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    For about a week my scalp has been sore. <_< I wear a TWA so I am not pulling or tugging on my hair in any kind of way so what is the deal? I have heard some people say that your scalp gets sore when your hair is growing. Could someone help me out on this one?

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    I've heard that too so I'm curious also to hear what everyone has to say.

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    You know what? I'm experiencing the same feeling in my scalp. It feels soooo sore. I don't know if that means your hair is growing? But it may be true ....I dunno? How ever I have started massaging my scalp a lot more to soothe my sore scalp. You may want to google it.

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    Could be an alergic reaction to a hair care product your using.

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    I had that problem and would massage my scalp w/ oils. There is another thread about this somewhere. But I heard it is from your hair folicles being stimulated again after being burned to a crisp earlier. My scalp has stopped hurting. It was about 5 months after my last CFC and 1 month after my BC that it started hurting.

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    but what if i haven't had a perm in 6 years. and my scalp still sores randomly. what does that mean?

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    Hey that is about the stage I'm in right now! (5 months post CFC and 1 month post BC!) I am going to try massaging my scalp with oils. What kind of oils do I need to use?

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    I remember having this problem as a perming, but havent since doing the bc. Does this mean my hair isn't grow???

    J/K, I know my hair is growning from my pics!!

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    J/K, I know my hair is growning from my pics!!...

    Girl you are crazy! You know your hair is on the grow!

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    i thought i was the only one!! it is a chore (and pain) to do twists and to brush it... ive left it alone for a week now and have just detanlged by separating any knots that would come about when my hair is dry

    i will only notice when its sore when ever i try to do something with m head other than putting it in a puff

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    My scalp gets store when I repeatedly touch it throughout the day in the same spot, or when I've twisted too tight while doing my nightly twists.

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    My experiment:

    I have had this off and on sore spot in my scalp for about a month. After I wash my hair, it usually lets up and then a couple of days later, it comes back. So, I am trying an experiment.

    I took out all of my hair products from the past few years (I have a huge box that I usually keep under the bathroom sink). I'm going to go backwards through my products. I have a feeling that I am allergic to something that I am using presently, so I am going to see if I can use a process of elimination to figure out what is irritating me. So, since it's almost winter in Michigan (it's snowing already), I'm going to wash or co-wash my hair every week, air dry, and twist.

    In the meantime, I have a dermatologist appointment in January (why the heck does it take so long to set an appointment!). Maybe by then, this will be an afterthought.

    I'll keep everyone posted!

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    mine hurts occasionally too. i am pretty sure i read something a few years ago that linked scalp tenderness with menstruation.

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    I hope this is right. My scalp has been periodically sore over the past month and (1) I went natural three years ago; (2) I had not changed my products when my scalp started hurting; (3) I do not wear tight styles; However, (4) I was menstruating when I first noticed my scalp was sore and I noticed my scalp was sore today...but my period is due any day now. So I wonder if you are right. It would really put my mind to rest since I've heard that those dealing with alopecia often experience scalp pain right before their hair starts falling. I don't think I have alopecia but the scalp pain is scary...

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    really? i didnt know that either.

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    i've read in numerous publications that the major causes of scalp tenderness are chemicals in shampoo like sls, product build up on root of hair and scalp, dht hormones build up in scalp, and allergic reactions to your own scalp oils. and pretty much the only way you can determine the exact source is to have your hair roots analyzed by a lab.

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    very interesting! I am havin some tenderness right now. I will have to call the derm and see what the deal is

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    I havent the slightest what the hurt is but I can tell you I've got a full head of hair I rock from baa to twists and puff and when I alternate between styles my scalp started hurting like all get out. I thought to myself, how can it be possible that my hair hurts now that its free (in the baa)? I just think some senstive scalps dont take change well whether its a chang e to or from regular manipulation.

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    My scalp is sore in the crown area. I only do conditioner washes and I was wondering if I need to use a clarifying shampoo once in a while for my scalp. I am worried that it may be alopecia so I may go to a dermatologist.

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    Wow, I thought my cousin and I were the only people in the world with this problem. Well, actually, ours is a little different .My scalp and hair go through stages of soreness and breakage. When my scalp becomes sore, I experience breakage of hair in those areas. My hair will grow to my shoulder then it starts to break off to almost bald( to aboout 1/4 to 1/2 inch. I had shoulder length hair on the side but a trip going stright don't the center that was about 1/2 in. long once so I just cut it all off and started over. The only way my hair doesn't break is if I keep it braided. Even when I let the chemical fire cream grow out for 2 years and wore my my hair naturally this happened. I have been chemical free for 16 months now.

    My cousin's scalp doesn't get sore, instead she has a burning sensation. Her hair doesn't break of really short like mine. Instead hers fall out in slick patches. It does grow back though. We do have a family history or should I say hairstory of alpoecia though. Her dermatologist told her that it was all in her mind becuse things like that don't happen. I think she's a quack! I just don't know what to do.

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    I know that my scalp is sore in the area that was stressed by them damn perms..right in the front...that area has a small slick spot so maybe my hair is slowly falling out in that area
    No matter the tension of the braids it hurts like the dickens

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    For about 2 weeks, my crown was SORE and I wasn't doing anything different at the crown of my head. It just went away over the last few days. It's the strangest thing.

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    use jojoba mixed with aloe gel

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    I believe this is true because when i was relaxed i couldn't feel any growth, but now whenever my scalp is sore in a certain spot i get a good amount of growth

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    I get the same sore spot on and off.

    I got it as a permie too.

    It's right on top of my head in the place where my hair grows fastest.

    In 04, a friend of mine said it's a sign of a dry scalp and to try oiling it. Sure enough, I sprayed a lil oil sheen onto my scalp and I was fine. Now I use my oil mixture (it's like 4 difft. oils. I made it so long ago I forgot what's in it, lol.)

    I put a few drops right on my scalp and rub it in, and it stops the soreness.

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    My cousin's scalp doesn't get sore, instead she has a...

    Please take a look at the alopecia forum. The ladies that describe the CCCA (a form of alopecia) have the exact symptoms of both you and your cousin. The good news is that it can be minimized if caught before irreversable damage is done. Find another dermatologist and check out the natural ways of dealing with this form of alopecia some of the women have found.

    I hope all goes well!!

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    I hope I'm about to experience a growth spurt because my whole head it sore! I did clip my ends this past weekend... maybe that's the reason.

    Not to be OT and inappropriate but when I shave or trim (my unmetionable area..*hee hee*).. A few days later the area I trimmed it quite sensitively sore... Maybe it's due to a growth spurt.. maybe?

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    I get sore spots, but I have seborrhoeic dermatitis and sometimes I get small patches of inflamation on my scalp. Maybe you should get a dermatologist to look at your scalp, Pookster.

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    It is wierd . . .

    Last night I was driving home & my scalp felt so sore! This isn't the first time either.

    I don't wear styles that are tight or pull (Rock a TWA) & I dont comb or manipulate daily.

    I really hope it is growth - That would be a lovely feeling that I could get used to .

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    I had that same problem within a month of cutting all of my hair off. It was sore and itchy and I could not stop scratching it. It was the same place I had problems with when i had the CFC...the very front of my head and the middle. Those parts were thin and would get sores. It was the craziest thing. It went on being sore for about 2 weeks. Then it went away. So just recently my boyfriend is growing his hair out too (maybe he's locking it IM EXCITED) but his hair was sore about a month into growing it out. But his just went away too. Our hair didnt break off either.

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