A sensitive scalp can cause discomfort and be distracting during daily routine. Around 60% of women and 40% of men have sensitive scalps, and the reasons for this can vary greatly. If skin is severely sensitive, it may mean that the scalp is hyperreactive or hypersensitive – and this can be alleviated with the proper care.
Symptoms of a sensitive scalp can include burning, tingling, pain, itching and redness. Your scalp may also simply feel tight and itchy. If your symptoms are severe you may have a hyperreactive or hypersensitive scalp. Whether you have a mild or extreme case, it’s important to consider what factors may be causing the sensitivity in your scalp. The symptoms may be caused by an imbalanced diet or by using the wrong shampoo. Likewise, exposure to certain climatic conditions, pollution or stress can cause you to experience sensitivity in the scalp area. Considering these and other factors will help you determine why your skin is so sensitive and how to best improve its condition.
SHAMPOO is one of the main causes of scalp sensitivity for many people. The harsh cleansers or surfactants in many shampoos can wash away the scalp’s acid mantle – the natural acidity that protects your skin – leaving it susceptible to dryness and irritation.
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What are microinflammations? They’re mild inflammations of the skin. They’re so mild, in fact, that even clinical testing won’t pick them up. But if we study skin tissue encountering microinflammations, we can detect the presence of inflammatory immune cells – in other words, the skin is responding to irritation with inflammation and thereby attempting to repair itself. If these skin cells are then subjected to further irritation, the skin can flip into a “true” inflammatory response.
Vinegars, natural oils and drinking eight glasses of water a day are among the natural remedies that have been claimed to treat a sensitive scalp. But although drinking enough water is good for your overall health, it won’t treat scalp sensitivity on its own – and there is no evidence to support the effectiveness of the other remedies listed here.
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Your scalp reacts badly to many shampoos or hair products: These often contain harsh cleansers or chemicals.
You’ve recently been exposed to one or more of the major causes listed above: Especially if your symptoms developed soon afterwards.
You have white flakes or yellow scales on your scalp and hair.
You have red, scaly, silvery-looking patches on your scalp.
Your scalp is extremely itchy: You may have a dry and itchy scalp.
See your doctor if you’re concerned, or your scalp becomes inflamed, weepy or sore.