Seborrhea Dermatitis is a scalp condition suffered by thousands of people in the United States and through-out the world. Often caused by excess sebum – hair oils – and yeast that produces bacteria and fungus, Scalp Dermatitis, as it is often referred, produces flaking, itching and inflammation.
The best shampoo and treatment for Seborrhea Dermatitis successfully deep cleans the scalp and hair while controlling the output of scalp oil.
Symptoms of Scalp Dermatitis include localized white or yellow flakes that can and are often confused with dandruff. Inflammation often leads to scalp sores that can produce light bleeding and are prone to infection and chronic irritation. The best shampoos and treatments we have found work directly on the scalp to soothe soreness, kill bacteria and fungus, as well as clean scaling and residual sebum.
Scalp Dermatitis is common to both men and women, though most prominent in men. The primary cause can be product build-up, dirt, and oil that clog the follicles, but it is the combination of oil with bacteria-causing yeast that develops infection. Infection, in turn, promotes scales and flakes that can spread along the hairline and even lead to temporary spot hair loss.
Sebaceous glands produce oil that nourishes, protects and provides elasticity to the hair’s shaft and cortex shaft. Excessive oil production due to allergies, hormonal changes, or excessive heat and humidity clog pores and attract dirt, bacteria and fungus.
Shampoo and Treatment for Seborrhea Dermatitis
According to many Trichologists, the most effective treatment for dermatitis is to shampoo regularly with an over-the-counter shampoo formulated specifically for controlling scalp oil. Shampoos and treatments containing Zinc PCA and herbal and botanical complexes attack several symptoms – reduction of sebum, killing accumulated bacteria, and heal and repair the scalp.
Zinc PCA is well known for its ability to control sebum production – a key to fighting Seborrhea Dermatitis. Zinc PCA slows and regulates oils reducing or eliminating yeast, microscopic fungus and bacteria.
Botanical extracts such as Sage, Burdock, and Ivy soothe the scalp and help heal inflammation and flaking. Collagen, Rice and Wheat proteins provide topical nutrition for added follicle and scalp health while Keratin and Collagen proteins improve elasticity and protein development.
Shampoos and treatments for Seborrhea Dermatitis have been shown to effectively clear symptoms while improving overall scalp and hair health. Natural extracts are gentle on sensitive scalp tissue and provide vitamins and minerals for healthy hair growth. Combined with active ingredients such as Emu Oil or Peppermint and menthol, many mint shampoo treatments reduce inflammation, clear scaling and help prevent future outbreaks.