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SoUNeekly 05-09-2012 09:16 AM

Itchiness!!!! 4b hair HEEELP!!!!
Can anyone please help me out? My hair stays itching all the time and I dont know why because I think my regimen is good. Im doing everything that I possibly can and I'm just about going crazy because my hair is itching all the time.

I wash weekly because my hair tends to build up from the products. I style mostly every day and prepoo every time I wash my hair and use the heautiful steamer, these are the products that I use:

styling and moisture
100% African shea butter
Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothing
coconut oil
mango oil
jojoba oil
castor oil

Ojon Hair ultra hydrating conditioner
Shea moisture organic african black soap deep cleansing shampoo for dry itchy scalp OR Jane Carters Solution Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo SLS-free

Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream (mixed with coconut oil and african shea butter and any of the various oils to seal moisture

lately I've been using this because I figured it would work for my intense itching but it does not. before this I was using Olive Oil Root Stimulator to help and I stopped using it.

I'm in need of help very badly and need some advice.
I thank you in advance,


B-Nessa11 05-09-2012 12:44 PM

Maybe you should try adding tea tree oil to your shampoo or to a cheap vo5 shampoo. I do it for my husband and it keeps his scalp from getting dandruff and from itching. Also you could add a little to an oil you use on ur scalp. that will probably help.
Be careful with it though because if u put too much it kinda smells like bleach to me lol. Oh and also when I say tea tree oil I mean the 100% not the oil blends. Tree oil itself isn't oily so to me, that's why its great in shampoos and stuff.
Hope that helps

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africana 05-09-2012 01:20 PM

Castor oil makes me itch like crazy. Maybe that's it?

curliefro 05-13-2012 06:44 AM

Have you looked at your scalp with a mirror? Is it red, flaky?
You may have to clarify your hair if it is product buildup on your scalp.
Also have you considered doing a skin test with your products to see if you are sensitive to any of them?

SoUNeekly 05-20-2012 02:35 PM

ok thanks B-Nessa I will try the tree oil and see how that goes

naturallycreole 05-20-2012 02:57 PM

Other than the good recs u rec'd above, examine the ingredients in the products u r using. Fragrances and certain preservatives can be the problem, as well as any ingredient, natural or not. Also what is the pH of the products u use? I would minimize products drastically and see if I still have this problem and slowly add the additional products you use until u start experiencing the itchiness to identify the culprit(s)

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Serqet 05-20-2012 08:17 PM

My suggestion is to only rinse your hair with water for a while, and not use anything on your hair except coconut oil. It sounds like you are allergic to something. We can be allergic to natural ingredients too. Personally, I can't use Shea Moisture right now, but my son can. It dried my hair out and it started to break off at the line of demarcation. I was transitioning.

secret_karma 05-21-2012 03:39 AM

Acv rinses work for me. Shea Moisture products have an ingredient in them that acts like a paraben and parabens make me itch so it could be the SM. Also maybe try not shampooing for a while and just co washing and not putting anything on your scalp directly, especially that Sulfur 8.

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Fronomenal 05-21-2012 10:43 PM

My tips are as follows:
-Stop greasing your scalp
-Stop co-washing (if you do)
-Keep product away from your scalp
-Focus shampoo on scalp via an applicator bottle
-Do ACV rinses (water/apple cider vinegar/tea tree essential oil)

quietstormRN 05-23-2012 09:13 AM

ACV rinses have done wonders for my dry, itchy, flaky scalp. I noticed a moderate difference the first time, significant difference the second, and the third my scalp is totally clear and itch free. Im going to do them once a week to keep the itchies and flakies away.

dee-nature 11-12-2012 01:41 AM


Originally Posted by Fronomenal (Post 1957899)
My tips are as follows:
-Stop greasing your scalp
-Stop co-washing (if you do)
-Keep product away from your scalp
-Focus shampoo on scalp via an applicator bottle
-Do ACV rinses (water/apple cider vinegar/tea tree essential oil)

i cosign this i wouldnt say it any other way. FOLLOW these tips

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lalapixie 12-09-2012 06:13 PM

I cannot have shea butter on my scalp or I get itchy. I can use it for a rinse out conditioner, deep conditioner, or as a leave-in on the length of my hair. It irritates my scalp if left in too long. It took me a while to figure this out. Also, be very careful of product build-up. I agree with those recommending an apple cider vinegar rinse to tone the scalp. I conditioner wash in between shampoos, but my scalp needs a good thorough cleansing weekly with a non-sulfate shampoo to be completely happy.

sunshineonfridays 01-07-2013 10:05 PM

@ SoUneekly, I had the issue with my baby girl. She has eczema on the scalp. I tried sulphur 8, ACV, and other shampoos for dandruff/itchy scalp. You know what helped. Neem oil, Neem shampoo, or the Neem bath bar it worked so good on her scalp. In addition to adding tea tree oil to her coconut oil grease. The grease is 2 tsps blue magic coconut oil grease and 1 cup of coconut oil mixed together has a grease. I know some people say do not grease your scalp, but you need to seal in the moisture especially with people that has eczema. The doctor would have prescribed her an oinment that had in pure petroleum and Mineral oil plus a bunch of steroids and terrible ingredients. I could not put that in her hair plus it was breaking so bad all over that I had no choice to follow these products. My mother and mother-n-law straight up carribbean women told me to stop playing with her scalp and grease it. So I did and it worked. I have not found anything else that eased the itching. Know her hair is growing back where she pulled it out. It is a major improvement. If I go off from washing her hair with neem and greasing her scalp with grease. She woul be a hair pulling out itchy mess. I have also done this on my hair. Whatever my kids use on their hair I use and my problem areas (my edges) are growing in great. I also make sure I keep up with her scalp by examinging it during the week. If it looks like it needs to be cleaned. I shampoo it, but if there is no buildup there is no need to shampoo weekly it will dry up your scalp and cause you to itch. Even if you co-wash if you are like myself and my three girls our hair holds onto the conditioner and it dries onto our scalp. That is not good. A good shampooing to cleanse the scalp is needed. You can co wash but not as frequent.

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