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3 Types of Scalps and How to Take Care of Them

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Multistep skincare routines that treat multiple skin types have become a part of many people’s daily lives. Even if you take good care of your scalp, have you ever thought about the different types of scalp? Your scalp type is just like your facial skin. It has unique care needs.

You may not have realized that the health of your hair can be affected by the type of skin on your scalp. These concerns can be addressed by adapting your hair care and scalp care to create healthy hair. This article will help you determine which type of scalp you have. It also explains how to care for your hair and what you need to know to make it healthy. Find out which scalp care products are best for you.

The Types of the Scalp

“Healthy hair starts from within. A balanced, calm scalp is essential. The scalp is like skin. It has a specific type. The types of scalp include oily, dry, dandruff prone, and many other types,” shared Jennifer Kennedy, director for skincare and registered nurse. Let’s say it simple. The pH balance and the amount of oil your scalp produces are the two main factors that affect the health and appearance of your hair.

A Well Balanced Scalp 

The pH balance is a scale that measures the acidity and alkalinity in an environment. A balanced scalp should be between 4.5 and 5.5 on this scale. The scalp should have a moderately acidic environment to prevent bacteria from growing and keep skin healthy. However, too much acidity can cause hair to become tangled or oily. Too little acidity can cause hair to lose its natural protection and allow bacteria and fungus to grow. Low scalp acidity can cause scalp irritation, inflammation, dry hair, and dry scalp. A healthy scalp and hair requires a balance of pH. The hair’s strength and shine is determined by the amount of natural oils produced by the sebaceous glands. An overactive sebaceous gland can cause oil production to slow down, resulting in greasy hair, oily scalps, or combination of both.

How to Determine Your Scalp Type

Hair wellness is complex. Knowing your scalp type can help you find the right products for your hair. Your scalp may be the reason you are experiencing hair loss, hair fall, or hair thinning. There are many types of scalps, just like the different types of facial skin. These could include:

  • Dry scalp
  • Oily scalp
  • Combination scalp
  • Normal scalp

Dry scalps can cause inflammation and irritation, which can result in a less than ideal environment for hair growth. It may also lead to itchy skin. An oily scalp could indicate an excessive oil production, which can cause hair loss. There are many ways to care for your hair and scalp based on what type you have. This includes using styling products and other hair care products to effectively address, prevent, and alleviate problems in the scalp as well as the strands. Good scalp and hair products will balance, cleanse, and nourish your hair, making it healthier and allowing you to have thicker hair.

Combination Scalp

Like the skin on your head, your scalp may have oily or dry patches. This could be due to sensitive skin conditions or hormonal changes. Combination skin can range from dry to flat, greasy areas on the scalp. Hair texture may appear dull or wavy. One good advice for combination scalp is to use a massager to give your combination scalp biome some extra boost.

Oily Scalp

Oily scalp can make hair look stringy. The scalp appears to be constantly heavy and wet. Your hair may look greasy or clumpy, and if it feels heavy and flat against your head, you might have excess oil from the overactive sebaceous glands. Choose the right shampoo and conditioner to manage oily scalp. A shampoo and conditioner that is focused on cleansing, moisturizing, and balancing your scalp will prevent excess oil production, bonds to hair follicles and remains attached to hair strands after washing. You can also add moisture to your hair with organic murumuru butter, wild-harvested marula oil and ximenia oils. They won’t leave behind any pore-blocking residue.

Dry Scalp

Dry scalps are more susceptible to inflammation, itching, dryness, and dandruff. Dry scalp may be a sign of irritation. The first thing to do is address the lackluster moisture. You can use a natural, botanical-powered hair serum. After washing your hair, incorporate it into your normal hair care routine. You won’t have to rinse out any of the plant actives. This serum also contains the beneficial elements from microencapsulated full-spectrum hemp to relieve scalp stress and eradicate bacteria that can harm hair growth.


Even normal scalps can become irritated from excessive buildup, which can lead to inflammation and dandruff. No matter what type of hair you have, it is essential to maintain good hair hygiene. Wash your hair at the very least once a week or every third day. Remember that harmony starts within. Take a holistic approach towards your hair and overall health. Healthy hair can be achieved by eating a healthy diet, exercising, getting enough sleep, being hydrated, and taking care of your scalp.

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