What causes scalp pimples and how to avoid them?

What causes scalp pimples and how to avoid them?

Pimples on scalp are very common and they can be a painful experience when you accidentally run your comb through them. We bet you could feel the pain while reading the previous sentence. If you are wondering or have ever wondered what causes them then look no further! Here’s a simple blog to help you understand the cause of pimples and tips to help you avoid them in near future.

What causes scalp pimples?

Scalp pimples usually occur because of clogged pores in your scalp.The clogged pores could have various reasons. Some of the common ones are listed below

1.Sweat or excessive oil

2.Build up from different shampoos or oils

3.Excessive sebum

4.Increase in acne bacteria

Other reasons why one might be suffering from scalp pimples could be- hormonal issues, friction from hair accessories like headbands or helmets and allergic reactions

How can we get rid of it?

Keep dirt and oil off your scalp

Dirt and oil in your scalp is bound to clog the hair follicles and can be a cause of various infections and allergies. Always try to keep your scalp clean to avoid clogging the pores.

Wash oily hair more often

If you have naturally oily hair, which means more sebum in your scalp then you must wash your hair more frequently. Make sure you aren’t too hard on your scalp otherwise excessive dryness might also cause a few breakouts. A clean, fresh scalp is the only way to avoid pimples.

 Avoid oiling your hair if you have greasy scalp

Since now we know that clogged pores are the number one reason for scalp pimples then it becomes really important for us to keep oils off our follicles. If you have a greasy scalp then you must avoid putting more oil on it

Rinse shampoo and conditioner properly

If you are someone who doesn’t take their time to rinse products off their scalp then there’s a high chance that the build up is causing scalp pimples on your head. This build up mixes with sweat and dirt in your scalp causing itchiness. Apart from causing scalp pimples, it can also cause inflammation and redness on the scalp


Use gentle shampoo that cleans scalp without dehydrating it

Using gentle shampoo is of utmost importance when it comes to taking care of your hair. We’ve said it many times before and we’ll say it again- always be gentle with your shampoo choices and choose the ones that are gentle on your scalp. We suggest you choose an ayurvedic shampoo as those are free of chemicals and can avoid any build-up.

Did you know our customers say that they don’t feel the need to use conditioner when they use this gentle shampoo by Sesa?


This certified Ayurvedic Shampoo is a medicinal shampoo crafted with Bhringraj, Onion & 6 Ayurvedic herbs that help reduce hair fall, prevent split ends, and improve hair's shine and softness. Contains NO PARABENS & NO MINERAL OIL. It’s one of our best sellers. The key benefits of this gentle cleanser are that it prevents dandruff and doesn't cause any buildup in the scalp. Apart from reducing hair fall it also prevents any scalp infections.

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