Why is your scalp burning?

Why is my scalp burning? Do I need to see a doctor?

Feeling a burning sensation on your head can be quite a scary experience, especially when you are just following your usual routine. 80% of the population’s first instinct is to google it, and if you landed on our page through that route, we are here to share with you some factors you can consider for now. However, if the burning sensation continues despite our suggestions, professional medical help is advised.

Itchy Scalp

Some say that itching is worse than pain. While you might be able to tolerate a sting, it is harder to resist the temptations to scratch. However, the aftermath of relieving an itchy spot with scratch are often cuts and abrasion. Thus, leaving your skin feeling like it’s burning. The remedy for this is to wash and dry your scalp thoroughly, apply some sort of scalp aftercare on the affected areas.

Scalp Conditions

Most scalp conditions like Scalp Psoriasis, Dandruff and Folliculitis cause scalp inflammation, which makes your scalp feel more sore than usual. This can be mistaken as a burning sensation due to the tenderness. The treatment for these scalp conditions varies, but one thing’s for sure, personal hygiene plays a huge role in treating these scalp conditions. 

Allergic Reactions

If you have switched up your hair care routine recently, you might want to look through the ingredient list as your scalp might be allergic to some of them. Alternatively, you can do a patch test for new products. Here’s a guide on how to do a patch test at home. Some of the common ingredients that cause allergic reactions are: Fragrances, Parabens, Sulfates and Preservatives. 


For some of you that have experienced anxiety before, you would know that sometimes tingly sensations start running down your skin, causing your skin to itch. It is actually scientifically explained that when your body’s stress response goes into overdrive, it can cause sensory symptoms on your skin, especially the scalp. You can adopt some anxiety-reducing activities such as a quick exercise or simply conscious breathing.

The above-mentioned factors are just some reasons your scalp might feel like it’s burning. You can try some of the remedies brought up in each point, however, if the symptoms persist, it’s best to seek professional medical advice as soon as possible and factor out any underlying scalp problems.

Additionally, we would like to recommend some products for you, to prevent any more scary experiences.

Here is our Chanamu Irritable Scalp Shampoo which helps to lessen oily scalp, dandruff and hair fall even if nothing had worked before. This shampoo is specially designed to be used daily despite its recovery effects. 

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