Tips for a sensitive scalp

Tips bij een gevoelige hoofdhuid

A sensitive or hypersensitive scalp can be very annoying. The symptoms of a sensitive scalp include burning, tingling, pain, itching, and redness. Your scalp can also feel tight and itchy with sensitivity. In this article, we take a closer look at sensitive scalp, how to recognize it and what you can do to reduce scalp sensitivity. At the end of the article we will of course provide you with appropriate product advice.

What is Sensitive Scalp?

The symptoms of a sensitive scalp often manifest themselves in a burning sensation, tingling, redness, itching and even pain. A sensitive scalp can also manifest itself in a tight and tight feeling. Are the symptoms serious? Then you may have a hyperactive or hypersensitive scalp. You can find out whether you have a mild or extreme form of a sensitive scalp by examining which factors influence your scalp. For example, a poor diet can play a role, or the use of the wrong (harmful) shampoo.

It is important to find out which factors can cause the sensitivity of your scalp. The symptoms can be the result of an unbalanced diet or the use of the wrong shampoo . Certain weather conditions and stress can also affect your scalp. By checking these factors you can find out why your scalp is sensitive and/or painful and how you can improve the condition.

What can you do about a sensitive scalp?

An irritated and itchy scalp can be cured by taking good care of your hair with the right products. The following tips will help you keep your scalp healthy and avoid a sensitive scalp.

  1. A hot shower can immediately irritate the scalp. Don't shower too hot. It is better to use lukewarm to warm water to avoid irritation.
  2. Use your hair dryer sparingly. The heat from a hair dryer can cause discomfort. If you're still forced to blow-dry your hair, try lowering the heat and try to use it for as short a time as possible.
  3. Brush gently and certainly not too often. For an irritated scalp, it is best to use a brush made from natural products, such as a brush with bristles made of real hair.

What is better to avoid?

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is added to many shampoos. This agent is used to make shampoos lather, but this harsh chemical not only helps to remove dirt from the hair, but also removes the natural oils that help balance your scalp.
  • Silicones are often used in shampoos to keep hair shafts smooth. While it's good to keep your hair frizz-free, this sticky substance can linger on the scalp after shampooing. When the scalp sweats, bacteria can collect on the scalp and cause annoying itching.
  • It is also better to avoid hair products that contain alcohol. Alcohol cleans, but also dries out. A scalp that is already dry, irritated and/or red will become even drier, more irritated and/or redder with a hair product to which alcohol has been added.

Product advice from The Alpha Men

Do you have an irritated/sensitive scalp? We at The Alpha Men understand how annoying this can be. That is why we have selected a number of products that are specially made for men with a sensitive scalp. These products help the scalp and hair to prevent sensitivity and to correct burning sensation, irritation and redness of the scalp.


Doers of London Shampoo
The Doers of London Shampoo is a nice foaming shampoo made to get the most out of the day. Formulated to strengthen hair, add natural shine and maintain scalp health. suitable for all hair types. Contains only natural ingredients.

Mr Bear Family Shampoo Springwood
This shampoo from Mr Beard Family comes in a 250 ml package, a shampoo made from natural ingredients for healthy and energetic hair. The ingredients in this shampoo do more than clean the hair and also have a nourishing effect. Witch hazel to soothe irritated scalp, nettle to revitalize, strengthen hair roots and stimulate hair growth, horsetail to prevent dandruff. It foams less than regular shampoos because no extra unnatural foaming agents have been added. The shampoo is silicone, sulphate and paraben free. Never tested on animals.


Doers of London Conditioner
This conditioner from Doers of London is rich in vitamins that soften the hair and provide a beautiful shine. The amino acids, copper and zinc, ensure the proper balance of sebum production. The conditioner can be perfectly combined with the Doers of London shampoo for the best result. This conditioner also helps to soothe the scalp and prevent scalp irritation.

Firsthand Supply Hydrating Conditioner
The Hydrating Conditioner from Firsthand Supply is a new product that consists of 100% natural resources. Even the packaging is made from 100% recycled materials. The product restores your hair and makes it silky soft and shiny. The hair retains the volume and will not become heavier.


Do you have a sensitive scalp or do you know someone who suffers from this? Then we hope this article has helped you figure out what is causing your scalp sensitivity and what you can do about it!