Updated: Mar 9
Scalp health is the foundation of healthier hair that grows. The condition of the scalp in most cases has a crucial impact on the condition of the hair. We are going to discuss various conditions of the scalp that cause or lead to dandruff or flaking. A big part of finding the solution to your dry/oily scalp issue is knowing exactly what the problem is. So let's jump right into it:
Scalp eczema is a condition that affects the scalp & sometimes may be seborrheic dermatitis, which people also refer to as dandruff. Scalp eczema causes patches of skin to become red, flaky, and itchy. If you feel you may have scalp eczema, first, see a dermatologist to confirm and weigh your options for treatment. While there isn't a cure here are some best practices to help calm the flare ups and itching:
keep water intake optimal
shampoo with warm not hot water
use shampoo that is gentle (preferably includes tea tree or aloe vera)
prepoo weekly & massage scalp at least 3x per week with our Crown Growth Oil Almond Edition
Scalp Psoriasis is a skin disease that happens when your immune system sends faulty signals and skin cells grow too quickly. These pile up in red patches, often with silvery scales. At least half the people with psoriasis have it on their scalp. But you can also get it on your forehead, behind the ears, and down the back of your neck. If you feel that you may have scalp psoriasis, first, see a dermatologist to confirm and weigh your options for treatment. Like scalp eczema, there is treatment available but no cure. Here are some best practices that can help calm flare ups and itching:
refrigerate your butters/grease to aid in the soothing effect they provide
prepoo at least 2x per week (do this overnight while sleep) with our Crown Growth Oil Almond Edition
use shampoos recommended by your doctor (ask about coal tar) alternating with a cowash each wash day.
shampoo with warm not hot water
Product irritation can result in severe dryness, flaking and even rash on the scalp. So it is
important to check the ingredients of your products to verify no historically harmful chemicals are in your products. After being relaxer free for over 8 years I personally realized that I had an allergy to very common shampoo ingredients so even if it was sulfate-free or 'all natural' my scalp had a problem with it and that's why I began using cowashes. Finding out what your scalp likes and dislikes can be frustrating but if a product doesn't have a positive impact on your scalp in 4 weeks then it may be time to try something else or seek the professional recommendation of a dermatologist. I say this a lot because it is important to me that you are not wasting precious time and MONEY on dead ends when a dermatologist can give you a huge leap in progress.
Over-Reactive Sebaceous Glands causes your scalp to be oily which can have a negative impact on hair growth. The over production of oil can clog your roots, weakening the hair follicle. This can lead to thinning or even balding in worse cases. Over-Reactive Sebaceous Glands also cause dandruff and creates a viscous cycle of shampooing which potentially strips the hair thus signaling your sebaceous glands to go into the over-reactive mode. I recommend prepooing with Crown Growth Oil Almond Edition on a weekly basis. I know that you're
probably wondering 'why would I use oil on oily scalp?' GREAT QUESTION, I'm glad that you asked! Think of it like this:
Over-Reactive SG: You need oil? I'm going to make some. I think it's a bit dry here. Yes, more oil! I'm on it!
Crown Growth Oil AE: Actually we're good. See? Feel that nutrient richness, anti bacterial, anti inflammatory, soothing goodness? Yea, we don't need it right now.
Over-Reactive SG: I guess you're right, I'll chill for now.
This weekly prepoo treatment will train your sebaceous glands to be less active over time with consistent treatments. Remember, there are other things that contribute to dry or oily scalp so be sure to follow these best practices:
Never scratch but use a scalp massager
Never use hot water to shampoo (warm)
Always use cold water to rinse conditioner out
Massage scalp at least 3x per week
Thank you so much for trusting me to help you with your hair and scalp. I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress so be sure to join our Royalty Club now!