The secret of what causes dandruff has finally been solved. And the blame can be laid at the door of two strains of fungus that grow on every scalp.
Seborrhoeic eczema or dandruff with an itchy scalp is believed to be an inflammatory reaction related to a proliferation of a normal skin inhabitant, a yeast called Malassezia (formerly known as Pityrosporum ovale).
The main species found in the scalp is M. globosa.
When there is an overgrowth of the fungus it produces toxic substances that irritate the skin. The waste products irritate the skin of sufferers, causing it to flake off prematurely.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis is not contagious but it may be aggravated by food intolerances, such as diary, sugar, wheat and food additives.
And could indicate an overgrowth of yeast such as candida in the gut.
Patients with seborrhoeic eczema appear to have a reduced resistance to the yeast.
Sometimes the yeast will travel down to the eyebrows as well, and this can also make the eyelids very itchy.
Rosemary and lavender essential oils both of which are in Sensitive Skincare Company shampoo and Conditioner are
well known to inhibit the growth of the yeast.
The Essential oils are both anti bacterial, anti fungal, and inflammatory. Together they help the scalp keep from becoming itchy and irritated during the day.
Our shampoo is derived from coconut oil and contains no SLS, so it is very gentle on sensitive skin.
You will notice after the first shampoo that your scalp feels much more comfortable and the itching will subside almost immediately.
Our Instant relief spray can help as well especially if there is a weepy rash on the scalp.
This product contains the hydrosols of 2 essential oils, Helichrysum & Roman Chamomile. A Hydrosol is the steam which is left over in the extraction process whilst making essential oils. So it is very gentle being pure water with tiny droplets of the essential oil contained within it. This makes the Hydrosol very effective whilst at the same time being very gentle on the skin.
The essential oil Helichrysum has the ability to inhibit the growth of the yeast and to stop any bacterial infection in it�s tracks, whilst the essential oil Roman Chamomile is very soothing and alleviates the itching almost immediately. This spray is perfectly safe for use on babies and small children.
It will not make the hair sticky…..simply spray the Instant relief onto the scalp all over making sure you dampen the scalp and then simply leave it to dry. You should see and feel a visible improvement within 24 hours. In 2 or 3 days the itchiness should have gone.
Do this daily until the irritation has disappeared.
Wash the hair and scalp thoroughly well before bedtime and leave it to dry.
When hair has dried, start by spraying the scalp and letting it dry just before bedtime. If initially the scalp is still itchy in the morning, apply Instant Relief again onto the scalp and letting it dry. Just keep on applying whenever you are suffering from the irritation.