Sore Scalp from Hair Wraps: Causes and Solutions

October 5, 2015

I’m sure many of you who wrap your hair on a regular basis, at some point in time have experienced soreness around the temple area, and wondered what might be the reason. A couple of causes and solutions are outlined below:

Sore scalp around the temple area sometimes can occur from having your hair tied up too tightly forcing your hair follicles into a direction which is uncomfortable.

It is also a known fact that many shampoos contain ingredients that corrode hair follicles and aggravate them around the roots. Obviously if these chemicals can wreak havoc on our follicles then they can also aggravate the sensitive glands that surround them which produce the oils to keep your hair, scalp and follicles protected and balanced.


1) Try massaging the scalp more often. Massaging improves blood circulation, which enhances the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicle. It also reduces scalp tension which can contribute to hair thinning and hair loss.

2) Use quality hair care products. Keep in mind that cheap hair products more than likely contain a higher percentage of harsh chemicals.

3) When wrapping your hair, be sure to use a silk scarf to keep the hair from drying out and stripping your hair from it’s natural oils.

4) Try alternating the direction you wrap your hair each night and use a wide tooth comb to keep the hair strands loose allowing the hair to breathe.