Sebum is mainly associated with the face especially pores. But are you aware that sebum build-up also happens on the scalp? Oily, sticky scalp and hair are the outcome of sebum build-up only. But let’s shed some light on the main reasons behind it.
Sweat, oil, dead skin cells, dust accumulation, hair products like spray, wax, styling gels etc., can lead to oil secretion/sebum production on the scalp. The symptoms are similar to those of seborrheic dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, and eczema. Each of these conditions can cause flakes in the hair and scalp, itchiness, oiliness, and redness on the skin.
Getting rid of scalp build-up is very important as it can lead to multiple issues like hair fall and scalp infections. Below are some steps to prevent the same:
Wash hair regularly
A lot of us do not pay attention to how our scalp is behaving and continue our old washing frequency. At times, because of change in season or routine demands frequent washing of hair.
If you have common dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, or scalp psoriasis, you can wash your scalp with FCL T-Shampoo Anti-dandruff. It possesses a high level of safety as it contains safer alternatives to harmful and outdated coal tar-based ingredients. It shows long-term efficacy as well as tolerance.
Use clarifying shampoo and mild conditioner
Using hydrating shampoos and conditioners during the sebum-prone season is a big no-no. Always use a gentle clarifying shampoo a minimum once a week to cleanse the scalp deeply.
Do not oil or use heavy conditioners on scalp
Oiling and hydrating the scalp when one already has sebum build-up can further worsen the condition by clogging the pores.
Consult a dermatologist in case the condition becomes recurringIf the build-up occurs, again and again, the condition could be Seborrheic Dermatitis. In such a case, one should consult a dermatologist without further delay.