Having trouble while styling your hair with scalp acne ? Then you are definitely at the right place. Here you will learn some of the best tips and tricks to style your hair with scalp acne.
Before starting, lets know some things about scalp acne and why does it happen.
What is scalp acne ?
Scalp acne are the breakouts that causes on your scalp. These appear like little bumps on the scalp. Scalp acne can be itchy and painful at the same time. This condition can last for few days and it becomes a bit difficult to manage your hair with acne on your scalp.
What Are the Reasons for Scalp Acne ?
Scalp acne and pimples can occur due to many reasons like
- Product build up on scalp
- Using too oily products on your scalp
- Excessive sweat
- Not washing your hair properly
- Using too much products on your scalp at a time
- Dirt on the scalp
- Clogged pores on scalp
- Wearing a head cap for too long
- Hormonal issue etc.
Now, lets know how you can style your hair and reduce your trouble while having acne on your scalp.
1. Hair Washing :
The most important tip here is washing your hair properly. If you consulted a skin specialist for your scalp acne, then in the most cases your doctor will prescribe a medicated shampoo.
If not, then try to use a very gentle and mild shampoo that is not loaded with harmful chemicals. While washing you hair make sure to rub on your scalp very gently. Take some more time and rub your scalp with gentle hand.
The temperature of the water while washing your hair should not be hot or very hot. Make sure to use cold, warm or room temperature. Hot water can hurt you scalp and make your scalp feel more itchy.
While cold water and room temperature water make your scalp feel calm and soothing. Also try to avoid washing your very frequently just because your scalp feel itchy does not mean your hair need wash. Wash your hair thrice a week maximum.
2. Drying Your Hair :
You may dry your hair with a hair dryer every time you wash them. While having acne on your scalp, you can try to avoid using a hair dryer. Simply because the heat released from the hair dryer reaches your scalp.
Heat on your scalp while having acne can make your scalp feel very itchy and irritating. When the scalp feel itchy and irritating the most instant action we all take is to scratch it with our nails, which is really not at all good.
So try to avoid heat reaching your scalp as much as possible. To dry your scalp you can use a soft towel and piece of soft cloth. Gently rub your hair and with gentle hands rub the towel on your scalp softly to dry all your hair. After that let your hair dry with natural air.
3 Detangle Your Hair :
Whenever you need to detangle your hair with acne on the scalp, make sure to not use any tool. Your fingers are the best. Divide your hair in 2 sections and then try to detangle your rair with your fingers.
Although it takes more time to detangle your hair with fingers. When you use your fingers you become more careful to not hurt your scalp. Also with fingers your hair will not stretch badly like it happens when using any tool.
Whenever you use your fingers to detangle, wash your hands properly because you need to be careful while touching your scalp and hair. Your scalp need to be clean as much as possible.
4. Avoid Heating Tools:
As I mentioned above heat can make your scalp feel itchy and irritating, so you need to avoid using heating tools like hair straightener, hair dryer and hair curler.
Well I am not saying you to always avoid heating tools but try to avoid them when having acne on your scalp. You need to keep your hair and scalp as simple as you can. Using complicated tools for your hair can hurt your scalp.
5. Making Your Hair :
While making your hair, use soft tip brush or a soft comb. Do not use sharp comb made with plastic or wood. You can use a soft tip brush or use a baby comb, because usually a baby comb has soft tips.
While using comb or brushing your hair, try not to touch the scalp, specifically avoid touching the acne with your comb or brush. Gently comb your hair in downward direction.
6. Hairstyle :
When you have acne on your scalp, then it is best to loosely tie your hair. Avoid braiding your hair on the scalp. Of course you can braid your loose hair. If you braid your hair scalp hair then the acne will come into the contact with pollution, heat and dirt.
Also braiding your scalp hair tightly can make the acne worse. You can tie your hair loosely by doing low pony tail or you can also try loose bun, they really look beautiful. Tying your hair loosely will make sure your scalp is covered and also it will make the acne to be painful and itchy.
7. Head Bands :
As I said above tying your hair tightly will make the acne hurt but if you have tiny hair, then what you will do. Of course you will use hair accessories. You can use hair accessories while having scalp acne but make sure it does not have any sharp ends.
Although it is difficult to find any hair accessories like tic tacs, hair clips or hair claws to have smooth ends. There comes the head bands, if you have tiny hair that needs to be clipped, you can use head bands.
Head bands made with soft and breathable fabric are the best while having scalp acne. Simply because head bands does not have any sharp edges and the fabric is soft, which does not hurt your scalp.
Make sure to choose a comfortable soft head band and also it should not be tight for your head. You need to use a little loose head band so that it does not make your head feel very tight and itchy.
Final Thoughts :
Having scalp acne is a bit difficult situation and styling your hair with the acne is more difficult. This condition takes some time to get normal. By the time you can use these above tips to style your hair with ease while having acne.
These tips will make sure your scalp acne does not get worse and your scalp remains calm even with a good hairstyle.
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