Head with dirty greasy hair

There can be many reasons for scalp tension and tenderness. Luckily, whatever the cause, there are a few all-natural, at-home treatments that can help relieve these scalp problems. Utilizing these simple exercises on a regular basis is the best, most effective, course of treatment.


Give yourself a scalp massage. Place your hands on your head and spread out your fingers. Gently move the pads of your fingers in circular motions to get your scalp moving. Do this for two to three minutes every time you feel stressed or your scalp is tense.

Just Breathe

Deep breathing helps relax the body and relieve stress. Taking a deep breath, holding it for a few seconds and then exhaling for a few seconds is a simple breathing exercise you can do several times in a row for maximum benefits.

Ice, Ice Baby

Buy an ice pack or place ice cubes in a small towel then apply it to the tender parts of your scalp. Leave on for five to 10 minutes. The ice will help dull the pain.

Loosen Up

Wear your hair loose -- there are plenty of trendy hairstyles. Avoid tight braids, ponytails, buns or other hairstyles that can create scalp tension.