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Scalp Care 101

 

It’s all about fighting signs of premature visible scalp aging

 

We like to think of scalp care as the skinification of hair care. Consistent care is critical. Did you know your scalp ages just like your face? That’s why making scalp care a priority is as important as skin care. Exposed to the same oxidative stressors and environmental aggressors as your face, your scalp needs regular exfoliation, purification and protection to help with build-up, oily scalp and dry scalp.

 

 

Q&A with Professor Julie Thornton

 

Get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about scalp aging and scalp care with Director of the Center for Skin Sciences at the University of Bradford.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR SCALP AGES?

The skin on your scalp gets drier, flatter, and thinner, while the sebaceous glands become less effective. The scalp can also become more sensitive and stressed.

HOW DOES SCALP AGING IMPACT HAIR?

We believe that the scalp is the source of beautiful hair. The quality of the hair that grows is affected by a prematurely aging scalp. It can be seen when hair loses its luster and gloss.

WHAT CAUSES PREMATURE SCALP AGING?

Your scalp faces the same environment as the skin on your face. Think daily impacts of city living, including micro dust, as well as pollution, oxidative stressors and environmental aggressors.

 

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF SCALP AGING?

Key signs of premature scalp aging include: Dry scalp, irritation, redness, oily scalp, a loss of scalp suppleness, build-up or scalp odor.