System Professional Balance Line with its exclusive Dermacalm Complex, relaxes the scalp and helps it build up its own protective barrier. This allows the scalp to protect itself against irritation.
The anti-inflammatory and moisturizing active substances are especially effective within the cornified layer.
Healthy resilient and moisturized scalp.
Clients with sensitive scalp often complain that their scalp itches, they feel tension or the skin on the scalp looks red. The causes can stem from various external and internal influences:
The stratum corneum – or scalp’s protective barrier – is more susceptible to external influences and is therefore unable to sufficiently carry out its protective function. Aggressors such as heat, cold, or chemicals are able to breach the barrier and penetrate the skin. The scalp reacts with inflammation, redness, itching and tension. Skin sensitivity can vary according to the time of year, with skin tending to be more sensitive in winter than in summer.
Low humidity levels lead to reduced moisture content in the cornified layer barrier and subsequently to dehydration of the scalp.
Avoid brushes and combs with sharp edges. Only wash hair in lukewarm water. Do not blow-dry with excessive heat.
Clients can experience tightness, itchiness and hair that even feels painful at its root. The scalp can feel sensitive to the touch. Tell tale signs include inflammations, redness and dry skin flakes on the scalp. Itchiness, red patches and flaky skin may be signs of disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis. If this is the case a dermatologist must treat the scalp.
The daily shedding or loss of 80 to 100 hairs is entirely normal. Over short periods this figure may increase or decrease significantly. For example, hair renewal can be subject to seasonal fluctuation. If the daily loss of hair remains significantly above normal for long periods, then this regarded as hair loss (alopecia).
How do you recognise hair loss?
Hair becomes weaker, has less strength.
Number of hairs lost during washing increases.
Hair on top of head becomes somewhat thinner.
All reversible types of hair loss – with the exception of circular hair loss – are distinguishable through a diffuse pattern (i.e. spread evenly throughout the head of hair), and can range from unnoticeable to significant thinning of the hair.
The cause may be:
Androgenetic hair loss is evident through the transformation of terminal hair on the head into vellus hair. This type of hair loss is caused by male sex hormones (androgens). The two most important androgens are testosterone and its derivative, dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
An enzyme, 5 alpha reductase, transforms testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, which causes the hair follicle to shorten the growth phase and accelerate the onset of the resting phase. Follicles start producing very thin hair and then none at all. It is also possible for women to suffer androgenetic hair loss, although this is not as widespread. Up to the onset of the menopause, this is generally evident as a diffuse thinning around the centre parting. This does not lead to total baldness, but, in most cases, merely results in a more or less noticeable thinning of the hair.
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