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Published 6/18/19, 6:59 PM by Fleur Scalp Care
Sensitive & Tender Scalp
Tender and sensitive scalp is a relatively common scalp condition that affects around 60% of women and 40% of men. Most cases of sensitive scalp causes varying degrees of discomfort but could also possibly lead to other hair conditions such as hair loss.
We tend to think of the scalp as an integral part of our hair, but it's actually skin, like the skin on our face. If you have sensitive skin on your face and body, it's likely that your scalp is also sensitive and prone to irritation and inflammation.
Most sensitive scalps begin with scalp inflammation that can occur from a reaction to allergens or infections as well as other scalp conditions like scalp psoriasis. Typically, an inflamed scalp will show signs of dry skin, rashes and itchiness. Inflammation will also make the scalp more sensitive and vulnerable to irritation.
Common Symptoms of Sensitive Scalp
Some of the more common symptoms of a sensitive scalp includes itching and also a burning or tingling sensation or redness. Your scalp may also simply feel uncomfortable and tight.
Some of the Possible Causes
There are many possible causes to a sensitive scalp. Exposure to external conditions like the climate stress and pollution can trigger it. Scalp tenderness can also be caused by an imbalanced diet or using unsuitable hair products.
Other causes of scalp sensitivity or hypersensitivity include:
- Stress, physical or emotional - Find out more here
- Chemical allergic reaction
- Hormonal changes such as during pregnancy
- Food allergies trigger
In many cases, the conditions causing scalp tenderness go away on their own. Many also require basic cleaning and care to ensure that the area heals successfully.
Customised Scalp Treatment
Our Customised Scalp Treatment is designed to treat different scalp conditions like dandruff or dry and sensitive scalp. It helps to reverse and repair any damages before infusing the scalp and hair with the necessary nutrients and moisture. A Biolight session is then included to boost the circulation. It's also tailored to fit every one!
With so many different possible factors linked to scalp tenderness and sensitivity, the course of treatment for each case can vary. Identifying the triggers with a scalp analysis and treating the underlying cause of scalp tenderness is the best approach.
Begin with a free scalp analysis and consultation with us today. Book your appointment here.