Friday, April 26, 2013

A Preventive Method for Scalp Soreness and Hair Loss


A major contributor to hair loss is reduced blood supply to the scalp. Stress and aging can reduce circulation and vasculature in subcutaneous tissues all over the head. Does your scalp feel sore to the touch? If so, you may be losing hair due to reduced blood flow and the accompanying reductions in oxygen and nutrients.

Try a few things first:

1)      Poke your scalp with a knuckle in different places

2)      Massage your scalp pressing firmly

3)      Hold an electric massager to different points on your scalp

If any of these feel sore or painful, you should do them more often to improve vascularity and circulation to your poor, deprived hair follicles. Your scalp is sore because the circulation is poor. Sore scalp has been closely associated with alopecia (androgenic and others), male pattern baldness, diminished microcirculation, reduced microcapillary perfusion, and the resultant miniaturization of follicles. Scalp massage is indicated by some doctors and there are other angiogenic methods of increasing circulation but these are usually performed in a less-than-optimal way and do not demonstrate clinically significant results. I think that there is one good way to effectively stimulate increased circulation.

My intervention is very simple and quick to perform, and largely reduces scalp soreness in only one week. Do the following:

1)      Take the heel of your palm and press firmly down on the top of your head.

2)      Move your hand in a circular motion while pressing very firmly.

3)      Try to move your hand in very wide circles, attempting to stretch the scalp as far as it will go in each direction.

4)      Take about one second’s time to circle in 360 degrees.

5)      Do this all over the scalp focusing on the areas that are the most sore for a total of 2-5 minutes.

6)      Be sure to focus on the hairline and forehead.

This area is tight in most people because the forehead muscles become strained and tense from social signaling. When we constantly raise and furrow our eyebrows these muscles remain tonically active selfishly eating up the blood supply to the general area. Relaxing the muscles in the face and head, especially in the forehead can mitigate this problem. Icing the forehead helps as well, and is similarly very painful at first, but after a few sessions, the ice packs are calming and feel good.

My forehead, hairline and temples went from being very sore, and painful to massage, to being pain-free within 2 weeks of the palm heel massage method described above.





For other advice and activities to combat stress see these posts:




Breathing for Calmness
http://www.observedimpulse.com/2013/10/how-to-breath-diaphragmatically-for.html


Posture for Calmness
http://www.observedimpulse.com/2012/11/ideal-posture-spinal-health-and.html


Breathing Deeply
http://www.observedimpulse.com/2012/11/program-yourself-to-breathe-more-deeply.html


Look Upwards
http://www.observedimpulse.com/2014/04/looking-upwards-to-increase-happiness.html







25 comments:

  1. I really had immediate relief..I have been perplexed by my sensitive scalp...And I have such a bald scalp..The pain hits its peak in once like 4 mths...Its so upsetting to see my scalp so naked..:( I really wish we had a treatment for baldness as well..I am gonna try this massage everyday

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    1. This is helpful becuase I was afraid massages would cause more hair loss so I avoided it,but will try next time it flares. Aspirin see ed to calm it down.

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    2. This is helpful becuase I was afraid massages would cause more hair loss so I avoided it,but will try next time it flares. Aspirin see ed to calm it down.

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    3. Does this mean I am gonna go bald in that spot? How many times a day should I do this?

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  2. Thank you Dr., I will try this!

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  3. Thank you so much for this. I have been experiencing a very very painful to touch sore scalp for months now and this has helped tremendously. The only thing is I have very long hair (up till my waist) and cant do this on a dry scalp. I have to massage with warm oils. Thank you again!

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  4. Thank you so much for your advise, I felt an instant relief from the soreness. I will try this method. How long do I do this before I see the difference and how often do I massage my scalp?

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  5. I found this site several months ago and it has been such a blessing. I had been recovering from cancer treatment and lost a lot of my hair . I was looking for something to help it grow back faster, when I found the answer to a problem I had for several years past. That was soar areas on my scalp. It sounded to good to be true but it made perfect since at the same time ! I tried it that night and the next day the soreness was almost gone. Some time every day I give it a little 3 massage and I have not had another sore spot !!! My hair stopped falling out and is thicker than before.!! I also take Biotin and vitamin A every day. I f my head starts itching I step up the Biotin and massage . Then it just goes away! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU

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  8. Thank you for posting this information. I am in the medical profession and I was hoping to find a practical reason and natural remedy for my very sore scalp. I have always had a sore scalp and I have been noticing hair loss thinning for the past 23 years (I am only 43). It is so sad that medical world does not understand hair loss in women and likes to blame everything on hormones or diet. I eat very healthy and have had my hormones tested several times. I know realize I must have poor circulation. I massage scalp firmly hoping to improve circulation and would up with a painfully sore scalp the next day. I was afraid and didn't know what to do. I am hoping to continue with your recommendation in the hopes it will help. Thank you. If you know of any other healthy natural ways to improve circulation please post them.

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    1. I to had frontal scalp pain and hair loss, I never seem to catch losing...lol the scalp pain is occasional. I always rolled my eyes at the it's stress bit but a brilliant doctor told me that one day and he might be right, he knows my numbers. Still, intil someone analyze your scalp condition you won't know. I heard sebum hardens and clogs your scalp which in turn causes thinnning. Right know there is 1 think I can say helped me! Maxi hair TIME RELEASE version, stopped all hair loss, actually I don't think I've had thicker hair. One stinker in this, my doc. Recommend short term use only because vitamin A. Also, I got a dark glass dropper bottle and added extra cold pressed olive and drop tiny amounts in hair loss area and wait and see. See, I've been using it under and over my eyes and they've never looked better but avoid rest of face or you'll clog. So I thought maybe the scalp is similar to under eyes where we don't clog up. Just observation. Truth is we all need scalp analysts. There could be minor microscopic fungus or who knows 😆😆😆

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  9. Thank you so much, this really does work. I have tried this unknowingly

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  12. Your simple remedy has put a stop to my 16 years of intense hair fall. Possibility of poor scalp circulation was ruled out because I religiously perform mild oil massage before hair wash once in 3 days. My hair roots used to be in pain every now and then followed by massive hair loss. After following your remedy my scalp pain stopped fully in 2 weeks. In 40 days my hair fall reduced from about 200 strands to just 20 strands per day. After every hair wash I am used to seeing a bunch of hair collected at the water drain area now I am happy to see that reduced to just 5 or even 0 hair :)

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  14. Thank you so much for the tips, I felt an instant relief from the scalp soreness. I will like to try this method very soon. Thanks
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  17. This palm heel massage caused my extremely painful scalp to go calm at once,seems like magic i will continue to do it regularly to get more benfits ,thanks alot for this wonderful tip.

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  18. For the past week and a half, I've been experiencing a sore scalp. My scalp is very itchy. It's so sensitive and sore. My scalp has calmed down some. Today is my first time trying this method. I just need help with the itch now.

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