How are you washing your hair? You need to scrub it well, exactly as you would if you were using shampoo. My scalp is terrible, and I can't use conditioner on it at all, but even when I do water only washes, I scrub my scalp as if I was washing with shampoo, and the build up comes off.
Based in the UK. 2-something (2b?) hair. Very porous, fine and brittle/fragile
Hair loves: Drip drying, glycerine, shea butter, oils
Hair hates: Plopping, any kind of gel, most conditioners (scalp issues).