Originating in Latin sebum, the word seborrhea refers to pathological increase in the secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin , accompanied by a chronic inflammation that produces scales, itching and erythema of the affected area. This hypersecretion occurs in the scalp , which greases the hair and can accelerate hair loss.
Seborrhea, therefore, may appear attached to the pityriasis or to the seborrheic dermatitis . It can also be a symptom of seborrheic alopecia .
During childhood, sebum secretion is low; then it rises in the puberty and reaches its maximum level in adulthood, to decrease in old age. Hair oiled by secretion becomes heavy, catchy and accumulates a lot of dirt. They can even have Bad smell before sebum oxide.
Among the causes of seborrhea, certain pharmacological treatments, imbalances of the nervous system, an unbalanced diet and hormonal factors can be mentioned. They can also affect environmental pollution, manipulations (such as running your hand through your hair ) and certain shampoos.
However, the fact that there are two other factors that also often cause a person to suffer from seborrhea cannot be overlooked. The first of these is the genetic factor and that dermatitis has been determined to be transmitted from parents to children.
The second possible origin of it may also be the fact that the person in question regularly and abusively consumes various types of drugs. Specifically, it has been determined that the drugs that most accurately get someone to suffer from this hair problem are those that are framed within the families of amphetamines.
To avoid seborrhea, specialists recommend treating the hair with a soft brush and fine bristles, maintaining a balanced diet that is rich in vegetables, not using a very hot hair dryer, washing the hair periodically and avoiding situations of stress .
In the same way, there are multiple home remedies, passed from generation to generation, that manage to eliminate or reduce in a palpable way the problem of seborrhea. In this case, it is recommended, for example, to wash your hair with neutral shampoo to which a few drops of rosemary oil have been previously added.
Another of the tricks of "the grandmother" that are also effective to alleviate this hair problem is to wash your hair with a mixture of warm water and pure honey. About six months is the time stipulated that this operation should be performed for three days a week.
Drinking daily infusions such as horsetail and dandelion, rubbing the hair with cornmeal or washing it with a mixture of water and lavender are other popular traditional remedies.
Another recommendation to prevent the appearance of seborrhea is the performance of inverted vertical posture exercises for a couple of minutes a day, with the aim of promoting blood flow.