What to do if your scalp hurts? What to do if your scalp hurts?

What to do if your scalp hurts?

Scalp pain is a thing and if you have suffered from it, you know how annoying it could be. But worry not, my friend, here's why your scalp hurts and what to do about it. 

If you have ever had scalp pain, you know it could get quite unpleasant, but the good news is that it is totally reversible. But first, you need to address the cause.

 I bet you didn't know that scalp pain is actually a quite common issue. 
 

What is scalp pain?

 

 I bet you didn't know that scalp pain is actually a quite common issue. It feels as if your hair hurt and you might even experience a tingling or burning sensation. Though the pain might be felt in your hair, it originates from the nerve endings in the follicles

The causes of scalp pain

Scalp pain or tenderness can be caused by several factors and if you think it is any of the following, it would be a good idea to consult a doctor. If you suffer from scalp pain together with migraines, inflammation, stress, allergies, scalp psoriasis, or any rash, make an appointment with a specialist

Other causes which are easier to address at home are scalp sunburn, dandruff or even ponytails can make your scalp become tender. 

How to treat scalp pain

Also, stay away from harsh chemicals, and styling devices such as hot tools, it is also not recommended to share hair ties or brushes. 

Use hair care products that fit your needs

If you have a dry scalp it is never a good idea to use a shampoo that can further strip your scalp from its natural sebum. On the other hand, if you are on the oily side, not addressing that issue can result in clogged follicles or dandruff. 

If you already know that you have sensitive skin, start away from harsh chemicals and opt for mild formulas. 

Don't use tight hairstyles

Try using saying hair ties instead of grippy elastic that can cause scalp pain and damage your hair too. 

Scrunchies or simply wearing your hair down is better than wearing really high or tight hairstyles. 

Prevent, prevent, prevent

Avoid spending too much time under the sun without a hat. Also, stay away from harsh chemicals, and styling devices such as hot tools, it is also not recommended to share hair ties or brushes.

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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