Although the study of microbiology can be traced back as far as the 1600’s to Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, research into the scalp microbiota has only recently started to gain traction in the microbiome world.
Advances in microbiology and clinical testing have accelerated the demand for hair products and treatments that target common scalp ailments, leading to the explosion of scientific research in this subject.
What is the scalp microbiome?
Similar to the skin microbiome, your scalp microbiome contains a diverse mix of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, that exist in one habitat. However, the scalp and hair follicle microbial communities differ from the microbiota of your skin surface.
A balanced microbial population is required for good scalp health, otherwise dermatological conditions like rashes, dandruff, and irritation can occur.
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