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Why More and More Parents Are Avoiding Parabens in Their Kid’s Shampoo Products

Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. It’s sensitive to all sorts of external stimuli. And while it might seem like a solid barrier against chemicals that might do us harm, it’s actually quite porous. All sorts of compounds are absorbed by the skin and introduced directly into the bloodstream. We commonly think of our skin as a brick wall, but it’s more like a sponge, blocking some objects while drinking up others. Would you be comfortable building your house from sponge?

Your skin’s permeability is helpful when it comes to medicines and other skincare treatments with beneficial

Why More and More Parents Are Avoiding Parabens in Their Kid’s Shampoo Products

Why Is Scalp Health Important?

Though it’s easy to forget about, the scalp is skin, too. And, just like the skin on the face or the body, the scalp needs love and care. Scalp health is important because it can help prevent a whole host of hair issues, from hair loss to dandruff.

An Unhealthy Scalp Can Prevent Hair Growth

The hair on the head grows out of the scalp’s hair follicles. The follicles don’t just grow hair, though. They also produce sebum – an oily substance that helps moisturize and protect skin. What happens if the follicles secrete too much sebum? Or too little? One potential

Why Is Scalp Health Important?

Should A Scalp be Detoxed?

The face has always enjoyed center stage in the quest to present one’s healthiest appearance to the world. But seemingly overnight, the scalp is enjoying a rise “to the top” of health trends, with buzzwords like “Scalp Detox” and “Scalp Health” making the rounds in beauty magazines.  Some salons are even touting “Hair Detox Treatments”.

Why is a healthy scalp important and does the scalp actually need to be detoxed?  Is the average head of hair riddled with harmful toxins, heavy metals and chemicals?  Or is this just another buzzy

Should A Scalp be Detoxed?

What does a healthy scalp look like?

A healthy scalp is free of flakes and does not discharge flakes when the hair is brushed.  A healthy scalp is also well-hydrated and clear of redness and inflammation. The scalp should be smooth, supple, and free of itchiness or other irritation.

Don’t neglect your scalp!

The scalp is one of the few parts of the body that doesn’t get frequent care or treatment. Though it’s easy to forget about the scalp and focus on hair only, it should be treated with the same love as the rest of the skin. The skin, including the

What does a healthy scalp look like?

Your scalps microbiome and hair health

The human body is covered in microorganisms, 100 trillion of them to be exact. While the idea of archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes, and viruses living on your skin and in your organs may be unsettling at first, remember that these tiny colonizers, called your microbiome, are actually a vital part of your health. You have microbiomes all over your body, including on your scalp.

Microbiomes are made up of many different kinds of microorganisms, each with a very specific purpose that helps balance the habitat to keep both the microorganisms and

Your scalps microbiome and hair health

Scalp Health – A reflection of what we eat?

The Food we eat and its affect on scalp health

There is a saying: “you are what you eat.” This saying has been distilled from French to German to English, and has had numerous meaning through the ages, but taken at face value, what you put into your body can determine our health and well-being [1]. Recently a study to be described in this article was able to quantify this concept and tie it to a very common skin condition that affects many areas of the body—seborrheic dermatitis.

When thinking about the scalp and

Scalp Health – A reflection of what we eat?