Salicylic Acid Side Effects On The Hair Or Scalp?
want to ask if salicylic acid gets on the hair / scalp what’s the side effect?
Salicylic acid / salicylic acid is a useful drug for treating skin problems in the form of thickening and hardening of the skin layers, such as warts, calluses, psoriasis. Usually over-the-counter products contain less than 2% concentration of salicylic acid, higher concentrations must be administered by a doctor and supervised by a doctor.
Products containing salicylic acid can be used as a home peeling treatment to clean pores, prevent pimples and blackheads, and remove dead skin cells. Salicylic acid can also be found in anti-dandruff shampoo products in smaller concentrations.
What concentration of salicylic acid are you referring to and in what preparation? If in anti-dandruff shampoo preparations, of course the content of salicylic acid has been formulated to be safe for the hair and scalp so that it does not cause significant side effects.
However, if the concentration of salicylic acid is high, or you have a tendency for sensitive skin, salicylic acid can cause skin irritation, redness, peeling, dry skin, and infection.
In this case, if you are using a product that contains salicylic acid, make sure you use the product according to the recommended usage method and avoid sun exposure during use and for several weeks after use. Use sunscreen in the early evening and use a head covering such as a hat when exposed to the sun.
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