Firstly establish if you are experiencing mid shaft breakage or hair falling out by the roots, examine the hairs you are losing for pointy ends, splits or root bulbs. If you cannot work it out you might invest in a detailed hair analysis
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Flat ironing can irreparably damage your hair in just one session causing breakage or destroying the curl pattern, you might be best to totally lay off that. Maybe practice heat free techniques like wet wrapping.
Secondly take your scalp issues to your family doctor for a formal diagnosis and then work with that, there are many possible causes of an itchy, flaky or smelly scalp. Self treating a self diagnosis can do more harm than good: shea butter can worsen seborrhoeic dermatitis for example. You may even have an undiagnosed hormonal issue that is causing your hair and scalp issues.
Might be worth doing a clarifying (to remove product build up: silicones, polyquats, shea butter) and chelating wash (to remove hard water residues).
Last thought is to take an honest look at your diet and lifestyle - are you meeting or exceeding ALL your government's recommendations for healthy eating, are you taking at least 10,000 steps every single day, are you drinking or smoking or taking drugs/ medication?
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.
CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
Last edited by Firefox7275; 06-17-2013 at 07:29 AM.