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Dry itchy scalp

GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
So I use no-poo almost exclusively. Every once in a while I'll use a lathering poo like Shea Moisture. Even on the days that I don't wash I scrub my scalp under the shower stream and condition. My scalp has been so itchy...and I've noticed flakes. Any suggestions?
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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.

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  • frankie88frankie88 Posts: 106Registered Users
    Your scalp is probably dirty and that is why it is itching and flaking. Try clarifying each week. If you don't want to use shampoo, try using ACV or baking soda. I like baking soda the best. It refreshes your scalp and feels great.
    2a/2b, Medium Porosity, Medium Density, Lower Back Length, Growing out highlights.
    Shampoo: SMMR Conditioner: SMMR or Organix Keratin Oil Leave In: Organix Shea Butter DC: Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba oil mixed all together with v05 conditioner.
    “Imperfection is beauty.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If that is your current routine in your signature, I would guess the flaking is probably build up from cones, and this can also coat your scalp and let bacteria grow. Shea Moisture shampoo doesn't have the ingredients to take cones out either. I would switch to a low poo that contains coco betaine and cocamidopropyl betaine. If you want to use a no poo exclusively, I would suggest getting rid of the cones.

    I wouldn't suggest a baking soda scrub, this can very easily damage the hair and make it dry, unless followed by an acidic rinse to close the cuticle.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I am pretty sure that coco and cocamidopropyl betaine can get rid of cones. So you should be able to still use cones and a low poo instead of a sulfate.

    However, it could be the cones initially that are adding to your irritation, like the others have suggested.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    See your family doctor or a dermatologist for a diagnosis. You can easily worsen a problem randomly self treating.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    Hmm....I may have to look into the low poo to use occasionally and the no poo regularly. Cones are basically a must for me cause my hair is super tangly and the time and effort it took to get thru my hair with no cones I think caused more damage than good. Maybe that's it...just build up. I'll do like a coconut oil treatment tomorrow and shampoo with a sulphate poo...try to do that maybe weekly
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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
    If that doesn't work tho I will make an appt with my dermatologist
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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.

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