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Old 01-29-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
 
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UGH! This is driving me crazy!!! :x

I got a haircut on Saturday I had overslept on Friday, and since my hair had been pulled up wet on Thursday it was straight enough to just leave unwashed and pull back in a barrette. But by Saturday morning my scalp was starting to itch, which I figured would be fine once my stylist washed it.

I've been using Jessicurl products for months now, along with Burt's Bees shampoo once a week. My stylist uses DevaCare, which I used to use. So I don't know if it's that my (very sensitive) skin is just freaking out from the sudden product change or what. But my scalp is SO ITCHY. I can't stop scratching! I've washed it twice with my HCC since Saturday, no help. And now I'm scratching enough that I'm getting little tiny flakes all over my shoulders.

I'm so annoyed right now, I want to just rip my skin off! What's going on?
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:04 PM   #2
 
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Did they let your hair air dry or did they diffuse?
I have to be careful getting my diffuser too close to my scalp or it will make my scalp dry and itchy. WEird since generally I've had oily scalp. It sort of feels like hmm well not a sunburn but some kind of skin heat damage and it takes a bit for my scalp to heal.
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Mine has been kind of itchy too, and I haven't really changed products. I've chalked it up to the dry weather, but it sure is annoying. I don't have any real advice for you, but I know how you feel. I heard tea tree oil can help, maybe try that?
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Did they let your hair air dry or did they diffuse?
I have to be careful getting my diffuser too close to my scalp or it will make my scalp dry and itchy. WEird since generally I've had oily scalp. It sort of feels like hmm well not a sunburn but some kind of skin heat damage and it takes a bit for my scalp to heal.
He did diffuse, but I usually diffuse my hair almost daily. Although... he also had me sitting under a hood dryer for about 20 minutes. Maybe that did it?
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Mine has been kind of itchy too, and I haven't really changed products. I've chalked it up to the dry weather, but it sure is annoying. I don't have any real advice for you, but I know how you feel. I heard tea tree oil can help, maybe try that?
Hrm. I have jojoba oil... think that'll help?
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jojaba oil could probably help too since it sounds like your scalp is just dry and needs a little boost.
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:16 PM   #7
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It can be that your scalp is dry and itchy due to the cold temps, or it could also be due to recent switch to using Jessicurl's products. I have sensitive skin as well as a sensitive scalp, so I have to be careful about any product that I use on either my head or body, just to make sure that it doesn't cause my any problems for me. Since you use Jessicurl's products, I would contact her company via email at once, and ask what they would suggest you do to get rid of this problem, since it didn't start until after you started using this line.

I myself have suffered with a dry itchy scalp, before, but to deal with it I started oiling my scalp 2-3 a week and that helped to bring it under control though. There are a lot of great oils such as almond, avocado, jojoba, coconut oil, etc, that you can pick from if that work excellent at improving this type of condition that you have described. But first you have to make sure that it is not the products that you are using that aren't causing this problem in the first place.
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It can be that your scalp is dry and itchy due to the cold temps, or it could also be due to recent switch to using Jessicurl's products. I have sensitive skin as well as a sensitive scalp, so I have to be careful about any product that I use on either my head or body, just to make sure that it doesn't cause my any problems for me. Since you use Jessicurl's products, I would contact her company via email at once, and ask what they would suggest you do to get rid of this problem, since it didn't start until after you started using this line.
Actually, I've been using Jessicurl for months with no problems... the itchy scalp started after my stylist used the Deva products on me this weekend. When I used them, I always had sort of whitish gunk on my scalp if I scratched it, so I eventually switched to Jessicurl and have had no problems.

But I think you're all right about the oil; I'm going to try that tonight.
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It's probably from the deva products. You just became real sensitive to them. Next time you go in, let her use them and if the same thing happens, I wouldn't use them again. Either bring your own or have her use something else - if she has something else or go productless til you get home.
Kind of like a mosquito bite too, the more you scratch, the more you irritate and itch. I would use the oil and try not to scratch a whole lot. I know what you mean tho.... I've used products that made me itch and it was just horrible. Laying my head on my pillow made me itch SOOO bad that I wanted to scratch my scalp off!
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:58 PM   #10
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Glad to know it's not the Jessicurl products. But, now since I understand better that your scalp problems started after you had your hair washed and styled with the DevaCurl products, than they are probably your main culprit. Unfortunately, DevaCurl's products didn't agree with my scalp(or hair) either.
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Thanks Darby and SYB, I think you're both right and the Deva products irritated my skin. I massaged in some jojoba oil and my saclp is feeling better now.
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