When the autumn breeze comes, the weather becomes dry and the oil secretion of the scalp follicles is easily imbalanced, which leads to problems such as itchy scalp and dandruff. In fact, not only the face or body skin needs more moisturizing during the change of season, but also the head skin. To solve the problem of itchy scalp during the change of season, listen to Dr. Chen Chung dermatologist to deconstruct one by one to beat the problem of itchy scalp and dandruff!
Causes of itchy scalp a. Dry weather
During the change of season, the scalp becomes dry due to the change of temperature and humidity. If the keratin on the surface of the scalp is not sufficiently moisturized, the aging and flaking speed will be accelerated, resulting in itchy scalp and dandruff.
Itchy scalp cause 2, fungal infection
One of the causes of itchy scalp is likely to be fungal infections, or head lice. For example, in spring and summer, the skin’s oil secretion is high, the place where there is a lot of oil, easy to breed fungi, they will break down the excess oil of the scalp, giving rise to more inflammatory factors, making itchy scalp.
Itchy scalp cause three, disease caused by
The former is commonly known as “psoriasis”, it is a chronic skin disease, the patient’s skin cells will overgrow, resulting in dry, itchy thick scales; the latter is a recurring itchy dermatitis, related to genetics, hormonal changes and life stress will also have an impact.
Is itchy scalp equal to scalp sensitivity?
Scalp sensitivity is one of the causes of itchy scalp, but itchy scalp does not necessarily equal scalp sensitivity.
Can scalp sensitivity cause hair loss?
Itchy scalp should never be ignored if it is chronic because in the worst case scenario, it may lead to inflammation of the hair follicles and even hair loss. Because the affected skin may thicken or aggravate the dandruff problem, making the hair follicles unhealthy or even blocked, so that the new hair can not easily pass through, or can not resist the itchy scalp and scratch the hair follicles, the damaged area may lead to inflammation of the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.
How to improve the itchy scalp problem?
In fact, the cause of itchy scalp is often related to oil, we call it seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis tends to develop in areas with high sebum production, so the scalp becomes a high-risk location for inflammation, causing itchy scalp and scalp loss.
To improve the itchy scalp, we usually start with our daily habits, such as paying attention to personal hygiene and washing hair daily, avoiding washing hair with hot water that is too hot or using shampoo products that are too strong in removing oil, and choosing milder shampoo products that are more suitable.
When shampooing, you should avoid scratching your scalp with your fingernails, as it is easy to scratch wounds and cause infections, instead you should massage your scalp with your fingers. In addition, you can use shampoo products that contain natural ingredients to reduce the stimulation and damage to the scalp from the chemicals used in shampooing.
Avoid using shampoo products that are excessively greasy in texture, as they can easily clog pores if not rinsed thoroughly. When using a hair dryer, hot air will stimulate the oil glands to produce more head oil, so cooler air is more suitable.
Lastly, try to keep your scalp moisturized during the seasonal change, because if the surface layer of the scalp is not moisturized enough, the aging and flaking speed will be accelerated, so itchy scalp and dandruff will also appear together. For other serious cases, we recommend medication.