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Oooo thanks awesome, glad I didnt rush to buy brown sugar! Let me know how you like it!
CG since: 2/9/2013
HAIR: 2a/b with nearly straight hair at neck, flat on top, low porosity, medium density, fine, medium length
Currently using:
Low Poo/No Poo: SM YB, Malibu C Hardwater Wellness (every other day)
Rinse Out: Malibu C Hardwater Wellness Conditioner
Leave In: SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk
Gel: Volumax (Sally's)
PT: gelatin!
DT: Curls Unleashed NR

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Try NOT using conditioner on your scalp. It's friction that cleans your scalp, so really give your scalp a good rubbing/massaging with your fingertips under running water, or use a scalp brush. It's a small and oval shaped with short stiff bristles available at Sally's for a couple bucks.

Then apply conditioner through your hair and rinse well before applying your styling products.
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Stylers: Krystal Ecostyler, KCCC,


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I like this stuff. I use it, sparingly, on my scalp when it feels dry or itchy


http://www.amazon.com/CLEAR-SCALP-BE...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
A brown sugar scrub works great for me as a weekly treatment against my itchy scalp & buildup. Just be sure to use a lot of both brown sugar and conditioner and MAKE sure you don't stir it for very long at all. It WILL dissolve if you stir it for too long and then it won't be an effective cleanser/exfoliator.

After I do a brown sugar scrub I don't get anymore white gunk under my fingernails...eww, but true!
Upper Michigan Dews
3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
Detangler: KCKT
Leave-in: CJ Repair me
Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

Brown sugar scrubs do work if you have buildup. Be sure to get brown sugar in the raw (ungranulated), the kind that look like teeny rock crystals. And yes, don't stir too much. Kinda toss it around once or twice. However, I honestly haven't had to do a brown sugar scrub for well over two months or a tea tree treatment recently either. I credit that to my fabulous co-wash, Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle. It doesn't buildup and cleanses my scalp very nicely. Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat is supposed to be a lot like it and they sell it at Whole Foods, Target, Iherb. . .

Giovanni, Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Conditioner, 8.5 fl oz (250 ml) - iHerb.com

Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner - 8.5 oz. : Target

I also credit my buildup free scalp to the Shea Moisture low poos, which I use once a week interchangeably. They are gentle on my scalp and don't strip my hair. Especially since I've taken to pre pooing every time I use them. Actually I have taken to pre pooing a little before every wash, co or low poo, and that's been protecting the body of my hair a lot. (I have coarse, highly porous hair and we have very dry weather right now.)
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar to your no-poo/co-wash, and give yourself a particularly good scalp massage.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
I don't know of any ill effects from brown sugar scrubs. I strongly recommend against the quinoa alternative, though thought I was never going to get that out of my hair, and might end up with the chia hair look.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
I've tried raw sugar once when I was traveling and didn't have brown sugar, but ran across a packet. Brown sugar is better. It doesn't feel as scrubby, but that also means it isn't roughing up your scalp or hair.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
Grr, I'm still getting buildup and I think it's from me combing in my leave in conditioner after I get out if the shower, I need to detangle again. If I don't comb my hair again my hair is stuck to my scalp and I can't seem to scrunch any stylers with it stuck to my scalp like that. I've tried rinsing and adding stylers upside down but then all of the manipulation/rearranging of my curls when i flip back to right side up defeats the purpose of frizz free clumps. I wish I knew something different to try so I don't have leave in conditioner sitting on my scalp. My hair is so long, fine and prone to tangles that no matter how good my rinse out conditioner is I'm stumped as for what to do after the final rinse.
Upper Michigan Dews
3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
Detangler: KCKT
Leave-in: CJ Repair me
Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

I love kera care dry & itchy scalp. It's light & oily. It works great.

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I don't know of any ill effects from brown sugar scrubs. I strongly recommend against the quinoa alternative, though – thought I was never going to get that out of my hair, and might end up with the chia hair look.
Originally Posted by Morgan_Adcock
Hahahhahahahahha I just died, just imagined having chia seeds growing out of a persons hair!!!
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CG since: 2/9/2013
HAIR: 2a/b with nearly straight hair at neck, flat on top, low porosity, medium density, fine, medium length
Currently using:
Low Poo/No Poo: SM YB, Malibu C Hardwater Wellness (every other day)
Rinse Out: Malibu C Hardwater Wellness Conditioner
Leave In: SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk
Gel: Volumax (Sally's)
PT: gelatin!
DT: Curls Unleashed NR

Love diffusing.
Always learning!
Grr, I'm still getting buildup and I think it's from me combing in my leave in conditioner after I get out if the shower, I need to detangle again. If I don't comb my hair again my hair is stuck to my scalp and I can't seem to scrunch any stylers with it stuck to my scalp like that. I've tried rinsing and adding stylers upside down but then all of the manipulation/rearranging of my curls when i flip back to right side up defeats the purpose of frizz free clumps. I wish I knew something different to try so I don't have leave in conditioner sitting on my scalp. My hair is so long, fine and prone to tangles that no matter how good my rinse out conditioner is I'm stumped as for what to do after the final rinse.
Originally Posted by sheilacurl
I had long hair once too now it's medium length, I couldn't take the knots :'( so sad. Much less knots and easier to manage
CG since: 2/9/2013
HAIR: 2a/b with nearly straight hair at neck, flat on top, low porosity, medium density, fine, medium length
Currently using:
Low Poo/No Poo: SM YB, Malibu C Hardwater Wellness (every other day)
Rinse Out: Malibu C Hardwater Wellness Conditioner
Leave In: SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk
Gel: Volumax (Sally's)
PT: gelatin!
DT: Curls Unleashed NR

Love diffusing.
Always learning!
I strongly suggest getting the book Curly Girl: The Handbook. The illustrations and video should clear up your confusion about how to do this. It only costs $13.95 ($11.95 on Amazon). That's less than a lot of hair products.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
I strongly suggest getting the book Curly Girl: The Handbook. The illustrations and video should clear up your confusion about how to do this. It only costs $13.95 ($11.95 on Amazon). That's less than a lot of hair products.
Originally Posted by Morgan_Adcock
I actually have the new version, that's what started it all, unfortunately the book doesn't help with itchy scalp at least that I read, I'm gonna try rereading it and see if that helps
CG since: 2/9/2013
HAIR: 2a/b with nearly straight hair at neck, flat on top, low porosity, medium density, fine, medium length
Currently using:
Low Poo/No Poo: SM YB, Malibu C Hardwater Wellness (every other day)
Rinse Out: Malibu C Hardwater Wellness Conditioner
Leave In: SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk
Gel: Volumax (Sally's)
PT: gelatin!
DT: Curls Unleashed NR

Love diffusing.
Always learning!

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