Suffer with dandruff, or a dry and irritated scalp? The SACHAJUAN Scalp Treatment has been designed to specifically target the scalp, relieving itchiness and sensitivity.
Formulated with a therapeutic and purifying blend of rosemary oil, menthol, salicylic acid and ginger extract, it can be applied directly to the scalp and left in. Suitable for both men and women, it fits perfectly into your usual hair care routine. With consistent use, the scalp feels more moisturised and balanced. Available in this duo pack, containing 2 x 45ml, these are travel friendly too!
- Targeted scalp treatment
- Reduces irritation and itchiness on the scalp
- Relieves dandruff and sensitivity
- Ideal for men and women
- Leave-in treatment
- Made with menthol, rosemary oil, salicylic acid and ginger
How to use SACHAJUAN Scalp Treatment
- Divide the hair into parts
- Apply directly to the scalp
- Massage into the scalp
- Leave in
What is dandruff?
Dandruff occurs, essentially, when small bits of dry skin are shed from the scalp. The pesky flakes are seen in your hair or on your shoulders. Dandruff may make your scalp itchy, too but it's a very common issue. Dandruff is quite tricky to define because it overlaps with seborrheic dermatitis (a chronic form of eczema) and other skin conditions that lead to a scaly scalp.
Research says that approximately 50% of adults suffer from dandruff and that’s it more common for males.
What causes dandruff?
Dandruff can happen for several reasons: Seborrheic Dermatitis - If you have a particularly bad case of dandruff, it’s likely a mild case of seborrheic dermatitis (SD), SD is a chronic form of eczema that impacts areas of the body that secrete the most sebum, or oil.
People with oily skin are often more prone to dandruff where a yeast called Malassezia globosa feeds on oils on the scalp. Often our body recognises this yeast as an irritant so the scalp reacts, increasing the speed at which skin cells renew and shed, causing dandruff.
For extreme cases the reason is that it generally takes a whole month for new skin cells on the scalp to mature, die, and shed. But for those with dandruff, this process occurs in as little as two to seven days.
It can also be caused by:
- Contact dermatitis where skin irritation caused by either an allergen or an irritant, resulting in an itchy, possibly painful rash. And in the case of dandruff, that reaction is on the scalp. This generally occurs due to hair-care products or technical products
- Dry skin when the seasons change, the cold winter air can also cause dandruff, the flakes are usually smaller and less oily than the flakes caused by SD (cold and dry climates can also worsen SD
- Shampooing habits - for those who are already at risk for dandruff, washing infrequently can worsen the condition, a build-up of oil can lead to dandruff
- Age dandruff often begins at puberty and peaks around age 20
- Hormones such as testosterone stimulate activity in the sebaceous glands; more oil means an increased chance of an inflammatory reaction and dandruff
- Weakened immune system SD due to medical procedures and viruses
- Neurologic and psychiatric conditions like Parkinson’s, dementia and brain and spinal cord injury are prone to dandruff
- History of other skin disorders - having had eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, or acne can trigger or worsen seborrheic dermatitis
- Oily skin - if you have naturally oily skin, you’re at an elevated risk for seborrheic dermatitis
How to treat dandruff?
Shampooing with SACHAJUAN Scalp Shampoo and SACHAJUAN Scalp conditioner, and using the SACHAJUAN Scalp Treatment, as they contain rosemary oil, menthol, salicylic acid, and ginger extract which soothe irritated scalps and help to maintain a healthy moisture balance.