Most people associate hair loss (alopecia) with either oily scalp or dandruff. When the scalp become oily or you have oily hair, it does make it more likely to have Sebum plugs in and around the hair follicles. This plug wraps around the bottom part of the bulb (the reproducing part of the hair), “suffocate it”, which eventually results in hair loss. In that sense, the sebum acts as a hair remover. Adult men and women of all ages can suffer from sebum plug.
An excessive oily scalp can be caused by several different factors. The main ones hormonal changes, heredity, stress, improper diet or environmental factors such as intense heat and humidity.
Mr. Cheow, aged 55, suffered from extremely oily scalp when he first visited us. The oily scalp caused serious hair-loss. After anti-oily scalp treatments and hair growth treatments at LaoFoYe, new hair of 1cm long emerged…
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