Many of us are familiar with hair problems—whether that’s thinning hair, dry and brittle hair, or dandruff. It might surprise you to learn that, in many cases, hair problems are actually scalp problems. It makes sense, when you think about it: Your hair needs a clean, healthy environment in which to grow—and if you have a scalp condition, that can impede proper hair growth.

And scalp conditions are fairly common. In this post, we’ll highlight just a few of them. These scalp problems can all be frustrating, but all are treatable, as well.

Dandruff

Do you have flaky skin on your scalp, manifesting as dandruff? This can be an embarrassing problem, but there is a simple explanation. An oily scalp will lead to an overabundance of yeast, which naturally grows on the skin. This, in turn, causes inflammation and flaking. In some cases, this condition can be brought on by stress; in other cases, by changes in the weather. The good news is that topical solutions, such as anti-dandruff shampoos and conditioners, tend to work pretty well.

Tightness

Some people complain of a tightness in the scalp—something that could have a few different causes. Indeed, dryness and inflammation from dandruff can both lead to this tightness, and sometimes even selecting the wrong hair products can be problematic. If you’re experiencing this tight feeling, it’s really a matter of swelling; have your dandruff treated (if applicable), and otherwise look into some alternate shampoos.

Oiliness

Nobody likes having an oily scalp—yet this is a common problem, and here again, there are a few possible reasons. It might be hormonal changes, or it might be simple genetics. This is the most challenging scalp problem to address, but you can start by removing any oil-heavy hair styling products from your routine. Washing your hair more often can also be a good step in the right direction.

Hair Loss

Finally, if you are experiencing hair loss, you should know that it’s probably due to a scalp condition. There is an entire field of dermatology dedicated to this—trichology, which looks at the health of the scalp and its impact on hair growth. If this is a problem you’re facing, it may be best to visit a hair restoration clinic, where you can have your scalp examined. Sometimes, topical solution or laser therapy can curb your hair loss. And if you’ve already lost a lot of hair, a transplant can help you regain it.

Find Solutions for Your Scalp Condition

There are many possible scalp conditions that can impact the health of your hair. To learn more, we recommend visiting us at Visage Surgical Institute. We can talk with you more about some of the options available to you, including Neograft—our advanced and effective hair transplantation method.

To learn more about the scalp treatments available to you, or to ask about Neograft, contact the Visage Surgical Institute team at your next convenience.