Getting to the root cause of an itchy scalp?
Like all itchy, flaky skin conditions, the trigger or cause of an itchy scalp might be one of many things. These include chronic conditions such as: dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema, to name a few. Furthermore, these conditions can be aggravated by the use of harsh artificial additives found in many of today’s hair shampoos and conditioners. Adding to that, all the chemicals in hair dyes, hair gels and styling sprays, and it’s no wonder we are all scratching our heads! Itchiness can also be caused, or aggravated, by fungal infections or parasites such as: nits, dust mites or other airborne allergens.
In addition, don’t underestimate the impact that hormonal stress and poor diet can play in the overall health of your scalp and skin. Our friend at Mummy Mojo, Amy Down, who is Health and Nutrition Coach has written an article looking at the effects of stress on our skin. Many skin conditions, including eczema, are strongly linked to stress. Above all, Amy shows that managing our stress levels is an important part of the treatment and management of healthy skin. Click here to read Amy’s article called ‘Is Your Skin Stressing You Out?’
Manuka Biotic shampoo and conditioner for dandruff and itchy scalps
Finding a natural product that works to keep the scalp healthy can be difficult. Especially for those with scalp and skin sensitivities or with pre-existing conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Manuka Biotic have formulated a natural shampoo and conditioner; free from additives, parabens, and perfumes. Most importantly, this is a natural shampoo that is ideal for keeping your scalp healthy.
Our Shampoo and award winning Conditioner contains Argan Oil, which is one of the richest sources of a unique composition of botanical oils. This revitalising oil improves hair flexibility and softness, while also offering anti-oxidant protection and nourishment for the skin. In addition, it helps to keep the scalp balanced and healthy as part of a daily skincare regime.
All our hair care products contain certified organic Manuka and Kanuka Essential Oils. Both are known for their powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which work to keep the scalp clean. Another soothing ingredient we use is Balm Mint. This gentle extract helps to soothe and stabilise the overactive oil-producing glands on the scalp. Overactive oil glands are a common cause of dandruff and other scalp conditions, in many cases.
Our Hair care range is perfect for relieving a sensitive scalp. The natural, toxin-free formula is designed to leave their scalp grease free, and hair soft and manageable.