Many people experience a white, waxy buildup on their scalp or hair strands. This is caused by sebum, which is an oily secretion from the skin’s oil glands. In some cases, this may indicate that there are problems with the hair follicles and can lead to more serious conditions such as dandruff or fungus. While these issues may require professional help, there are many things you can do at home to reduce the problem of a white waxy buildup on your scalp and hair strands.
Sebum production is one of our bodies natural defenses against dryness in our scalps and helps keep it moisturized but it is also a defense against the smaller microbes that can affect the scalp and those include special types of bacteria, even fungus known to be present in seborrheic eczema and dermatitis as well as dandruff and of course the one that people talk about Demodex. However when too much sebum builds up on your scalp then it will start to clog pores which will cause acne. Not removing the buildup can cause problems. The reason why the white and waxy parts seem to go together is that certain things on the scalp mix. This can include parts of sweat, yeast, and eve the salt from the sweat. These mix with shampoo residue, dirt, sebum, and especially excess sebum loads, and all of these form a paste or waxy buildup on the scalp skin but it can also float in the hair.
To eliminate the white and waxy buildup on scalp you need to use specific herbs that will help to deep cleanse and purify all of the components without stripping. This is why so many clarifying shampoos do more damage than good. They actually strip everything away but do nothing for the buildup of Demodex, yeast, candida, bacteria, or fungus so when more sweat and sebum are added the same mixture occurs and the problem becomes vicious cycle.
The answer is to rebalance the amount of sebum as well as get rid of unhealthy balances of the microbes that include bacteria and fungus to name a few. The best way to do this is with an ingredient called zinc pca and then also by using purifying herbs like burdock and ivy. These when in combination with zinc pca with purifying without harming or stripping the balance of the scalp. In fact, it helps to restore the proper skin scalp ph balance that is so vital for healthy hair growth and to end the itching and flaking along with the buildup.
Use Shampoos Without Silicon or DMDM
The white waxy buildup on the scalp can make hair look dull, dry, and lifeless. The build-up often occurs in areas where oil glands produce sebum (oil) or sweat accumulates. Silicon shampoos or conditioners are known to clog pores in the skin and follicles which could cause infections such as acne, folliculitis, and many other scalp conditions. White waxy buildup on the scalp can be caused by a number of factors including lack of hygiene, using styling and hair products with silicone, or certain types of alcohol content that leave more residue. Zincplex herbal complex is designed to handle purifying and deep cleansing. Find herbs that are designed for deep follicle cleansing without stripping.