Today, I want to talk about a subject that no one likes to talk about but a subject nonetheless that needs to be talked about. That subject being scalp acne! Even as a teenager I was very fortunate. I hardly had any acne, and up until now rarely had breakouts.
For those that do not know, I have a condition called Crohn's Disease. To learn more about Crohn's Disease click here to read about it. With my Crohn's (and the medicines they have me on currently) I get really bad patches of acne, and most of the time they are in my scalp. The first thing I did once it happened was research! There are so many theories and ideas out there about how to get rid of it. However, I found the following five ways below the most interesting, as well as helpful... (credit goes to Kristen Jackson, hairbudda.net, and Bustle)
Tea Tree Oil
"This powerful essential oil has some serious anti-inflammatory properties. Purchasing shampoos with tea tree oil in it is a great way to prevent for pimples on your scalp. If you're looking to get rid of a blemish covered in hair, apply ice on the site for about 7 minutes (or as long as it takes for the ice to completely melt) and then apply tea tree oil to continue keeping the inflammation down. This is a great method for one-off pimples on the scalp."
I have personally used Tea Tree Oil, and I have found so far for me this is the best way to get rid of it (or at least "calm it down").
Brush/Comb Your Hair Daily
Apple Cider Vinegar
"With an innate ability to restore pH levels and all those antioxidants, Apple Cider Vinegar is defiantly one of the easiest and more popular ways to treat scalp acne naturally. Not only will a simple rinse of one part apple cider vinegar and two parts water give your hair a healthy boost, you'll also give your scalp astringent properties that can alleviate painful blemishes."
I especially like using Apple Cider Vinegar for painful blemishes and outbreaks. It is another one of the few things that has helped me, and the best part is most of us have this in our cabinet at home!
Change Your Pillowcase Weekly!
I hope that you will find these tips useful if you are struggling with hair acne like I am. Also, feel free to share any tips you may have below! :)