10 Home Remedies For Scalp Pimples
Scalp pimples are exactly what they sound like, acne that is on your scalp.
These can be annoying and painful. It is not much of a cosmetic issue as they cannot usually be seen from under the hair.
However, if left untreated they could become infected or even cause baldness.
This article will give you some easy and cheap home remedies to ease the irritation of your scalp pimples an even make them vanish over time.
#1. Don’t Squeeze
If you have acne on your scalp you shouldn’t try to pop the pimples, squeeze them, scratch them, or break them in any other way. You hair is full of oils and bacteria that can easily infect the popped pimple since you can’t very easily just put a bandage over the area. Don’t scratch your head when you shampoo your hair either; be gentle.
#2. Don’t Share
If you know that you have scalp pimples, then you shouldn’t share your combs or towels with anyone else. This is also why you shouldn’t share these objects with other people; you never know if they have scalp pimples or not. While scalp pimples are usually caused by clogged pores, they can also be spread by the bacteria of popped pimples, which can easily get on combs or towels.
#3. Avoid Products
If you know that you have scalp pimples, then the last thing that you want to do is aggravate them. Avoid using hair spray or hair gel at all, as this can very easily irritate your scalp. Also, try to use shampoo and conditioner made for sensitive scalp. Dandruff shampoo can also help even if you do not have dandruff.
#4. Shower Habits
The way that you shower can also have an impact on your scalp pimples. Taking extremely hot showers can dry out your scalp and make it itchy and uncomfortable. How often you shower also affects your pimples. Showering every day can dry out your scalp. Not showering enough can cause your hair to become greasy, which will irritate your scalp as well. Try to shower at least once every other day to get the best results.
#5. Cut Your Hair
One of the best natural remedies to make your scalp pimples easier to manage and to make them less likely to become infected is to cut your hair and keep it short. The longer your hair is, the more bacteria is in it, and the harder it is to take care of it. With shorter hair you can get to the root of the problem, and your roots, much easier.
One home remedy that may be able to get rid of your scalp pimples is to use vinegar. When you are about to take a shower, put a few tablespoons of vinegar into a cup and fill the rest of the cup with water. Before you shampoo your hair, dump this mix onto your head and rub it into your scalp. Do this at least once a week.
#7. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel can help with all types of skin irritations, even when they lie under your hair. An easy way to get the aloe vera to your scalp is to use a little of it like it was shampoo. Add some of the gel to your current shampoo, or buy shampoo with aloe vera gel already in it. Use the gel or shampoo once every few days.
#8. Baking Soda
Baking soda is another home remedy that can be used to reduce any itching that your scalp pimples may be causing you. Take a few tablespoons of baking soda into the shower with you can scrub it into your scalp like you would with shampoo. Like aloe vera, you can use this once every few days.
#9. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is another home remedy that can help to reduce itchiness and add moisture to your scalp. Before you shower put a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil into your hair and massage it into your scalp. Once massaged in, let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it out in the shower. You can also buy shampoo with coconut oil in it.
#10. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil can also be used to reduce itchiness on your scalp. The easiest natural remedy is to add some tea tree oil to the shampoo that you already have. Tea tree oil is very powerful on it’s own, so make sure that you do not put too much of it into your shampoo. You can also buy shampoo with tea tree oil already in it. Use this shampoo every other day.