Does your scalp feel itchy, irritated or tender? In this blog, we explain the causes of scalp pain and why you shouldn’t ignore it.

The Causes of Scalp Pain

There are several main causes of pain in the scalp area.

  • Bacterial infections such as impetigo can cause rashes and sore spots across the scalp
  • Fungal infections, the most common being tinea capitis, cause patches of scaly skin
  • Skin conditions such as dermatitis are very common and cause itching and redness
  • Tight hairstyles can cause tenderness due to the strain placed on the hair follicles

The Link Between Scalp Pain & Hair Loss

Scalp pain is not a symptom of hair loss. However, it is your body’s way of warning you that there is a problem – and you shouldn’t ignore what it is trying to tell you. Most bacterial infections and skin conditions do not directly cause hair loss. However, the irritation that they cause can affect hair growth and damage the follicles, if it is left untreated. When hairstyling is to blame for scalp pain, this is a sign that you are putting yourself at risk of traction alopecia. This condition occurs when the follicles are consistently placed under tension and can cause patchy hair loss.

Treating Scalp Discomfort

Treating scalp discomfort is generally quite easy, it simply involves getting to the root of the problem. If you have a bacterial or fungal infection or a skin condition, your doctor will be able to diagnose it and provide appropriate medication. If you are experiencing tenderness related to wearing a tight hairstyle, switch to looser options.

Enhance Your Scalp & Hair Health

Vinci Hair Clinics have a range of treatments that can help to keep your hair and scalp in optimum condition. Their Vitruvian Line supplement is a unique blend of the vitamins and minerals that are essential for hair growth. It is an easy way to nourish the follicles and scalp skin. Another treatment that is easy to include in the daily routine is LLLT with the Vinci Laser Cap. The portable device uses specific levels of laser light to improve scalp health and stimulate hair growth. Vinci also offer PRP Therapy, a clinical treatment which uses scalp injections to harness the body’s natural healing powers.

 

 

 

 

What You Need to Know About Scalp Pain