CG method is not helping with my dry scalp help!

I've had dry frizzy hair and dry flaky scalp before starting CG.I started with this method because of my problem.I've been doing CG for about 4 months and been experimenting.Although CG has made an incredible difference in my hair but it has done nothing for my scalp.Here's what I've been doing as my routine co wash every 3 days using Suave mango mandarin I give my scalp a good scrub rinse out very well and use garnier triple nutrition as my RO and Leave in.I also use LaLSG for hold.I've experimented with Baking soda scrub(my hair hated it).ACV rinses,Lemon Rinses(my hair loved it) I've tried using EVOO and unrefined Coconut oil it makes my hair greasy looking and limp also it feels a bit crunchy I think it's because my hair hates proteins,also it's hard to wash out I actually had to low poo to get it out(I had no choice).I don't know if oils work for me Even though I heard tea tree oil might work should I just switch to a tea tree condish as my co wash? Which tea tree conditioner is light enough to work as a co wash? I think I might start being a Mod CG because my roots tend to get greasy looking which is weird because my scalp is dry and gets a lil itchy.Sorry if this has been asked before and sorry for being to wordy I just can use some advice..Thank you:P
I too had (itchy) dry scalp issues before going no-poo. After I switched to no-poo I was cowashing and, just like you, scrubbing seemingly enough to cleanse the scalp. After about 6 months my scalp, which had been doing ok decided to revolt.

I tried the method of using a tea tree oil conditioner as a cowash and it didn't do squat for me as far as scalp issues...but perhaps it could work for you!! I used Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle (which, even though it didn't rid me personally of my scalp issues, was a pleasant conditioner to use for cowashing)

Here's a few suggestions...try using a liquid castille soap instead of baking soda before an ACV since you said your hair didn't like BS. A brand like Dr. Bronners or Vermont Organics...can use just a little with plenty of water (mix in your hands) or dilute it ahead of time (I haven't tried the latter method yet). This essentially does the same thing as BS but might be better for your hair. Castille soap has lots of yummy oils in them but this doesn't affect greasiness.

I (and my scalp) have been pretty happy with this, but just to try something different I am experimenting with a low-poo (Renpure Keratin).

I think some people just need to do some sort of cleansing beyond cowash at least some of the time. I know my scalp certainly appreciates it. Hope that helps a little

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Great suggestions, Wavy. Welcome, Boo!

You might want to check out our Shampoo-free forum as well as our shampoo-free content areas. Lots of great info! Oh, and here are some articles about taking care of your scalp.
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Also, be careful, Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition now has a cone in it so make sure you have to old formula. I have found the old formula of TN at Target in the very back of the row (this has happened twice at two different target locations). FYI -I just tried Tresseme naturals and really like that (maybe better than TN), and it is on sale at Ulta.

I also found that my scalp likes to be shampooed periodically. I usually use Shea Moisture, the pink one.

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Massage your scalp. This increases blood flow to the scalp. It also helps clear any blocked pores, and that can release the scalp’s natural oil. A scalp massage also loosens dead skin cells, making them easier to wash away.

Use an oil treatment.Try olive oil — some people swear by it. Rub the oil into your scalp, wrap your hair in a towel and leave it on for about a half hour. Then rinse the oil out with lukewarm water and shampoo.

Mixture. To treat dry hair and a dry scalp, beat one tablespoon each of castor oil, glycerine, and cider vinegar with a teaspoon of tear-free baby shampoo. Massage the conditioner into your scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse well with warm water.

Your problem with oils might equate to the amount used. Just use a level below normal amount you use now. Then hopefully a lesser amount will not weigh your hait down. A good light oil is safflower oil. It also helps with dry/itchy scalp. Hope at least one of the wonderful advices your getting helps.

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Homemade Whipped Shea Butter
Aloe Vera Juice
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Thank you ladies those are great suggestions I will try it and see if it works for me.@ No2perms you mentioned oiling my scalp with olive oil but I've used olive oil on my hair before and it just sits on my hair it doesn't absorb very well it also gave my hair a crunchy feeling it was also hard to wash out.I don't know if I wanna use it again Are there any lighter oils that I can use on my dry scalp that would wash off easily with a co wash?
Thank you ladies those are great suggestions I will try it and see if it works for me.@ No2perms you mentioned oiling my scalp with olive oil but I've used olive oil on my hair before and it just sits on my hair it doesn't absorb very well it also gave my hair a crunchy feeling it was also hard to wash out.I don't know if I wanna use it again Are there any lighter oils that I can use on my dry scalp that would wash off easily with a co wash?
Originally Posted by boobear27
The key to oils is that a little goes a long way. For some like me I use more the regular only because my hair loves it. But you might a softer texture then I so use a little less then you originally used also have your tried applying it straight out of the shower after a co-wash or shampoo?

Some light carrier oils are grapeseed, carrot oil, avocado, sweet almond, argan oil, macadamia, vatika, coconut unrefined. and safflower oil. I'm sure there is more but these are some of the ones I've personally experienced with.

http://www.youtube.com/Olub20

2years Naptural. Protective Style is my Middle Name. I don't let laziness hit me when it comes to hair maintenance. I'm a Nappy Maniac. Lol

Staples
Homemade Whipped Shea Butter
Aloe Vera Juice
Coconut Oil
Castor Oil
Argan Oil
Homemade Leave-In Conditioner
Many skin/scalp issues are actually signs of an allergy or food sensitivity. I personally react to dairy products, and if I have too much not only does my acne go crazy, but my scalp starts itching and flaking insanely. You might look into doing an elimination diet or seeing an allergist or dermatologist. When my scalp was at its worst last week (I had ice cream and pizza in the same week), I did a scalp scrub (brown sugar, rice flour, olive oil), left it on for about 10 minutes, rinsed, and then let the oil sit on my scalp for another 24 hours. It was a pain in the ass becuase YES my hair looked like a greasball, but I just covered it up with a wide fabric headband thingy. The next day I low-poo'd my scalp, and my head has felt SOOOOOO much better ever since! Hope this helps...

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