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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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?
Originally Posted by Ondulee

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.
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
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.
2c-3a / fine / low porosity
CG since 12/20/2009

Currently using:
Cleansing: Giovanni TTTT, SM Moisture Retention
Rinse Outs: Giovanni 50:50
Stylers: KCCC, KCKT, BRHG
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!
BSL 2Cmiii
normal/high porosity, normal elasticity.








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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CG since August 2009
2b wavy, Medium porosity, protein sensitive
Low Poo with JC Gentle Lather Shampoo
CO washing with Giovanni Triple Treat Tea Tree
Rinse-out with AOHR, CJ Curl Assurance
Leave-in with KBB Hair Nectar
Styling with Ecostyler Krystal Gel, BRHG

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!
shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909

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