If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a hair product, you may have gotten what looks like pimples on your scalp. Those pimples can be a mild form of scalp acne. Aside from an allergic reaction to a product, scalp acne can also be a result of a yeast infection, mites or a particular type of bacteria. These triggers cause the follicles on your scalp to become irritated and inflamed, therefore, forming pimples.
How To Get Rid of It:
- Cleanse your hair with a shampoo that contains tea tree oil (a natural germ combatant), like Paul Brown Hawaii Hapuna Anti-Frizz Silk Shampoo, $68.95.
- Shampoos with Salicylic Acid (like Kerastase Reflection Bain Miroir 1, $12.95) exfoliate the scalp and loosen dead skin cells.
- Dandruff shampoos (try Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo, $10.99) can sometimes alleviate inflammation with zinc.
Note: Make sure to stay away from heavy, oily products that can further clog the pores on your head.
Have you ever gotten scalp acne? Do you have any tricks you can share to get rid of it?