Coconut Oil?

kayykayy Registered Users Posts: 2
Okay, so I've been using coconut oil for about 4 months now, in order to grow my hair. My hair is 3B, yes my hair did grow using the coconut oil buttttt my scalp? OMG! my scalp has become very dry, lots of dandruff and very itchy! has anyone else had this problem? or can anyone else tell me ways to stop this? please.

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  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Registered Users Posts: 383 Curl Neophyte
    Yes, I have suffered from dandruff most of my childhood.

    The problem is that your scalp is dry and is producing an extra amount of oil to combat this, creating the flakes.

    If you rub aloe vera juice on your scalp in the place of coconut oil it will make your hair grow and cure your dandruff.

    Try co washing your hair too, that should help moisturize your scalp as well.

    Also, you may have been using too much coconut oil, as you know, to much of a good thing can be bad. Try laying off the coconut oil for a while.

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    DIY Shampoo
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  • kayykayy Registered Users Posts: 2
    yeah, i've suffered from dandruff as a child too but never this bad. so when this started, i was like woah! my hair dresser said i should visit the dermatologist but my thing with that is i don't want them to prescribe medicine for something & make things worst. or more serious.. but thank you, i will invest in the aloe vera & update you guys on how its going. thank you 💗
  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Registered Users Posts: 383 Curl Neophyte
    You're welcome! ;)

    Sent from my QMV7B using CurlTalk App
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • CurlySiaCurlySia Registered Users Posts: 164
    I don't think I've ever had dandruff, but I suffer from dry, itchy scalp on occasion -- usually in the winter. Normally massaging tea tree oil into my scalp (diluted in an oil) before washing and making sure I apply products as close to the root as I can without touching my scalp helps alleviate it.

    Coconut oil can be fairly drying -- at least that's what I've found, personally. It seems to absorb well but not actually "seal", which I think leads to dryness for me. I don't apply it on my skin without a sealing oil.
    4a / 3c fine texture, low and normal porosity
    washing/cowashing, conditioning: devacurl decadence one condition, hair rules quench, as i am coconut cowash, curl junkie daily fix, curl rehab
    leave in: curl junkie smoothing lotion, hawaiian silky 14 in 1, hair rules quench, as i am, camille rose fresh curl
    styling: hair rules curly whip, camille rose curl maker
    sealants: oil rinse with Africa's Best Herbal Oil, Soultanicals Knot Dressing, bekura palm tapioca or jane carter nourish & shine
  • sloka25sloka25 Registered Users Posts: 78 Curl Neophyte
    My scalp started to get really dry at about 15-16 years old and I didn't know why. I grew up in an Indian (India) household where putting coconut oil in my hair was the norm, so I thought nothing of it.
    Now at 25 years old I've realized that coconut oil seems to make my scalp worse! So now I use castor oil, or olive oil and don't really put too much of it on my scalp, I focus on my hair only. And in the shower, I focus the shampoo on my scalp to clean it thoroughly.

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