How to Moisturize the Scalp Quiz

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What skin condition results in plaques or scales on the scalp that can flake off?

A condition called scalp psoriasis causes plaques or scales that can result in white flaking that looks like dandruff.

Seborrheic dermatitis tends to affect people with what type of skin?

If you have oily skin, you might be prone to a condition called seborrheic dermatitis, which leaves oily, waxy patches on your scalp.

Which skin conditions can cause dandruff?

Dandruff can be caused by a number of different factors, including skin conditions such as eczema and contact dermatitis.

Jojoba oil, often used to moisturize the scalp, comes from what type of plant?

Jojoba oil comes from the seeds of the jojoba shrub that grows in Arizona and Mexico.

Your body secretes an oil through glands in your skin. What's the name of that oil?

Our body keeps your skin moisturized naturally by secreting oil called sebum through glands in your skin. However, sometimes the skin doesn't produce as much sebum as it should, which leads to dryness.

What's the advantage of oil over a lotion or cream when it comes to moisturizing the scalp?

Oil will stay on skin longer than a moisturizing cream or lotion will, which is why it works well as a treatment for dry scalp.

Which of these ingredients is often found in scalp oil products?

Many of the scalp oil products on the market today have a mixture of natural oils, antioxidants and glycerin to protect your hair.

What can you do to your hair so it won't absorb the oil you use to treat your scalp?

To avoid getting the oil in your hair as you apply it to the scalp, you can wet your hair so that it won't absorb the oil easily, and then use a cotton ball to dab the oil directly onto the scalp so that it doesn't run through the rest of your hair.

Which of these ingredients is an astringent?

When choosing a shampoo, look for one that includes astringents such as tea tree oil, citrus oil, rosemary or chamomile, which can help to take away oil from your hair follicles.

What healthy hair habit can add some protective hydration back to your scalp?

When it's time to style your hair, try to cut back on the amount and variety of products that you use. The residue from products such as gels, volumizers, mousse and balms can build up on your scalp and weigh your hair down.

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