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water sensitivity: aquagenic pruritis

monipearlmonipearl Posts: 95Registered Users
hey all,

i have severely sensitive skin and recently have noticed extreme itchiness and general discomfort after showering (and yes, i've changed all my products to gentle/sensitive skin formulas). i've always had this but to a lesser extent. i cannot take long showers. when i wash my hair, the process takes at least 30 minutes.

my skin feels like it is on fire on wash days. like, five-alarm style. benadryl has become my best friend on those days. i take it before i shower.

i thought about not washing my hair in the shower but in the tub; dipping my head under the faucet and all. my mom used to wash my hair like that when i was younger. i just don't think my knees can deal with that now.

any suggestions? TIA
3c-4b. probably.
medium/coarse texture.
(extremely)high density.
low porosity, normal elasticity.
co-wash: suave naturals daily clarifying condish with drops of rosemary oil.
detangling conditioner: tresemme naturals.
deep conditioner: curly kinks curlycue renew, b.a.s.k. cacao bark, honey/evoo.

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