Dandruff?

greekgoddessgreekgoddess Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Please help. I believe I am a 3b low porosity curly. For the longest time I struggled with dryness. I tried absolutely everything but then started using Giovanni Direct Leave in. It was miracle in bottle for my hair. I use that and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and by using this combination I was able to get great curl formation and soft hair, but I am having problems with either dandruff or product buildup. It also could be not washing enough but nothing is helping.

Elucence Clarifying shampoo makes it worse. I notice flakes right away.

Elucence Moisture Benefits shampoo it is better but I have to wash more often

It seems to be only in one spot and I do rinse well.

Does someone have any suggestions?

Please help. I've even done an ACV and that didn't work. I don't get how it would be from product because I don't put in my scalp area 
Long: Fine, low porosity 3b curls
Shampoo: Suave clarifying 
Low sulphate shampoo: Elucence Moisture benefits, Not Your Mother’s Curl defining 
Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Pumpkin, Elucence Moisture balancing, GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave in: Curls Blueberry Bliss
Cream: Amika Curl cream, Ag recoil
Gel: Giovanni 

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  • greekgoddessgreekgoddess Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Anyone?
    Long: Fine, low porosity 3b curls
    Shampoo: Suave clarifying 
    Low sulphate shampoo: Elucence Moisture benefits, Not Your Mother’s Curl defining 
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Pumpkin, Elucence Moisture balancing, GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave in: Curls Blueberry Bliss
    Cream: Amika Curl cream, Ag recoil
    Gel: Giovanni 
  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    This isn't a problem I have, but check out these articles on the Sciency Hair Blog:
    Itchy Scalp - Some Easy Remedies
    New Ideas For Itchy Scalp
    Products for Itchy, Flaky or Bumpy Scalps
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

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  • greekgoddessgreekgoddess Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thank you so much
    Long: Fine, low porosity 3b curls
    Shampoo: Suave clarifying 
    Low sulphate shampoo: Elucence Moisture benefits, Not Your Mother’s Curl defining 
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Pumpkin, Elucence Moisture balancing, GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave in: Curls Blueberry Bliss
    Cream: Amika Curl cream, Ag recoil
    Gel: Giovanni 
  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    You're welcome. :) Take a look also at the comments section of the article. It looks like Wendy also suffers from dandruff/itchy scalp and she talks a lot of about her experiences there.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

    iHerb Code KQS149 for 5% off your order
  • greekgoddessgreekgoddess Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    It really bothers me because I can't figure out whether it's dandruff or maybe an allergic reaction to product I'm using. I've never had the problem before.
    Long: Fine, low porosity 3b curls
    Shampoo: Suave clarifying 
    Low sulphate shampoo: Elucence Moisture benefits, Not Your Mother’s Curl defining 
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Pumpkin, Elucence Moisture balancing, GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave in: Curls Blueberry Bliss
    Cream: Amika Curl cream, Ag recoil
    Gel: Giovanni 
  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    You might want to consider going to a dermatologist to find out if there is anything medical that needs to be addressed.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I agree that if you are having hard time figuring out your scalp problem, maybe a trip to the dermatologist will help sort it out.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

    iHerb Code KQS149 for 5% off your order
  • greekgoddessgreekgoddess Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks for the suggestions guys.... I really think it might be a need in change of products. Maybe my hair is very protein sensitive? But what doesn't make sense is it's always in the front of my hair. I have never had the problem before with other products, but have developed it with products I have used now. The Shea Moisture and Giovanni direct leave in
    Long: Fine, low porosity 3b curls
    Shampoo: Suave clarifying 
    Low sulphate shampoo: Elucence Moisture benefits, Not Your Mother’s Curl defining 
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Pumpkin, Elucence Moisture balancing, GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave in: Curls Blueberry Bliss
    Cream: Amika Curl cream, Ag recoil
    Gel: Giovanni 
  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    It could be. Or it could be something else they have in common. Or something they don't have in commin but both things are a problem. Talking to a dermatologist or trichologist might help sort it out. 
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

    iHerb Code KQS149 for 5% off your order

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