Help! I have a rash on my scalp because of my dreads!

Lovely! Your dreads are installed and you are super happy with your new look! You can create all kinds of hairstyles and you feel happy with your new, full head of hair. But then; you get a rash in your hairline, o no! 

Rash in your hairline because of dreads

Most people have very little discomfort because of irritation or rash. But some people are more sensitive to it. It is possible that you get some red bumps in your hairline, this is in the edge of your hair (in your neck and next to your temple are the most sensitive spots). These red tension bumps appear on spots where the skin is more sensitive. This is because the dreads are braided in tight and your scalp has to get used to it. 

What to do against this irritation? Rash

Your skin's reaction is normal. You don’t have to be worried about being allergic or over sensitive to dreads. There are no allergens in the synthetic hair. People respond mostly on the tension on the hairs. Sometimes the producer puts a coating on the synthetic hair. That can cause unwanted itch. We wrote a blog about this, you can reed it here.

Usually the rash goes away on its own. This will only take a couple of days. Does the rash continue longer? Or does it really bother you? You can use a conditioning spraybut we recommend to apply a natural oil on the spots for an even more effective result.

No panic necessary, just enjoy your dreads and continue to vary your hairdo and looks!