Do you know why people’s scalp develop into a problematic scalp? If you want to know why, watch this video There are already a lot of videos with doctors talking about the cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis So if you are curious about the causes, search search Seborrheic Dermatitis on Youtube I want to talk about something slightly different in this video Instead of talking about how to deal with seborrheic dermatitis, I will talk about seborrheic dermatitis’ early signs There are somethings that I don’t want to have in my life: Cancer cavity, skin conditions, hair loss, seborrheic dermatitis, traitors I specialise in hair loss and scalp management, but hair loss and seborrheic dermatitis? I really x5 don’t want to experience those two Seborrheic dermatitis is like a common cold recurring every time whenever your immune system weakens And every time it recurs your scalp weakens and medications become less effective People often don’t do anything about it at the start because the symptoms aren’t that bad early on But once it worsens and your hair starts to smell and when you scratch your scalp people think that you are unhygienic Also you get dandruff falling on to your clothes When it gets even worse, it starts to affect your skin too If you get seborrheic dermatitis and have it recurring every time and worsening every time it recurs It’ll decrease your quality of life, right? I know that that’s going to be super stressful So I really don’t want to have seborrheic dermatitis Just like how you don’t catch cold when you take vitamins, exercise, and eat well regularly It’s important to keep your scalp healthy to not catch seborrheic dermatitis So let’s find out how to avoid catching seborrheic dermatitis You should really avoid it What it’s like to have a problematic scalp: 1st stage 1. I scratch my head unconsciously 2. I get pimples on my scalp, but I don’t really mind because it disappears soon 3. I hair is usually not greasy but my hair gets oily a few hours after I shampoo my hair What it’s like to have a problematic scalp: 2nd stage 1. I notice myself scratching my head a lot 2. I’ve seen/felt scabs on my scalp 3. I have more pimples appearing on the scalp 4. These 3 symptoms recur every once in a while, but I think it’s fine 5. People tell me that my scalp is red and/or sensitive when I visit a hair salon 6. I’ve had or have dandruff on my head What it’s like to have a problematic scalp: 3rd stage 1. My scalp breaks out every once in a while, or there’s always a problem with my scalp 2. I have a discharge or scabs forming on my scalp and it reappears over and over again 3. There’s a red line along my hairline just like eczema 4. There are always dandruff in certain areas 5. My scalp is weaker than before and it hurts when I press it down What stage are you in? If you are in the first stage, you don’t have seborrheic dermatitis yet so it’d get better if you take care of it a bit If you are in the second stage, Your scalp won’t get better by itself so start taking care of your scalp and stop it from worsening If you are in the third stage, you’ll probably face the final boss; Hair Loss If you continue to stay in the second or third stage you’ll start to lose hair, even if it’s not inherited Why do you think such problematic scalps get worse over time, and not better over time? People often say: ‘I didn’t do anything wrong, why is it getting worse?’ Let me tell you what habits of yours make your scalp’s condition worse At first, stress, irregular lifestyle, and unhealthy diet would’ve caused your scalp’s oil/water balance to collapse But because your scalp used to be healthy it would’ve regained the balance quickly If the unhealthy lifestyle was just a one-time thing and didn’t last too long your scalp would’ve overpowered the damage and recover However, if you continue to get stressed, drink, and have an unhealthy lifestyle your scalp’s oil/water balance will eventually break down then your scalp will start to have problems one by one And if you don’t realise the problems at this stage and scratch your head with your unclean hands unconsciously Or, if you continue to perm or dye your hair, or sleep without washing your hair after waxing your hair, or don’t dry your hair properly before bed, you are creating the perfect environment for germs to live & grow And because your scalp has been weakened over time it’ll react more to the same amount of stress, lack of sleep, and unhealthy diet and won’t be able to regenerate as fast as before with you continue to provide unhealthy environment for the scalp You can’t do much about stress but it would’ve been much better if you noticed it early and took good care of your scalp but instead, all you did was try a couple different shampoos, scratch your head because it’s itchy, creating small cuts on your scalp And with the germs growing in your scalp your scalp will start to develop contact dermatitis or other dermal problems resulting in a problematic scalp In this stage, all you can do is to get used to it and try to contain it and stop it from spreading to other areas There’s no cure to it Some people are born weak, and have eczema or seborrheic dermatitis from birth There’s nothing you can do about it What I want to say is if it’s not innate, you can prevent from getting problematic scalp if you avoid unhealthy lifestyle So in today’s video I talked about some pre-symptoms to help you notice it early I’ll tell you how to manage problematic scalps step by step in the next video!