Disorders and Diseases of the Scalp

About the Course
From the simplest to most complicated, the licensed, practicing cosmetologist must deal with scalp disorders and be able to recognize when to refer clients to a medical professional for a scalp disease. The importance is simply a matter of public health. Cosmetology professionals must practice sanitation and disinfection in serving the clients. This is particularly important in the cases of contagious and communicable diseases.

Learning objectives
  • Describe the anatomy of the skin.
  • List the layers of the skin and their functions.
  • Describe the glands of the skin.
  • Define the classifications of bacteria.
  • Describe the lesions you might encounter when serving a client.
  • List disorders of the sebaceous glands.
  • Describe the kinds of acne that people may have.
  • Describe the kinds of dandruff you might see on a client’s scalp.
  • List the symptoms and signs of contact dermatitis and skin allergies.
  • List common diseases of the scalp.
  • Describe the steps you must take to prevent transmission of disease at your salon.
  • Describe universal precautions.
  • Describe the structure of hair.
  • Describe the chemical composition of hair.
  • Describe the growth cycles of hair.
  • List the evaluations to consider when you analyze hair and scalps.
  • List the types of baldness clients may experience.
  • Name the products approved for treatment of hair loss.