Scalp is defined as the skin covering the head excluding the face, which is precisely true. But it does not tell you other facts about scalp that one should know. Like; scalp also forms the base of your hair, the hair follicle, depends highly on scalp condition to be in optimum condition. Scalp maintenance is often neglected or considered as the same as hair care, which is not the case. So, in this article we’ll try to have a look at what is really important in terms of scalp.
As discussed before, scalp is the skin from where your hair grows, scalp is a skin which consists of many sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Let’s talk about sebaceous glands first, just think of a system that help to lubricate or hydrate or make a waterproof layer on skin and hair. So it is something important for skin and hair both, nextly, hair follicle, is the root from where the hair grows. In short, scalp is a base of hair growth cycle, and it does not end there, it also needs to be maintained just like any other part of our body otherwise one may land into traps of Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Hair-Loss, Inflammation and many more.
Now you know how important your scalp is, let’s talk about what can possibly go wrong if proper care is not taken.
- Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a disease which causes redness of skin which then turns into blisters and then your skin is thickened. Don’t forget the itch which comes with this condition, upon all of that, your skin is red enough to be gross.
- Next is Psoriasis, which also causes red patches without itch but wait, it is even more dangerous because it might prove fatat, YES, FATAL! What is does is kills the ability of body to control temperature and fight other infections. Yes you read that right, it is severe than you think.
- Inflammation. Just imagine you are in a meeting and you constantly have to itch your head, yes how gross is that. Also, your boss might be judging you for doing that. It is one of the common problems that one has to face due to lack of neglecting scalp care.
- Dandruff. I don’t need to stress on this one because you already don’t like those white flakes on shoulders. Exactly, that depends on how healthy your scalp is.
These were just four of them, the list is longer than you think.
To conclude, I would like to say that this article is not meant to scare you but to spread the awareness about scalp care and how it may affect your life.
Basically scalp is a mixture of 5 layers of skin, which is responsible for the hair on your head, so, healthy scalp results in healthy hair.