One of the most asked questions at any hair salon is what is the best way to get rid of the buildup on my scalp and hair? The advertisement is more than just the sebum produced by the sebaceous gland.
The buildup can be a mix of many things, including product residue from years of sticky styling products and the buildup of yeast, mites, and fungus or bacteria.
This can also mix with sweat and the salt in the sweat. Any or all of these can build up.
What Products Does The Buildup Cause?
Buildup can be crystallized, which can feel crusty, white, and waxy that is often soft and easily peeled away or floating in the hair.
The problem with the set buildup is that it can plug the hair follicle and work itself down inside the hair follicle, where the hardened sebum buildup will cause many problems with inflammation.
The inflammation can cause a domino effect of hair growth issues and harboring bacteria, fungus, and even mites. These can be long-lasting and chronic if you cannot detox or deep cleanse away the plugs.
Most dandruff, gel, or tar shampoos are more of a fix for existing fungus on the scalp.
However, these types of shampoos, while potent antifungals, do not do anything to cleanse the sebum plugs that either block the follicle or down inside the hairs that are the real problem.
What Products Work To Clean Out Sebum Plugs and Scalp Buildup?
Several Shampoos are for dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and other itchy scalp issues. However, what has been studied and found to be most effective against sebum plugs and clogged hair follicles is not the traditional dandruff shampoos.
Instead, several herbal mixes work to dissolve even the most hardened and time-resistant plugs or clogs. A shampoo for scalp buildup that includes the sebum breakdown herbal mix is much more likely to have a long-term result for the symptoms.
One of the most common mixtures is called Zincplex. It uses the herbal mixture of thyme, sage, burdock, ivy, fenugreek, tea tree, and zinc PCA.
This mixture is also one of the most common mixtures for those with excess oily scalp and hair and many different types of buildup, including sebum balls, crystallized or hardened sebum, white waxy scalp gunk, and similar yellow dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis type flakes.
Another approach is to use exfoliating products such as scalp scrubs or even scalp exfoliating brushes that will use friction to open the stubborn plugs on the hair follicles.
This manual method works well for getting the outer sebum plugs. However, for still trying to clean and detox the inside of the hair follicle where the clogs can coat the hair follicle root and cause nutrition fee problems and also harbor bacteria, a detox shampoo should be used.
Herbal Complexes such as the Zincplex herbal complex could be just what you are looking for to get your hair and scalp as healthy as they can be.
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