Fighting inflammation has become a reoccurring theme in the beauty world. Ice rolling, Gua sha, and dry brushing are all examples of remedies that fight inflammation and promote healthy blood circulation. However, what doesn’t get talked about as much, is scalp inflammation.
What causes inflammation?
Inflammation is an immune response to an injury or irritation. It is characterized by redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function. When your scalp becomes inflamed, your body sends white blood cells (WBCs) to fight off the threat. The WBCs release chemicals called cytokines that promote inflammation and cause the affected area to swell up. In some cases, the skin may become yellowish or bluish due to excess fluid that has been released into the tissues. Scalp inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors including poor diet and stress.
A diet high in saturated fats and low in essential nutrients may contribute to scalp inflammation.
Stress has been shown to increase levels of cortisol, a hormone that causes many negative effects on your body, including increased blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar levels. Cortisol also suppresses your immune system, making it harder for you to fight off infection or disease-causing bacteria from entering your body through your skin or mouth. This can result in scalp inflammation.
Inflammation and Hair Loss
Inflammation of the scalp is not only painful but can also lead to hair loss. The scalp is composed of the epidermis (outer layer) and the hair follicles (roots). Hair follicles are located in the dermis (middle layer), which is composed of collagen and elastin fibers that support your hair shafts. When your scalp becomes inflamed or irritated, it can lead to hair loss because the blood flow to your follicles is disrupted. This can cause thinning or even bald spots.
Hair growth begins with a healthy scalp. This is why, at Maya Chia, we introduced the idea of what we like to call “Skincare Meets Scalpcare”. Our Power Fol Multi-Correctional Scalp & Hair Treatment is a first-of-its-kind hair loss solution using the most advanced clean beauty science to improve the appearance of hair density while immediately volumizing, thickening and strengthening the hair you have.
The Power Fol Multi-Correctional Scalp & Hair Treatment uses an Ashwagandha infusion as the base. Ashwagandha is a plant that has been used in Ayurveda for over 3,000 years. Ashwagandha has been proven to reduce the stress hormone cortisol by up to 30.5%. We know that high stress levels are one of many reasons for hair loss.
We are so encouraged and proud by the response and feedback we’ve received about the Power Fol Multi-Correctional Scalp and Hair Treatment. We credit this to the unique and thoughtful – and meticulously crafted – formulation. The Power Fol is a fast-absorbing, ultra-lightweight yet potent infusion of the most nutrient-dense, clinically-proven proprietary blend of Multiple Peptides, Amino Acids, Collagen (from a vegetable source), High-Quality Antioxidants, Fermented Minerals, Phyto-Actives, and Adaptogens.
The formulation takes a comprehensive approach to overall hair wellness, encouraging the look of denser, stronger, healthier hair. At the same time, it minimizes the appearance of hair fallout. Additionally, pea peptides impart immediately visible volume to the hair and provide proven long-term benefits.
In addition to a scalp treatment, it is important to increase blood flow in the scalp. You can do so by massaging your scalp using the Power Tool Gua Sha tool or just simply your fingers. Either will work. This will help to stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles, which helps your hair grow faster and stronger. It also helps to reduce dandruff and itching.
We hope you find this information helpful and informative as there is a link between inflammation and hair loss. Understanding the possible root cause is the first step in taking action to fight scalp inflammation.