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What is the cause of scalp pain after a few days of not washing your hair or putting it up in a ponytail?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Oil glands

Our hair follicles have natural oil glands which tends to keep the scalp soft, however, after couple o days it builds up to where it stiffens the roots of hair and hence the pain.

In brief: Oil glands

Our hair follicles have natural oil glands which tends to keep the scalp soft, however, after couple o days it builds up to where it stiffens the roots of hair and hence the pain.
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