Hair & Scalp

Hair & Scalp

We all want healthy locks, but some of us might have more bad hair days than others.

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How to treat a dry scalp

 

A dry scalp can result in some unpleasant symptoms like itching, irritation, redness, tightness and flakes of dead skin.

 

It’s a common problem that can be caused by cold or dry air, a reaction to certain hair products or advanced age.

 

If you’re suffering from a dry scalp, try to find a gentle shampoo that won’t irritate your scalp along with a moisturising conditioner.

 

If the flakes in your scalp don’t go away after moisturising your scalp, you may be suffering from dandruff which will need a different treatment, like an anti-dandruff shampoo.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are lots of anti-dandruff shampoos to choose from, and you may find one will work better than the other.

 

This is because they contain different ingredients, so it’s important to find the one right for you.

 

Some of the key ingredients in anti-dandruff shampoo include pyrithione zinc, coal tar, salicylic acid and ketoconazole. 

 

When you’re next shopping for anti-dandruff shampoo, bear these ingredients in mind - but if you’re still unsure, speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Head lice and nits are very common amongst young children and they can cause unpleasant itchiness.

 

To treat head lice, start by washing your hair with regular shampoo and applying lots of conditioner, then comb the whole head of hair while it’s wet with a detection comb.

 

If that doesn’t work after a couple of weeks, your pharmacist may recommend a medicated lotion or spray to kill the headlice within a day.

Scalp psoriasis is a common condition that causes raised, red, scaly patches on the scalp, forehead or the back of the neck.

 

Symptoms include red patches, silvery scales, dandruff-like flaking, itching, dryness, burning, pain and hair loss.

Treatments for psoriasis include topical creams and ointments, phototherapy and oral or injected medicines.

 

Salicylic acid is a beneficial ingredient for treating mild scalp psoriasis as it can work to soften the patches and remove scales from the skin.

 

Coal or wood tar is another ingredient to look out for; this works by slowing skin cell growth and reducing inflammation.

Female-pattern baldness is estimated to affect around 40% of women aged 70 years and over, but it can affect younger women too.

 

A proven treatment for female-pattern baldness is minoxidil, a topical treatment that increases blood flow around the hair follicles.

 

Many women notice their hair loss will slow down or stop altogether after using minoxidil, and their hair may even start to get thicker.

 

Always speak to your GP before starting any new hair loss treatments or medicines.

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Prescription Hair Loss Treatments

 

Male or female pattern baldness can be a perfectly normal sign of ageing, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with.

 

Hair loss can lead to a loss of confidence and can have very negative impacts on your self-esteem.

 

Luckily, there’s a range of treatments available for androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern hair loss), like minoxidil and finasteride.

 

Our prescribers may be able to recommend a suitable hair loss treatment for you after a short online consultation.

 

You’ll receive your medication straight to your door with fast, discreet delivery.

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