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6 Causes of Sore Scalp in Natural Hair10:12 AM
If you're anything like me, growing up you sat between your mom or grandma's legs, head resting on her knee while you winced and whimpered as she combed, brushed, styled, braided, or pressed your hair. "Tenderheaded" was your middle name as a child, and as an adult, you get a little teary-eyed at the thought of sitting through braids and other styles.
Even though my years of tenderheaded wincing and ponytails are over, I still get the occasional sore scalp from time to time. Most of the time, I can attribute it to new growth spurts (awkward, but I know for my hair, that's what's happening -- this goes all the way back to my middle and high school days). Usually, with a little massage (with coconut, olive, jojoba, or any other type of oil) the soreness goes away within a few hours. But if a scalp massage isn't solving your sore problems, check out these other 6 culprits that may be to blame: