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    Default Sore spots if I go more than 2 days without shampoo

    I can go two nights without shampooing, but if I don't shampoo that third night then the next day I start feeling sore spots. And if I go longer, they get worse. What causes this???

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    Default Re: Sore spots if I go more than 2 days without shampoo

    Not sure what causes this, but I get the same thing.

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    I'd love to know too. It's the main thing that prevents me from stretching washes.

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    This happens to me after about 3-4 days, especially under where my hair was put up. It feels almost like I have a bruise there. The only thing I can think of is maybe that the oil makes the hair clump together a little, and that makes it pull on the scalp differently than it normally would. Or that oily hair stays put better, so it's more likely to sit one way on your head without moving for a longer period of time. Then when it does move, you can feel it. I don't really have any evidence to support any of this, it's just what I always assumed was happening.

    I can say that this used to happen to me after 1-2 days, but as I have stretched washes it has become less of a problem. I really only have this happen when my hair is in a ponytail, and therefore not moving around much, and then I take it down. I usually rub my scalp a little and that makes it feel better.

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    This happens to me often. We just have scalps that like to be washed regularly. I don't stretch washes because of it. It is possible to stretch them a bit when using dry shampoo, but I have found having to vigorously wash out the dry shampoo after a few days more damaging than simply gently washing my head every other day sometimes everyday with sls free shampoo. My scalp does love sulphates but that is too much for washing often I'd rather wash often than have sores that tempt me to pick them and oily hair that I can't enjoy, it won't even be worth it!
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    I used to get this when I first starting stretching my washes, now I've successfully stretched to once a week and no problems for a very long time.

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    I get pimples on my scalp that are sore if I try to stretch washes. It could be that. I don't think stretching washes works for everyone. It certainly doesn't for me.

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    huh... can't say this happens to me, but it's interesting to know this could happen!

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    Ha ! I thought that was just me ! I wash twice a week and sometimes get these sore patches as though the hair had been pulled really hard. I only ever wear a loose plait so nothing really tight, but my hair is quite heavy.
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    Default Re: Sore spots if I go more than 2 days without shampoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Mina17 View Post
    I get pimples on my scalp that are sore if I try to stretch washes. It could be that. I don't think stretching washes works for everyone. It certainly doesn't for me.
    This is another reason why I cannot stretch washes. I mean, aside from the stinky-head issue. I get head acne.

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