Headaches can be excruciating, especially tension headaches. You typically experience tension headaches in your neck, temples, and behind the eyes. When you have a tension headache the muscles in your neck and head squeeze or contract. When this happens, it can often result in sensitivity, pain, and/or hurt in your scalp.
What You Can Do:
Again, I am not a doctor so always first consult your doctor if you’re having chronic headaches. However, some people take over-the-counter medicines like Aleve, Tylenol, or Ibuprofen. There are also some natural ways to treat headaches that cause scalp pain. These include:
- Drink water (get hydrated)
- Avoid foods with lots of sodium
- Use essential oils
- Use a cold and hot compress
- Yoga, massage, acupuncture
#3) Too Much or too Little Hair Washing
Washing your hair is very important.
But did you know that your scalp can hurt if your hair is dirty? It's true. If you go an extended period of time without washing your hair then the sebum (natural oils) that your scalp produces accumulates around the hair shaft and can lead to an overgrowth of yeast. When that happens, it can cause inflammation, and ultimately cause your scalp to "ache."
However, it's also important to be mindful of over-washing your hair.
Your scalp can also become irritated and dry if you wash your hair too much. This happens because when you wash your too often it can deprive your scalp of sebum and interfere with the pH of your scalp health. When this happens your hair and scalp can become overly dry.
What You Can Do:
Try not to wash your hair too often or too little.
So, how often should you wash your hair?
Well, it is important to wash and condition your hair based on how greasy or dry your hair feels, not based on how often another woman washes her hair. For most people with textured hair, you need to wash bi-weekly or weekly. Nevertheless, this will be generally determined by how you style your hair.
Using an effective hair care system. for your wash day that includes a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in cream, and hair oil is essential.
So, the key takeaway is that how often you should wash your hair will depend on how you are currently wearing your hair.