptoms.
1) Winter's blistery, cold and dry air wreaks havoc on our skin overall.
2) Hot, sunny summertime can also cause a type of "sweaty dryness" that brings on problems.
3) Certain food allergies can affect us in various ways.
4) Hair products and shampoos containing the chemicals PHTHALATES, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, DEA, MEA, TEA and FRAGRANCES can cause a red, drying rash on your scalp,around the eyes and along the neck, with flaking, peeling, and itching. Unfortunately, the federal government doesn't limit their use.
5) All the myriad of gels, creams, conditioners and sprays that we apply on a daily basis weakens or ruins the natural PH of the scalp.
More than 100 leading brands of shampoos contain most of these ingredients. The main reason sodium lauryl sulfate is used is because it is an inexpensive detergent and makes mixtures foam well. Because of its protein denaturing properties, it has a significant degenerative effect on the cell membrane.
Sodium lauryl sulfate may also be damaging to the immune system, especially within the skin causing layers to potentially separate and inflame due to its protein denaturing properties as well as causing damage to the hair follicle resulting in possible hair loss, according to studies.
Sadly, shampoos rank among the products most often reported to
the Food and Drug Administration in association with dry scalp,
irritation and outbreaks, stinging eyes, and tangled, split, and fuzzy
Many customers ask me over and over again, "What are some skin remedies for dry scalp?"
I tell them to learn to read the labels of the products you purchase for yourself and your family! Stay away from highly commercialized and highly advertised products with chemical filled ingredients. Today you've learned about 3 such ingredients to stay away from.
I believe in using only naturally made products made with herbal ingredients. I have seen time and time again that using an effective shampoo is critically important. Three highly effective ingredients in a moisturizing herbal shampoo should include tea tree oil, shea butter and urea . These three ingredients provide a powerful formula to relieving dry scalp symptoms. Here's why:
Tea Tree Oil: Tea Tree Oil has been used for many, many years by people around the world for its' extraordinary medicinal qualities. It has a very helpful restorative effect on skin infections and scalp disorders of every kind.
Shea Butter: This thick, rich butter has a soothing, moisturizing and protecting effect. Shea butter also helps cell regeneration and capillary circulation.
Urea: Medically proven in various clinical studies to add much needed moisture to cells thereby relieving the "pulling" effect which makes the scalp feel tight and itchy.
A natural shampoo doesn't disturb the natural PH of the hair & scalp like most commercial shampoos do. It soothes and hydrates the scalp (and hair shafts) for long lasting relief and health.
It should be so gentle and mild that it can even be used on babies and small children and be safe for the whole family.
Some people have what I call an "extreme condition", so for those of you experiencing very severe symptoms of dry scalp, I would recommend the following:
For Severe Dry Scalp Conditions: At night before bedtime, rub a specially formulated therapeutic double strength cream into the parts of the scalp affected. A double strength formula penetrates the thicker skin of the scalp deeper and faster. Allow to absorb overnight into the 7 layers of scalp tissue and wash hair in the morning with the proper shampoo. Repeat as necessary until the problem is gone.
For Hair Loss In Men As Well As Women: Follow the same procedure as above but more frequently to unpack the dry, damaged cells that lie 7 layers beneath the scalp surface. This is critical in bringing balance back to the scalp so that the hair follicles can thrive and further hair loss can be prevented. This process can greatly stimulate a rejuvenation of hair growth due to this restored balance.
Below you will find links to the natural products I recommend that, in my professional opinion, work BEST for dry scalp symptoms.
My problem was dry scalp & hair loss. I used your products and took before and after pictures. I hope this helps others to see what your products can do!
When I came to you I told you that I had psoriasis on my scalp for a year and nothing I had tried helped. All the different products I used had actually dried out my scalp and hair to the point of breaking and damaging my hair. I followed the program you recommended and in just a few days, my scalp was beginning to get better and one other thing I didn't tell you when I first saw you was that I also had psoriasis just behind my right ear. Well, that cleared up too! Natural and pure remedies are now what I prefer. J.R.,Fort Lauderdale, FL
I don't usually write but I had a friend recommend your products to me because I just felt like my hair looked dull and lifeless. I wash it everyday and blow dry it so I guess that didn't help in addition to the fact that I have just entered menopause. Well, after using your shampoo my hair looks soft and shiny and even my coworkers are asking me what I am doing to make my hair look this healthy....thank you. Kate M., New Jersey
I used to suffer with extremely dry scalp every winter with no relief from anything I used. Then I tried a medicated salve from my doctor and my scalp actually got WORSE!! In fact, my scalp became covered in scales and scabs and I began losing hair! I was horrified and felt I didn't even want to be seen. Then I found your products and I couldn't believe how fast they worked to repair my scalp. I refuse to use anything else ever again and I thank you for these terrific products! Sincerely, Joe C., Memphis, TN
I have dermatitis on my scalp and from time to time it gets very itchy. I have tried prescription drugs and over the counter products, shampoo, scalpcian, and several other products and always end up with reoccurring itch. I tried your Herbal Shampoo Treatment and now I do not want to be without it! The flakes stopped within three days…..thanks for coming up with such a great product…next I will try the face cream….Sincerely, Beverly D., USA
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