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scalp issues- product buildup or dandruff?

I am having an unbearable time trying to figure out if this mess on top of my head is dandruff or product buildup. A stylist said it was product buildup but no other stylists have mentioned it being that to me. She said it could be because I'm using cheap products...well I am not. I use Joico K-pak reconstruct shampoo and conditioner. On other days, I use Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo and conditioner. Once every 2 weeks, I use Paul Mitchell clarifying shampoo three. Once every week, I use Matrix Essentials solutionist Instacure leave in conditioner and macadamia oil. Even when I just shampoo/condition and cut out everything else, I still get a crusty scalp. The flakes are large, pure white, and caked onto my scalp. Please help me discover what the problem is so that I may begin using the correct method to get rid of it. Thanks!!


  • countrygirl75countrygirl75 Posts: 43Registered Users
    It could be sebborheic dermatitis. Try using Head and Shoulders for a week or two and see if that helps to loosen up and get rid of the flakes.
    2b or 2c, Fine, Thick, Low Porosity

    shoulder length, flat on top, waves to curls through the bottom half with better curls underneath

    Currently using- DevaCurl Lo-Poo, One Conditioner, and AnGel
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    When you wash your hair, are you paying attention to your scalp? You want to scrub with the pads of your fingers, until your arms want to fall off.
    Try using Selsun Blue Naturals, the one with 3% salicylic acid. The SA will exfoliate your scalp.

    Before shampooing with the Selsun Blue, take a boar bristle brush (Sally's beauty supply) and really concentrate on your scalp and give it a good brushing. That will give you a good place to start.

    It could be seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.
  • angela watsonangela watson Banned Posts: 5Banned Users
    There are many problems that can be grown from dry scalp. so it is necessary to take care of your hairs. There are a number of dry scalp home remedies which can help you to get rid of the problem of dry scalp.

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