Fed up of sore or itchy flaky scalp and shit hair either like straw or with a residue!

(48 Posts)
Indecisivejo Wed 13-Jan-16 22:35:39

No matter what I use and have used most grrrrr

MiddleClassProblem Wed 13-Jan-16 22:36:35

Sounds like you need to visit the GP.

Roseformeplease Wed 13-Jan-16 22:37:13

Eucerin do a good shampoo and lotion. Dermatolocontrol. It has really helped me with my itchy scalp.

Snazarooney Wed 13-Jan-16 22:37:55

Moo goo!

Wombat87 Wed 13-Jan-16 22:38:56

Sweet almond oil, massage into scalp and shampoo out with a paraben and sulphate free shampoo. Should help with dryness

PretzelPrincess Thu 14-Jan-16 00:31:33

sad this is me. I've been to the GP over and over and they aren't much help. I'm willing to try ANYTHING now!!

Indecisivejo Thu 14-Jan-16 02:00:21

Not goin GP for them to just prescribe that coal tar shampoo which I refuse to put on my scalp CHEMICALS GALORE!! Not to mention it doesn't work.
Thanks for suggestions so far people.

AnotherCider Thu 14-Jan-16 02:09:32

After you rinse the conditioner out THOROUGHLY , try rinsing with a camomile tea solution and leave that in your hair to dry. It can help soothe the scalp.

SwedeDreams Thu 14-Jan-16 04:18:59

Isn't it horrible? Poor you op.

Have you tried the loreal black stuff? The orange coloured shampoo, for men? I don't know why it's for men hmm but it's the only shampoo that seems to help for a lot of people. It works for me and nothing else does.

Snazarooney Thu 14-Jan-16 06:21:25

I bought a shower filter from Amazon which I think helps. I also wash and change my pillow cases very regularly.

Indecisivejo Thu 14-Jan-16 06:44:33

Thank u I appreciate it but no way have I got time faffing with chamomile tea etc lol but thank u.
Yep tried that Loreal shit I mean stuff too lol.
I wash my hair properly I rinse thoroughly I wash every other day I don't use styling products etc so no build up I just haven't found my one sad

hugoagogo Thu 14-Jan-16 08:17:03

I wish I knew the answer. My latest disaster is jasons-it pongs, costs £9 and doesn't work.sad

When I was a teenager there used to be some orange shampoo in a square sort of bottle that had to be diluted- I can't remember for the life of me what it was called, but it did seem to help.

velourvoyageur Thu 14-Jan-16 08:35:52

Eucerin dermocapillaire
E45 shampoo

I like Klorane avoine as a gentle shampoo too.

Indecisivejo Thu 14-Jan-16 08:38:45

Ha yeah I've made the Jason's mistake too!
E45 made scalp worse and hair not good.
The body shop ginger is best so far but still not 100%

SuckingEggs Thu 14-Jan-16 10:38:29

Body Shop ginger shampoo helped me.

NewYearSameMe Thu 14-Jan-16 10:46:48

I use Aveda (the pure abundance as my hair is thin) and Aussi conditioner only on the bottom half of my hair. My hair still isn't great, but it's as good as it can be I think and my scalp is so much better than with anything else I've tried. Aveda is expensive but I only need a small amount compared to other shampoos, so I think it works out about the same price per wash as ordinary shampoos.

Roseformeplease Thu 14-Jan-16 14:36:29

The Eucerin one (the other poster has the correct name) - Dermocapillaire - also has a lotion that you can put on your scalp. This helps massively and doesn't make your hair greasy but is very soothing. Amazon sells them as not all branches of Boots seem to have them.

flapmyfunnels Thu 14-Jan-16 20:33:08

I second the Moogoo recommendation of a pp - look at their website and read about their shampoo and ethos. They are all about trying to use the most gentle non-irritating ingredients. It's completely changed the state of my scalp. But in going completely sls free, we do need to stop using conditioners and styling products with silicones in as the shampoos aren't strong enough to strip them from your hair, so they build up and it looks dull.

LotsOfShoes Thu 14-Jan-16 20:50:37

Shower filter did the trick for me. When I moved to London I started getting a horribly itchy scalp and much greasier flat hair than usual.

ConesOfDunshire Thu 14-Jan-16 20:57:19

YY Eucerin dermocapillaire. The shampoo and lotion in combination are more effective than Betnovate scalp lotion for me.

Orangeanddemons Thu 14-Jan-16 21:03:15

I remember that Orange shampoo in a square container. It was fantastic, and the only thing that ever worked on mine too. What was it, and why isn't it still available?

YouCanCallMeBetty Thu 14-Jan-16 21:16:21

Water softener!

NeverNic Thu 14-Jan-16 21:17:01

Oilatum shampoo has helped massively in the past. I have a sort of tolerance to shampoo that lasts for a while then my head becomes allergic.

Last year I discovered tresemme hair and scalp renewal. I have the treatment stuff and use the conditioner. I have a weightless shampoo that suits my hair better. Since using the conditioner full time I have not had any issues and I haven't needed to use the treatment since last winter.

I would also guess that you might have a vitamin deficiency. I would ask to be tested as your hair, scalp and nails are often a good indicator that your diet needs a nutritional boost somewhere

Bunbaker Thu 14-Jan-16 21:22:45

It sounds like seborrheic dermatitis. OH has it and the only product that works is Nizoral shampoo

WhoisLucasHood Thu 14-Jan-16 21:28:41

I've had it for years, head and shoulders itchy scalp was great at stopping the itch but also stripped the colour out. I now use lush shampoo bar soak and float which works perfectly.

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