How Can You Relieve An Itchy Scalp?

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Having a sore, itchy scalp is never fun, but at this time of the year when we’ve all cranked up the central heating and the weather outside is cold, wet and windy, it can feel even more uncomfortable. Scalp pruritus, or an itchy scalp, is a common issue and is usually caused by psoriasis, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, which can be caused by stress and seasonal changes.  Read More…

Pure Maracuja Oil for Hair, Skin and Nails

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Maracuja Oil has been gaining popularity for its use in hair, skin and nails. Maracuja Oil is sourced and extracted from the seeds of the Passion fruit, which is why it is also often referred to as Passion fruit oil.

Maracuja Oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants and proponents of Maracuja Oil claim that it acts as an emollient helping to restore or replenish skin’s hydration.

Although Maracuja Oil has not been studied extensively, preliminary studies research indicates that this light oil may offer some benefits. In a study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, scientists determined that the oil extracted from passion fruit seeds was rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that plays a key role in skin function.

In addition to the above, a study published in the journal Molecules indicated that passion fruit oil has a high antioxidant activity. Although this study did not look at the skin-protecting properties of Maracuja Oil, there is some evidence that topical use of antioxidant creams and oils may help fight sun damage and perhaps even reverse the signs of the damage. Read More…

Dry Scalp Treatment

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A dry scalp is a common problem that affects men and women of all ages. It is usually itchy, sore and uncomfortable, however it is relatively easy to treat. Making a couple of tweaks to your lifestyle and choice of hair care can make a huge difference.

What causes a dry scalp?

It occurs when the hair root is not sufficiently lubricated by the oil (sebum) secreted by the sebaceous glands lining the scalp, which provide the natural oils to the base of each hair.

The sebum gives hair its characteristic shine and lustre and when there is an insufficient amount of it, both the scalp and hair begin to dry out. Most people immediately think of dry scalp as being dandruff, but nothing could be further from the truth. Dandruff may occur even in an oily scalp as it is associated with a yeast infection of the scalp that leads to excessive cell shedding. Dandruff does not itch, whereas a dry scalp is often accompanied by itching. Read More…