Can Build Up On Your Scalp Cause Hair Loss?

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz in the beauty and hair care spaces about the benefits of scalp exfoliation. Not sure what the scalp care craze is all about? Here’s a few reasons why a regular scalp exfoliation and scalp mask routine can change your scalp and hair health for the better: 

- Promotes healthy hair growth

- Treats and soothes itchiness, dryness, flakes, irritation, and redness

- Calms and relieves tension

- Supports a healthy environment for your scalp 

If you’ve been paying extra attention to all the excitement around scalp care, you might have heard that build up could be causing unwanted hair loss. There are a lot of scalp conditions that can lead to hair loss, but is build up to blame for your hair loss? The short answer: Yes! 

Healthy hair is rooted in scalp care, and that’s why it’s so important to establish a scalp care routine that helps you nourish your scalp and create a healthy environment for long-term hair health. Let’s uncover the connection to your scalp health and hair loss and why our Scalp Revival™ collection is your one stop, complete scalp care team for a balanced scalp and healthier, stronger hair.


How does build up cause hair loss?


Build up can contribute to hair loss when your hair follicles are congested with dead skin cells, oil, sweat, and product build up. When your hair follicles are clogged with bacteria or fungus-filled build up, the follicles become inflamed—this is known as folliculitis.



Typically, folliculitis is no more than a painful, uncomfortable condition that clears up on its own or after a few wash days. When folliculitis leads to an infection in the hair follicle, extreme swelling, sores, red bumps, and crusty scabs can show up on your scalp. These sores and scabs take a long time to heal and if left untreated they can cause hair loss.


What’s the best way to decongest your scalp?

Regularly scheduling wash days is the first step to preventing folliculitis and removing any bacteria or buildup that can clog your hair follicles. Look for shampoos and conditioners that are packed with gentle, naturally derived, clean ingredients like:

Binchotan charcoal: Naturally decongests and detoxifies the scalp pores by absorbing impurities and excess oil.

Tea tree oil: Contains natural antiseptic and healing qualities to treat the symptoms of dandruff, reduces itchiness, irritation, and flakes.

Peppermint and spearmint oils: Stimulates blood flow and provides a cooling effect to the scalp.

Witch hazel: Balances oil production to prevent an oily scalp. 

Coconut oil: A natural moisturizer that helps to fight scalp irritation through hydration.

Plant-based micro-exfoliators: A gentle and eco-friendly way to give your scalp a deep scrub that will leave you feeling squeaky clean and itch-free.

Turn up the exfoliation on your scalp care routine with a double cleansing routine using our NEW! Scalp Revival™ MegaStrength+ Dandruff Relief Shampoo Charcoal + AHA/BHA that will rid your scalp of bacteria and any irritation from too much build up. 

We’ve packed everything you love about our Scalp Revival™ lineup into our NEW! MegaStrength+ Dandruff Relief Shampoo to provide a clean, gentle, everyday shampoo that supports a healthier scalp and hair. We’ve tapped into the power of AHAs and BHAs—two amazingly effective  6-Free™ chemical exfoliants to help your scalp health thrive and inhibit folliculitis. 

Scalp care = healthy hair™—and it’s also the key to preventing folliculitis-induced hair loss. Start your double cleansing routine using our Scalp Revival™ collection and our NEW! Scalp Revival™ MegaStrength+ Dandruff Relief Shampoo Charcoal + AHA/BHA! 

We’ve made it easier than ever to treat your scalp to everything it needs for maximum hair health in one simple to use, wash day routine. Shop this post today to get started!


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