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Is a Sensitive Scalp Hereditary?

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Whether youre genetically predisposed to sensitive skin or not, your scalp can still become irritated

Sensitive vs sensitised skin

True sensitive skin conditions are genetic theyre usually a result of a defect in the skins outermost protective layer, which allows irritants and allergens to penetrate the skin more easily.

Sensitised skin on the other hand is a result of environmental factors, which damage the outer layer of the skin. These include:

  • Pollution
  • Heat and UV damage
  • Hormonal changes
  • Poor diet

Sensitised skin will often show the same symptoms as inherited sensitive skin, becoming easily irritated, inflamed, red and itchy.

How to treat sensitive scalp

If you see the signs of a sensitive scalp, its best to choose a gentle shampoo that's designed to be kind to sensitive skin.

Our Clean & Balanced shampoo is formulated with HydraZinc to care for your scalp while leaving you with soft, manageable 100% flake-free** hair.

So even if your scalp is easily irritated, you can still use it every day to keep your hair looking great and up to 100% flake free.

More about sensitive scalp

visible flakes; with regular use

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