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Old 03-19-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
 
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Default 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.





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

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
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sorry, I do t have any advice about your scalp, but I love the short cut!
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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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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.
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Sorry, I do t have any advice about your scalp, but I love the short cut!
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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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