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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
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
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.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse

Last edited by rainboe; 04-06-2013 at 02:44 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.
Darn autocorrect features!
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2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!

Last edited by Lynaea; 04-06-2013 at 05:03 AM.
Rainboe: just noticed, your siggy says you have "normal electricity" hair.
Darn autocorrect features!
Originally Posted by Lynaea
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.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse

Last edited by rainboe; 04-06-2013 at 06:04 AM.
Wow thanks guys! You're all so helpful on here! So glad I made an account
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!
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.
Originally Posted by rainboe
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!
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When I say "tea tree" you say "oil!"

Tea tree OIL! Tea tree OIL!
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

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

Tea tree OIL! Tea tree OIL!
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Ok I got the tea tree oil! How do I use 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

Love diffusing.
Always learning!
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!
Originally Posted by Cristy_amk
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?
I love trader joes tea tree condish for cowashing. They also make a shampoo, but I haven't tried it.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
I love trader joes tea tree condish for cowashing. They also make a shampoo, but I haven't tried it.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Ahhhh I want TJ tea tree stuff so badly!
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!
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.
Originally Posted by rainboe
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!
Originally Posted by Cristy_amk
Interesting! And good to know. Thanks for sharing that.
CG since 3/1/13
3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
Very high density, waist length

Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
Sealer: apricot oil
Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens
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
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!
Angelica, I dilute it. Here is a thread in which I explain what I do:

How do you use tea tree oil?

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.
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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

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.
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

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