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Why Your Hair Hurts





By Grace Gold 
January 15, 2017
 

The science behind the pain originates in the scalp. “What’s happening is inflammation coming from blood vessels in the scalp is flooding the nerves in the hair follicles and causing them to ache,” explains New York City dermatologist Debra Jaliman. “The pain in the follicle is indistinguishable from the strand, so it truly feels like your hair is hurting,” she adds.

Tight hairstyles are among the worst perpetrators. High ponytails, cornrows, buns, braids, and updos can all pull and even damage follicles, leading to hair pain, says Lars Skjoth, founder of Harklinikken, a Denmark-based brand that specializes in products to help hair loss and thinning. He suggests wearing these rigid styles no more than a couple times a week, and when you do, not to leave them in all day and night.

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