What is head mites ?
100% of adult human beings in worldwide are infested with these mites. These head mites or follicle mites are name Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis which are microscopic parasites that lives on our hair follicles with buries itself face down beside the roots of hair. It uses clawed organ to grab hold of cells. Then it feasts on the cells that line the follicle, sucking out their innards with retractable needle in the middle of a round mouth.
Demodex folliculorum is microscopic parasites that human could not observed with their eyes and diagnose its presence on your own. Having mites on your skin might sound unpleasant, but actually is very common to have small amount of them. It could be only become problematic if they affect your skin condition, such as hair loss, oily scalp, inflammation and itchiness. Increasing the amount can cause skin problems.
Symptoms of Demodex folliculourm
With numerous amounts of Demodex folliculorum, you may notice sudden increased roughness of the skin. Other symptoms may include, skin itchiness, inflammation, sensitivity skin, hair fall, oily scalp and eczema. But many people with head mites in their skin don’t know it. A small number of mites is unlikely to cause any symptoms.
Demodex folliculorum naturally occurs in human skin. However, the mites can be spread by contact with others who has them.
How to solve Demodex folliculorum?
In order to solve this issue, to remove Demodex folliculorum, first you have to understand what kind of substance or ingredient the head mites most afraid of? one of the thing head mites most afraid of is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a potent killer of Demodex mites. Gently scrub on our scalp with a solution tea tree oil. The tea tree oil should get rid of mites and mites eggs.
In one study, a daily lid wipe with a 5% solution of tea tree oil reduced both the number of mites and the perceived itchiness of the scalp. until recently, tea tree oil was the main method of keeping the mites in check.
Other than tea tree oil, there are some medical treatments are use when there is a huge number of mites on your head. A medication ointment may be used to help trap the mites and prevent them from laying eggs in other hair follicles. Affected scalp able to use shampoo with following active ingredients which is, salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, benzyl benzoate and sulfur to reduce mites and gets a cleaner healthier sebum.
Why we recommend Vlutase Sulfate free shampoo ?
Vlutase has special design a shampoo that able to help you to solve scalp issues. The special design shampoo vlutase develop is Sulfate free shampoo. This type of shampoo is very neutral as the PH value is 6.5 that kids starting from age of 4 to the elder are safe to use. As mention by the name Sulfate free, this shampoo is contained 0% of Sulfate which is a chemical substance that create bubble, but in a long term of usage it will cause your skin dry and dehydrate. Other than just non sulfate, in this sulfate free shampoo is also a non silicon shampoo, some might not know what is silicon, silicon is a substance that provide a smoothening effect after you apply on your hair, but theirs is few disadvantages if you over use it. First of all, over use silicon will cause our sebum or follicle gets block, if your hair follicle is block which means that your har tend to be thinning and get bald in the long term.
Other than that, the reason why we do not recommend our customer use a silicon exceed product is because, Demodex folliculourm as we know as head mites will grow 2x to 3x faster than usual because, head mites loves silicon, they will consume the remain silicon from scalp and lay more eggs to speed up the reproduction and it will cause a serious skin problem to your scalp.
The savior in the Sulfate free shampoo is that, this shampoo contains, tea tree oil which is one of the ingredients that head mites most afraid of all the time and also Salicylic acid is another key ingredient that effectively remove the head mites during cleaning process on your scalp. for more information refer back to paragraph above which contain all information of tea tree oil and salicylic acid.