THE SECRET REMEDY FOR SCALP PAIN

THE SECRET REMEDY FOR SCALP PAIN

I was washing my hair one day when I noticed an odd sense of pain and tenderness on my scalp. If you’ve ever experienced it, you know what I am talking about. Scalp pain has several different causes, but you’ll often notice that it gets WORSE when you’re overly tired and stressed…so it’s no surprise that 2020 has aggravated scalp tenderness in many, including myself.

 

 

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DOES YOUR HAIR HURT, OR IS IT A YEAST INFECTION?

A sensitive scalp originates from inflammation coming from blood vessels beneath the area. This floods the nerves within your hair follicles, causing pain and sensitivity. And though there are many conditions that could lead to scalp pain – such as infections, headaches, and skin disorders – one factor that is often overlooked is dirty hair. Or if we’re being more specific, it’s YEAST…

If you don’t shampoo your hair for a while, the natural oils that produce on your scalp will begin to gather and aggregate. This leads to infection, and the overgrowth of yeast in the area. According to Francesca Fusco, a Manhattan-based dermatologist, not washing your hair enough can lead to pitysrosporum (yeast) build up, which often leads to dandruff. However, as this issue worsens, it can cause inflammation, which translates into sensitivity.

 

SO HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH MY HAIR?

There is no one-size fits all schedule when it comes to how often you should wash your hair, as your hair type can make all the difference in the world.

The rule of thumb is that the finer your hair is, the more you need to wash it. This is because if you have fine or straight hair, you’ll find that your scalp tends to produce more oil, faster. However, curly hair or thick hair tends to be dryer, and can often go longer. So if you feel your hair is on the finer side, try to wash every other day, and use a natural dry shampoo as a ‘bridge’ between washes. If you have dryer hair, then you can normally go up to four days without washing.

 

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OTHER FIXES YOU SHOULD TRY

Things like pulling your hair up in a ponytail and using too many styling products can make the pain on your scalp EVEN WORSE. So, here are a few recommendations that you can try to help fix scalp pain.

Let your hair down – We often tend to put our third-day or fourth-day hair up in a tight ponytail or bun to ‘hide the grease’. I personally like to pull my hair up when I sleep as well. But this doesn’t help matters AT ALL. Doing this can actually contribute to more pain, as they pull on your hair follicles, and can often damage them in the process. This can even lead to hair-loss, so be careful!

 

 

Switch up your shampoo – Natural shampoos are often a lot more delicate for the scalp, as they do not apply any harmful toxins to the scalp area. I would also recommend trying a pH balancing scalp care shampoo, as this can eliminate yeast and nourish your hair.

Use dry shampoo in between washes – Use a natural dry shampoo that’s delicate on your scalp to absorb oil and prevent build-up. This reduces the chance of infection, and the growth of yeast. BUT, this is a double edge sword. You want to REDUCE the amount of hair styling products you use, not increase them. SO, make sure to only use dry shampoo once or twice in between washes, max. And, try a technique like co-washing to eliminate product build-up on your scalp.

If you have tried all of these and still experience scalp pain, there may be an underlying medical condition that you are unaware of. Many are not aware that headaches and migraines are also linked to a sensitive scalp. If this is the case, make sure to seek medical consultation from your dermatologist.

 

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CAN DRY SHAMPOO CAUSE SCALP FUNGUS?

CAN DRY SHAMPOO CAUSE SCALP FUNGUS?

Scalp infections are often easily mistaken for dandruff. However dandruff is normally a result of dry skin, hormones, or contact/seborrheic dermatitis.  On the contrary, a fungal infection is usually a result of bacteria that enters the scalp through your hair follicles or damaged skin. Such skin damage can be caused by a number of things, but one offender that you may not know about is…you guessed it, dry shampoo.

 

 

WHAT CAUSES SCALP FUNGUS?

Normally, this type of infection is caused by a particular fungus called dermatophytes. Now I won’t bore you with the nitty gritty of what that is, but in a nutshell, it’s a type of fungus that feeds on dead tissue; and it LOVES moist and warm environments. So sweaty, oily scalps make the perfect home for these little pests.

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This means that the oiler your scalp is and the more irritated, the more prone you are to infection.

 

THIS INGREDIENT CAN CAUSE FURTHER HARM

Though you can read about a number of causes linked to both scalp infections and dandruff, not many mention alcohol as a possible irritant. That’s a problem. 

Styling products and aerosol-based products (such as hair spray, hair gel, and non-natural dry shampoo) normally contain alcohol. This ingredient increases irritation in the scalp, and results in scaling AND infection. This is especially true  in the case of dry shampoo as the product is sprayed directly onto your scalp, which will cause direct irritation, inflammation, and redness. 

If you’re lucky, you will be left with an itchy and flaky scalp…otherwise, you may be one of the many suffering from more severe infections.

 

 

IT’S TIME TO BREAK-UP WITH YOUR AEROSOL DRY SHAMPOO

Unfortunately, almost 100% of non-natural dry shampoos contain alcohol, which is not skin/scalp friendly at ALL! It’s just a necessary evil for the product formulation to work. 

Natural dry shampoos are a different story. 

If you check the ingredients, you’ll find that almost every natural dry shampoo uses clean natural powder as its main ingredient. The takesumi detox dry shampoo, for example, uses dry rice starch and activated charcoal to absorb excess oil and dirt from your hair follicles. By using such ingredients, we avoid applying anything that could result in irritation to your scalp (and skin). Most natural dry shampoos on the market will use similar natural powders, and avoid toxic ingredients such as talc and alcohol. 

When looking for your next dry shampoo, always read the label and check for alcohol. Sometimes the name on the label of aerosol dry shampoo is disguised and displayed as SDA 40-B or Pure SDA 40B Denatured Alcohol.

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DRY SHAMPOO STAYS ON YOUR SCALP, SO PICK YOUR INGREDIENTS CAREFULLY

Dry shampoo is not a replacement for shampooing.  The key is to use it correctly (never more than two days in a row), and to use gentle and clean ingredients on your scalp. Questionable ingredients, such as talc, LPGs (liquid petroleum gas), and alcohol stay on your scalp and will eventually lead to more harm than good (not to mention the effects they have on the environment, YIKES!)

Natural dry shampoos, on the other hand, are free from talc, sulfates, alcohol, harmful gases, and synthetic fragrances. They are formulated for the most sensitive of skins in order to protect your scalp from any toxicity. Think about it this way – if you spray aerosol on your face, you’ll probably damage your skin. But if you spray a natural dry shampoo on your face, such as the takesumi detox dry shampoo, it could actually work as a wonderful loose powder. That’s how you know if a product is safe to use on your scalp. I like to call it the face test.

I would love to hear about your experience with both natural and conventional dry shampoos, so please let me know in the comments below! 

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HAIRLINE PIMPLES? HERE’S A QUICK HACK!

HAIRLINE PIMPLES? HERE’S A QUICK HACK!

Regular breakouts are bad enough, but when you start to get pimples on your hairline, and on the back of your neck, it hardly seems fair and it can be quite painful – especially because the hairline and scalp area are known to be quite sensitive. These pimples are normally caused by irritation resulting from oil building. Luckily, there’s one product that you may already have laying around at home that you can use to help reduce breakouts around the scalp and hairline area.

 

 

Three Possible Aggravators That Lead To Zits

Pimples that form on the hairline, the back of your neck, or directly on the scalp normally appear because your pores are congested with excess buildup of oil, hair product, and dead cells.  The reason this happens is because bacteria begins to form as a result of excess oil on the scalp. This causes redness, swelling. However, there are three main aggravators that can make this problem worse, which leads to unwanted breakouts.

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YOUR SHAMPOO: Using non-natural shampoo and conditioners can actually accelerate the build-up of sebum in your pores. They often contain silicones, which suffocate your skin if residue is left behind. Some non-natural shampoos (and even natural shampoos) contain rich oils and emollients that are comedogenic. AND, if you have bangs like me, you may notice that they tend to get oily throughout the day – even if you just showered. If you use a conditioner that’s too rich, or if your face moisturizer is too heavy, product residue will mix with your bands which increases that oily or greasy feeling. And, as they lay on your forehead, this can increase the risk of breakouts.

YOUR HAIR PRODUCTS: Styling products (particularly those that are sprayed on through aerosol cans) leave residue behind that can easily land on your forehead, and wreak havoc on oily skin! Imagine stepping out into a hot summer day, or even just going to bed, with hair product build-up and dirt mixing in with your skin and face…it’s not a pretty outcome.

YOUR BEDTIME ROUTINE:Not addressing oily hair before going to bed and sleeping with oily hair around your face for 6-8 hours, will DEFINITELY congest your pores and lead to breakouts. Especially if you have longer hair that tends to fall on your face while you sleep.

 

 

Here’s How To Fix This

 I get it…sometimes you may find something that works wonders for your hair, and then find out it may be the reason you’re getting pimples on your hairline or on the back of your neck. One solution would be to stop using it completely, OR you simply modify the way you use the product.

 

USE NATURAL DRY SHAMPOO POWDER

Yes, dry shampoo can help absorb oil on your skin…but only if it’s natural. I actually spray a natural dry shampoo powder to help reduce oil production on my forehead.

Full disclosure it is my company’s product the takesumi detox the overnight dry shampoo, but the real reason I developed was because I had oily bangs and I did not want to use aerosol propellants on my hair or for the environment. I developed a product that was all-natural powder and safe to spray on my forehead to absorb oil both at night and during the day. Because the takesumi detox overnight dry shampoo is aerosol free and made with micronized rice starch, it could also function as an oil absorbing face powder, so no need to worry about it on your face. This means it’s safe and gentle for your scalp, forehead, and back of the neck.

Of course, you can use any natural dry shampoo you want – as long as it’s 100% natural, and is a powder form with a starch base.

 

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