Dry Scalp Hair Loss

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A dry scalp is one of many factors which may be leading to hair loss in individuals. The dryness can lead to itching which can lead to scratching, which can cause the hair to fall out prematurely, resulting in reduced hair density. If you are experiencing new hair loss, ensuring that your scalp is properly healthy is a good place to start.


Is Dry Scalp The Same As Dandruff?

When people think of a dry scalp, they often associate it with dandruff. While the two may both occur at the same time, they are two different conditions with similar symptoms. The main symptoms of dandruff are relatively large, greasy, yellow or grey flakes. Alternatively, a dry scalp often results in whiter and much finer flakes which fall out more easily. 


Will A Dry Scalp Affect Hair Growth?

With regards to the condition of your hair – texture and thickness – the health of the scalp is vital. People experiencing thinning hair can help to improve the thickness and amount of existing hair growth by ensuring that the scalp isn’t dry. While a dry scalp has not been shown to be a direct cause of hair loss, there is evidence to suggest that it can cause hairs to grow thinner and enter the shedding phase sooner.


A dry scalp may inhibit the growth of new hair from otherwise healthy follicles by blocking them with dead skin. This can cause further clogging of the hair follicle with sebum build-up, further limiting hair growth. Practically speaking, the new hair simply cannot push past this plug on the surface of the scalp. A soft, moisturised scalp provides the healthiest environment for new hair growth.


What Are The Causes Of A Dry Scalp?

One of the most common causes of a dry scalp is an allergic reaction to a product that you are using. If you are noticing a dry scalp, consider switching to a sulfate-free or organic shampoo, as these are typically gentler and contain less of the additives that your scalp may be reacting to.


Tips To Prevent A Dry Scalp

Preventing a dry scalp is fairly straightforward. The same techniques that are used to moisturize the hands or face also apply to the skin on the scalp. 

  • Wash your hair less often. Washing your hair can remove the natural oils that lead to a healthy scalp.
  • Moisturise your scalp once a week. Coconut oil, aloe vera, and tea tree oil are all excellent options.
  • Eat more omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and B vitamins. You can find a full breakdown of a hair loss diet here.
  • Avoid hair products with harsh chemicals
  • Avoid things such as flat irons or blow dryers as the heat from these will dry out the scalp.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Reduce your stress levels. Stress is a key factor in hair loss.
  • See a Doctor if you feel you have a specific skin condition.


Is There A Solution To Hair Loss?

Yes, a hair transplant is a truly permanent solution to any type of hair loss. A hair transp[lant uses a patient’s own, natural hair to fill in the spots left behind by hair loss. During a hair transplant procedure, healthy hair follicles are extracted from a donor site unaffected by hair loss – typically the back of the head. These hair grafts are then implanted into the recipient site and will continue to grow healthy hair for the remainder of the patient’s life.

At the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic, we specialise in both Sapphire FUE and DHI hair transplants as well a full range of post-operative care such as LLLT laser treatment, PRP treatment, and mesotherapy. All of our all-inclusive hair transplant packages include all of our available treatments.

Dr Serkan Aygin is a pioneer in the field of hair transplants and was honoured by the European Awards for Medicine in the field of “Hair Transplantation” in 2019. Over his 25-year career, he has achieved a hair regrowth rate of 98% across more than 15,000 clients. Contact our offices today to schedule your full, free consultation.

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