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Shellwe 03-19-2013 08:11 AM

No more waves and need help w/dry scalp (hugh pic, sorry)
 
Ok so I had been growing out my natural hair color "gray" last color was April 2012. I wanted a change and I'd had enough of the two tone hair color, so I chopped it off. Went from shoulder length to short style.

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So now I have no more waves but instead I have flippy ends. Not exactly loving the new cut, but IT WILL GROW ;)

I'd been having a probelm with a dry scalp (not dandruff, just dry) before cutting it but now it's worse. I'm trying to figure out how to style it without using heat (dryer) as I know that isn't helping the dryness.

Did a search and was reading previous posts about dry scalp and came across something that said with co-washing you should keep the conditioner off your scalp - how the heck would I do that if my hair is only 3 inches long :confused:

Any advise or suggestion on how to deal with a dry scalp and or products that will help with styling that doesn't require blow drying - I would be forever greatful. Thanks

brave 03-19-2013 02:15 PM

With co-washing I think it's fine to let conditioner touch your scalp. Especially if that's what you're using to clean it. Other than that I would try a little bit of coconut oil overnight on the scalp to help.

Shellwe 03-19-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by brave (Post 2140231)
With co-washing I think it's fine to let conditioner touch your scalp. Especially if that's what you're using to clean it. Other than that I would try a little bit of coconut oil overnight on the scalp to help.

Thank you Brave for your reply.

Monkey_ 03-19-2013 05:33 PM

Hi, I second brave's suggestion. That was my initial thought: coconut oil. I also think that touching your scalp with conditioner is a good thing, especially if it is a moisturizing one.

Also, when I apply leave-in conditioner I don't mind massaging a bit on the scalp. It depends what leave in conditioner you use though. And finally, you shouldn't wash your hair every day. I wash mine every second day and even that might be too much. This gives your scalp time to create its own oils. :)

chloe92us 03-19-2013 08:37 PM

Sorry, I do t have any advice about your scalp, but I love the short cut! :thumbleft:

wannabe 03-19-2013 11:13 PM

I just wanted to say I love the hair cut, including the little flip! I don't think it would be as nice without the flip actually.

I would think you would have to judge by the way your hair feels when wet if you can get away with no conditioner. I have shoulder length and condition the sides and back of my hair/scalp and length, but generally only the top/crown weekly.

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Shellwe 03-20-2013 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monkey_ (Post 2140338)
Hi, I second brave's suggestion. That was my initial thought: coconut oil. I also think that touching your scalp with conditioner is a good thing, especially if it is a moisturizing one.

Also, when I apply leave-in conditioner I don't mind massaging a bit on the scalp. It depends what leave in conditioner you use though. And finally, you shouldn't wash your hair every day. I wash mine every second day and even that might be too much. This gives your scalp time to create its own oils. :)


Thanks Monkey - I'm going to try the coconut oil and see how that goes. I've also started skipping a day inbetween washes as well.

Shellwe 03-20-2013 04:54 AM

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Originally Posted by chloe92us (Post 2140491)
Sorry, I do t have any advice about your scalp, but I love the short cut! :thumbleft:

Thanks

Shellwe 03-20-2013 04:59 AM

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Originally Posted by wannabe (Post 2140585)
I just wanted to say I love the hair cut, including the little flip! I don't think it would be as nice without the flip actually.

I would think you would have to judge by the way your hair feels when wet if you can get away with no conditioner. I have shoulder length and condition the sides and back of my hair/scalp and length, but generally only the top/crown weekly.

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Thank you Wannabe


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