Skin sensitivity is a fact that is now well known to the people all over the world.

We are all aware that our skin has to endure many discomforts. These can be caused by physical factors (UV rays, heat, cold, wind), chemical factors (pollution, water, unsuitable cosmetics and hygiene products), psychological factors (stress) or genetic factors.

We think of the daily suffering of the skin;however, we forget – or ignore – that we have a living scalp.And as a result, we abuse it far too often!

Just like the skin, the scalp suffers.

The scalp, like the skin, reacts to external conditions. In our daily lives, there are many sources of aggression:

  • the environment with its thermal, chemical and physical aggressions: pollution, abrupt temperature changes, wind, UV rays;
  • smoking, dandruff, a lack of or excess sebum secretion, or even the frequent wearing of a motorbike helmet;
  • unsuitable hair treatments (aggressive shampoos, overzealous brushing, etc.) and/or aggressive hair treatments (heat from styling products, chemical agents from coloring or straightening).

All these phenomena that we suffer in spite of ourselves, or that we cause without being aware of their consequences, give our scalp a rough time.

On a daily basis, they attack the scalp, which sensitizes, over-sensitizes and eventually irritates the scalp. This can lead to a number of unpleasant symptoms that are detrimental to the well-being of the hair.

What are the signs of an overactive scalp?

In order to choose the right treatment for your scalp, you first need to know what type of scalp you have.

The signs of an overactive scalp can be numerous and vary from person to person.

However, they are classified into three main groups of symptoms that may appear temporarily:

  • itchiness and irritation;
  • scalp discomfort;
  • hair asphyxiation;
    • dandruff;
    • the overproduction of sebum.

What can be done to alleviate these discomforts? 

The symptoms mentioned above reflect a form of scalp overactivity. In fact, the scalp overreacts in an attempt to defend itself against the various factors that attack it.

It is obvious that this type of scalp, which is attacked on a daily basis, can only be suffering. Beyond the unpleasant sensations it feels, it’s important to remember that the scalp is the foundation from which the hair grows.

How can hair thrive in an irritated environment?

Hair suffers directly from the poor condition of the scalp. And the result is obviously visible on the hair!

An irritated scalp must be soothed.

It’s important to react as soon as possible! The scalp must be cared for in order to calm this inflammation. It may be occasional at first, but it can become a real nuisance in everyday life.

It’s important to banish this scalp discomfort and allow the hair to breathe!


How do you cleanse the scalp?

When a scalp is irritated, sensitive – in short, overactive – it must be soothed as soon as possible!

It will then be able to function optimally again and play its full role in nourishing the hair and protecting the skull.

The soothing properties of essential oils can be very beneficial in treating an overactive scalp.

Hair products enriched with cold essential oils, such as mint and eucalyptus, immediately soothe the scalp. Gradually, they regulate sebum production and help to reduce scalp irritation. Feelings of itchiness eventually disappear.

A healthy scalp is restored and strong, healthy hair can flourish.


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