ok, you guys, I have a zit on my scalp.

Great. First of all I do have very oily, acne prone skin. I'm currently using Suave Coconut alternating with Giovanni TT as co, Garnier Triple as a rinse out/leave in, KCCC and LA Looks Sport Gel for styling.

This is my third attempt at co, so I am being extra careful about making sure I am massaging my scalp very well and rinsing thoroughly before using my rinse out conditioner.

I know the Garnier Triple has oils in it, but I haven't been using that directly on my scalp. Do you think the Suave is too rich for me? I haven't had any other scalp issues, no flaking, just some greasies once in my first week which was taken care of with an acv rinse. And when I say greasy, I mean greasy. I could *feel* the grease coming down my forehead that whole day until I acv'd.

So, If I have oily facial skin, that means I have an oily scalp, right? What does this mean for the future of my co?
dense, very fine, high porosity, poor elasticity
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Jojoba oil is great for reducing the overproduction of sebum from both your skin and scalp. I know it sounds counter productive to apply oil to oily skin, but trust me, it works. Just go to drugstore.com or makeupalley.com and read reviews on it. Another thing you could try is using a sulfate free shampoo that has tea tree oil in it (which is a natural antiseptic that many people use on blemishes). Two great ones are Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat shampoo and Beauty Without Cruelty Rosemary Mint Tea Tree.
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conditioner - AOHR
shampoo - Beauty Without Cruelty Rosemary Mint Tea Tree
styling products - KCCC, BRHG, Boots Curl Creme, Re:coil
If you've just started, it could be that your scalp is adjusting to not being constantly stripped of moisture - and is thus still overproducing oil (creating the perfect conditions for acne). That will calm down as your scalp gets used to not being robbed of moisture constantly. For the time being, if it's annoying, apply some topical acne cream to it (I'm sure someone will yell and say it's drying, but man, either the acne is gonna hurt or your hair might be a little dry right there for a little while; you've gotta pick one), or, if it's just sort of there, leave it alone, and it should be go away on its own. If it turns out that you have a very oily scalp (which could be the case if you have very oily facial skin), then you may need to lo-poo now and again. I have pretty oily skin, and while I mostly co-wash, I will lo-poo when I notice I'm getting lots of scalp acne (or it just 'needs' pooed).
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

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I haven't started experimenting with jojoba oil yet, but I'll read some more about it and will pick some up this weekend. I did want to eventually add it to my routine. I think I have some tea tree oil around somewhere.....I'll dab some of that on it tonight before bed.

I didn't think that I would still be be adusting, especially after my first week greasy episode. But I guess I still am, it's only been almost 4 weeks. I'll hang in there see what happens at the 6 week mark.

Thanks!
dense, very fine, high porosity, poor elasticity
Loves Protein
No heat styling


Yeah, the greasy adjustment period may be over, but from what I've heard and noticed, scalps can work a little differently than even the hair right next to them. I still get a few zits on my scalp from time to time, but it's nothing like how it was when I was using sulfates/cones. It may be that, like your facial skin, your scalp is just really acne prone, and you'll have to lo-poo constantly (or regularly, anyway) to keep the oil production in check. It's worth trying the jojoba, but I've found the people who have the best luck with that are those who don't get giant breakouts.
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

American literature PhD student in the UK...
I had the same issue a month ago. I couldn't figure it out until I changed shampoos and my shampooing routine. I switched from a regular shampoo to a natural shampoo bar (burt's bees) and my scalp has cleared up. I had so many pimples my scalp actually started to hurt, so I started using the bar every other day. But I have never had oily skin, so that may make a difference. Hopefully your problem will go away quickly.

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