To properly care for both the hair and scalp, it's important to understand the differences; there are four typical hair and scalp types that most individuals will fall into – Oily, Dry, Balanced and Mixed.
Just like there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to skincare, the same applies to both the hair and scalp. The condition of the skin, hair and scalp largely depends on the amount of sebum an individual produces.
Sebum is an oily, waxy substance, often described as 'the body's natural oil', which moisturises and helps to protect against moisture loss. The production of sebum is a natural process that adds strength and lustre to the hair shaft. However, diet, blood circulation, emotional distress, medication and the natural ageing process can all influence sebum production.