Dry Scalp

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I have a problem with dry scalp...any tips on fixing this? Thanks
Is it flaky? Do you cowash?

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It's flaky, but it really doesn't show unless I itch my scalp, if you know what I mean. I shampoo once, sometimes twice a week. Otherwise I just cowash. I read that tea tree oil works, but where can I find that?
Coconut oil is good for dry scalp and dandruff! Try doing a pre-poo treatment with it a few times and see if it helps
Allie

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I actually just picked up some coconut oil, so I'll definitely try that!
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Let us know how it goes
Allie

Curly type: 3A Botticelli curls. Medium porosity / density.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Conditioner: Faith in Nature Raspberry and Cranberry
D/C: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative, mixed with honey & other goodies
Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly / Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
Try Aleppo soap bar, i have great results with it. It's made off olive oil and laurel oil, the laurel oil helps to calm down the scalp. I had a lot off itch and flakes but now it is under control. I wash my scalp with it once a week and rest co wash, for me the results are so much better than putting the coconut oil on my scalp or using tea tree oil.
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Here's link with some more information
http://www.makeupalley.com/product/s...and/Gels/Soaps
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TIGI Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier (if it had no cones it would be my HG)
And this site has information about ingredients and properties. Good luck hope you Will find something which works for you.
http://www.sunclaytherapy.com/alep_soaps.html#1
3b/3a, lightened color, fine hair
Co-Wash: Andrelon Pure line
Cleanser: Curl Junkie Daily Fix cleansing conditioner
Conditioner: CURLS coconut sublime, Curl Junkie Argan & Olive oil
Deep Treatment: CURLS Ecstasy, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, CJ Repair me
Leave in: CJ Beauticurls LI, KCKT
Styler: CJ CCCC, CIAB, Curls Soufle, Curls Gel-Les'C, KCCC and occasionaly
TIGI Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier (if it had no cones it would be my HG)
Coconut oil is good for dry scalp and dandruff! Try doing a pre-poo treatment with it a few times and see if it helps
Originally Posted by BotticelliBrit
For the coconut oil how often do you do the treatment? And what exactly is a pre poo treatment? Is it just leaving it on my scalp for a few min before I use shampoo? And do I have to use shampoo or is cowash okay?

I'm having problems with dry scalp and flakes all of sudden and it's driving me insane. The only change in my routine has been trying out trader joes tea tree conditioner as a cowash...not sure if that could be the reason. I haven't used it for about a week and did a sulfate wash but still having dry scalp/ flake problems. I also started using AG recoil lately but I've used this before and never had an issue.
-nes
3a/3b
Try Aleppo soap bar, i have great results with it. It's made off olive oil and laurel oil, the laurel oil helps to calm down the scalp. I had a lot off itch and flakes but now it is under control. I wash my scalp with it once a week and rest co wash, for me the results are so much better than putting the coconut oil on my scalp or using tea tree oil.
Originally Posted by Mliesa
Do you know if there's a store this can be bought at or do u order online?
-nes
3a/3b
I hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread curlnation
I'm having the same issues with my scalp and hope to find a solution soon. I hope you were able to find something that works too!
-nes
3a/3b
What is the diagnosis for your flaky scalp issue? Simple dryness (xerosis) is quite unusual, more likely to be some form of dermatitis.

Tea tree oil is for mild seborrhoeic dermatitis (greasy dandruff), the skin barrier does not need the lauric acid found in coconut oil, oleic acid in olive oil is an irritant for susceptible individuals, a proven barrier disruptor and penetration enhancer. Alkaline soaps destroy the protective acid mantle and skin flora.

You really can do more harm than good self treating a self diagnosis. Remember few here have any medical qualifications.
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@nes223- I bought in a soap store in Amsterdam where I live but I have seen it online in Holland as well. I think in the USA it can be bought at site from which I posted the link (sunclaytherapy). But surely there are more online stores just be sure to get the authentic one as they are the natural ones.
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Co-Wash: Andrelon Pure line
Cleanser: Curl Junkie Daily Fix cleansing conditioner
Conditioner: CURLS coconut sublime, Curl Junkie Argan & Olive oil
Deep Treatment: CURLS Ecstasy, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, CJ Repair me
Leave in: CJ Beauticurls LI, KCKT
Styler: CJ CCCC, CIAB, Curls Soufle, Curls Gel-Les'C, KCCC and occasionaly
TIGI Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier (if it had no cones it would be my HG)
It's ok! Most of us probably have dry scalp, read this:http://m.voices.yahoo.com/dandruff-v...h-1778597.html

I'll try coconut oil. Someone also recommended a ACV treatment, so I'll try that if coconut oil doesn't work
I've been using coconut oil once every 1-2 weeks. I think it's helping keep things healthy but I didn't notice anything different with my own dry scalp. Today I tried warmed up olive oil - applied it liberally, massaging it in. Scalp looked healthy, clean after. Made me wonder if alternating types of oils now and again helps.
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