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What to Know About Scalp Acne and Why Redheads Suffer From It

How redheads can combat scalp acne:

If you’ve started to notice breakouts along your hairline, you might be suffering from scalp acne. Scalp acne is a common form of acne and can occur all around your hairline, including the nape of your neck and on your scalp. Here’s what you need to know about what’s causing it, and how to treat it: 

These are the causes of scalp acne: 

Most commonly, scalp acne is caused by your shampoo or other hair products. The pores and hair follicles on your head are sensitive and they can get clogged if you’re using the wrong products, not washing products out well enough, or going too long between washes. 

The best hair products to look for are ones that are sensitive scalp safe, are oil-free, and are low in fragrance. One common type of shampoo that many women use for hair growth is biotin shampoo. If you’re also taking biotin supplements, you might get breakouts. This is due to an excess amount of biotin in your body and on your scalp.

READ: How Redheads Can Treat a Dry, Flakey Scalp at Home 

What are some great scalp treatments? 

If you believe your hair products may be causing your breakouts, it’s best to switch products or cut back on the number of products you are using. If this doesn’t help, there may be another reason your scalp has blemishes. You may be creating excess sweat or oils and may need to increase the number of times you wash your hair per week. 

READ: 6 Steps to ‘Wash Train’ Your Red Hair

Additionally, things that regularly touch your head like hats or pillowcases, should be washed more frequently to avoid the transfer of dirt, oils, or other build-ups to the scalp. 

Rock it like a Redhead!