Flaking/scaling/crusting from FSG

The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I used NaturallyBeautiful73's fsg recipe. I've used other recipes with the same result: large patches of crusting on my scalp. Of course it flakes off and looks terrible. Does anyone else get this? How'd you solve it?
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  • KynnibKynnib Posts: 999Registered Users
    If your actual scalp is flaking and crusting it sounds like you are having a reaction to FSG. I would discontinue use.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yeah I was wondering if I might be allergic to flax seed...
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  • BeinDebBeinDeb Posts: 583Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    If so, here's an alternative recipe I found.

    Science-y Hair Blog: What's Cookin': Flax-Free Hair Gel

    I haven't tried it, but it's on the to-do list for the next time I decide to play mad scientist!
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I used NaturallyBeautiful73's fsg recipe. I've used other recipes with the same result: large patches of crusting on my scalp. Of course it flakes off and looks terrible. Does anyone else get this? How'd you solve it?

    Wow that really sounds like you are allergic! Try that recipe below.
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  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I used NaturallyBeautiful73's fsg recipe. I've used other recipes with the same result: large patches of crusting on my scalp. Of course it flakes off and looks terrible. Does anyone else get this? How'd you solve it?

    Just wondering....do you get sick when you eat whole grainy things? (Which often contain some flax).
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks all!
    chupie wrote: »
    I used NaturallyBeautiful73's fsg recipe. I've used other recipes with the same result: large patches of crusting on my scalp. Of course it flakes off and looks terrible. Does anyone else get this? How'd you solve it?

    Just wondering....do you get sick when you eat whole grainy things? (Which often contain some flax).
    Hmmm...no I don't think so.
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  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks all!
    chupie wrote: »
    I used NaturallyBeautiful73's fsg recipe. I've used other recipes with the same result: large patches of crusting on my scalp. Of course it flakes off and looks terrible. Does anyone else get this? How'd you solve it?

    Just wondering....do you get sick when you eat whole grainy things? (Which often contain some flax).
    Hmmm...no I don't think so.

    Hmm. Maybe it's the essential oils. Seems like you would have a reaction to eating flax seeds too if you were reacting to the flax.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have pretty impressive bad reactions to a large number of essential oils - itchy, sore bumps that last for a long time.
    Maybe plain flax gel without essential oils and shea butter is a better place to start. BeinDeb posted my flax-free gel and that's a good recipe. It doesn't hold the hair together in quite the same way as flax gel - but it works well. I think this one holds together a little better if you're okay with glycerin: Science-y Hair Blog: What's Cookin' - Easy, Humectant Wave/Curl Boosting Jelly
  • So_JaneSo_Jane Posts: 155Registered Users
    I used NaturallyBeautiful73's fsg recipe. I've used other recipes with the same result: large patches of crusting on my scalp. Of course it flakes off and looks terrible. Does anyone else get this? How'd you solve it?

    It sounds like you are having a serious (dermatitis of the scalp) reaction. Try gently rinsing your hair with PLAIN warm water and repeat and then while still very wet, saturalte with (Lily of the Desert's) Whole Leaf ALoe Vera Gel for a few days and it should clear up. but you should also see a dermatologist immediately. If the Aloe isn't enough on it's own you can have your doctor prescribe Betamethasone topical (i have super-sensitive skin issues, and sometimes this cream is the only thing that will alleviate the symtptoms of a reaction like that on scalp or body). And use that after rinsing your scalp for a few days, then switch back to the Aloe when no longer itchy/flaky. It really does work.

    HTH!
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks all. I think the issue is seborrheic dermatitis. I have it on my face. I think the fsg triggered a flare up. Flax seed oil is supposed to be good for SD. So maybe it was the oils, as some of you said. Here's a pic of my scalp about an hour after washing it on Sunday. I think I will see a derm. I read that SD can lead to hair loss.
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