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Wild Curls Raquelle 10-03-2009 03:52 PM

Sore scalp???
 
For the past 2-3 weeks my scalp particularly in the front has been extremely sore. But only sore in certain places. I thought at first it was due to hairpin/ bobbypin placement but my scalp was sore even when doing wngs.

Any theories?

afrosheenqueen 10-03-2009 03:58 PM

No answers or solutions but I can relate. My crown area can get really sore like I've been pulling on it but I know I haven't. It would be sore when washing as well as when dry. I noticed it last winter for the first time.

I've noticed that some product gets left on in that area by accident when I'm washing and maybe it was an allergic reaction of some kind? It comes and goes.

Stephanie198907 10-03-2009 05:43 PM

I hope you get some responses because Im having the same problem. The area near my crown gets really sore for reasons I'll probably never know. I don't place bobby pins there, my hair is never pulled back tight, and I haven't manipulated my hair in almost two weeks. I started dry detangling gently w/ my fingers and it hurts to even lift the hair around that area.:pale:

VersaceCrazy 10-03-2009 05:51 PM

:dontknow:I get this sometimes..but I always thought it was from my scalp being dry at the time. It seemed to go away after I washed it and applied some type of moisturizer.

Thkchk 10-03-2009 07:58 PM

Sore scalp???
 
My scalp does this as well. If I do a scalp check I usually find an abrasion or scalp pimples. If you have those be careful and get it checked. I had a case of it last summer that lead to severe damage to the crown that is still recovering.

Wild Curls Raquelle 10-03-2009 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Thkchk (Post 1120493)
My scalp does this as well. If I do a scalp check I usually find an abrasion or scalp pimples. If you have those be careful and get it checked. I had a case of it last summer that lead to severe damage to the crown that is still recovering.

I have not experienced anything like this. It's just sore to the touch.

msjaim 10-04-2009 01:44 PM

had the same issue last week. the crown towards the front...very sore to touch. i had no abrasions or scalp pimples.i can tel the scalp itself was just tender as hell. it happens every now and then. i would just try to massage it

Wild Curls Raquelle 10-04-2009 01:45 PM

I've been doing that I just find it very strange. I would have no problem dealing with it if I knew this wan indicator that my hair was growing.

msjaim 10-04-2009 02:14 PM

for me, the hair in that area is most fragile. its wiry and most breakge occurs in that area...i wish i knew why in the hell the madness was going on too

afrosheenqueen 10-21-2010 01:22 PM

I wanted to bump this thread to see if anyone knows what causes this or also experiences this and has some tips. I'm having this soreness again at the crown. It's not see through but it is thinner in this area.

I don't comb hardly anymore or pull my hair tight even for my pony puff. I've also been rinsing really well in that are just in case it was an allergy but it hasn't changed. If this keeps up I may go to a derm.

sassywillow 10-21-2010 02:40 PM

I had this problem for awhile and here are a few things I did to alleviate the problem which eventually went away. Sometimes I get a sore spot in the crown and I wash that spot with Neutrogena t-gel or t-sal.

1. Put aloe gel on the spot to cool it.
2. Use unscented hair products.
3. Try t-gel or t-sal on that spot as it could be dermatitis.
4. I saw a Derm and he gave me a cortisone cream for the spot. I wouldn't advise it though because it can make the scalp skin thin which means it will always be sensitive to strong scents. To this day I am highly allergic to strongly scented products
5. Rene Furterer has an oil for sensitive scalps that is a cooling peppermint that worked for me.

If I can think of what else I used I will edit post. HTH

afrosheenqueen 10-21-2010 03:56 PM

Thanks Sassywillow. It does tingle/burn at times but is mostly sore. I'll start putting AVG on it and see if that helps.

dmarie21 10-21-2010 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by VersaceCrazy (Post 1120350)
:dontknow:I get this sometimes..but I always thought it was from my scalp being dry at the time. It seemed to go away after I washed it and applied some type of moisturizer.

Same with me. It totally seems to be little areas of dryness. If I wash my hair or add a moisturizer to the area(s), it stops.

BambiFirebrook 10-21-2010 10:45 PM

How long have you been natural?
 
If you used to wrap your hair and no longer do that could be what is causing the pain in your crown area. After a few weeks of no longer wrapping my hair I experienced a lot of pain in the crown area. This pain was similar to the pain I would experience when I initially started wrapping my hair years ago. My mom said it had something to do with redirecting hair growth and it would go away with time... I would just massage my scalp with a little oil to deal with the pain.

(I hope that doesn't sound confusing...)

Decagurl 10-21-2010 10:46 PM

Do any of you notice that these sore spots appear in the same area, or if the hair in this sore area differs a bit from the rest of your hair? I notice that my crown has a reoccurring sore spot near the posterior fontanel. My hair is coarse, wavy and grows disproportionately faster than the rest of my hair in this area. Its like my asian blood only comes out in this spot. Unless you have an infection or follicular disorder, it may be due to a change in growth or a surge.

afrosheenqueen 10-22-2010 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Decagurl (Post 1504107)
Do any of you notice that these sore spots appear in the same area, or if the hair in this sore area differs a bit from the rest of your hair?

It's always in the same place. Right at the very top of my head. It's looser and feels thinner than the rest of my hair.

nms 10-22-2010 12:00 PM

This probably won't help.

I discovered that my scalp tenderness (towards temple) came from a persistent sinus infection. Once I treated the infection, the soreness went away.

CityGirl81 10-24-2010 11:15 AM

Bumping b/c I have the same issue, hoping for more responses.

afrosheenqueen 10-24-2010 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by dmarie21 (Post 1503810)
Quote:

Originally Posted by VersaceCrazy (Post 1120350)
:dontknow:I get this sometimes..but I always thought it was from my scalp being dry at the time. It seemed to go away after I washed it and applied some type of moisturizer.

Same with me. It totally seems to be little areas of dryness. If I wash my hair or add a moisturizer to the area(s), it stops.

I think it was dryness. After having it for 2 weeks the soreness has been gone for 2 days ever since I started putting Na-PCA w/ aloe vera spray that I got from Whole Foods directly on the area.

http://www.wonderlabs.com/images/01407.jpg

I was using oil before I bumped the thread and it didn't help. This spray is straight moisture. I think my shampoo was drying that area a little too much.

sassywillow 10-24-2010 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen (Post 1505859)
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmarie21 (Post 1503810)
Quote:

Originally Posted by VersaceCrazy (Post 1120350)
:dontknow:I get this sometimes..but I always thought it was from my scalp being dry at the time. It seemed to go away after I washed it and applied some type of moisturizer.

Same with me. It totally seems to be little areas of dryness. If I wash my hair or add a moisturizer to the area(s), it stops.

I think it was dryness. TAfter having it for 2 weeks the soreness has been gone for 2 days ever since I started putting Na-PCA w/ aloe vera spray that I got from Whole Foods directly on the area.

http://www.wonderlabs.com/images/01407.jpg

I was using oil before I bumped the thread and it didn't help. This spray is straight moisture. I think my shampoo was drying that area a little too much.

Good stuff. I use it as a toner for my face. Mega moisture!


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