To make an unhealthy scalp healthy, three things need to happen:
1. Any scale on the scalp needs to be removed.
2. The level of micro-organisms on the scalp needs to be controlled.
3. Fast growing, and scale forming, skin cells on the scalp need to be slowed.
The Juniper Scalp Therapy Shampoo works in the following ways:
1) Removes Scale
To make an unhealthy scalp healthy, any scale on the scalp needs to be removed.
The combination of the special therapeutic oils and gentle, but highly effective cleansing agents in this shampoo, loosen and clear scale from the scalp allowing it to be washed away, leaving your scalp clean and fresh.
2) Controls Micro Organisms
To make an unhealthy scalp healthy, the level of micro-organisms on the scalp needs to be controlled.
A common cause of an unhealthy scalp is a micro-organism called Malassezia furfur.
This fungus is always present on the scalp but when, for one reason or another, the level of the skin’s natural oil (called sebum) increases and/or there are minor changes to the composition of sebum due to ill health, diet, stress, hormonal changes and other factors, then conditions improve for the proliferation of the Malassezia furfur fungus resulting in scalp itching, flaking, inflammation, spots, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and other problems.
The Juniper Scalp Therapy Shampoo is composed of natural therapeutic oils; Corn Mint, Thyme, Tea Tree and Rosemary Oils all have highly effective antiseptic and anti-microbial properties which eliminate high levels of the micro-organisms, clear scale and stop itching and tenderness.
3) Controls Skin Cell Growth
This is fundamental to the success of a treatment and something other treatments usually fail to address.
One of the most common symptoms of an unhealthy scalp is that the skin cells of the scalp form too quickly.
Normally it takes about 28 days for the cells which have formed at the base of the epidermis (the outer part of the skin) to move through the skin and to reach the surface (this process is called the epidermal turnover).
Once at the surface these skin cells, which are now dead, come away when we wash our hair. But when the scalp is unhealthy the rate at which these cells travel through the skin is greatly increased, so it is common for the cells to reach the surface of the skin in 14 days or less rather than the normal 28, and in some skin disorders it can be much faster than that.
With psoriasis, for example, it can take only 3 days for this to occur.
This increase in dead skin cells results in the formation of scale on the surface of the scalp. When this occurs the level of micro-organisms (which we all have on our skin) increases causing even more scale to form.
The Juniper Scalp Therapy Shampoo contains Juniper oil which is extracted from Spanish juniper trees and gives the shampoo a slight tar-like smell. This has a soothing and calming effect on the scalp tissues and causes the fast growing skin cells to slow down to a regular rate of growth, allowing the scalp’s metabolism to return to a normal, healthy state so no further scale forms on the scalp.