What are the problems that occur when the scalp is hard? What you need to do to improve hair loss and headaches


What are the problems that occur when the scalp is hard? What you need to do to improve hair loss and headaches

When the scalp becomes stiff, it causes problems such as hair loss and headaches. If you feel that you are losing a lot of hair, try self-checking the hardness of your scalp. You can determine the condition of the scalp in a simple way.
In this article, we will introduce the causes of problems that occur when the scalp is hard and how to improve the hardness.

Check the hardness of the scalp in 5 seconds

First, check the hardness of your scalp. The hardness of the scalp can be checked by comparing it with the hardness of the hand and by the color of the scalp.

Compare with the hardness of the hand

First, check the hardness of your scalp by pressing it with your fingertips. Then clasp your hands into a fist and place the back of your hand up. Judge whether the scalp is hard by comparing it with the hardness of the following areas.

Same hardness as the slightly raised area between the thumb and index finger

The scalp is in a soft state, so there is nothing wrong with it.

Same hardness as the center of the back of the hand

It has a normal hardness. However, it may become stiff depending on your lifestyle.

The same hardness as the protruding joint at the base of the middle finger

The scalp is in a hard state. If this condition continues, the risk of causing thinning hair and hair loss increases.

Check the color of the scalp

The scalp is the part of the body with the most blood volume and many capillaries. When blood accumulates, the color of the scalp changes. The amount of blood can be checked by the color of the scalp, so please distinguish it by the following points.


The blood is well distributed, so it is in a normal state.

Red or brown

If it looks brown, it is due to poor blood circulation and old blood has submerged. If it looks red in some places, it is likely to be inflamed.


The capillaries are compressed, and the condition of blood circulation is not good.


What are the problems caused by a hard scalp?

If the scalp is hard, blood circulation will deteriorate, which will cause the following problems.


IMG_257 Blood circulation is impaired, causing a headache called tension headache (pain from the back of the head to the neck).

Neck and shoulder stiffness

This is also a symptom caused by a deterioration in blood circulation. Poor blood circulation in the scalp is not unrelated to the neck and shoulders that support the head.

Hair loss

If blood circulation is not good, the nutrients needed to make hair will not be supplied. When this happens, the health of the hair also deteriorates.

Remedies for stiff scalp

In order to soften the scalp, it is important to improve your regular lifestyle. Please keep the following measures in mind.

Improves blood circulation

IMG_258 It is recommended to improve blood circulation in order to deliver nutrients to the scalp. You can promote blood circulation by simply soaking in the bathtub slowly and warming it from the core, or just moving your muscles a little. You should also refrain from smoking, as it can cause poor circulation and make it difficult to deliver fresh oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.

Don't let stress get to you

When stress accumulates, blood vessels narrow, and hormonal balance is disturbed. Find a hobby that can relieve stress so that you don't get stressed out as much as possible.
One of the best ways to relieve stress is to get a good night's sleep on a regular basis. If you look at things that emit blue light (computers, smartphones) before going to bed, the quality of your sleep will decrease. In order to improve the quality of sleep, you should also value the time before bed.

Adjust your diet

A nutritionally unbalanced diet leads to poor blood circulation. The key is to actively incorporate foods that are good for blood circulation.

In addition, if you don't have enough water, it is easy to get mushy blood. Drink plenty of water on a regular basis. Especially when you sleep, you sweat a lot, so make it a habit to drink a glass of water before going to bed and immediately after waking up to improve blood circulation.


In this article, we have introduced the causes of problems caused by a hard scalp and how to relieve the hardness of the scalp.
If the scalp is too hard, it can cause problems such as neck and shoulder stiffness, headaches, and hair loss. If you feel that your scalp is stiff with the check methods introduced, why not try to improve your lifestyle?