Sore scalp???

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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Originally Posted by Thkchk
I have not experienced anything like this. It's just sore to the touch.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
Thanks Sassywillow. It does tingle/burn at times but is mostly sore. I'll start putting AVG on it and see if that helps.
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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.
Originally Posted by VersaceCrazy
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.
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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...)
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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.
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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?
Originally Posted by Decagurl
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.
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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.
Bumping b/c I have the same issue, hoping for more responses.






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.
Originally Posted by VersaceCrazy
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.
Originally Posted by dmarie21
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.



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.
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Last edited by afrosheenqueen; 10-24-2010 at 02:26 PM.
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.
Originally Posted by VersaceCrazy
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.
Originally Posted by dmarie21
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.



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.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
Good stuff. I use it as a toner for my face. Mega moisture!
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