Go Back   CurlTalk > Hair > General Discussion about Curly Hair

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
Unhappy Help Soothing Scalp from Irritation!

Hi ladies. I hope I've posted this in the right place. I recently had a bout with some shampoo/conditioner that did NOT agree with my scalp. It left it irritated and broken out in small little bumps. It itches like crazy! Is there anything that I can do to soothe the itching and the bumps? I am going nuts!
__________________
Be blessed,
Yolanda G.
YGaston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
 
Devushka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,074
Default

You might want to try applying some Tea Tree Oil directly to the scalp. I used that before on my scalp and it did a great job soothing and healing it this one part of my scalp that was reacting to heaven-knows-what. It's readily available in drug stores and grocery stores. One thing you'll notice is that it smells very medicine-y. When I used it, I applied it at home when I was in for the night and was going to wash my hair the next morning. If you need to reapply but don't want to overwash your hair, you can probably just do a water rinse after the second (third) application process and not have a problem with it smelling.

HTH
__________________
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
Devushka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
 
anonymous_133347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,426
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YGaston View Post
Hi ladies. I hope I've posted this in the right place. I recently had a bout with some shampoo/conditioner that did NOT agree with my scalp. It left it irritated and broken out in small little bumps. It itches like crazy! Is there anything that I can do to soothe the itching and the bumps? I am going nuts!


I had a similar problem last night minus the red bumps. Yours may be an allergic reaction or just more severe. But I snapped open a leaf of aloe and massaged the gooey goodness into my scalp a few hours ago. It helped a little. I feel bad though. My poor aloe plant was bisected and amputated a lot over the summer and I've been meaning to lay off but desperate times calls for desperate measures. What shampoo and conditioner did you use that caused you to break out into hives by the way? I just found out my co-wash has a preservative known for causing dry scalp but then most conditioners even natural ones have a preservative that is bad for the scalp. You probably already know this but here is the link:

Itchy Scalp Causes: Preservatives in Hair Products


I am gonna switch out my co-wash soon and stop using it to massage my scalp. I also red that rubbing vitamin e or primrose oil into your scalp might help but seriously try aloe first. It is very soothing. And I will come back if I find anything else that works. I could not sleep last night so I know how maddening it is. I am sending curly girl empathy your way.
anonymous_133347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
allergic, irritate, scalp, soothe
Trending Topics[-]hide

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com