Addressing Scalp Concerns With Trichology


Scalp itching is a problem that both men and women suffer and that pushes those who suffer scratching the skin, often with painful episodes and overtime it can lead to hair loss. 

In some cases, itching can also be associated with skin and hair problems such as psoriasis, dandruff, seborrhea, folliculitis, dry skin, seborrheic and atypical dermatitis, eczema. 

In many cases, psychological factors such as anxiety, stress and trauma, or external factors such as hygiene and cosmetics, food, chemical agents and treatments are not to be excluded.  

 Depending on whether you are faced with seborrhea, dermatitis or dandruff it is advisable to rely on targeted products and trichological treatments, to remove the root cause. 

CRLab offers products that thanks to the rehydrating agent, give relief and a beneficial purifying effect. 

The mix of essential oils and other natural or pharmacological agents calm the scalp itching and purify the skin and hair. dermatitis or dandruff it is advisable to rely on targeted products and trichological treatments, to remove the root cause. 

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Is your hair dry and brittle? Dry hair often appears weak and fragile and over time they tend to fracture and break, to generate split ends or other forms of damage. 

The causes of dry and lifeless hair can be hormonal, food or genetic: but in any case the primary cause is the lack of production of sebum. 

Even cosmetic treatments can play their part in making hair dry and damaged, especially if it is abused or does not rely on quality products. 

The dry and lifeless hair, in general, are however the result of a strong lack of lipids and liquids that normally help us comb the hair.  When the skin is also dry and scaly, it is necessary to increase the intake of lipids, water and nutrients to stimulate the sebaceous glands and the sweat glands. 

CRLab recommends a series of products designed for dry and brittle hair problems: using them for washing and as a treatment, they nourish the hair, rehydrate it and rebalance it: the hair is immediately soft, bright and easy to comb.

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Does your hair appear dirty, greasy, oily, shiny, or at times unpleasant odor?

It is because it may have high level of sebum. 

Excessive amount of sebum that obstructs follicles over time prevent the growth of healthy hair.

The excess sebum in fact through the hair follicles is poured on the scalp, ending up also to distribute itself on the entire stem of the hair. 

The sebum itself has the function of promoting skin hydration, lubricating and waterproofing the hair shaft, strengthening it and making it more resistant and protecting the skin from external agents such as the sun, the cold and the bacteria.

However, when the production of sebum is excessive, the functions of the sebum are altered and the hydro-lipid balance jumps, compromising the health of the hair and consequently causing problems to the hair and scalp. 

The CRLab line studies products that help to rebalance the production of sebum, thanks to a mix of specific essential oils, which nourish the hair and fight reddening, itching and oily dandruff.

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The ways in which hair loss occurs can be very different depending on the areas of the scalp or the causes that caused it and have a different degree of severity, different causes and specific remedies. 

In man and woman hair loss occurs in different ways: the receding hairline is typical of loss and thinning of hair in men, while in women thinning occurs more frequently on the entire scalp. It can be reversible or permanent. 

 Timely intervention and choosing quality products and treatments is essential to combat this disorder and limit the consequences of hair loss. 

 CRLab, thanks to the research of its laboratories and the experience of its professionals, has created a line completely dedicated to the problem of hair loss, formulated to promote growth by bringing the right nourishment to the hair bulb fortifying it. 

The high purifying capacity of the active ingredients contained in the products of the line remove toxins, waste substances and free radicals, bringing nourishment and stimulating the peripheral microcirculation. 

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If your lifestyle and habits lead you to have to wash your hair often, you need to be sure to use products and treatments that do not alter the balance of the hair and nourish it without any side effects. 

Frequent washing, in fact, if carried out with non-specific products, can turn out to be a double-edged sword that on the one hand makes the hair less beautiful and on the other it also undermines the "inner health".

For frequent washing, CRLab has specially designed a complete line of very delicate yet effective products. 

Their formulation aims to take care of the hair shaft, defending it from the aggressive agents we encounter every day, such as smog, dehydration, extreme temperatures, pathogens. Its protection also extends to treatments that "stress" the hair (and to which you can not give up) as plates, colors, permanent. 

Thanks to the effect of the Daily Care line for frequent washing, the hair will immediately be more shiny and soft.

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Have you noticed your scalp covered with large scales, greasy yellowish appearance, and have a slight but persistent itching?  Then you may suffer from oily dandruff. 

Almost always fatty dandruff is caused by a rapid development of some cells of the superficial epidermal layer and often occurs in people with contact eczema or psoriasis. 

The reason for pruritus often lies in the high irritability of the scalp, which also results in the fall of scales that can be more or less small and that are found mainly on the temples, forehead and ears.

The Cyrab Antiseptic line has been formulated to combat oily dandruff. Since sebum is essential for the protection and metabolism of the skin / hair system, it must be kept in the right balance, because if in excess it will also negatively affect the correct turn over of the hair.

The essential oils at the base of this line fight synergistically against the excessive production of sebum, redness, dandruff and itching, thanks to the astringent and purifying abilities of the active ingredients and the nourishment provided. 

Furthermore, the presence of Climbazolo and Piroctone Olamine are excellent for more effectively counteracting the presence of oily dandruff.

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Dry dandruff is one of the most common and most annoying hair problems that often occurs between 10 and 25 years and can improve between 45 and 55 years or persist for the whole of old age. 

Its cause is due to a replacement of the epidermal cells too fast that they do not reach maturity before detaching. These cells come in the form of white-greyish scales that can be patchy or distributed across the scalp, which then come off causing the dreaded "snow effect" on jackets and clothes, in addition, in some cases, to episodes of itching. 

At the origin of the dry dandruff there is the so-called seborrheic dermatitis, which is nothing more than an inflammation of the skin and may have slight or severe entity. This irritation affects areas where there are many sebaceous glands, which, at an exam, they would appear reddened and peeling.

In severe cases, dry dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis can lead to problems such as androgenetic alopecia (ie excessive hair loss). 

The main organisms present in dry dandruff are the aerobic bacteria, the acne bacillus (corynebacterium acnes) and various Pitirospores. Among these, the Pityrosporum ovale (Malassezia) is the most common microorganism quantitatively associated with dandruff.

CRLab has created a line dedicated to dry dandruff problems and has been formulated to combat dehydration, itching, redness and psoriasis. 

Rehydrating the skin is the watchword: only in this way can the skin be given the relief of a beneficial soothing and purifying effect. The products of the CRLab treating line for dry dandruff contain specific mixes of essential oils and other natural agents (such as Chamomile extract) or of pharmacological origin (such as Piroctone Olamine) with a high calming and skin purifying capacity to guarantee the re-balancing of the skin and proper hydration of the scalp.

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Scalp Health - Trichology

Hair Loss
Hair Loss prevention

Trichology & Hair Loss

Trichology is the scientific study of the health of hair & scalp.  Scalp & Hair are part of an interrelated system.  

In order to have healthy hair, you must have healthy scalp. Shedding of hair is considered normal  when hair loss is limited to around one hundred hairs per day.  During an individual's life hair grows, falls out and regrows around twenty times. 

Hair & Scalp

The scalp is an ultra-specialized area of the skin, where hair is anchored. Like other hair, also the hair on the scalp originates from a hair follicle, called a bulb.  Since it is skin, the scalp is susceptible to problems such as imbalances, anomalies, disorders or actual illnesses.

Scalp Problems

Genetic factors influence and determine the size of the diameter in hair.  Its volume varies from person to person.  In hair, the diameter is a very important element. In addition to characterizing its look, it also gives us information about its health. 

Thin hair is less beautiful, less vital looking, less robust and more vulnerable than thick hair, and therefore also more susceptible to external and internal agents.

Common Causes of Hair Loss

  • Androgenetic Alopecia/Thinning hair
  • Seasonal Hair Loss  - Hormonal causes and Environmental stresses
  • Alopecia Areata  - Prevalent autoimmune condition
  • Telogen Effluvium - Stress, trauma from accident, long term hospitalization, physiological changes due to season, child birth etc.
  • Scarring Alopecia - Generally autoimmune condition (but not only)

Premature Hair Loss

Recent studies have demonstrated that around 1 in 5 young men tend to lose their hair prematurely over time. This problem does not affect only young men but also young women. 

In the majority of cases, it is androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss) and therefore is genetic.  However, it is important to remember that often factors of psychological origin like performance anxiety, trauma and emotional stress take over, thereby becoming a source and cause of hair loss from stress.  Men suffer from this more than women. The percentages are, respectively, 65% and 35%.

Female Hair Loss

Female hair loss is a common form of non-scarring hair loss, characterized by the progressive loss of hair in the forehead and crown regions, resulting in visible thinning. Unlike male hair loss, female hair loss in the affected areas is usually incomplete and the occipital area is generally spared. 

The exact hair loss pattern varies from woman to woman. In some patients, the most affected area is the frontal one, with a progressive thinning in the central part of the hairline resulting in a triangular so-called “Christmas tree” part. 

In other cases, a central, scattered thinning takes place, generally sparing the hairline. A rarer case consists of a pattern that involves both loss of hair on the crown and a receding hairline on the forehead (more similar to male pattern hair loss). 

The Importantce of Hair & Scalp -  Trichology in Calgary