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IS A SENSITIVE SCALP HEREDITARY?

Whether you’re genetically predisposed to sensitive skin or not, your scalp can still become irritated.

Sensitive vs sensitized skin

True sensitive skin conditions are genetic – they’re usually a result of a defect in the skin’s outermost protective layer which allowsirritants 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:

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, it’s best to choose a gentle shampoo that's designed to be kind to sensitive skin. Our Purely Gentle sensitive scalp shampoo is a mild formula that also contains aloe vera extract, which has been shownto have a soothing effect on the skin.

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

More tips and advice from the experts: