Your Guide to Common Scalp Problems

Are you struggling with dry scalp, dandruff, oily scalp and hair loss? While these scalp problems can be frustrating and affect your confidence, you can take some comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Many people experience these scalp problems at some point in their lives. And the good news is that there are effective ways to treat these common scalp problems. 

In this article, we’ll help you understand just how your scalp impacts the health of your hair, the symptoms of different scalp conditions and the treatment options you can consider.

The Role of Scalp in Hair Growth

Your scalp is not just the home of your hair follicles, it also plays a crucial role in the health and growth of your hair. A healthy scalp provides nutrients, oxygen, and blood supply to the hair follicles, supporting healthy hair growth

To create an optimal environment for your hair follicles to thrive, you should keep your scalp clean, free from excess oil, debris and pollutants.

That’s why proper scalp hygiene, including regular cleansing with gentle shampoos, is important. This also decreases the chances of scalp inflammation, which is characteristic of an unhealthy scalp. 

Common Scalp Problems You Should Know




Dandruff Overgrowth of the yeast-like fungus Malassezia due to dry scalp. Regular scalp hygiene and hair care by using gentle shampoos and products.
Scalp psoriasis Autoimmune disorder that can be triggered by stress, infections, weather conditions and hormonal changes. Topical medications, like corticosteroids, salicylic acid and coal tar, and phototherapy.
Oily scalp Excess sebum production. Gentle shampoos instead of heavy hair care products.
Scalp folliculitis Inflammation and infection of hair follicles due to bacteria and fungus. Gentle shampoo and refraining from scratching.
Scalp eczema Weakened immune system triggered by stress or hormonal changes. Good scalp hygiene and avoiding harsh hair care products and overwashing.
Hair loss Genetics, hairstyling practices, stress, and medical conditions. Oral medication and topical treatments for mild cases. Microneedling can be an option for severe cases.
Dry and sensitive scalp Improper hair care routine, genetics and exposure to pollution. Proper moisturising and hydration with gentle shampoos and essential oils.

Scalp Treatment in Singapore – TrichoLab’s Solutions

If you’ve tried various hair routines but found them to be unsatisfactory, it might be time to get professional treatment. Here is a list of various options for the different scalp conditions.

1. Dandruff

This treatment is ideal for mild dandrufff. The scalp exfoliating process uses papaya enzymes to gently remove dandruff from the scalp, and centella asiatica and green tea extracts to balance oil levels. 

For a more intense dandruff treatment, consider our scalp revival treatment. It not only gets rid of dandruff but dry scalp, too. It uses medical-grade salicylic acid to clear dandruff and buildup on your scalp, making your scalp ready to absorb the hydrating nutrients of our customised nano mist essence. The result? A fresher and cleaner scalp.

2. Scalp psoriasis

TrichoLab’s scalp psoriasis treatment begins with a comprehensive scalp analysis to assess how severe the psoriasis is. Next, you’ll enjoy a relaxing head massage before your scalp is washed and conditioned.

The treatment includes scalp exfoliation and a calming or anti-inflammatory mask with steam. After rinsing, a soothing scalp fluid is applied, along with LED light therapy, for healing and reducing inflammation. Finally, a post-treatment scalp scan is used to assess the results.

3. Oily scalp

TrichoLab offers an oily scalp treatment called Sebum control treatment. This treatment uses papaya and pineapple enzymes to exfoliate and hydrate the scalp while regulating oil levels. It’s suitable for normal and oily scalp types with mild folliculitis.

Our salicylic acid peel treatment is a great option for individuals with excess oil, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and product buildup on the scalp. It utilises salicylic acid, an ingredient that helps unclog hair follicles and prevents oil buildup.

4. Scalp folliculitis

This treatment features all-natural coal tar and salicylic acid to inhibit bacterial growth and remove dirt and scales, promoting a healthier scalp. It effectively relieves the discomfort of folliculitis and improves scalp health and hair condition.

5. Scalp eczema

Before your scalp treatment at TrichoLab, we will conduct an in-depth scalp scan to assess its condition and customise the treatment for you. The treatment will start with a stimulating head massage, followed by a customised mask with blue light therapy to thoroughly cleanse and soothe the scalp.

After the treatment, we will blow-dry your hair and conduct a post-treatment analysis to review the effects. We may also apply a multi-vitamin serum or LED light therapy for better results.

At TrichoLab, our scalp treatment includes a calming mask and an antifungal ampoule to address excess sebum production and balance oil production on the scalp. This treatment reduces scalp inflammation, regulates sebum levels, and promotes a healthier scalp.

6. Hair loss

During your hair loss treatment at TrichoLab, we use a microneedling system to deliver our patented hair growth and anti-hair loss formula into your hair follicles. A topical anaesthetic is applied before the procedure to minimise discomfort. 

This treatment for hair loss typically takes around 90 minutes, including pre-and post-treatment analysis. After the procedure, we conduct a post-treatment analysis and may apply a multi-vitamin serum or LED Light therapy for better results.

7. Dry and sensitive scalp

This treatment is designed to soothe and protect sensitive scalp from further irritation. It features a unique blend of active ingredients, including niacinamide, vitamin B5, oat protein, and green tea extracts. These ingredients work together to calm inflammation, improve immune function, and nourish your scalp.

Reach Out for Help

Whatever the scalp problem you’re facing, you need to understand its causes to take proactive steps. Sometimes it can be hard to do this on your own and you may end up misdiagnosing your hair condition.

With professional help, you can ensure that you get prompt and accurate treatment. At Tricholab, we have years of experience in treating a variety of hair issues. Contact us today!

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