I Used Lotion On My Scalp and Hair

Male, age: 27 – question
I naturally have a very high hair line. hair is thin and dirty blonde. it is about 1/2 inch in length now. since its winter, bitter and cold out. after my usual hot shower in the morning before i head off work, giving my head a quick dry from a towel has been leaving my scalp very tight and very itchy in spots throughout the day…so this morning after drying off i got some moisturizing lotion and rubbed it in all over in my scalp and hair, which solved the problem and made it feel at ease…problem was though it made my hair looking greasy…

i was wondering, would cheap over-the-counter creams/lotions cause clogging of hair follicles and scalp pores to hinder hair growth and to perhaps cause scalp pimples?

thanks doc

Creams or lotions can’t stop hair growth just through clogging the pores and hair follicles. You could have or develop an allergy to one of the components of the creams or lotions, and this may cause dermatitis (skin inflammation), which can effect your hair. Dermatitis could present with itching and redness of scalp skin with some swelling and eventually may effect hair growth if not treated promptly. Generally though, what you are doing should not cause you a problem, but be wise and react appropriately if it does cause you a problem.

Tags: lotion, cream, hairloss, hair loss
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