can someone explain this to me, please??

I always have white flakes in my scalp and hair close to the scalp, things you can't see if you don't scratch or get close up in there. I decided to try a clarifying shampoo, redken cleansing cream and even left it on for ten minutes. After my hair dried, we took a look inside my hair, and found I STILL have like white matter patches in my hair, flakes, whatever you want to call it. They're white and it's just matted in and around my hair and comes off with dead hairs, flakes come off with the hair attached. CAn someone help me finally decide what this is and what I can do to help stop this?? thanks
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
Research seborrheic dermatitis. I suffer from this and it sounds very much like what you are describing. Mine is so bad sometimes, I get scaly white patches behind my ears, inside my ears and on parts of my face.

There is a shampoo called Nizoral that you can purchase at most drugstores or Walmart. It's expensive, but after you get it under control you only need to use it once a week or so. Unfortunately, a shampoo like this is the only thing that can treat and control it.

Hope this helps.
So far just experimenting with anything and everything!!!!
Also sounds like it could be psoriasis which I unfortunately suffer from. I've had it about 10 years now and nothing works on it. I had it diagnosed by a trichologist, is seeing one an option for you? At least you'd know what you're dealing with. I hope that's not what it is, for your sake, it's a pain.
3b in South Australia.
A 'friend of a friend' mentioned recently that a product called Nioxin is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (if that's the condition that's causing you problems). It's a product that's available at Target and supermarkets. Now keep in mind, I don't have the hair/scalp issue you're describing, so I can't speak from personal experience. I'm just passing along the name of this product in case it's something you want to check into further.

I'm sure it's frustrating, so I hope you come across the correct diagnosis/treatment soon. Keeping fingers crossed!
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
I sometimes suffer from the same thing you're describing.

Research seborrheic dermatitis. I suffer from this and it sounds very much like what you are describing. Mine is so bad sometimes, I get scaly white patches behind my ears, inside my ears and on parts of my face.

There is a shampoo called Nizoral that you can purchase at most drugstores or Walmart. It's expensive, but after you get it under control you only need to use it once a week or so. Unfortunately, a shampoo like this is the only thing that can treat and control it.

Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by JodiRae
I looked up my symptoms and came up with the same condition, though mine isn't as severe. ACV rinses really seem to help me personally. I'm broke and a little phobic of doctors, so I am my own medicine woman I sometimes still have problems, but it's not such a big deal and it doesn't bother me anymore.
2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
RO: VO5 conditioners
Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel
PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
Also sounds like it could be psoriasis which I unfortunately suffer from. I've had it about 10 years now and nothing works on it. I had it diagnosed by a trichologist, is seeing one an option for you? At least you'd know what you're dealing with. I hope that's not what it is, for your sake, it's a pain.
Originally Posted by Starmie
They make special psoriasis shampoos you could try. They look like charcoal and i'm afraid they may have some harsh sulfates in them. My BF mom has psoriasis and she says it works really well for her.

started CG on 6/25/12.
  • 2c with a strait underneath
  • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
  • Fine side of Normal
  • Thick hair
  • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
I really do think I may have this, now that I've checked things out. Does anyone know if this can block/clog some hair follicles and make some hairs come out shorter/thinner, called intermediate hairs. Because I have some of those. They are like paper thin, making my med-thick hairs look humongous. ANd they only are lik 5-7 cm long. I wonder if the scaling of this issue can cause some hairs to come out like that. What about hair loss/ do any of you who have this SD have high levels of shedding?? I have heard garlic is really helpful in removing the fungus. I might try my garlic shampoo after the nizoral. Even though I have to do two washings for a couple of weeks, maybe it will help.
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
Also sounds like it could be psoriasis which I unfortunately suffer from. I've had it about 10 years now and nothing works on it. I had it diagnosed by a trichologist, is seeing one an option for you? At least you'd know what you're dealing with. I hope that's not what it is, for your sake, it's a pain.
Originally Posted by Starmie
They make special psoriasis shampoos you could try. They look like charcoal and i'm afraid they may have some harsh sulfates in them. My BF mom has psoriasis and she says it works really well for her.
Originally Posted by kstan
I doubt there's anything on the market that I haven't tried over years, shampoos, conditioners, creams, oils, lotions, been there done that, it's so incredibly frustrating. But thanks for the suggestion, I appreciate it.

I used to have sd from time to time too, much easier to deal with - a few washes with Polytar shampoo and it was gone.
3b in South Australia.
this has nothing to do with this thread, although I am curious to know if the shampoo helps you Mamaherrera.

Starmie: Just noticed your avitar. I'm a big fan.

started CG on 6/25/12.
  • 2c with a strait underneath
  • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
  • Fine side of Normal
  • Thick hair
  • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
Well last time I used it, Yes it did work. I had like four months of improved levels of shedding. I usually was shedding 100 or more hairs daily. With the shampoo, I was losing 50-70 hairs daily. Much improvement. Only thing, was I got lazy to make more when it ran out and didn't care for the garlic smell, so I quit using it. And the high shedding came back. I think the garlic and all of the antioxidants from the cactus and aloe vera helped my scalp be healthier.
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
this has nothing to do with this thread, although I am curious to know if the shampoo helps you Mamaherrera.

Starmie: Just noticed your avitar. I'm a big fan.
Originally Posted by kstan


I'd like to say I am too but I haven't a clue! I suffer great lack of imagination and raided my son's card collection looking for a user name. Found the pic some years later, I thought it was cute.

Sorry to go ot.
3b in South Australia.
well I hope the shampoo works again for you & your scalp returns to normal

Awe, Starmie. I thought I had another Pokemon fan lol. I've had the videogame since it first came out in the 90's. lol.

started CG on 6/25/12.
  • 2c with a strait underneath
  • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
  • Fine side of Normal
  • Thick hair
  • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.

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