Scalp Problems

The scalp is the skin that covers the head, not including the face and ears. The scalp can be affected by several different scalp problems. These problems can produce itching, irritation, and embarrassment. Some of these conditions include:

  • Dandruff
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis

Causes of Scalp Problems

One of the most common scalp conditions people face is dandruff. Anyone who has experienced dandruff knows how embarrassing those little white flakes can be. The cause of dandruff is an excess of dead skin flakes shedding from the scalp. The cause of the excess skin flakes is unclear but may be due to a reaction to a skin fungus that is present in most of us.

Dandruff isn’t dangerous or contagious, but it can be itchy and annoying. There is no redness or scabbing of the scalp. Though it can’t be cured, dandruff is fairly easy to control.

Seborrheic Dermatitis is very similar to dandruff. Both have many of the same symptoms including dry, itchy scalp. Flaking occurs with this condition as well. Seborrheic Dermatitis is caused by an overproduction of sebum in the skin that results in inflammation.

Psoriasis is a common skin affliction that can affect the scalp. The condition is not contagious, but can be very troublesome. The condition causes red patches of flaky skin. The cause of psoriasis is generally thought to be an overproduction of skin cells.

Natural Solutions

A first step in treating any scalp condition is switching the hair products you use. Finding a great, natural brand of shampoo and conditioner can help to alleviate the symptoms. For some suggestions on brands we recommend, read our e-book Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual (ebook)

Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar is a good way to restore the pH balance to the scalp and lessen the itch associated with various scalp conditions.

You can also make your own herbal-based hair rinse that can lessen itchy scalp symptoms. Some herbs to use include:

  • SageRosemary
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Maidenhair
  • Chamomile

Boil these herbs together. Let cool down to room temperature and pour into an amber or cobalt bottle and store until you wash your hair. Pour about a cup of this solution into your hair and massage into the scalp. Let the mixture sit in your hair and scalp for five minutes and then rinse.

Allow your hair to go natural periodically. Avoid chemical hair products on your head when possible. The scalp and hair will greatly appreciate this relief.

Hot oil treatments can be very soothing and restoring to the scalp as well. Use melted shea butter or coconut oil and allow the treatment to sit on your hair for a period of 15-30 minutes, or as time allows.

Essential oils can be therapeutic to the scalp. Use oils to soothe and rebalance your scalp. Botanical oils to try are:

  • Cedarwood
  • Tea Tree
  • Olive
  • Coconut
  • Almond

DHerbs Solutions

DHerbs recommends combating scalp issues inside and outside the body. Some products available on Dherbs.com include:

Our Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual (ebook) offers additional information on alleviating scalp issues. Remember, that health always starts on the inside.

Thank you for reading!

This article is compliments of Dherbs.com.

2015-08-27T12:03:29+00:00

Related Questions

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    Q: I am having really bad dry skin problems. My scalp is very dry and I can pull huge chucks of skin out of my hair. My fore head is peeling and around my nose area is peeled off and has left me with red raw skin around my nose. I wanted to know what should I do to help solve my dry skin problem?

    A:

    Wewould suggest you perform our Full Body Detox. Also, purchase the Full Body Cleanse Companion booklet and perform some of the soaks mentioned in there. The best soak is to soak in 2-3 boxes of sea salt and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide for about an hour per day. After getting out of the tub, rub our Oxy-Oil over your entire body to help the skin breathe.

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    Q: My hair has been falling out in patches for the past few years at first they said it was eczema, next they said that I had psoriasis on my scalp and last they want to test me for lupus. I will not take the test but my scalp really looks bad. I have several balding areas on my head like parasites are eating my hair off. Do you have any recommendations? I have also noticed hair loss in other ares of my body (legs and private parts) Thanks in advance.

    A:

    Read the "HAIR PROBLEMS" article but as well as our new "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER" article (due out next week) to understand that your condition is one of toxic blood. Perform the FULL BODY DETOX (perhaps back to back). Use natural shampoos and conditioners (purchase our ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL e-book for a listing of healthy brands). Consider a radical diet and lifestyle change. There's much you need to do, but the most important thing is to educate yourself and you can do that by reading many of our health articles for a general overview of health and what you need to do to heal on all levels.

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    Q: I have Seborrhea Dermatitis and it flares up bad during the fall and winter months. My scalp becomes very dry, flaky, and itchy and my hair breaks off. What do you suggest? I did the FULL BODY DETOX in May and have been taking your multi-vitamins since then. I'm considering taking the hair, skin, and nails formula. If I do, shall I discontinue taking the vitamins? Additionally, the only other supplement I take is your herbal contraceptive; I'm not on any prescription medication.

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    I recommend you take: HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA, MSM SULFUR, and use HAIR OIL. You may discontinue to the multi-vitamins if you like. You must change your diet, Beloved! hair requires nutrition! Start eating more fruits and vegetables!

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    Q: I have a very bad case of psoriasis, which a great part of my scalp is affected. Any suggestion for the problem of psoriasis in the scalp.

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    Perform the Full Body Detox first. Afterwards, concentrate on cleansing your blood (Electric Greens Cell Food, Mucus Buster, and Vitamin C from Dherbs.Com)

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    Q: I am a medium brown colored black male, age 41. I am conscious about what I eat. However, I am experience spotty scalp discolorations on my head scalp and neck area. There are like an almost white color. Dermatologists can't help it. It just comes and goes. I can not figure out what it is? I don’t drink sodas, fried foods, I am big on fruits, vegetables, salads, and I take omega 3fish oil, vitamin E. I wear my hair cut low bald style and would like to know what can return my skin color back to an even tone. Please HELP. I urgently want to remedy this problem.

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    ANY SKIN PROBLEM IS A BLOOD PROBLEM. WORK ON CLEANSING YOUR BLOOD AND MAKING SURE YOUR BODY GETS THE ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS IT REQUIRES.

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    Q: What products can you recommend for scalp infection? I have bumps on the back of my scalp that is a result of dirty barber clippers. I've had these bumps for a while. I've been using tea tree oil shampoo for the past 6 years and the bumps are still there. Can you recommend anything?

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    YOU MAY FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IN OUR â€FOLLICULITIS AND PSUEDO-FOLLICULTIS†ARTICLE. PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE AND LET ME KNOW IF IT SUFFICES YOUR INQUIRY.

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    Pour the oil into your palms, and then rub into you hair and then comb! Hair should be shiny, and smell good.

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    Oz-Oil will help but it is not the solution to the problem. Please read our HAIR PROBLEMS article for more information.

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    Read the articles "HAIR PROBLEMS" and "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER".

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    Q: I have a condition called dissecting cellulites of the scalp. I've tried a number of remedies related to boils, but the condition never completely heals. The dermatologist has me on an antibiotic (Solodyn 90mg) and a shampoo (can't think of the name) I don't like drugs 'but it seems to be working this time, but I feel they will return. I have been dealing with this for several yrs. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    A:

    CHANGE your diet! Your body is too acidic and needs to be more alkaline. Eat more alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables to balance your pH.

    You can also perform the Full Body Cleanse your body 2-3 times a year to help your body eliminate toxins that are accumulating in your system and causing your body harm.

    Use a natural shampoo (i.e. from Aubrey Organics). We list plenty of good natural shampoo companies in our Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual (on sale for $11).

     

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    Q: I have natural hair (locks), the texture of my hair is fine and thin. In the back, it's thin, its just this one area of my scalp (the back). I think these two problems are all tied into one, and that this might be a dietary issue, and that my body is trying to tell me something. What do you know?

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    For the hair problem, read the articles addressing hair health ("Black Hair, Nappy Hair" and "Hair Problems"). Feed your hair, Hair-Skin-Nails Formula, Vitamin C, and Iodine Phosphate.

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    Black Hair, Nappy Hair
    Hair Problems

    Product Links:
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    Iodine Extract

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    Q: What can I do to stimulate and open up my hair shaft on the crown of my head? Should I wash my hair in Rosemary and not Shampoos? My scalp is becomes dry and itches. I no longer use perms and I have never used color.

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    I suggest you read the articles "HAIR PROBLEMS" and "BLACK HAIR, NAPPY HAIR". They offer remedies too! Thank you for your interest and your understanding!

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    Q: I’m looking for something for ringworm on the scalp.

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    USE Oz Oil UNTIL OUR RINGWORM SALVE COMES OUT next month!

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    TRY OZ OIL UNTIL OUR NEW RINGWORM SLAVE COMES OUT IN THE FUTURE. CASTOR OIL IS ALSO GOOD FOR RINGWORM.

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    Q: I have a very bad case of psoriasis, which affects a large part of my scalp. What are your suggestions for the problem of psoriasis in the scalp?

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    We recommend starting off with the Full Body Cleanse first to get your body into a healthier state and receptive to treatment. Psoriasis is a skin issue that's related to a problem within the blood stream. After doing the cleanse move on immediately to the 10 Day Blood Cleanse to specifically help assist with psoriasis. We also suggest trying the Healing Facial and Body Oil as a topical solution.

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    Q: My question is about hair loss. I am a 45 year old African American female. I started losing my hair about 15 years ago. I specifically remember unusual symptoms before it started to fall out. First, my entire scalp had a burning sensation, and it was very tender to the touch. It was very difficult to brush, comb and wash. Then after that, I am not sure how much longer after, but a dry patch of skin developed toward the back of my head (approximately 1 inch in diameter). I was able to peel it off and pull it through the strains of hair (very weird). That happened a couple of times and not too long after that, my hair started to fall out in large amounts for a fairly long period of time. At the moment I would say that I am mostly bald with hair mostly around the edges. Also I would like to mention that hair started to grow on my chest BUT I started to lose hair in my vaginal area. Sorry if some of this sounds sketchy but it's been 15 years!! I will try to give you a little bit of my history. I am 5'8" and 135lbs. I would say that for the most part, I have been an athlete all my life. My menses were very irregular sometimes and/or absent for long periods of time. When my menses were present, I had very bad cramps and clotting. My menses are now very regular and I hardly have any cramps, my flow is light and very little clotting. I would have to say that it is now a pleasure to have my "period". This also might be a result from switching my diet to a vegetarian diet. I have been a vegetarian for about 16 years. I would say 20% is dairy, but after reading your articles, I am trying my best to become vegan, hopefully even a raw foodist. I also eat tofu. I have never had hair problems growing up. I did get relaxers, but only twice a year. I have had my appendix removed when I was in elementary school. My bowel movements are usually once a day. (I know it needs to be 3.) So anyway, I have been to a couple of medical doctors to no avail, so now I am coming to you. I just received the following products from your company today (10-06-08). I am looking forward to using them. - MSM SULFUR - ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD - COLON FORMULA - HEALING HERBAL TOOTH POWDER - HAIR OIL One last note: I have had maybe one cold in the last 3 years. I can't remember the last time I had the flu. So thank the Lord, my health has been pretty good. Thank you for reading about my situation and hopefully you can shed some light on what is going on with my body.

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    Have you read the 2 health articles on hair ("HAIR PROBLEMS" and "BLACK HAIR, NAPPY HAIR")? If not, please read these articles for remedy and recourse. Also, read our article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER"."

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    Q: I have a rare disease called dissecting cellulitis of the scalp. I have suffered for close to twenty years and I was wondering if you have any natural treatments that may help me?

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    You're going to have to heal this condition from the inside out (change your diet, perform the FULL BODY DETOX consistently). This condition has to be diet related (due to poor diet). I will do an article on the subject soon.

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    Q: Can you suggest a remedy for scalp dermatitis?

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    I RECOMMEND FULL BODY DETOX. CONCENTRATE ON CLEANSING YOUR BLOOD AND REMOVING MUCUS FROM YOUR BODY. HEY, READ THOSE FREE ARTICLES ON OUR SITE. HEALING STARTS WITH KNOWLEDGE!

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    Q: I was diagnosed with Sebhorric Dermatitis about a year ago and everything the dermatologist has prescribed has not made any impact on my condition. I have broken out with bumps all over my face (mainly) and a few areas of my arms and chest and sometimes they itching is really bad. I am currently taking an antibiotic (Doryx), using a face wash (Ovace Plus), using a face gel (Ziana), shampoo (Loprox) and an ointment for my scalp (Betamethasone). She also prescribed a pill for itching when needed (Attarax), which doesn't really help. Can you suggest an herb or one of your products that will cure my condition? Please help!!

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    1. Detox (see FULL BODY DETOX) 2. Change your diet (during detox and after) 3. Use bentonite clay 2-3 days per week (available at health food stores) 4. Apply Oz Oil: daily 5. Use Kiss My Face soap on your skin NOTE: I am doing an article on this subject! Hang in there! For natural hair and skin care products: order our ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL I greatly recommend it!

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    Q: Would you happen to have anything that helps with psoriasis and eczema of the scalp?

    A:

    Read the article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER". Solutions are near the end of the article.