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angelicak 04-05-2013 02:01 PM

itchy scalp
 
what products to use for itchy scalp that gets oily quickly?

i have 2c hair and second/third day it gets super itchy and i have to put it up.

currently using
no poo= loreal evercurl sulfate free shampoo.
RO= suave naturals coconut.
Gel= volumax (sallys)
LI= loreal eversleek

mia.g.gordon 04-06-2013 02:18 AM

Soothing Scalp Remedy Products
 
I use Soothing Scalp Remedy products as they work (read the reviews)

These products are all natural and soothe itchy scalp, dandruff and leave your hair feeling great.


Soothing Scalp Remedy Scalp Solution

rainboe 04-06-2013 02:38 AM

Every time I see an itchy scalp/dandruff question I just want to pull out my tea tree oil and be like, "This is the oil of life." Which is to say, I use to have an itchy, flaking scalp, and incorporating a tea tree oil based shampoo really helps get rid of it for me. I use Tea Tree Dr. Bronners Magic Soap, but it isn't very moisturizing. Shea Moisture has a tea tree shampoo, and other shampoo companies do too. Tea Tree oil is really light, like the oil itself practically feels like water, so it probably won't make you more oily. I can't be sure though, because I have a dry scalp. All that said, I know it doesn't work for everyone.

You could also try dry shampoos on second and third day hair. I'm not sure on exact brands, but if you look up dry shampoo in the search bar maybe you can find a thread about them.

Lynaea 04-06-2013 05:01 AM

OP: it's possible you're allergic to something in the products you're using so trying a more natural lo-poo/cowash might help. Some people have issues with tea tree oil too so start slow. Really that's true of any treatment though.

Rainboe: just noticed, your siggy says you have "normal electricity" hair. :tongue5:
Darn autocorrect features!:evil1:

rainboe 04-06-2013 05:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Lynaea (Post 2151138)
Rainboe: just noticed, your siggy says you have "normal electricity" hair. :tongue5:
Darn autocorrect features!:evil1:

Oh no. O.O Thanks for catching that. I edited it a couple weeks ago, so my computer probably changed that word. Or, you know, maybe I just felt that my hair was the correct, perfectly average amount of electrifying that day.

ETA: I hardly even see my signature now a days because I'm almost always on the phone app.

angelicak 04-06-2013 10:13 AM

Wow thanks guys! You're all so helpful on here! So glad I made an account

Cristy_amk 04-06-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rainboe (Post 2151124)
Every time I see an itchy scalp/dandruff question I just want to pull out my tea tree oil and be like, "This is the oil of life." Which is to say, I use to have an itchy, flaking scalp, and incorporating a tea tree oil based shampoo really helps get rid of it for me. I use Tea Tree Dr. Bronners Magic Soap, but it isn't very moisturizing. Shea Moisture has a tea tree shampoo, and other shampoo companies do too. Tea Tree oil is really light, like the oil itself practically feels like water, so it probably won't make you more oily. I can't be sure though, because I have a dry scalp. All that said, I know it doesn't work for everyone.

You could also try dry shampoos on second and third day hair. I'm not sure on exact brands, but if you look up dry shampoo in the search bar maybe you can find a thread about them.

I second tea tree oil! It's aloud me to get 4 day hair! As soon as I feel itchy I just smooth it on my scalp using my fingertips. I get relief probably within like 1/2 hr and then the miracle is the next day my scalp is still calm and I can stretch my hair out another day!

anonymous_133347 04-06-2013 11:41 AM

When I say "tea tree" you say "oil!"

Tea tree OIL! Tea tree OIL! :blob4:

angelicak 04-16-2013 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dusalocks (Post 2151265)
When I say "tea tree" you say "oil!"

Tea tree OIL! Tea tree OIL! :blob4:

Ok I got the tea tree oil! How do I use it?

sheilacurl 04-16-2013 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cristy_amk (Post 2151260)
I second tea tree oil! It's aloud me to get 4 day hair! As soon as I feel itchy I just smooth it on my scalp using my fingertips. I get relief probably within like 1/2 hr and then the miracle is the next day my scalp is still calm and I can stretch my hair out another day!

Hi! Do you have to dilute the tea tree oil at all before you apply it? I thought it was supposed to be pretty potent by itself, no?

chloe92us 04-16-2013 01:42 PM

I love trader joes tea tree condish for cowashing. They also make a shampoo, but I haven't tried it.

angelicak 04-16-2013 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chloe92us (Post 2155493)
I love trader joes tea tree condish for cowashing. They also make a shampoo, but I haven't tried it.

Ahhhh I want TJ tea tree stuff so badly!

misbehave 04-18-2013 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cristy_amk (Post 2151260)
Quote:

Originally Posted by rainboe (Post 2151124)
Every time I see an itchy scalp/dandruff question I just want to pull out my tea tree oil and be like, "This is the oil of life." Which is to say, I use to have an itchy, flaking scalp, and incorporating a tea tree oil based shampoo really helps get rid of it for me. I use Tea Tree Dr. Bronners Magic Soap, but it isn't very moisturizing. Shea Moisture has a tea tree shampoo, and other shampoo companies do too. Tea Tree oil is really light, like the oil itself practically feels like water, so it probably won't make you more oily. I can't be sure though, because I have a dry scalp. All that said, I know it doesn't work for everyone.

You could also try dry shampoos on second and third day hair. I'm not sure on exact brands, but if you look up dry shampoo in the search bar maybe you can find a thread about them.

I second tea tree oil! It's aloud me to get 4 day hair! As soon as I feel itchy I just smooth it on my scalp using my fingertips. I get relief probably within like 1/2 hr and then the miracle is the next day my scalp is still calm and I can stretch my hair out another day!

Interesting! And good to know. Thanks for sharing that.

angelicak 04-18-2013 06:49 PM

Tea tree oil is VERY potent. The smell for me at least is almost unbearable! But I have no choice but to use it :( I put a little in my cowash, so hopefully this will work

anonymous_133347 04-18-2013 06:55 PM

Angelica, I dilute it. Here is a thread in which I explain what I do:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-tree-oil.html

See post #4 for what I do.

Or you could add a few drops to the cowash, yes. The smell is pretty strong but it washes out of course and disappears if you dilute it sufficiently before applying on maybe 2nd or 3rd day hair.

anonymous_133347 04-18-2013 06:58 PM

Hey, isn't giovanni triple treat conditioner similar to TJ's tea tree tingle guys? I haven't tried it yet because I love the TTT so much and it's cheaper.

angelicak 04-21-2013 08:06 AM

Ugh thank you! I didn't use it when I showered last night *fills with regret* so in showering again today. Definitely gonna check your post on diluting! It's so strong!! Ugh my face is so oily right now too, so unhappy. Where can I get the Giovanni stuff? Is it a cowash? Does that help a lot?

Neleke 04-21-2013 08:14 AM

I heard (and probably am going to try that this evening) that a brown sugar scrub can help for itching scalp problems.
It's in the CG handbook. You are supposed to mix 1 tbsp of brown sugar with 3tbsp of your conditioner, then scrub that mix on your scalp, rinse it out and just continue your normal routine after that.

Does anyone know if this helps?
It's time for me to wash my hair anyways... rocking 4th day hair now without even rewetting once (really nice after my bad hair week last week...)
And does brown sugar have any other (unwanted?) effects on hair?

angelicak 04-21-2013 09:13 AM

Wow I want to try that!!! Brown sugar! So many things from the grocery store I need for my hair!

Neleke 04-21-2013 10:29 AM

I tried it... my hair isn't dry yet so I don't really now if it helped or not.
The thing I already noticed: maybe raw sugar (the thicker kind) would be better, more scrubby.
At least I'm very very sure that it wasn't bad for my hair, since it seems I'm heading to a good hairday after a bad hair WEEK.

So: conclusion:
- Bad result: NO
- good result: maybe
- recommendation: use thicker kind of sugar for more scrubbing results


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