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gunky white stuff on my scalp but not flaky

i have this gunky white with yellow tint oily, stuff on my scalp that gets underneath my fingernails when i scratch my head. i wash my scalp with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]jessicurl hcc[/buylink] and activate shampoo. why is my scalp so nasty?
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Do you scrub your scalp?
    I've seen a yellowy buildup on babies who hate their hair washed sometimes.
    Conditioner I know will buildup on the scalp if not scrubbed off. Maybe oils are the same way I'm not sure.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • sonnysonny Posts: 467Registered Users
    i scrub with my fingers, but i have so much hair its hard to get to my scalp.
    We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~.Martin Luther King Jr
  • x_tigerlilyx_tigerlily Posts: 432Registered Users
    I get this too, sometimes.

    I think it's either dry scalp with eczema OR product build-up. Or maybe it's a combination of both?
    3C/4A and too long to handle (and afford!)
  • sonnysonny Posts: 467Registered Users
    i just can't get this to go away and i don't know what products to use and stay cg but still get my scalp back to normal?
    We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~.Martin Luther King Jr
  • embudiniembudini Posts: 580Registered Users
    There was a post on this on the going shampooless forum a while back. It had something to do with the emulsifiers in your condish bonding with the oil on your scalp I think. :? Anyway, I sometimes get this stuff too.
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  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    can you just do some sort of scalp scrub? Like the brown sugar one, or maybe baking soda. When I get this, it doesn't usually come off with just my fingers unless I scrub real hard for a while, but a scrub usually works.
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    can you just do some sort of scalp scrub? Like the brown sugar one, or maybe baking soda. When I get this, it doesn't usually come off with just my fingers unless I scrub real hard for a while, but a scrub usually works.
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    Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
  • allie95allie95 Posts: 74Registered Users
    As embudini said, I get this (I think) from the reaction of products to the oils on my scalp. If I scratch my head during the day, no white gunk. But after applying some products (Jessicurl GLS in particular), I get the gunk.
    2c who can't seem to find enough moisture! Trying to figure this out once and for all 7 years after going CG!
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Sonny and allie do ya'll have soft water?
    I get some white umm dunno what it is when my hair is wet. I never see it when dry. It is like somethign coming off my scalp but I don't flake and never have. I get it if I use anything that suds.
    I notice it when I'm putting on my leave in and my gel, I flip my hair up and sometimes I'll see a bit of it that's come loose about an inch into my hair.
    I've been avoiding anything that suds like the plague lately. I know I have soft water so the cleanser bonds and it's hard to get out. Pain in my butt but I have to say my hair is shinier and curlier for using co washes and no poo only lately.

    Just a thought, and I had forgotten to ask before
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • sonnysonny Posts: 467Registered Users
    i have hard water? my scalp was itching and a mess so i broke down and used head and shoulders since baking soda didn't work?
    We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~.Martin Luther King Jr
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Well at least you can have your clean scalp back :D
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • MegnificentMegnificent Posts: 109Registered Users
    Neutrogena T/Sal is great for this. It doesn't have SLS, and you don't have to use it everyday. I use it twice a week, but I bet you could do once a week.
    2a-3a

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    Nature's Gate Awapuhi Volumizing Conditioner
    Graham Webb Making Waves gel
    jojoba or coconut oil as a DT

    Hair is pretty great now that it's colder, now I'm focusing on my skin. Sniffle.