Thank u Jules, i did exactly what you said. i wrapped some ice in a cloth and applied it over my head.. it was very relieving. helped quite a bit..! Just giving my head some more time to settle down. Thanx a ton for the advice.
PEACE AND LOVE
Jules Victoria said:
your scalp is likely sensitive because it is injured. I would deal with it like you would any injury: ICE, rest and elevate. Luckily, your head is already elevated (above your heart) so you don't have to worry about that
If you have a bag of frozen fruit/peas or crushed ice or even a really cold cloth to lay over the skin, that will slow blood flow and allow the inflammation system to do it's thing (bring healing proteins to the area and to clean up the debris after) plus it will feel good.
Ice on your head might give you a headache, so don't leave on too long. The rule with icing usually is 20 minutes on the wound (or until the area is numb) and then 40 - 60 minutes off so it can warm back up again. You're past the "acute" injury stage, so the ice/cold would be mainly for comfort, but I imagine it would also help to close the skin around the hair follicle and make it harder for hair which may have loosened to fall out.
If your hair is heavy it might be wise to lift it up to take the weight off the damaged follicles. Maybe with a tam or something, but I just have baby dreads so I don't really know much about how to pull them back
I'm so sorry that you are going through this right now and I wish you the best of luck.
updated by @ojas-acharya: 07/23/15 06:29:52PM