Help me choose A Natural shampoo: For Dandruff/inflamed scalp
Dandruff remains a mysterious problem. There is no commonly agreed upon theory about what actually causes dandruff. It is estimated that as much as 97% of the population of the United States will at some point in their lives have some form of dandruff.
Dry scalp can cause flakes, but dry scalp and dandruff are not the same thing.
Dry scalp can be caused by a lack of moisture or natural oils on the
scalp, which results in small, dry flakes, and itchiness. It can also be caused by synthetic chemicals, like sodium laurel sulfate, which inflame the cells of the scalp causing them to flake.
Commercial shampoo companies help foster the idea that dry scalp as dandruff. They encourage you to purchase their anti-dandruff and anti-flaking shampoos that contain the same synthetic ingredients that caused the problem. Often, switching to a natural shampoo without drying synthetic additives may help this type of
In a normal scalp, the process of sloughing off old skin cells and making
new cells is a very orderly process. In the dandruff scalp, dead skin cells
shred at an excessive rate. These cells are shed in clumps, which are big
enough to be seen with the naked eye and cause the embarrassing flakes. The
true dandruff, that is not simply dry scalp, is a mild form of seborrheic
dermatitis. The scalp may be red and feel irritated and itchy. We know that
true dandruff is not the result of a "dry scalp", because people with oily
scalps tend to suffer the most. Dandruff is often seasonal—it is most severe
during the winter and mildest during the summer. Hormones may play a roll in
dandruff and since it runs in families—genetics may also be a factor. No
matter which type of dandruff you have, it is important to use the mildest
natural shampoo possible. Although detergent based shampoos will clean the hair and
scalp well, they often cause over-drying which will make the condition
Our natural shampoo bars are formulated to
promote healthy hair and scalp
without stripping natural oils!
|I am speechless about the quality of your soaps. I was
originally only interested in the shampoo bars (specifically the
Rosemary Mint - forgive me but, LORD that bar is good, it cleared up
my severe dandruff/seborrheic dermatitis) . . .