burned scalp from perm - what to do

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  1. preciousstone

    preciousstone New Member

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    think i got a really bad burn.. my scalp is tender.. all over the place.. what do i put on it?
     
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    I always left my scalp alone for the first 24 hours and, I know I will probably get a beat down for saying this...but don't sleep with a cap tonight. I am the world's WORST burner...that is before Influance relaxers.

    ANYWAY...Your scalp needs to BREATHE!!!

    In the morning, gently put on one of the following to your whole scalp - in order of preference for treating burns and healing quickly.

    (1) Aloe Vera gel - THE BEST RECOMMENDATION!
    (2) Shea Butter - will also heal well and quickly.
    (3) Vitamin E oil - pure...not mixed with other oils...the thickest you have available.

    When your scalp is no longer crazy raw (maybe 2 days), wash again with neutralizer shampoo just to make sure there's no relaxer left, treat scalp again if you can and style as you usually do.

    I hope this helps. I'm so sorry you got burned...I always HATED that!!! Can you change your relaxer?

    Anyone else wanna chime in on this?

    Bless you,
    cj
     
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    daydreem2876 Well-Known Member

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    Neosporin plus pain! :yep:
     
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    Neo like daydreem2876 said, or a&d ointment, I have burned myself in the past and never suffered hair loss from it, but it is painful, did you scratch of brush your hair before you relaxed? I try to do minimum brushing and scratching on my head before I relax, times when I have scratched or too much too my head i've gotten burned.

    I hope it heals fast.
     
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    i used a new relaxer.. mizani butter blends.. cuz i heard so many rave about it on here.. my hair looks the same as with any other perm.. so am kinda like.. eh! anyway, i don't think it was the mizani.. i've always had issues with burning with relaxer.. even when i use mild.. but i've never burned this bad... its usually just one little spot in the middle..

    thanks for the recommendation
     
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    I used Mizani butter blends and burned my scalp too. I had a pimple on the back of my scalp but was still determinied to relax after stretching it out for too long. I think the combo of the skin damage and extra processing time killed it. Now I have a bald spot on the back of my head. :perplexed Not really noticible but its gettin on my nerves and can't stop touching it!
     
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    I have heard that emu oil is great for healing the skin. It has anti inflamatory properties. I read in an emu oil thread that a girl healed her scalp after a burn with emu oil. But it aint cheap. My first instinct would be pure vitamin E oil.

    I've melted the hair into my scalp before. I had scabs with the hair fused into it. Back then I didn't know anything about oils. I Didn't put anything on my scalp and it just healed up on its own after a while. Not advocating this, just illustrating how ignorant I was back then. I'm lucky I didn't go bald.
     
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    What she said!!!!
     

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