Seborrheic dermatitis is a more severe form of dandruff that affects the sensitive skin of the scalp and can lead to hair loss in more extreme cases.
WHAT IS SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS?
Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition that affects the skin on the scalp. The symptoms are similar to dandruff. These include:
Seborrheic dermatitis is an extreme form of dandruff, meaning it has more severe symptoms. These include:
- heavier flaking
- white/yellowish scales
- oily scales
- inflamed areas on the scalp
HAIR LOSS FROM SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS
One of the more extreme symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis is hair loss. It starts when the scalp’s natural oil, sebum, is broken down by a microbe on the scalp, Malassezia globosa.
This causes inflammation and irritation of the scalp skin, which can have a knock-on effect by damaging your scalp, so your hair grows from an unhealthy foundation.
It’s particularly true if the symptoms include itching and cause you to scratch. The physical damage from scratching can weaken your hair and cause it to break more easily.
HELP KEEP YOUR HAIR WHERE IT SHOULD BE
A great way to help prevent hair fall is to keep your scalp healthy. Our studies have shown that hair that grows from a healthier scalp has a stronger cuticle1 than hair that grows from a damaged one.
So use a shampoo formulated to improve your scalp’s health. Our selenium sulphide shampoo does just that.
It uses selenium sulfide as its anti dandruff ingredient, and is designed to fight stubborn dandruff including symptoms like heavy flaking and scratching.
If you’ve tried this shampoo and it’s still not working, then you may need to consult a dermatologist as you may need a seborrheic dermatitis treatment on prescription.
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1 less oxidative damage, greater hydrophobicity
2 visible flakes with regular use