You have a skincare and haircare routine, but what about your scalp? Healthy hair starts with a strong foundation. Read on to learn about the most common scalp concerns, their causes, and the best solutions to combat them—featuring the new Revitalizing Treatment.
What is a Scalp?
The scalp: Is it skin or hair? In short, it’s neither. It’s a unique environment covered in sebaceous glands, with a lower barrier function than regular skin and a tendency to get damp and dirty because it’s covered in hair. When this complex environment is oversimplified, scalp concerns tend to stick around (or even get worse).
Similar to your gut, your scalp is a complex ecosystem. It’s a combination of your microbiome (microorganisms living on your scalp), exposome (environment), and genetics. The balance and interaction of each of these factors determine your overall scalp health.
The scalp’s microbiome is made up of a delicate balance of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Usually, these microorganisms exist in harmony, but sometimes they get thrown out of balance, causing scalp flaking, itching, irritation, and other issues.
The scalp’s exposome, or surrounding environment, can put stress on the scalp (think: pollution and dry weather). These exposome factors can cause issues like dryness, hair thinning, and more.
Of course, your genetics also play an important role in your overall scalp health—things like being prone to oiliness and dryness can have an affect.
The Scalp Stressors
From pollution to hormones, life builds up on your scalp. This buildup can cause dryness, itching, discomfort, and hair loss. Here are a few of the most common scalp stressors.
Diet. A poor or restrictive diet can lead to nutritional deficiencies that impact hair growth and structure.
Pollution. Polluted air can interfere with the proteins responsible for hair growth.
Climate. Cold or dry weather can cause scalp dryness, flaking, and itching.
Stress. Late nights, jet lag, (not to mention a global pandemic) can lead to thinning hair.
Hormones. Hormonal shifts and imbalances can slow hair growth and even cause shedding.
Aging. Hair loss becomes more common as you age due to hormonal changes.
The most vulnerable:
• People living in dry climates
• People who are undergoing stress
• City dwellers
• People on restrictive diets
• New moms or menopausal women
Does smoking affect the scalp? How about hats? The truth about hair loss, dandruff and other scalp concerns are often veiled by misconception. Use this informative myth buster to learn how to identify fact from fiction.
The Making of Our Scalp Solutions
Over 100 million people suffer from either dandruff or hair loss¹. And until now, existing solutions have only provided quick fixes. We knew there had to be a better way.
Our scientists spent months researching the complexities of the scalp and its ecosystem. They found that the root causes of common scalp concerns were very different, and therefore needed specialized treatment.
While many scalp solutions on the market treat the scalp as either skin or air, it’s not that simple. So, rather than relying on one technology, we developed specialized, targeted solutions to treat each scalp concern.
Meet the Scalp Care Collection
1 in 3 women will experience thinning hair to some degree during their lifetime. When you start to notice thinning you want it fixed. Fast. Powered by the patented Healthy Follicle Complex™ technology, this brand-new treatment combats visible negative effects from environmental stressors overnight. The Scalp Care Revitalizing Treatment fertilizes roots and plumps hair strands, promoting fuller, thicker, healthier-looking hair from the root.
• 11.5% increase in hair fiber thickness*• Immediately**, 74% said their scalp felt more stimulated
Longer Term Results
After three months:***
• 97% said their hair looked and felt thicker
• 97% found less hair on their brush or in their shower
• 94% said their ponytail felt thicker
Dry Scalp Treatment
A dry, itchy scalp is more than a distraction, it’s a nuisance that negatively affects your daily life. Formerly bottled in a mauve color within the Restore collection, the Scalp Care Dry Scalp Treatment is powered by a Vitamin B3-Based Microbiome Balancing Complex that works to balance your scalp’s ecosystem. A Hyaluronic Acid-Based Molecular Patch delivers instant skin soothers and sustained hydration for lasting relief from dry scalp flaking, itching, and irritation.†
• 92% said it instantly soothes their scalp††
• 88% said it hydrated their scalp instantly††Longer Term Results
• After 4 weeks of use, clinically proven achieves were shown to significantly decrease dry scalp flaking.†
• Over 75% saw a reduction in scalp itching after 3 weeks†
Are you ready to add Scalp Care to your skin and hair routines?