Hair issues or scalp problems? Your microbiome can help!
Your scalp microbiome is a rich environment that protects and nourishes your scalp and hair, yet it’s fragile and can easily be disturbed by daily pollution, stress or over washing.
Here are a few ways you can notice an unbalance and how microbiome haircare can help.
Let’s look at different concerns, and how you can treat them:
My scalp is oily, my hair regreases too fast
We know it’s tempting but washing more is not the answer. What happens is that the main bacteria on your scalp, C. acnes, can trigger sebum production. When you wash your microbiome away, it tends to come back first and push the sebum button. It’s a vicious circle.
What is the solution?
- Rebalance your microbiome: Use prebiotics and lactic acid to increase diversity on your scalp and gently push the C. acnes away. With time you will notice less sebum production.
- Don’t over-wash: when you strip all the scalp acid mantle away, you will trigger a sebum rebound. So, use gentle cleansing bases and try to space the time between shampooing. Luckily, the products in our scalp range are clinically proven to reduce sebum production, even the Mask! Treat more, wash less.
I’m losing my hair !
Everyone loses between 20 and 100 pieces of hair a day. More than that or for a prolonged period is what’s not normal. There are a lot of reasons including stress, fatigue, age, hormones… But it seems here also that the microbiome plays a role.
- Alopecia areata is the name that describes losing your hair only in specific places, like clearings in a forest. People who suffer from this have a specific number of bacteria on their scalp, so there might be an impact of the microbiome.
- That also highlights another role of the microbiome: feeding your hair from the inside! In exchange for your scalp and hair providing food and shelter, your scalp microbiome will synthesize nutrients that will go directly into the hair shaft, protecting it and nourishing it better than any cosmetic product.
In conclusion, help your microbiome and it will help you!
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