An unhealthy scalp leads to unhealthy hair
There is ample evidence from data involving collections and characterization of hair samples from various unhealthy scalp conditions to help establish a link between scalp health and hair growth and quality.
Conventionally, the medical focus has been either on hair loss or the condition of the scalp in terms of specific dermatological diseases. The fact that the two are located closely together signals the presence of an important relationship between the two. While protective benefits of the hair to the scalp are obvious, the role of the scalp as the place where ungrown hair fiber resides has largely been ignored. In fact, there is a wealth of observational data on specific dermatological conditions of the scalp providing evidence for the role of the scalp condition in supporting the production of healthy hair. Oxidative stress, a phenomenon caused by an imbalance between production and accumulation of oxygen reactive species (ROS) in cells and tissues and the ability of a biological system to detoxify these reactive products, is prevalent in many skin conditions, including normal skin aging. On the scalp, the hair appears to be impacted prior to exiting the skin, and oxidative stress appears to play a role in premature hair loss. The bacteria that benefits from our scalp, Malassezia which is formerly known as Pityrosporum, are lipophilic yeasts, which are a part of the normal skin flora (microbiome), has been recognized to be a source of oxidative damage.
Therefore, hair care products, specifically shampoos (such as TE Hair Care's Scalp Care Clarifying Shampoo), with active Malassezia inhibitory agents, such as zinc pyrithione, tend to reduce premature hair loss, besides the known benefits in treating specific dermatologic scalp pathologies, and therefore should represent an integral part of every treatment regimen for hair loss, even in individuals not showing symptoms of scalp pathologies.
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Trüeb, Ralph M et al. “Scalp Condition Impacts Hair Growth and Retention via Oxidative Stress.” International journal of trichology vol. 10,6 (2018): 262-270. doi:10.4103/ijt.ijt_57_18 (Link to Research)