June 18, 2013 12:00 AM | by The Fustany Team
Dr. Hanan El Kahky: Ending All Scalp Problems is Easier Than you Think
With summer approaching and its heat in full force, it becomes harder to
tolerate its effects on our skin, especially your scalp. In turn, it leads to itch
and all we wish for is to be able to break free from all the interruption
caused by dandruff and scalp problems; just being free and refreshed. We
decided to interview Dr. Hanan El Kahky, a dermatology professor in Ain Shams
University, to share with you how to take better care of our hair and scalp.
What causes scalp problems?
Itching is the first sign of dandruff. It is caused by external factors and its effect on the nutritious balance of the scalp. Pollution and stress play a huge role in that aspect as well. But the real culprit is actually a kind of fungus called Malassezia globosa, which exists already in our scalp. For some of us, it doesn’t cause any problems. But for others, due to a problem in their immunity system, their scalp reacts causing scalp itchiness and dandruff, sometimes even creating a type of insect called Demodex that lives on the surface of the skin and causesitch..
What are the risks of ignoring itch or scalp problems in general?
Many women think that they could ignore scalp problems, as it won’t affect their appearance. In reality, that puts us in a closed circle, as itching causes damage to the scalp’s skin, which causes more irritation, and that leads to more itching and dandruff. It is vital to improve the scalp’s condition in order to restore the balance and limit scalp problems and dandruff. My advice for veiled women is to avoid covering their hair while it’s still wet as doing so activates fungi and the fine insects, which live on the skin surface.
Prevention is better than treatment, what is your solution to women?
I advise women to use the new Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care shampoo and conditioner designed specifically for females. Head & Shoulders has been leading the research for the health of the scalp and dandruff for over fifty years. The new formula with Eucalyptus extract, treats dandruff and itchy scalp problems using a combination of cleansing, effective and gentle ingredients that moisturize your hair while maintaining its beauty. It also contains ActiZinc, which bonds with the ZPT element from Head & Shoulders to terminate the roots responsible for the Malassezia globosa fungi and prevents it from returning.
How can the new Head & Shoulders fight scalp problems effectively? What makes it different than any other brand available in the market?
Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care gives the chance to natural restoration of the scalp’s health. The Eucalyptus extract in its new formula also gives a refreshed feeling while fighting scalp problem and so calms the irritation of the scalp with every wash. In addition to the beautiful scent of the shampoo, which gives you an energy boost and refreshes the head, it also leaves you ready for whatever comes.