The root to a clean and healthy scalp

Published: 5-Aug-2019

John Woodruff explores cosmetic ingredients developed to improve scalp health, strengthen hair and encourage hair growth

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The UK market for hair products in 2019 is estimated to be worth US$1,939.8m and it appears to be a very active and innovative market sector. Hair care starts with a clean and healthy scalp.

Scalps may suffer from dryness and flaking, irritation, itchiness, dandruff and excessive production of sebum. According to Alpha Chemicals, scalp health is a major trend.

The scalp is seen as an extension of the face, especially for those with balding or thinning hair. Alpha suggests hyaluronic acid as a moisturising agent and caffeine to block the effects of 5-a-dihydrotestosterone, the cause of genetic hair loss.

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