Pain on the scalp

Pain on the scalp is something that you don’t want to experience. Your scalp can hurt, itch, burn or sting. This is painful and not pleasant to experience. The scalp tenderness can be the effect of a medical conditioning. Migraines, tension headaches and autoimmune disorders like psoriasis or tinea capitis.

In this blog you can read about painful symptoms, the possible causes of pain on the scalp and the best treatment and prevention against pain on the scalp.

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Painful symptoms on the scalp

Painful symptoms that can appear and hurt the scalp are; inflammation, tingling, numbness, irritation, itching, throbbing and sensitivity of the scalp. Often, many of these symptoms appear together, they link immune processes in response to variety of conditions.

Some scalp tenderness causes conditions affecting the blood vessels, nerves and tissues below or surrounding the scalp. There can be visible symptoms such as flaking and redness. Other times, scalp tenderness is painfully obvious, involving peeling, flaking and scaling of the skin.

Possible causes of pain on the scalp

Pain on the scalp is linked with various numbers of causes. It is linked with headaches involving the nerves that run from the back of the neck to the forehead. Conditions that cause these nerves to swell or restrict result in pain that moves throughout the head, neck and scalp. The pain can appear as hot, intense shocks.

A painful scalp can cause rashes, sunburns, insect bites, head lice and psoriasis. Many of these conditions cause inflammation, pain, tenderness, flaking of the skin, peeling and can even make the scalp pus or bleed.

Dandruff and tinea capitis can affect places of the body where natural oils collect. It can cause red, scaly patches on the scalp. While not a sign of poor hygiene or disease, many people seek treatment out of irritation on embarrassment. Rarely, dandruff can also be caused by fungal infection or ringworm.

Psoriasis of the scalp can also lead to scalp tenderness and flaking or crusting skin. Stress, hormones, dry air or cold weather can trigger psoriasis.

Lichen planus can also be the cause to flake or scale the scalp. This condition is brought as side effect of medical treatments.

Psoriasis example

Best treatment against pain on the scalp

In many cases, scalp pain can disappear on its own. This is the case by headache and migraine, sometimes medicines can help reduce the symptoms.

If you suffer from pain on the scalp caused by dandruff, psoriasis or lichen planus than a shampoo, lotion or conditioner can help against it.

We advise you to use special developed products for the scalp and these conditions. If you use the products of the scalp treatment thoroughly the underlying cause of scalp tenderness can be treated effectively.

We believe that it is possible to reduce the pain, inflammation, scales and redness of your scalp with an exfoliating shampoo and nourishing mask they combat dandruff, flakes and itching and is also effective against seborrheic dermatitis. The exfoliating shampoo and nourishing mask works on the scalp and removes impurities. It contains a broad spectrum of ingredients with anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activity.

Woman applying Scalp Therapy Line

Prevention of pain on the scalp

You can prevent pain on the scalp by paying attention to the health of your hair and scalp and by washing it carefully. Rubbing or scratching your hair, while washing it can result into a yeast infection and eczema. When you scratch yourself, because of an itchy feeling often the situation gets worse.

Another things that can make your scalp more tense are:

  • Spending to much time out in the sun
  • Using products with chemicals that can irritate your scalp
  • Intense stress can cause hair loss, but can also lead to pain on the scalp

These are some of the things that can cause scalp pain. It is smart to avoid it as much as possible. Of course, you can enjoy the sun. But your hair condition may deteriorate. It is especially important to be careful with your scalp and not to irritate it with chemicals or wrong products.


Pain on the scalp is not pleasant. Possible causes for this are dandruff, psoriasis and tinea capitis or just a headache. It is important to find out what causes the pain to link the best treatment on it. In many cases exfoliating shampoo and a nourishing mask will be the solution.

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