How to reduce scalp inflammation -

How to reduce scalp inflammation

Scalp inflammation has been shown to cause hair loss. Here’s what you can do to reduce it…

Diclofenec gel

Diclofenec is the active ingredient in Voltarol gel. There’s actually a case of a man who applied Voltarol to his scalp and it made his hair partially regrow. This is likely due to the anti-inflammatory effects. See my article on Diclofenec gel for more info.

Peppermint oil

A very small amount of peppermint oil will help reduce inflammation and is also a safe, mild antibacterial. This is used in the Growth Factors serum, which also contains hair growth-stimulating ingredients.

Stress Management

Stress can contribute to inflammation. Practice stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises, or progressive muscle relaxation.

Ways to reduce inflammation throughout your body

By reducing overall inflammation you can help to reduce scalp inflammation, as follows:

Dietary Changes

Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Consume a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods, including fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish like salmon and mackerel. These foods are high in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation.

Avoid Processed Foods

Limit or eliminate processed foods, sugary beverages, trans fats, and foods high in refined carbohydrates, as they can promote inflammation.

Regular Exercise

Engage in regular physical activity, which can help reduce chronic inflammation. Activities like brisk walking, swimming, and yoga are excellent choices.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Excess body fat can contribute to inflammation. Losing weight, if necessary, through a combination of diet and exercise can help reduce inflammation.

Stress Management

Chronic stress can trigger inflammation. Practice stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga, or mindfulness to manage stress effectively.

Adequate Sleep

Ensure you get enough quality sleep each night. Lack of sleep can lead to inflammation and other health issues.


Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Proper hydration is essential for overall health and can help reduce inflammation.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Consider taking omega-3 supplements or incorporating more sources of omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, such as fatty fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts.

Turmeric and Ginger

These spices have natural anti-inflammatory properties. Consider adding them to your meals or consuming them in the form of supplements.

Limit Alcohol Consumption

Excessive alcohol consumption can contribute to inflammation. Consume alcohol in moderation or avoid it altogether.

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Quit Smoking

Smoking is a significant contributor to inflammation and a host of other health issues. Quitting smoking can have numerous health benefits.

Prescription Medications

In some cases, doctors may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications to manage chronic inflammation. Always follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations.

Consult a Healthcare Provider

If you have a medical condition associated with inflammation, consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice and treatment options.