How to get scalp clean?

Lilirocks221Lilirocks221 Registered Users Posts: 2
No matter what shampoo Or cowash I use I just can never seem to get my scalp clean! I've tried just about everything but clay, but clay may be a serious mess in my hair. I have EXTREMELY tightly coiled 4a hair. And it is very, very dense. My coils are about the circumference a tiny sewing needle. I just can't get my scalp clean. I have tried to section and twist it then shampoo with my hair in twists and really dig with the pads of my fingers, but when I get out of the shower, everytime, without fail, when I scratch my scalp because of the tiniest itch, there is light brown dirt coming off on my nails. I even tried an ACV rinse. Any ideas? Anyone? I'm very tired of it never getting truly clean.


  • So_JaneSo_Jane Registered Users Posts: 155
    It sounds like you need to try a clarifying cleanser. And to rinse more thoroughly when you cleanse.

    I think Aubrey Organics has one (all natural) and I know Suave has a good one (daily clarifying shampoo) and Neutrogena has one as well that has gotten good reviews.

    You can also try cleansing in sections (one section at a time)--it may take a little longer, but couldn't hurt...

    Hope This Helps!
    'Poo: Aubrey Organics or Suave Clarifying
    or Liquid African Black Soap (only 4-ingredients ; awesome!)
    Co-Wash: Aubrey Organics or Suave Condish
    Condish: Aubrey Organics or Onion Mask or Yogurt
    DT: Honey + Olive Oil + AO Condish or Yogurt mix
    Best Gel Combo, Ever!: Elasta Qp Feels Like Silk Liquid Gel +/under Eco Styler [Krystal, Brown] Gel (or under Wetline Extreme Styling Gel)- awesome!!
  • my3curliesmy3curlies Registered Users Posts: 161
    I've had to do my acv before shampoo in order to really get the buildup off. I use an applicator bottle and scrub that in as if it were shampoo, then move on to my normal routine.
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  • ReekyReeky Registered Users Posts: 1,323
    I cant get my scalp clean by just scrubbing with the pads of my fingers and not scratching with my nails, so I bought a shampoo brush & have been using that for years. I lather with my fingers, then do a once over with that then rinse & it cut down shampoo time a TON for me. I also section for easier access to my scalp..
    I got mine from my grocery store and havent seen anymore there since, but its basically the same as this Denman Be-Bop Massage Brush, Model D6: Beauty
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • Lilirocks221Lilirocks221 Registered Users Posts: 2
    How exactly do you use a shampoo brush? And does it feel rough on your scalp at all?
  • The New BlackThe New Black Registered Users Posts: 16,754 Curl Connoisseur
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  • FronomenalFronomenal Registered Users Posts: 712 Curl Neophyte
    Try shampooing via an applicator bottle. It's the only way I can get my scalp clean.
  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Registered Users Posts: 225
    Try to use the black purification mask as a pre poo. It works wonders for my scalp.
  • adthomasadthomas Registered Users Posts: 5,525 Curl Neophyte
    How often do you shampoo? I have always even when relaxed had to do it at least once maybe twice a week to keep my scalp clean. Also Do you put anything on you scalp? When I used to try to grease my scalp although my scalp hated it because people said all black people had to grease their scalps i had the same problem as you. I don't use grease at all and really my scalp can take or leave a light oil but I use ayurvedic or jojoba sometimes.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • applesandafrosapplesandafros Registered Users Posts: 328
    Fronomenal wrote: »
    Try shampooing via an applicator bottle. It's the only way I can get my scalp clean.

    If not an applicator bottle putting the shampoo directly on your scalp. My hair is very thick and that helps.
    Almost MBL Coils
    spongy, low porosity, dense awesomeness

    Shampoo: Curly Kinks Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Out/Detangler Conditioner: Aussie Moist, V05 Strawberries and Cream, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Leave in Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa and Giovanni Direct Leave in
    Styler: Eco Styler Krystal and Blue, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel and Flax seed gel
    Sealer: Grape seed oil
    Deep Conditioner: Curl Junkie Repair Me
    Protein Treatment: Karishma and Jamilla Henna
  • Truqueen01Truqueen01 Registered Users Posts: 202
    I agree with the applicator bottle. Only way I can get my scalp clean while shampooing in twists. If you have dense hair, it's a game changer.
  • FronomenalFronomenal Registered Users Posts: 712 Curl Neophyte
    Truqueen01 wrote: »
    I agree with the applicator bottle. Only way I can get my scalp clean while shampooing in twists. If you have dense hair, it's a game changer.

    I do the same thing. I shampoo in twists by using an applicator bottle. If lets me get my scalp nice and clean without tangling or dryness.
  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Registered Users Posts: 1,160
    I have this problem too, and I find a shampoo bar helps because it's going directly on the scalp.

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