flaky scalp because...?

Hi All,

I'd love your advice on this please. I've been doing the CG method for a couple of weeks now and used sulfate free shampoo for the first time today (I have been co-washing prior to this) and got a ton of flakes on my scalp after the shampooing. I need to use shampoo sometimes because I swim. What do I do?

And do you think I got a ton of flakes because shampoo of any kind is simply much more drying than a conditioner wash, and my scalp is now really shocked by the use of shampoo?

Thanks so much!


  • eweniqueewenique Registered Users Posts: 1,502 Curl Neophyte
    Well, if you are using conditioner on your scalp everyday, the flakes could be buildup that the shampoo loosened. Friction is really what cleans your scalp, so be sure to really massage/scrub your scalp with your fingertips and use conditioner on the length to detangle and moisturize.
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

    Live Simply. Use Soap
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Registered Users Posts: 2,573 Curl Neophyte
    You might also try a brown sugar scrub. Just add brown sugar to the conditioner you're going to co-wash with, and give yourself a great scalp massage.

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008

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