07-02-2012, 08:14 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
natural products make my scalp itch! allergic to rosemary?
Has anyone else found that they're allergic to natural extracts such as rosemary? When I use a conditioner that has rosemary in it, I have to rinse my scalp really really well or else it becomes itchy.
My hair is really thin, so I tried a number of products with natural growth promoters like rosemary and peppermint. The tingling feels nice; however, I have to rinse so well that I feel like I lose a lot of hair in the process. Constant itching doesn't help with hair loss either. The only conditioners that I don't have to rinse out vigorously are the cheapy ones with only chemicals and no natural extracts. Oh the irony...
Even the ones with only rosemary and no peppermint make my scalp itch.
If anyone else out there is also allergic to the natural extracts, what products do you use? Ion Effective Care seems to be ok, as well as some of the VO5s.
3a, Thin, Fine, Normal Porosity, Low Elasticity
Sulfate Poo (1x/week): Nioxin or Nutri-Ox (need poo or my hair gets heavy and flat)
PT/DT (1x/week): Ion Effective Care/GVP CB
Co-wash (3x/week): VO5 Clarifying or Volume, Tresemme Radiant Volume
RO: Giov DLI, KCKT (yes, I RO LIs--too heavy otherwise)
Stylers: Mixed Silk CG, KCCC
No polyquats - they feel like waxy build up!