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Zinc for Scalp and Hair Health

Zinc is an essential ingredient in the protein our body uses to build hair. Research shows that over time, lack of zinc can cause a variety of hair loss conditions, like:

  • Alopecia areata

  • Androgenetic alopecia, or female/male pattern baldness

  • Telogen effluvium

Just as zinc deficiency can cause hair loss, so can an excess of zinc. The presence of a high level of zinc can actually suppress the immune system instead of helping it.

Zinc pyrithione is a powerful ingredient known to treat dandruff, scalp psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, itchiness, and it also addresses some of the causes of hair loss. It is gentle for sensitive scalps prone to irritation and inflammation. It is also excellent for reducing, controlling, and regulating excess sebum (oil).

Many experts agree that zinc pyrithione is safe for all hair types, but would be most beneficial for those experiencing scalp conditions that are aggravated by fungus/yeast.

**It is best to always consult with a dermatologist or a health professional to determine the cause or to diagnose any scalp or hair concerns.

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