Pimples Near the Scalp

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Q: I've been having pimples near my scalp area. A dermatologist said that it might be because of the shampoo and hair shine that I'm using. Which type of shampoo and hair gel can I use?
A: If you think your hair gel or other styling products are causing you to develop acne breakouts near your hairline, you need to look for products that specifically state that they are "non-comedogenic" which means that they won't clog your pores and therefore won't cause pimples.
If you think it's the shampoo you are using that is leaving behind a residue and clogging your pores, then you should consider using a very gentle shampoo, or perhaps look for a medicated shampoo for sensitive scalps.
Furthermore, try using versions of your hair care products that allow you to better control your application of the products. Instead of using a traditional styling gel, opt for a spray gel that can be misted onto the hair away from the scalp and hairline.
Finally, pick-up a package of facial wipes that contain salicylic acid and use them to cleanse the face around the hairline once you finish styling your hair. This will help to keep your pores clean and clear and prevent more pimple breakouts.
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Hair problems
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