You might begin to feel some discomfort,  the sensation of tightness or sensitivity on your scalp following bleaching. It’s normal. Its degree of tightness differs according to the type of bleaching you’ve used.

The discomfort you feel on your scalp will decrease over time. It’s possible to alleviate it by applying a soothing treatment.

In any situation, it is important to evaluate the level of tightness in your scalp when you bleach your hair to see whether it’s normal or whether you should consult a professional.

Bleaching is one of the harsher hairdressing treatments for your scalp. You might feel some discomfort or tightness on your scalp.

It’s likely that your scalp may be a bit red and irritated following bleaching for the next few days. Based on the treatment performed on the scalp, the degree of tightness or discomfort could vary.

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Bleaching the entire head is not the same as bleaching just a few strands of hair.

For the head to get completely bleached, more bleaching agents will be used and the process tends to be longer.

If you have a very sensitive scalp, you may even feel your scalp becoming tighter when you finish coloring the roots.

We’d like to share with you how to alleviate the tightness on your scalp. Additionally, what should you do in the event that the burning does not go away.

We’ll also give you some suggestions for preventing the irritation that comes with bleaching. So, you can have the new hair colour transformation you like without feeling discomfort following the procedure.


Tightness of the scalp occurred because your scalp was dried out by the bleaching agent.

If you don’t have flakes on your scalp and you don’t feel itchy as well as it’s not painful, then you shouldn’t fret.

Make sure you remember that bleaching is a chemical process that will cause irritation. Your scalp may require some time to heal.

Our suggestion is to refrain from washing your bleached hair for two or three days. Also apply gentle shampoos for your sensitive scalp.

Avoid styling products. Only start using the products only if your scalp is feeling more relieved.

Don’t worry. Your scalp will return to normal in a few days.

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This situation will be in the midst of skin dermatitis. This means that the scalp’s skin hasn’t reacted well to the chemical components in the bleaching solution.


It is an irritation and inflammation process of the scalp’s skin resulting from the ingredient which we are allergic or cannot tolerate .

Dermatitis can cause skin itchiness, irritation and burning that may even result in yellowish or white dandruff-like skin flakes. .

There is no reason to be too concerned as this condition will not be permanent. After a few days you’ll not feel any discomfort.


This dermatitis condition can be treated and alleviated. We advise that you should consult a dermatologist to diagnose and treat the problem.

There are some things you can try to help ease the discomfort:

Cleanse your hair every other day with a mild soothing shampoo. Try not to comb your hair when it is dry to prevent any further harm to your scalp.

For the time being, avoid any styling products such as waxes, gels and hair sprays which are used to hold any hairstyles.

Do not go outside in the sun because the natural protective film on your scalp gets damaged and you have to aid in restoring it to normal.

Do not forget to schedule an appointment with the dermatologist. Your doctor will assess the cause and treat it should they be required.

You’re aware that it’s perfectly normal to have some discomfort and tightness following the bleaching process. Also, sensitive skin is susceptible to dermatitis.

In this article, we will share the other circumstances that could arise following bleaching. These aren’t common and be a trigger for alarm bells.


If you begin to feel an increase in discomfort following bleaching, and not only tightness.

If the burning sensation on your scalp is too much and the pain gets worse over time

This is a very alarming situation.

In reality, we’d say that this is the worst-case scenario following bleaching of hair.

You’ve got a chemical burn, and your scalp is damaged. This should be taken seriously. .

There could be injuries but you did not notice and realize it. Examine your scalp using an eye-to-eye mirror to see whether you have any redness or scars.

There shouldn’t be any burning sensation after bleaching. If you feel it then imply that you’ve not been taken care of properly.

Perhaps the bleaching mixture was left for too long on your scalp. Maybe your hair wasn’t suited to undergo bleaching.

But, a burn from bleach isn’t always due to the bleach having been on your head for too long. An incorrect diagnosis by the stylist may result in such catastrophes.

Why do products that are used in the salon for hair colour transformation can cause harm?

Bleaching is an aggressive and harsh agent for hair. It contains chemical ingredients and works in conjunction with hydrogen peroxide. These two ingredients mix together and cause chemical reactions in the hair.

They break open the cuticle, take away the melanin pigmentation and make the hair lighter, altering its structure. The darker your hair or the lighter you wish it to be and longer time is needed for this chemical mixture to be expected to remain on your hair.

This is the most common procedure that hairdressers utilize in salons for nearly all technical work. Even if you’re looking for something subtle and soft such as the honey and caramel tones, it’s also likely that you’ll need to bleach your hair first.


The best thing to do is visit a dermatologist immediately. There is nothing that you can do to yourself if you’ve suffered from burns. Only a medical professional can provide you the proper treatment.

Do not apply any oils or magical formulas to your hair. They usually contain alcohol and can aggravate the problem.

However in the absence of a thorough assessment and diagnosis from your hairdresser, you won’t know how your hair and scalp will react and respond to bleaching.


In a reputable and good salon, the colorists will carry out their hair diagnosis. What exactly is it?

We’ll ask questions about the history and background of your hair. We ask if you’ve previously had it straightened and how long since the last time you bleached, and then we examine the scalp to determine whether there are any issues.

This test is performed to reduce the risk of bleaching.

This is the reason you must visit a professional and experienced colorist. She’ll assess the condition of your hair and scalp before the commencement of any treatment with bleaching products.

This will help you be able to avoid discomfort on your scalp when you next bleach your hair.


There is a normal feeling of discomfort and tightness on your scalp following bleaching, particularly if you bleached your entire hair.

The discomfort will last over the course of a couple of days, based on the extent of treatment you’ve been through.

If you notice burning, itchiness or some abnormal discomfort, You could suffer from the condition known as dermatitis. Consult a doctor immediately to examine the cause thoroughly.

On the flip side, if you are experiencing an intense pain or suffer from a sore scalp following bleaching, make sure you consult a doctor immediately so that the proper treatment can begin as soon as possible.