Have you noticed that your scalp is irritated, reddened and itchy? Is your life stressful? Do you have sensitive skin? It’s likely that your scalp will also be this way. After all, the scalp is skin and sometimes, for a variety of reasons, discomforts arise.
Do you want to know how to care for a sensitive scalp? First you need to know the causes that underly this concern that might go unnoticed, but which accelerates hair and scalp aging.
What causes sensitivity of the scalp?
Both internal and external factors that affect our skin also affect our scalp. These include hormonal changes, dermatological conditions, UV rays, the use of inadequate products, diets lacking nutrition, food intolerances, stress… All of this can provoke sensitivity and also destabilize the scalp’s natural defenses, triggering itchiness, flakiness, and even illnesses like atopic skin or psoriasis of the scalp.
The appearance of these symptoms usually come accompanied by inflammation, which may generate what is known as inflammaging (aging due to inflammation), and it’s important to be aware of the harm this causes.
About the inflammaging process
Inflammation is one of our body’s processes by which it protects itself from any harm or aggressor. During this process, the organism detects an attack and releases molecules to counteract the invaders and repair damaged tissues.
This occurs without us even being aware of it and we don’t realize the damage being caused. The inflammatory agents inhibit the hair cycle, causing the follicles to suddenly and prematurely enter into the hair loss phase and also debilitating the follicle’s bulb, shrinking its size and stunting its growth.
What other factors can be impactful?
Wind, cold, heating... deteriorate the external hair fiber, alter the scalp’s proper functioning and ruin the hair’s overall appearance. In general, extreme climates and sudden changes of temperature make our skin and, likewise, our hair, even more sensitive which becomes stiff and loses elasticity.
If to this we add the application of many dyes, straightening treatments, perms... which are full of chemical substances and irritating agents, or if you overuse hair dryers and irons, the hair and scalp become dehydrated, thirsty and fragile.
How to identify a sensitive scalp?
The symptoms that indicate that you may have a sensitive and inflamed scalp are:
- excess grease
- reddened skin
- dandruff or flakiness
- irritation or even pain.
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How to care for a sensitive scalp?
To help calm the sensitivity of the scalp and prevent premature aging, it’s essential to rebalance the skin’s flora and lessen the inflammation. The key is to use formulas and textures that are delicate, fresh, gentle and light, yet concentrated and effective.
On another hand, have you ever thought of washing your face and not applying a hydrating cream afterward? Just like your skin, your hair and scalp need to drink a lot of water and in-depth hydration is the first step for recovering your health, elasticity and natural beauty.
In this case, the Glacial White Caviar collection is your best ally. Transfer state-of-the-art anti-aging technology for the most delicate skincare to haircare and care of the scalp. Its formulas contain unique active ingredients that are an infusion of youth for your mane. White Caviar Extract, Fractioned Hyaluronic Acid molecules, Encapsulated Swiss Glacial Water, Panthenol… contribute in-depth, lasting and delicate hydration. Probiotics, Organic Baobab Oil, Betaine…, together with the Complex of Organic Edelweiss Flower, Rice & Cotton Extracts, calm and provide an overall sensation of comfort, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
to care for a sensitive scalp with Glacial White Caviar
First of all, my recommendation is to always activate the scalp with our Glacial White Caviar Hydra-Pure Rejuvenating Mist before starting the ritual.
Then exfoliate your scalp very gently with the Extreme Caviar Exfoliating Scrub Scalp Mask at least once a week.
Afterward, while applying the Glacial White Caviar Hydra-Pure Shampoo, it is important that you massage your head always with your fingertips, not with your nails. Otherwise, you can cause irritation, inflammaging and microscrapes.
Finish off the routine by applying the most hydrating and calming hair mask to regenerate both the scalp and the hair fibers. The Glacial White Caviar Hydra-Pure Rescue Masque can be applied from mid-length to the ends, and the scalp as well, gently massaging it while leaving it on to act for 10 minutes. This will give you a deep sensation of comfort.