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5 Common Scalp Problems and How to Treat Them

 In BEAUTY

The scalp is often ignored when it comes to hair care, especially since we usually focus on our lengths and ends – but its health can be the key to over-all optimal hair health. Read on to find out more about the five most common scalp problems and how to treat them:

Flakes

A man looking at flakes in his hair, one of the most common scalp problems.

Dandruff is very common, but it’s actually not your fault.

According to Robyn Gmyrek, MD, a dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City, “An oily scalp can lead to overgrowth of a yeast that naturally occurs on the skin. That can lead to inflammation and flaking.”

Another cause could be seborrheic dermatitis, a condition triggered by stress or cold weather.

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