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PCOS and oily scalp?

CurlyQ82CurlyQ82 Posts: 51Registered Users
I have been diagnosed with PCOS for a while now and I find my scalp gets oily quickly so that i have to wash it at least every other day...it is difficult to keep longer curly hair with this b/c the ends get dry but i cant stand to have a "dirty" scalp...just curious if anyone else has found this to be the case with pcos?:dontknow:

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  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    I also have PCOS< can't tell if my scalp is dry or oily though. It's frustrating because I want to do cowashes, because they say it will stop the overproducing of the sebum from the scalp, but then I'm afraid if it's oily to begin with, cowashes wouldn't be good?? HOw to tell, THAT IS THE QUESTION!! Do you cowash or low poo or what? Maybe dousing the ends with conditioner so they don't get AS dry!
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • CurlyQ82CurlyQ82 Posts: 51Registered Users
    I also have PCOS< can't tell if my scalp is dry or oily though. It's frustrating because I want to do cowashes, because they say it will stop the overproducing of the sebum from the scalp, but then I'm afraid if it's oily to begin with, cowashes wouldn't be good?? HOw to tell, THAT IS THE QUESTION!! Do you cowash or low poo or what? Maybe dousing the ends with conditioner so they don't get AS dry!

    Well im actually new to this whole site so was washing with regular shampoo just until recently...i went ahead and took the plunge and just started with Devacare Low Poo...I was afraid to get the no poo b/c of the oily scalp as you were saying and the description of the low poo says it is better for oily scalps...only downside is it is a bit pricy for me...Ive only used it a few times but so far so good...I know my scalp is oily b/c i can see the roots on a second day after washing are flatter and look just a bit "dirty"...its irritating and i feel "dirty" so i have to wash...I tend to have oily skin in general b/c of the pcos and deal with breakouts so it is no surprise to me that my scalp is oily as well...I think low poo shampoo is a happy medium for us gals with oily scalp...you may be on to something with overproduction of sebum from harsher shampoos...dont know if i would co wash alone though...I ll have to see how i continue to do with low poo...let me know what you decide to do as well! Oh and I'm a 3a/b hair type if that helps:flower:
  • nettapnettap Posts: 13Registered Users
    i was diagnosed with PCOS when i was about 13, but i haven't had a lot of the symptoms in years. except that hormones can probably be blamed for the amount of flaking going on in my scalp area. i get terrible, terrible red patches that ooze on my scalp that are incredibly itchy. the doctor has given me all kinds of treatments, but they have not been working the last 6 months. i have dandruff, and i'm just miserable. really awful. :crybaby::help:

    i thought maybe it was the devachan products irritating my scalp or my leave-in, but i've been using them for years, and the scalp issue has just re-reared it's head in the last year and gotten really bad in the last few months. i don't know what to do!
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    Don't know if it's any consolation but I've been having problems too and I don't know what it is. I've tried leaving out conditioner on my scalp, no leave in, afraid to use gel. My issue is different though. my whole scalp is sore, I can't use bobby pins or clips, nothing. My whole scalp feels like I've had it in one big tight ponytail for years, which isn't the case. But I know your frustration, because not one single doctor can suggest to me why this is happening, or offer any solutions at all. Craziness. FEel for you I really do. So wish there was a cure for PCOS It's just as bad as having diabetes, almost.
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go