What Causes Zits on Your Hairline 

You are well aware that acne can show up pretty much anywhere on your body.  Blackheads, pimples, and whiteheads on your face, back, chest, you name it.  SKINFAQ has discussed zits to no end, just like you feel your acne has no end.  Not even at your hairline.  Never fear!  Those zits on the hairline are just like any other zit, and you know we always have some terrific suggestions, wherever your zits may land.  Just like any other acne, zits on the hairline are caused by a combination of things from hormones to skin care. 

A leading cause of zits on the hairline is excess oil, in this case from your hair.  An added problem may be the products you use on your hair.  Your skin can breakout from gel, mousse, and even some conditioners, so pay attention to your use of those products and how they affect zits on your hairline.  Don’t worry, there are many things you can do to treat these zits. 

In other articles, we’ve shared a lot of great products for acne.  In this case, we are focusing on your hair, and you can always count on us to give you a great solution when you need it most!  Even if you wash your hair regularly (at least we hope you do), regular shampoo might not cut it.  Let’s take a look at a couple alternatives to your typical washing regimen. 

Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Maximum Strength Shampoo 

And we mean therapeutic!  This Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Max Strength Shampoo not only comes to the rescue for acne on the hairline, it’s also an all-around scalp saver!  The dermatologist-recommended formula helps dry up excess oil while also controlling flaky build-up on your scalp.  So, if you are prone to dandruff, you are killing two birds with one stone! 

The product contains 3% salicylic acid, which you have seen in many of our recommended products.  It is clinically proven to fight multiple skin concerns, particularly acne-causing excess oil.  This Neutrogena shampoo is also fragrance-free, so you won’t feel like you’re completely medicating your hair and scalp.  Of course, you don’t even need a prescription for the maximum strength affects of Neutrogena!

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It 

Plenty of others love this maximum strength shampoo for relief of all of their scalp problems, especially zits on the hairline.  A little goes a long way, and the bottle will last you for quite some time.  Even if you just have some residue from your regular shampoo, wash every so often with this product, and your hair will feel fresh again!  It’s a terrific option for dry itchy scalp as well, working for all skin types.  For some, this product works like no other.  Seems like a great idea to give it a whirl, right?

 MG217 Therapeutic 3% Salicylic Acid Shampoo and Conditioner 

We also love this other option for cleansing your hair with added salicylic acid.  Similar to the Neutrogena shampoo, The MG217 product treats your scalp for excess oil as well as build-up caused by other scalp conditions.  The 3% salicylic acid formula loosens and removes scales due to problems such as psoriasis, dandruff, and seborrheic dermatitis.  Even if you’re just using this for zits on your hairline, it may work wonders for your scalp overall! 

The product conditions with natural extracts to soothe, moisturize, repair, and protect your scalp.  For some users, this shampoo/conditioner is a godsend for a sensitive scalp.  Finally, with the price of this product, you simply cannot go wrong!  There are many products out there for scalp concerns and zits on the hairline, but we think we’ve shown you a couple of terrific buys! 

Using Salicylic Acid Shampoo, a Quick Tutorial 

We have harped on the benefits of these two shampoos with salicylic acid, and we want to make sure you are comfortable trying them out!  Using a salicylic acid shampoo is very similar to your normal washing routine, other than you probably only need to use it a few times per week.  As a suggestion for first-time users, we recommend testing the salicylic acid shampoo on a small part of your skin first to see how it responds. 

If you do not notice any adverse reaction in a couple of days, go ahead with the following steps!  Simply apply a quarter-sized amount of shampoo (you really really do not need much!) to wet hair, gently scrub into a lather, and allow it to sit for 3-5 minutes.  After you sing your favorite song (the shower is the best place for singing, after all), you are ready to rinse! 

You might be tempted to let it sing longer, but that’s really not necessary.  Salicylic acid neutralizes in just a few minutes.  It’s that easy.  Happy shampooing!

There Are Solutions to Your Hairline Zits! 

Let’s review!

Zits show up anywhere.  Zits on the hairline are all too common, thanks to many factors.  In particular, excess oil from your hair (thanks to certain times in your life or certain hair products) is the worst culprit.  A regular washing routine is important, just like with your skin, but it’s not all simply about routine.  Like we’ve said before, sometimes you just need a little help from a terrific product. 

We think we’ve covered it, and now it’s up to you to give it a try.  Keep up that shampooing, and definitely add in Neutrogena maximum strength shampoo for zits on the hairline.  We should note that if your acne persists despite this medicated shampoo, there is a possibility it is a sign of another condition.  In that case, you may consider seeing a dermatologist. 

But if zits are simply zits on the hairline, we seriously think you need to try this Neutrogena shampoo ASAP.