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Are you suffering from a flaky itchy scalp?
Dandruff is a common scalp disorder which many men will experience at some point of their life.
Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp and often flares up if you are under stress. The appearance of dandruff can vary from mild to moderate flakes to a severe build-up of dandruff.
Your scalp should not give you any discomfort, unless you are over scratching, and there should be no redness or inflammation. If you do have any of these symptoms you may have a different scalp condition and should seek a professional diagnosis from our Trichologists.
Causes of dandruff can include: stress, frequent exposure to extreme heat and cold, poor diet, lack of sleep and not shampooing often enough.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disorder, the exact cause is unknown but it can be triggered by: stress, food allergies or an infection.
This is a common inflammatory skin condition that appears in babies (known as Cradle Cap) and adults. It is recognisable by yellow crusted inflammatory patches of scaling, usually around the hair line and sometimes in skin folds on the body.
Seborroeic Dermatitis occurs when there is excessive sebum from the oil glands of the skin. If untreated the affected area will become itchy and sore.
Causes of Seborroeic Dermatitis can include: seasonal changes, fatigue or stress, poor diet, hormonal fluctuations and an illness.
This scalp condition is characterised by thick white scale that sticks to the base of the hair. Sometimes the hair is stuck to the scalp by the scale.
The cause is not known but this condition is often seen with Psoriasis suggesting it is an autoimmune disorder.
Contact Dermatitis is an inflammatory condition that is caused by contact with a substance. There are two types of Contact Dermatitis: irritant dermatitis and allergic dermatitis. On rare occasions both of these types can trigger autoimmune problems such as Psoriasis and Alopecia Areata.
Irritant dermatitis affects only the area exposed to the substance, while allergic dermatitis can occur away from the contact area. If there is an allergic reaction to a substance it will occur on the second exposure to that substance.
Causes of Contact Dermatitis can include: hair products, chemical straightening, hair colours, stress and food intolerance.
Solutions for Dandruff
Our exclusive Skin Care has been specifically formulated to help broken and flaky skin. Skin Care promotes healthy skin and scalp repair, clearing away flaky skin and soothing an irritated scalp.
Frequency of shampooing is important. Clive Hair Clinics hygiene range (Pre Shampoo, Shampoo, Conditioning Rinse, Microsol) are designed to help with common scalp disorders.
For severe scalp conditions, consult with a Dermatologist for a professional diagnosis.