brown sugar scrub urgent question

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I want to do a brown sugar scrub with oil, not conditioner tomorrow. Should you do it on dry/or WET hair? i"ve heard of both methods. I wanted to do it dry so that I could leave it on ten minutes but I don't want to waste water Is there any damaging factors doing it dry?? HOpe someone responds before I do this!!
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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
Do it on dry, i did it wet and it was just a mess.

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I did mine on wet. I think it really depends on what you are doing it for, what results you want, your type of hair etc. If you are doing it for moisture (does it contain oils?), you may want to open up the hair first and steam/heat/water can help. If you are doing it more for scalp issues, then dry might be a better choice. It also depends on how sensitive your skin is, and how vigorously you plan to scrub ... I think you could potentially scrub your hair too rough and damage the hair with the edges of the sugar... but I'm really not sure of that. Just a tip from experience, if your scrub contains oils you'll definitely have to lo-poo after or you'll end up with a greasy head. I actually rinsed with just water after, and left the remaining oil for another day or so (wore a headband lol) because I had some major dry scalp issues going on. But again, it depends on what you are doing this for. Good luck, let us know how it goes I'm curious!
Ok I did the mix, with oil, 1 TBSP of sugar, and 2 TBSP of olive oil. It was more oily, not a dry paste, but a liquidy one. Anyways I applied, and massaged a little while, not too hard, but it felt very grainy, I used white sugar (it's all I had). Anyways, I did it on dry and I left it on 20 minutes. then I wetted my hair for a second, and then put the shampoo (lowpoo) on and started massaging that. OWWWW!! That was not good, I was giving it pressure at this point and the sugar was still there, and was rough. The last time I did a rub, it was more sugar than oil, so it was a paste and less grainy, and when I put the lowpoo on right away, I didn't feel that sensation.

Anyways.. . . I shed LOts of hair and my scalp looks cleaner ( I did it for product buildup) BUT , throughout the day, I had that sensation that I still had granules of sugar on my scalp, digging into my scalp. Not the greatest feeling, no burn, but just like irritated scalp. Now I"m scared to do this again. Can you all help please? do I just need to rinse longer before lowpoo or did I massage too hard?? I hope I didn't do any terrible damage or anything
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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
Ok I did the mix, with oil, 1 TBSP of sugar, and 2 TBSP of olive oil. It was more oily, not a dry paste, but a liquidy one. Anyways I applied, and massaged a little while, not too hard, but it felt very grainy, I used white sugar (it's all I had). Anyways, I did it on dry and I left it on 20 minutes. then I wetted my hair for a second, and then put the shampoo (lowpoo) on and started massaging that. OWWWW!! That was not good, I was giving it pressure at this point and the sugar was still there, and was rough. The last time I did a rub, it was more sugar than oil, so it was a paste and less grainy, and when I put the lowpoo on right away, I didn't feel that sensation.

Anyways.. . . I shed LOts of hair and my scalp looks cleaner ( I did it for product buildup) BUT , throughout the day, I had that sensation that I still had granules of sugar on my scalp, digging into my scalp. Not the greatest feeling, no burn, but just like irritated scalp. Now I"m scared to do this again. Can you all help please? do I just need to rinse longer before lowpoo or did I massage too hard?? I hope I didn't do any terrible damage or anything
Originally Posted by mamaherrera
Well I'm a little confused, if the last time you did this you had more sugar than oil, it would stand to reason it would have been MORE grainy not less. Did you use a different kind of sugar last time? A different oil perhaps? Did you scrub for a different amount of time, or use more or less water? There are so many variables it's really hard to say what might have gone wrong this time, but it could just be something as simple as your scalp was more irritated and therefore more sensitive. One thing I found that helps so as not to overdo it is once I'm done with the scrubbing portion, to not just wet but soak my hair so that the sugar dissolves a little and rinses out on it's own. THEN do the low-poo. You probably didn't do any damage necessarily, I would suggest rinsing a little more (and with warm water, that will dissolve the sugar faster) before beginning your low poo. Hope that helps!
2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

My hair loves moisture!

currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!
Thanks, at least you gave me some relief, that I didn't do any damage, I noticed today it was still a little irritated when I did a water wash. But it should heal. I think it's more grainy when there's more oil because each grain of sugar is separated as opposed to being like a pasty-type texture. but anyways. I think you're right. I think my error was not soaking it, as I didn't give it any time to really soak and that would have gotten rid of more or it. Is brown sugar less irritating?? BTW: I've heard some people say that just with oil you can get product builup off. If that's the case that's what I'd rather do. I do tend to get product buildup easily, and I need a solution to get rid of that, but not leave my head feeling irritated and grainy. thanks Any ideas appreciated too!
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
I do mine with a little over a T of brown sugar and a T of olive oil and some drops of rosemary.

I also do it on dry hair. I scrub fairly hard because I do mine for flakes and itchiness. I've never had a burning sensation!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

It wasn't burning it was more like I felt like I still had sugar massaging over my scalp. It wasn't pain, but like a raspy feeling!
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
I can't comment on the effectiveness of using oil-only to get rid of product build up, my only guess is that it would depend on whether the products you're trying to get rid of are oil soluble or water soluble. Oh the science!! LOL... I would guess though, that some are and some aren't. And either way you're going to have to do a low-poo afterwards anyway, to get rid of the excess oil, and that in itself will take care of some product build up. Anyone with a better handle on this, please chime in!
2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

My hair loves moisture!

currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!
Very true point. Most things I use are water soluble. Would like to hear more. But if my conditioners lowpoo (only thing I can think that I put in close to my scalp ) are water soluble, than why don't they just come off when I rinse? Obviously they're like stuck to my scalp and I need them off. I noticed yesterday, I thought I did this long, elaborate rinse job. When I went to style my bangs, OMG< I found TONS of conditioner left in my hair and I didn't even put conditioner near my bangs, I just put it from ears down. So that's how crazy this is. YOu think you spend three minutes rinsing thoroughly and that stuff still stays in, and even moves and gets in areas you don't apply. I'm struggling with this. Then I get itchies, scratch and white flakes==product buildup! HOpe people chime in.
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
I'm wondering if the issue with your bangs is not product build up but actually sebum? Bangs can be a b!+(# lol. Maybe it would help to list what conditioner you use for co-washing, and what products you use for styling, then we can look at the ingredients and have some more specific information to go on. The itchies and white flakes could also potentially be a reaction to a particular ingredient that is causing your scalp to be dry.
2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

My hair loves moisture!

currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!
I used yesterday, no lowpoo, but I used Giovanni Wellness conditioner to moisturize, ears down, not any higher. Then I used TRESemme Naturals conditioner on all my length, a little higher than ears to detangle.


The other day though, when I had all that white buildup, I had waterwashed the day before, and also put in some aloe vera juice (which only has aloe vera and some food-grade preservatives) to wash my scalp. Then I used the Tresemme Naturals to condition the length, no products afterwards that day. The next day after that, I rubbed my bang area (cuz it itched a bit) and all this white specs/flakes started appearing. I do sweat a lot in front/ and sides when I workout, and in that bang area yes, but I try not to water rinse immediately afterwards because of my dry scalp that gets irritated from wetting too often! Speaking of which, right now in that bang area, and behind, I can feel it very tight/almost wants to itch because it's so dry, so that' is my reason for not washing daily even if I sweat daily! I hope some of that information helped. I appreciate your interest!
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
Oh and when I do style (like once a week), I use Botanical Spirits curling jelly and either their other stretched curls gelee as a leave-in or Curly Kinky detangler. Do you think it's more product or dry scalp?
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
Ok so looking at this methodically, (you're welcome, and I have issues with dry itchy scalp so I can relate to the frustration) it seems that the white flakes and itchiness appeared after you used the aloe vera juice? Have you ever used it before? Do you have dry skin on any other parts of your body or your face? Are you allergic to garlic, onions, hyacinths, lilies or tulips? (they are all in the same plant family as aloe, Liliacea.) Aloe juice is a much more concentrated form than aloe vera gel, so you might need to dilute it some next time. That's a possibility. The last thing I would say is, if you only water washed, you may have not massaged or scrubbed your scalp enough to get the sebum and dead skin cells off (wasn't that why you did the oil/sugar scrub in the first place?). Overall, it sounds to me more like a skin issue, not product buildup.
2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

My hair loves moisture!

currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!
Thanks, I will work on that more I guess then. And it might have been the aloe, since a lot of my lowpoos bother me and they usually always have aloe vera. But I can't be sure. I'll look at it as a skin issue first and try and massage/scrub more. Maybe I'll try doing some massage/scrub before I get in teh shower to help speed that process up. If you have any more tips, please share. I always take everything in and appreciate it all.
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
One more question. Do you think the water washing with no product can damage the hair at all because you're doing friction with no product that makes it more smoother/foamy?? I've been avoiding a bit the scrubbing motion because my scalp is so sore right now, that even water pressure hurts it. It feels just so dry. Don't know if that's the issue or what? But thanks again
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
Hmm yeah if you are bothered by other products that contain aloe, that could be it. You could try doing a patch test (google it) which is like a self-administered allergy test with the aloe juice. It could be that the particular aloe juice you have is too acidic, but it's hard to know because they list the ingredients but not the amounts. Maybe you could write to the manufacturer and ask? Don't mention anything about potential injuries though or you won't get any info from them LOL!

I don't think water washing is going to hurt anything in the scrubbing, I'd say just try to make sure you're massaging with your fingertips not scratching with your nails, and if your skin is dry it could also be that you have hard water or chlorinated water. if you can't afford a shower filter, you might consider taking some Vitamin E and/or fish oil supplements I just thought of that too. I hope it gets better soon!
2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

My hair loves moisture!

currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!

Last edited by nccdreamer; 10-09-2012 at 02:18 PM.

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