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When to See a Doctor Best Products for Treating Dry Scalp The Final Takeaway Picture this: you’re about to head out for the day, feel confident with your outfit, and love your hairstyle. Everything seems like it’s going to go well until you start to feel the all-too-common itch on your scalp. At first, you scratch it a bit to provide some relief, but the itchiness doesn’t go away and eventually it leads to flakes. This is the result of a dry scalp. Amongst the long list of skin and hair issues, a dry scalp certainly isn’t the worst, but…

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Many of us go to extreme lengths to take care of our hair. Whether it’s by curating the perfect haircare routine and wash schedule or going through an extensive trial-and-error process to find your best haircut and style; it’s only natural to take pride in your hair game. So, if you then begin to notice a receding hairline, it can feel a little scary. Of course, a receding hairline is nothing to be ashamed about—hair loss and thinning is way more common than you may think. While you may know you’re not alone, we understand that it can sometimes feel…

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Many of us dedicate considerable time to keeping our hair healthy and strong while woefully overlooking our scalp. A dry scalp can cause physical discomfort (think itching and sensitivity), while flakiness or shedding can wreak havoc on overall hair health. However, getting to the root cause of these issues (pun intended) can take some digging. “There can be a variety of reasons for dry scalp,” explains Dr. Caroline Robinson, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and the founder of Tone Dermatology in Chicago. She says that besides psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis, lifestyle and environmental factors can also contribute to an itchy,…

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How to Use Frequently Asked Questions We'll cut right to the chase: Chloroxylenol is most definitely NOT an ingredient that everyone should be using as part of their haircare routine. This ingredient is something meant to be used to treat the scalp, and the scalp only. To get even more specific, it should be reserved for instances of severe scalp conditions where other ingredients aren't cutting the mustard. It's also important to mention that this really isn't an ingredient you're going to find in over-the-counter products, as it's most often found in medicated formulas you may need to get from…

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How to Use It The Final Takeaway Frequently Asked Questions When you think of cornstarch, chances are your mind goes to the kitchen. But it turns out that this ingredient belongs in your beauty cabinet, too, as cornstarch has benefits that address a wide variety of hair issues. It’s an accessible, inexpensive ingredient that—while best known as a DIY alternative to dry shampoo—actually has a number of purposes to boost the look and feel of your strands. We spoke to two certified trichologists to get all the details, from the benefits to how to use it. Keep reading to learn…

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How to Use The Final Takeaway DIY-ing a hair mask can feel daunting for those not well-versed in the DIY beauty space. But there’s no need to fear: Whipping up a nourishing mask is much easier than you think. And it’s even easier when it only takes two or three ingredients to get healthier strands and a happier scalp—like, for instance, aloe vera. Read on for our super simple DIY aloe vera hair mask recipe and aloe vera insights from board-certified dermatologists Marisa Garshick, MD, FAAD, and Blair Murphy-Rose, MD. Benefits of Aloe Vera Hair Masks Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory…

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How to Treat Dandruff When to See a Doctor The Final Takeaway Psoriasis and dandruff are both fairly common scalp conditions and are often confused. Somewhere between 2 and 3 percent of the population has psoriasis, and about half of these people have scalp psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. Meanwhile, dandruff is far more common, affecting about half of the population globally. Scalp psoriasis and dandruff share some common symptoms, but once you know what to look for, these two conditions aren't difficult to tell apart. Here's one hint—if your scalp is flaky, you're likely experiencing dandruff. If…

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Believe it or not, your showerhead can have a huge effect on your hair. Sure, the regular shower head that came with your apartment probably works fine as long as it has decent water pressure. But there’s a reason filtered shower heads are all over your For You page: they can leave your hair feeling cleaner, your color brighter, and your skin softer. To us, it’s investment-worthy, and Canopy’s newest launch, the Filtered Handheld Showerhead, makes it easier than ever. If you’ve ever been to a head spa that specializes in cleansing the hair and scalp (or even just gotten…

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Your face, back, chest, and booty aren’t the only blemish-prone places on your body. The scalp is another spot where zits happen. “[Scalp acne] may result from a buildup of oil and clogged pores, bacteria, and inflammation, and can also have a hormonal component,” explains board-certified NYC dermatologist Dr. Marisa Garshick, MD. P.acnes, the bacteria that causes acne vulgaris (acne, in the traditional sense), can be involved, she says. However, what’s often considered scalp acne may be scalp folliculitis, which is inflammation of the hair follicle triggered by a different type of bacteria, staphylococcus aureus, says Dr. Brooke Jackson, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in Durham,…

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How to Use It The Final Takeaway Green tea is one of the most popular beverages—whether you prefer it hot or iced, you probably primarily think about it as a drink. However, the ingredient’s antioxidant properties can be useful in several other ways, including for skin and hair—and you may even already be doing it. An increasing amount of haircare brands are including green tea in their products, and it may be exactly what you need to upgrade your routine. If you’re wondering how this beverage can benefit your strands or how best to use it, you’ve come to the…

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