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Dry Scalp

I have a problem with dry scalp...any tips on fixing this? Thanks:)

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  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Is it flaky? Do you cowash?

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  • CurlNation13CurlNation13 Posts: 6Registered Users
    It's flaky, but it really doesn't show unless I itch my scalp, if you know what I mean. I shampoo once, sometimes twice a week. Otherwise I just cowash. I read that tea tree oil works, but where can I find that?
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Coconut oil is good for dry scalp and dandruff! Try doing a pre-poo treatment with it a few times and see if it helps :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • CurlNation13CurlNation13 Posts: 6Registered Users
    I actually just picked up some coconut oil, so I'll definitely try that!
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Let us know how it goes :D
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • MliesaMliesa Posts: 21Registered Users
    Try Aleppo soap bar, i have great results with it. It's made off olive oil and laurel oil, the laurel oil helps to calm down the scalp. I had a lot off itch and flakes but now it is under control. I wash my scalp with it once a week and rest co wash, for me the results are so much better than putting the coconut oil on my scalp or using tea tree oil.
    3a, lightened color, medium/coarse high porosity
    Co-Wash: Andrelon Pure line, Inecto Coconut
    Cleanser: Curl Junkie Daily Fix, Shea Moisture raw shea butter shampoo
    Conditioner: Curl Junkie Argan & Olive oi, EO Keratin conditioner
    Deep Treatment: CURLS Ecstasy, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, CJ Repair me
    Leave in: KCKT
    Styler: CJ Coconut Coffee Curl Creme, KCCC, JC Spiraliscious, Curl Keeper

    Love pre-poos with mix off different oils and adding honey to my conditioners
  • MliesaMliesa Posts: 21Registered Users
    3a, lightened color, medium/coarse high porosity
    Co-Wash: Andrelon Pure line, Inecto Coconut
    Cleanser: Curl Junkie Daily Fix, Shea Moisture raw shea butter shampoo
    Conditioner: Curl Junkie Argan & Olive oi, EO Keratin conditioner
    Deep Treatment: CURLS Ecstasy, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, CJ Repair me
    Leave in: KCKT
    Styler: CJ Coconut Coffee Curl Creme, KCCC, JC Spiraliscious, Curl Keeper

    Love pre-poos with mix off different oils and adding honey to my conditioners
  • MliesaMliesa Posts: 21Registered Users
    And this site has information about ingredients and properties. Good luck hope you Will find something which works for you.
    http://www.sunclaytherapy.com/alep_soaps.html#1
    3a, lightened color, medium/coarse high porosity
    Co-Wash: Andrelon Pure line, Inecto Coconut
    Cleanser: Curl Junkie Daily Fix, Shea Moisture raw shea butter shampoo
    Conditioner: Curl Junkie Argan & Olive oi, EO Keratin conditioner
    Deep Treatment: CURLS Ecstasy, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, CJ Repair me
    Leave in: KCKT
    Styler: CJ Coconut Coffee Curl Creme, KCCC, JC Spiraliscious, Curl Keeper

    Love pre-poos with mix off different oils and adding honey to my conditioners
  • nes223nes223 Posts: 347Registered Users
    Coconut oil is good for dry scalp and dandruff! Try doing a pre-poo treatment with it a few times and see if it helps :)

    For the coconut oil how often do you do the treatment? And what exactly is a pre poo treatment? Is it just leaving it on my scalp for a few min before I use shampoo? And do I have to use shampoo or is cowash okay?

    I'm having problems with dry scalp and flakes all of sudden and it's driving me insane. The only change in my routine has been trying out trader joes tea tree conditioner as a cowash...not sure if that could be the reason. I haven't used it for about a week and did a sulfate wash but still having dry scalp/ flake problems. I also started using AG recoil lately but I've used this before and never had an issue.
    -nes
    3a/3b
  • nes223nes223 Posts: 347Registered Users
    Mliesa wrote: »
    Try Aleppo soap bar, i have great results with it. It's made off olive oil and laurel oil, the laurel oil helps to calm down the scalp. I had a lot off itch and flakes but now it is under control. I wash my scalp with it once a week and rest co wash, for me the results are so much better than putting the coconut oil on my scalp or using tea tree oil.

    Do you know if there's a store this can be bought at or do u order online?
    -nes
    3a/3b
  • nes223nes223 Posts: 347Registered Users
    I hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread curlnation :)
    I'm having the same issues with my scalp and hope to find a solution soon. I hope you were able to find something that works too!
    -nes
    3a/3b
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    What is the diagnosis for your flaky scalp issue? Simple dryness (xerosis) is quite unusual, more likely to be some form of dermatitis.

    Tea tree oil is for mild seborrhoeic dermatitis (greasy dandruff), the skin barrier does not need the lauric acid found in coconut oil, oleic acid in olive oil is an irritant for susceptible individuals, a proven barrier disruptor and penetration enhancer. Alkaline soaps destroy the protective acid mantle and skin flora.

    You really can do more harm than good self treating a self diagnosis. Remember few here have any medical qualifications.
    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
  • MliesaMliesa Posts: 21Registered Users
    @nes223- I bought in a soap store in Amsterdam where I live but I have seen it online in Holland as well. I think in the USA it can be bought at site from which I posted the link (sunclaytherapy). But surely there are more online stores just be sure to get the authentic one as they are the natural ones.
    3a, lightened color, medium/coarse high porosity
    Co-Wash: Andrelon Pure line, Inecto Coconut
    Cleanser: Curl Junkie Daily Fix, Shea Moisture raw shea butter shampoo
    Conditioner: Curl Junkie Argan & Olive oi, EO Keratin conditioner
    Deep Treatment: CURLS Ecstasy, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, CJ Repair me
    Leave in: KCKT
    Styler: CJ Coconut Coffee Curl Creme, KCCC, JC Spiraliscious, Curl Keeper

    Love pre-poos with mix off different oils and adding honey to my conditioners
  • CurlNation13CurlNation13 Posts: 6Registered Users
    It's ok! Most of us probably have dry scalp, read this:/home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fm.voices.yahoo.com%2Fdandruff-vs-dry-scalp-recognize-heal-both-1778597.html" class="Popup

    I'll try coconut oil. Someone also recommended a ACV treatment, so I'll try that if coconut oil doesn't work
  • CurlieCooCurlieCoo Posts: 38Registered Users
    I've been using coconut oil once every 1-2 weeks. I think it's helping keep things healthy but I didn't notice anything different with my own dry scalp. Today I tried warmed up olive oil - applied it liberally, massaging it in. Scalp looked healthy, clean after. Made me wonder if alternating types of oils now and again helps.
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