Topic: Sensitive Scalp?

Hi All nomicons/smile

So, I just began scalp massage with my natural rubber massager and I love it! My scalp is looking very active and stimulated after a massage. (eg. It's red and invigorated!)

I have an interesting question though: Does anyone else's scalp feel sensitive or tight when massaging? Does it get better over time? 

I'm assuming this is because I'm new to scalp massage. The sensation is akin to stretching tight muscles. I know the scalp has ligaments under it, so maybe what I am feeling is the stretching of the ligaments? There are particular spots that are more sensitive than others. (Crown of the head especially!)

Another question: If you are someone who can relate to this, do you go gentler on these areas or power through them knowing that eventually they'll catch up and feel the same as the rest of the scalp? 

Thanks for your help!

<3 Emma

Re: Sensitive Scalp?

Hi Emily,

Yes, when I use my rubber massager, most of my scalp feels sore.  I've been powering through them as it could be from all the pony tails I have been wearing lately while my hair transitions.

Also, I have wondered if some of the soreness is related to sinuses. Allergies are crazy down here and there are pressure points on your head related to sinuses.

Re: Sensitive Scalp?

Sinus soreness...interesting. I could see that being a possible reason for tenderness. For me, certain parts of my head are more tender than others, while the mirrored side might not necessarily be as sore. I find that really interesting. 
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if it goes away or not.

<3 Emma

Re: Sensitive Scalp?

So, just a little update for everyone! I have continued brushing my scalp 2-3 times a day. And those sensitive spots? They are getting less and less sensitive! My scalp definitely needed a little time to adjust to massage, just like a person's body needs time to get used to working out if you haven't in a while. Both get easier each time you do it. 

I'm always starting the massage at the nape of my neck and working forward to the front of my head. I do 1 massage in the shower after I have shampooed and conditioned. And two I do with dry hair. One in the afternoon and one in the evening. Sometimes I follow with my brushing to get them both in at once, and usually because your hair needs a little styling after your rough it up with a massage!

As far as hair fall, it's been really good, as in not much at all. The first day, I had more than usual, but I just attribute that to it being the first time. Like cleaning up a garden after the winter, the first time always has the biggest haul. And so my body let go of a lot of old hairs that weren't growing anymore in order to make room for new growth!

I love how invigorated I feel after a scalp massage! It totally has a positive effect on my whole body + mindset. Everything is up when I have a hair massage. Going to continue to do this and I'll keep giving updates along the way. nomicons/smile

<3 Emma

Re: Sensitive Scalp?

You may have a contact dermatitis. Try using organic moisturizers and hair treatments. This may help you deal with irritated scalp.