Your Hair Dye is Getting on Your Scalp Whether you're coloring your hair at home or having it done at a salon, the product shouldn't be applied directly to your scalp. "Your scalp shouldn't burn when you color your hair," says Fusco. "It's an indication that there's either a problem with your scalp or the color is touching the skin and staying there for too long." She explains that people with dandruff or psoriasis will often experience burning because they have small cracks in their scalp, which are easily irritated. Ask your colorist to avoid your scalp as much as possible, or to use a barrier gel for added protection.
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