Why is the bottom of my scalp itchy?
Many people experience scalp issues at some point in their lives and one common symptom is itchiness which occurs at the bottom of the scalp. This symptom can often affect our daily lives, causing discomfort. Here we explore some of the reasons that could cause the bottom of your scalp to be itchy and how Olsson Haircare, an Allergy UK approved shampoo, can provide gentle relief.
It might be as simple as just having a dry scalp.
A dry scalp is a common condition that occurs when the scalp just lacks sufficient moisture to keep it happy. This can lead to flaking, itching and sometimes tightness. The bottom of the scalp is often more prone to dryness as it is closer to the nape of the neck where the hair follicles are denser. Using a mild conditioner that is specifically formulated to provide hydration, such as Olsson Sensitive Conditioner, can help replenish the moisture in the scalp and alleviate dryness and itchiness.
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Dandruff can result in flakes that are often accompanied by itchiness.
Dandruff is a common scalp condition caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the scalp, which leads to increased shedding of skin cells – and, you guessed, itchiness! The bottom of the scalp is a common area for dandruff to occur, often warmer in temperature which aids the growth of yeast. Using a shampoo designed to specifically target dandruff, like Olsson Haircare, which is formulated to help reduce flaking, and soothe itching.
Product build up can disrupt the natural balance of the scalp, and cause itchiness.
Over time, hair care products, such as shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, can accumulate on the scalp, leading to product build-up. This can clog the hair follicles causing an oily secretion called sebum to accumulate alongside sweat and dead skin cells on the scalp. It can have symptoms similar to those of seborrheic dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, and eczema.
Using a mild and clarifying shampoo, like Olsson Haircare designed to deeply cleanse the hair and remove build up for a healthy scalp and luxurious shine. A high-performance formulation yet mild and gentle enough to minimise the risk of an allergic reaction and keep your scalp smiling!
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An allergic reaction to your haircare or styling products.
With many of today’s haircare formulations packed full of potential irritants and allergens such as fragrance and nut oils – it would be reasonable to suspect your itching could be due to an allergic reaction to your shampoos, conditioner, styling products or even, hair dyes.
To soothe the itch, switch to hypoallergenic options, such as, you guess it… Olsson Haircare.
Approved by Allergy UK as “Unlikely to cause a reaction”. Our collection is formulated with gentle ingredients that are less likely to trigger allergic reactions or cause irritation.
In summary, formulated without perfume, preservatives or colourants, this high-performance haircare range is particularly suitable for anyone suffering from eczema, asthma, topical steroid withdrawal, psoriasis or simply looking for a haircare brand with less, that provides more for your hair.
Disclaimer: Due to the complex nature of allergies we cannot guarantee that our products will not trigger an allergic reaction. Over 3 years we developed a formula that has been commended by leading scientists and allergy associations who have gone on to provide their badge of approval. However, if you are a sensitive soul, we would always encourage you to examine the ingredients that are carefully itemised on each product listing, review our free-from table, discover our Help & FAQ or ask our experts - but most importantly, undertake a patch test prior to use.