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What can YOU do to get rid of your spots? 

Although pimples in the hairline are not immediately dangerous, they can be uncomfortable - both for cosmetic and psychological reasons.

Fortunately, there are treatment options, which you can read more about below.

A healthy scalp

To counteract and prevent pimples in the hairline, you can keep your scalp healthy and balanced. Choose products with caring and nourishing ingredients so you don't irritate your scalp and hairline - and cause more pimples.

Scalp Scrub

The powerful scalp scrub effectively cleanses the scalp from dirt, styling product residues and dead skin cells.

With Scalp Scrub you can easily and gently keep your scalp clean and free from excess sebum and dandruff.

Hair Clean shampoo

To prevent pimples near the oily scalp and hairline, you can use a deep cleansing shampoo that restores the scalp's healthy balance.

Hair Clean contains active ingredients such as Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Oil, both of which strengthen both hair and scalp.

Tea Tree Oil is also effective against dirt and has an antiseptic and inhibiting effect on the bacteria that can cause dandruff and scalp irritation.

Its deep cleansing function makes it an optimal treatment option for pimples in the hairline.

84% of the testers found that Hair Clean effectively cleanses the hair of impurities and keeps it fresh and would recommend the product to others.

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Use the products combined

You can use the three products above individually, but you can use them all together to pamper your hair and scalp daily:

  • Apply Scalp Scrub to the scalp and massage it around
  • Rinse out the Scalp Scrub with the shampoo and finish with our softening conditioner

Other tips for reducing pimples in the hairline

  • Cleanse your face morning and night to get rid of old skin cells
  • Consider supplements to help maintain healthy and normal skin
  • Avoid hair wax - or make sure not to hit the skin at the hairline when spraying
  • Eat a healthy and varied diet and drink plenty of water 

What are spots in the hairline?

Pimples can occur pretty much anywhere on the body.

A pimple occurs when your sebaceous glands are clogged. Sebaceous glands lie next to hair follicles and produce sebum (skin oil) that protects and protects your hair and skin.

The glands become clogged when your body produces so much sebum that it cannot move up and out of the skin surface. The blockage results in the glands becoming infected by the skin bacterium propionebacterium, causing inflammation, commonly known as pimples.

The extra large amounts of sebum are broken down by the bacteria and turn into the white matter that can be squeezed out.

Why do you get pimples in your hairline?

When the production of hormones - mainly the male sex hormone androgen - increases in your body, your sebaceous glands are stimulated to increase the production of skin oil as well.

This is why it is quite normal for teenagers in particular to suffer from pimples, because more hormones are produced during puberty.

Pimples typically occur where our skin tends to be the most oily and where we have the most sebaceous glands/hair follicles. Therefore, it's not surprising to suffer from pimples in the hairline.

Internal causes

The causes can be divided into internal and external factors.

Internal factors can be:

  • stress
  • menstruation
  • depression 

Pimples are hormonal. The above examples affect the hormonal balance in the body, causing an increase in the body's oil production and contributing to acne on the body.  


Acne is largely hereditary. If your parents suffered from acne, there is a greater risk that you will also be affected.

The cause is unknown, but it is unfortunately a common tendency.

External causes

External factors also play a role in why you get pimples on your hairline. You can read more about this below.

Skin- and hair products

Pimples in the hairline can be caused by chemicals from hair products. Mousse and sprays can contribute to an excess of oil and skin reactions in the hairline that cause pimples. .


Foundation and other make-up can cause a build-up of oils that are not natural to the body.

Not washing your face before going to bed can clog pores and cause pimples.


The hairline and other hairy areas of the body naturally build up oils and dead skin. That's why it's a good idea to remember to practise good hygiene.

Wash your hair and skin regularly - especially after physical activities or in hot weather.

Other causes

Medication can affect the production of hormones in your body, causing pimples. Another cause can be scratching or squeezing your pimples.

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