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Do you know what’s your scalp type? Wondering what does that mean?

We have already covered the different hair types. Now, let’s take a look at scalp types. Many don’t know the importance of scalp type, just like your skin, you scalp has a type too – after all it is covered with skin! Yes?

Quite often, hair and scalp type are related, though it is important to understand both and factor that in your hair routine. The sebaceous glands play a key role in your scalp type, just like your skin. These glands are responsible for secreting sebum that renders sheen to your hair.

Different factors including stress, ageing, and even health can affect the production. When you compliment your scalp’s need and complete it, you hair will be healthy, strong, lustrous and happy. Let’s take a look at the type of scalps, shall we?

Oily

When the sebaceous glands in your scalp are overactive and secrete more sebum that is needed, it is an oily scalp. The hair tends to be lank and limp due to excess oil. The characteristics include greasy hair, oily scalp and often fine. Hormonal changes including menopause and puberty can aggravate this scalp type.

As far as the hair goes, split ends is usually nil and the hair is often fine. Most people need hair wash daily, depending on the oil levels. However, washing once in two days if possible is ideal, since hair is already fine. Using a buildup clearing shampoo or rinse at regular intervals is important.

Dry

As the name suggests, scalp is dry leading to dry and lifeless hair. This is due to less sebum production leading to dryness. Dry scalp can have itching, irritation, dandruff and other problems triggered by dryness.

Washing once a week, or once every six days is ideal. Hair is usually dry, frizzy and split ends are common. Hair and scalp are drier right after shampooing and the oil levels buildup with time, till the next wash. Using products or ingredients to maintain or restore moisture and hydration levels are important. This type of scalp needs more care.

Normal

Just like your skin, having a normal scalp is really a blessing! Few changes can rattle your scalp! Scalp is neither oily nor is it dry and shampooing twice a week is good in most cases. As for the hair, it is usually glossy and soft, quite manageable and easy to style. Split ends are rare, too. A good hair routine should be enough to maintain your hair and scalp health.

Combination

Just like your skin, this is a combination of two different types, which means your hair is partially oily and partially dry and so is your scalp. Dryness is typically near the ends and it is oily around the roots. This is quite common with those who have long hair and choosing the right products and hair care regimen will help. Washing once in 3 – 4 days is ideal. Hair can look dry and split ends are common.

It is important to understand several factors including one’s diet can aggravate symptoms and influence hair and scalp health. The ingredients chosen and the regimen should revolve around your scalp type, as much as your hair type, to get good results. Hair type is pretty much the same too and really depends on the scalp type, though we will look at it soon. If you don’t have time for DIY or don’t know to prepare your own hair care products, check out HY Vitamins Hair Care Products. They’re all natural, effective and there’s a product for every requirement and hair type.