What's Your Scalp Type?

When it comes to skincare, we often lavish attention on our faces, diligently analysing our skin type and adjusting our area-focused regimes accordingly. But what about the often-overlooked foundation of it all – our scalp?

The scalp is not just the bedrock for luscious locks; it's also a reflection of our overall health. Understanding your scalp type is the first step towards a healthier headspace, quite literally. 

Let's delve into the intricacies of scalp types… 

  1. Normal Scalp: Characterised by balanced oil production, this scalp type sees minimal flakiness, and no irritation. Hair appears healthy and vibrant without being overly oily or dry. The dream!
  2. Oily Scalp: This scalp type tends to produce excess sebum, leading to oily hair within a short time after washing. It's prone to clogged pores, which can result in skin conditions such as acne or dandruff. For this type, proper cleansing and regular balancing treatments are essential to manage oil production (without stripping the scalp).
  3. Dry Scalp: Common for many in the cooler months, a dry scalp lacks sufficient moisture, often leading to itching, flakiness and irritation. Hair may appear dull and brittle, and can snap easily. Hydration is key here! Look to moisturising shampoos and conditioners, plus restorative scalp treatments to provide relief and lock in essential natural oils. 
  4. Sensitive Scalp: Easily irritated, sensitive scalps react to various stimuli, including harsh chemicals, environmental factors and certain hair products. Symptoms may include redness, itching and inflammation. Gentle, soothing products free from irritants and chemicals are crucial for reducing discomfort. 

The Link Between Scalp Health + Hair Health 

The condition of your scalp can greatly influence your hair health and growth (1)! A nourished scalp supports hair follicles, fostering optimal conditions for them to grow. Factors like sebum production, pH balance, and the scalp’s microflora can all influence scalp health, in turn impacting hair quality (1).

If you’re experiencing conditions like dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis or folliculitis - it’s a sign that your scalp health is out of balance and over time, you may experience hair breakage or loss (2). Luckily, a consistent regime with good hair hygiene, balanced nutrition, and high-quality products can assist in promoting an environment conducive to healthy hair! 

Our vitamin-powered haircare range was created by experts to naturally transform, and is suitable for all scalp types. 

In order to achieve optimal results for your individual needs, we recommend personalising your Vitamin Haircare System based your scalp and hair condition -

1. Trüeb, R. M., Henry, J. P., Davis, M. G., & Schwartz, J. R. (2018). Scalp Condition Impacts Hair Growth and Retention via Oxidative Stress. International journal of trichology, 10(6), 262–270. PubMed
2. Borda, L. J., & Wikramanayake, T. C. (2015). Seborrheic Dermatitis and Dandruff: A Comprehensive Review. Journal of clinical and investigative dermatology. PubMed


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