The connection between hair loss and scalp conditions
There are several scalp conditions that can contribute to hair loss.
The first of these factors is the regulation of the sebum production by the sebaceous glands.
The glands need maintenance so that they will produce the proper amount of sebum, not too little, not too much.
Sebum is the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands of your skin, composed of keratin, fat, and cellular debris, and as you will see in a moment, it also has a high concentration of DHT and is extremely damaging to the hair in excess.
Such is the case of people who have greasy hair.
At the same time, this skin oil has an important function of keeping hair and skin hydrated and protected from external agents.
When it doesn’t produce sebum in sufficient quantities, the scalp can suffer from a whole series of skin problems, which I will illustrate during this video, along with their solutions.
In addition, I will explain how to take care of any negative symptoms affecting your scalp.
This includes conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, excessive dandruff, various inflammations, incrustations, and seborrhea.
These elements connect to one another, so the aim of this video is to teach you how to take care of each of them effectively.
Choosing the right shampoo for your hair type may seem obvious, but it can be the key to making your scalp healthy and keeping it that way.
You will learn to recognize which characteristics a good shampoo should have, in order to help cleanse your scalp without altering the pH of the skin, which can deprive it of the essential oils supplied by Mother Nature for protection against external elements.
I will show you which products avoid, and which products could really help you fight your hair loss efficiently.
This video will provide you with a simple, but effective guide that you can use to learn how to choose the right shampoo for you.
Finally, I will talk about the important role that vitamins and minerals play in the health of your hair and about the correct nutritional supplements to take.
You will also learn which active principles and specific vitamins/minerals the supplements must contain in order to help you re-establish the health of your hair follicles.
This video is straight from the Full Program materials, and it is an example of the quality of the contents.
I assure you, if you follow the advice contained in this part of our program, your scalp situation will get better and it will be easier later on to get the strength and vigor back to your hair follicles.
OK, let us start.
Hair loss often begins with dandruff and different skin irritations.
Since these factors can contribute to a scalp condition, let us learn how to cure them effectively, finally.
These two conditions are the result of two combined factors: the replacement of cells in our skin and sebum production.
The external surface of our scalp is, like any other part of our skin, made of continuously replaced skin cells.
Numerous sebaceous glands produce our body’s sebum.
The main function of this substance is to protect the skin from environmental elements, and to prevent it from dehydrating.
Thanks to a few specific causes, which I will address later on in this video, the amount of sebum these glands produce can increase greatly, creating serious unbalances for the health of your scalp.
Sebum in surplus brings about an accelerated replacement of the skin cells and a desquamation of the scalp.
The skin tries to get rid of the dead cells, which, not being able to reach a complete growth, come off prematurely.
Fat and dead cells mix on the surface of the scalp, causing several cases of incrustations, and therefore contributing to a reduction in the blood circulation, which will suffocate the hair roots.
The scientific term for this condition is seborrhea.
Sweat glands suffer from by this condition as well, causing abundant sweating in addition to the seborrhea on your scalp.
You could also develop a large amount of harmful microorganisms, on your scalp that makes the situation even worse, as you will see further on in this video.
When the sebaceous gland gets irritated, it starts to produce sebum in excess, which begins to mix with the dead cells on the surface, with various consequent issues to the health of the scalp.
As I have told you, this stagnation of sebum is damaging for hair, because it is rich in androgenic hormones.
Now I hope that you understand how important it is for the health of your hair, that you regulate the production of this fat substance.
Type one of the enzyme that transforms testosterone into DHT is, in fact, produced in the sebaceous glands and it is almost as destructive as Type 2.
These are the two types of seborrhea: the “fatty” one and the “dry” one.
With a Type 1, the skin is particularly oily, subjected to inflammations like seborrheic dermatitis, and it is characterized by small scales of a dirty whitish-yellowish color and by relevant itching.
In the second type of seborrhea, the skin is dry, sometimes itchy.
Even though it is less severe the fatty Type 1, it is often accompanied by small white corneal cells of dandruff.
Both of them are quite unhealthy and often occur with hair loss, sometimes preceding it.
If you suffer from one of these conditions, this lesson will be particularly important for you.
Let us start to examine the real reasons behind these scalp problems and how to deal with each one of them.
Seborrhea has three main origins: the first is the increase of hormonal activity occurring during adolescence.
These hormones irritate the sebaceous glands, which start producing much more sebum than they did before.
You can aggravate this type of seborrhea by using aggressive shampoos, which irritate the skin, and alter its pH, as you will see in the lesson ahead.
It is clear that hereditary factors have their influence on whether you will have oily or dry skin, but as you will see, you can definitely learn to keep these conditions under control, sensibly preserving the health of your hair.
Seborrhea can also have a digestive origin.
Because of a bad diet with excessive fried food, sweets, and fatty foods in general, bile cannot make the fats we eat digestible.
Therefore, blood has an excess of fat, which irritates the sebaceous glands when they try to expel the surplus fat from the inside.
If you already have a natural oily skin, a bad diet will further increase the sebum production.
One of the first steps you need to take in order to improve the condition of your hair is to change your alimentary habits.
I know it can be frustrating to go on a diet when you are used to eating just about everything you like.
Yet, if you suspect that your seborrhea has a digestive origin, start cutting out all simple carbs, sugars, dairy, and wheat.
Replace these things with complex carbs such as brown rice pasta, brown rice, and all those veggies.
Get your proteins from seafood, white meat, beans, tenderloin, soy, and lean beef, which is the healthiest you can buy in terms of fat content.
Also, avoid eating too much red meat.
These are just general directions, and if you have the possibility to see a good dietician, I definitely suggest that you do.
I also highly recommend a Candida cleanse.
For those among you that do not know what Candida is, it is a fungal organism found in each one of us, and is a part of our intestinal flora.
When our diet is rich in simple carbs, like white pasta, white bread, soft drinks and of course sugar, we get a Candida infection.
These cells feed on glucose, while the good bacteria thrive on fiber.
This condition plagues many people worldwide, and creates different digestive problems.
The skin on your scalp can reflect these poor diet habits.
Changing alimentary habits will help you get more fiber and less sugar.
If you suspect you have a candida infection, get a probiotic supplement to help you reduce the overgrowth of this fungus and re-establish the balance between the good and the bad bacteria.
If you cannot purchase a probiotics supplement, at least try to follow the dietary directions I just gave you above, and look for a natural solution to Candida infections.
Just be aware that your skin is a reflection of what is going on inside your body, and what you eat influences your appearance.
In this specific case, it may be contributing to your scalp problems.
Finally we have, nervous seborrhea results from high levels of stress.
The production of hormones is scientifically observable in both men and women, and grows in response to pressure and worries.
Stress, along with stimulating the production of DHT, keeps the muscles rigid, including those in the upper part of the head, preventing a good circulation of blood and promoting hair loss.
This significantly contributes to irritate the activity of the sebaceous glands, causing their inflammation.
Luckily, as you will see in Full Program material, we have found the solution to all of the negative effects that stress has on your hair.
Now let us start talking about the remedies to improve your scalp health, in case you suffer from one of the conditions described in this video.
The very first remedy is to avoid scratching your head.
This can be difficult if an irritated scalp is what causes the itching.
I know from personal experience that itching can be exasperating at times and almost intolerable.
However, scratching your head does not do anything but make the situation worse.
Many people have this habit, but it really irritates the glands, causing them to produce even more sebum.
This provokes and stimulates an abnormal replacement of the cells constituting the skin on the scalp, with a consequent increase of dandruff and more shedding.
Therefore, if you have this bad habit, you must try to avoid it.
Your hair will thank you and the itching feeling will eventually disappear, if you thoroughly follow the advice I am going to give you.
This guy here can scratch his head as much as he wants, now that it is too late…
We should stop for a moment and discuss whether shaving or cutting your hair is helpful when trying to reduce itching and prevent baldness.
Sadly, there are no facts showing that cutting your hair shorter will make it stronger, as the cut does not influence the subcutaneous areas, where hair has its origin.
However, it is true that cutting your hair short helps improve its tonicity, reduces sebum stagnation, helps the transpiration and improves the general health of the scalp; therefore, it can be of benefit in cases of irritations, dandruff, and seborrhea.
Keeping your hair short can be a positive reinforcement and helps facilitate the effects of the remedies described in this lesson.
If you wear your hair long and you have no intention to change, just know that you do not necessarily need to cut it.
Just remember that in the presence of certain scalp issues, keeping it long requires more care and maintenance.
Keeping it short or long is a choice I leave to you.
The next remedy you can use to improve the general state of your hair and scalp is by making the right choice to use the proper shampoo for your hair type.
Picking the right shampoo for your hair can be useful if you need to improve the general state of your hair and scalp.
According to recent statistics, in fact, “one out of five people are affected by dandruff and issues on the scalp” because of overly aggressive shampoos that irritate the skin, the hair follicles and the sebaceous glands.
Using a good cleanser is one of the very basic actions you should undertake, if you want to take good care of your hair and prevent hair loss.
Still, too many people damage their hair with the wrong shampoos.
With all of the negligent misinformation, you should know that most shampoos sold today are categorically too aggressive, regardless of how good their respective commercials say they are.
Many of the products used nowadays contain aggressive cleansing agents that alter the pH, causing imbalances of varying factors, including the eventual dehydration of the skin.
Our skin reacts better to natural products.
Scalp health re-establishes itself with such organic cleansers, created with the correct formulation of ingredients, and without added fragrances, coloring agents and aggressive chemical substances, such as SLS for example.
In addition, do not forget that the oils naturally covering our skin have a specific aim, and the products you use should not eliminate them, on the contrary, they should be preserved!
Sebum, in the right quantities, does its job of defending the hair perfectly in a natural way against external agents, irritations, reddening, drying of the skin and other undesired situations that can occur because of its absence.
To wash hair regularly, choose a shampoo without aggressive chemicals and be mindful of your skin’s pH, which will help your system regulate and control the sebum production.
It can do this without depriving the scalp of the amount that is necessary to keep it hydrated and protected.
The best organic shampoo that we know is “desert essence”.