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Old 02-02-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
 
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Default giovanni 50:50 lopoo and itchy scalp

I've been using the regularly and for the last few weeks i'm getting a really itchy scalp with scalp buildup really quickly. Should I do a sulfate shampoo to get rid of the gunk or should I do co-washes for a while to see if that helps with the itch and buildup?
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:02 AM   #2
 
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I've been using the regularly and for the last few weeks i'm getting a really itchy scalp with scalp buildup really quickly. Should I do a sulfate shampoo to get rid of the gunk or should I do co-washes for a while to see if that helps with the itch and buildup?

It might just be your scalp getting used to not having harsh sulfates on it. I'd try a tea tree shampoo. Giovanni makes one, and if you have a Trader Joe's near you they have one too that I like better than Giovanni's.
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I actually find the 50:50 to be too drying to use on its own. Lately I've been using a small blob of the low-poo mixed with a small blob of the 50:50 conditioner to help dilute it a bit and it seems to work well.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:53 AM   #4
 
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I also vote for giovanni's tea tree triple treat. I use 50:50 and have never got an itchy scalp (from that shampoo or any other) but I have found giovanni TTTT to be really clarifying - my hair is very dry so I coat the ends with conditioner before I low-poo. Good luck!
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:59 AM   #5
 
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For some reason I have found all the Giovanni shampoos to be drying and make my scalp itchy. I echo the sentiment that the Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat is a good way to go, but advise maybe trying the conditioner as a CO wash followed by the Giovanni 50:50 conditioner. I found the GTTTT conditioner to be a really good cleanser without the drying effects (just be sure to massage your scalp well). I used this combo for about 6 months (with a one a week low-poo) and it worked out well. I have since found a combo that I like better (stuff ordered online), but the tea tree/50:50 combo is my favorite combo of stuff I can buy locally. Good luck, and hope my 2 cents helps!
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:03 AM   #6
 
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I've been using a small blob of the low-poo mixed with a small blob of the 50:50 conditioner
I think because I already have both of these, I'm going to follow the above suggestion.

My scalp is completely used to not having a sulphate shampoo since I haven't used one in over a year so maybe the 50:50 is drying my scalp out a bit and the itch and buildup are its way of fighting back....thanks for the suggestions everybody!
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