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Itchy scalp and hair loss: Is there a connection?

An itchy scalp can be infuriating. Can it encourage hair loss though? Let’s get to the root of the problem.

What is causing your itchy scalp?

A flaky and itchy scalp are the main symptoms of dandruff, which can be caused by a dry scalp. Skin conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis can also flare-up on your scalp in the form of red, itchy patches. If you have an allergy to your shampoo, conditioner or any other haircare product, you may develop allergic contact dermatitis too, and an itchy scalp or rash as a result. Chemicals in hair dye including para-phenylenediamine (PPD) can trigger allergic reactions and leave you desperate to scratch too.

Are an itchy scalp and hair loss linked?

While it’s normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day, an itchy scalp can sometimes be followed by more noticeable hair loss in these instances…

From a severe allergic reaction. Hair dyes are common culprits for this and can not only cause an inflamed, itchy scalp but hair loss.

Too much scratching. We all know we shouldn’t but scratching an itch can feel so good. Overzealous or repeatedly scratching your scalp can damage the skin and hair follicles though, which can lead to temporary hair loss or thinning hair.

Which products can help with thinning hair?

Dercos Protein Shampoo is formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, omega-rich Pracaxi oil and quinoa bran to nourish hair follicles and quench even the driest hair and scalp. It also helps hair to feel smoother. Follow with Dercos Protein Hair Mask for extra nourishment.

Enriched with patented molecule Aminexil, Vitamins B3, B6 and Provitamin B5, Dercos Energising Shampoo reinforces and nourishes hair from the root to tip to make it stronger and more resistant to breakage, leaving hair looking thicker.

To cleanse and purify your scalp and reduce visible dandruff, use Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo daily or when you wash your hair. It’s suitable for sensitive scalps and helps to reduce excess sebum too.

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