The root to a clean and healthy scalp


John Woodruff explores cosmetic ingredients developed to improve scalp health, strengthen hair and encourage hair growth

The UK market for hair products in 2019 is estimated to be worth US$1,939.8m and it appears to be a very active and innovative market sector. Hair care starts with a clean and healthy scalp.

Scalps may suffer from dryness and flaking, irritation, itchiness, dandruff and excessive production of sebum. According to Alpha Chemicals, scalp health is a major trend.

The scalp is seen as an extension of the face, especially for those with balding or thinning hair. Alpha suggests hyaluronic acid as a moisturising agent and caffeine to block the effects of 5-a-dihydrotestosterone, the cause of genetic hair loss.


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