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Hi, you are probably so fed up with trying things and in case anything makes it worse - have you considered washing your hair with bicarb of soda and water? If you make up a paste and apply it to wet hair, just in at the scalp - a wee gentle rub, and then rinse. This allows your scalp to retain the oils that are created without being stripped with the shampoo chemicals. I also know that you can wash your hair in calcium bentonite clay, which will clean your scalp/hair and you may see an improvement in your skin too. It is very gentle and if you have a google on it, many people with psoriasis and other skin complaints use it for washing all the time.
Hi, I've been using the bicarbonate soda and apple cider vinegar rinse for around 6 months now. My hair can go 4, or sometimes 5 days between washes. My hair and scalp have never known it so good! Also, just as an aside........my ears are creating more wax than normal......maybe as there are no chemicals stripping away at them? I've also been using clay to wash my body for around 5 months, a solid salt natural deo and I feel great. The clay washing is actually a very pleasant one no more dry skin.....yay!
Wannabe you have actually just helped me. Ive never thought about my hair drying methods exacerbating the issue. Have just had a bath and washed my hair and dug out my hair-dryer instead of letting it dry naturally (thick curly hair so supposed to make it look better) and dryed it very thoroughly and even temporarily feels much better. Thanks.
Well have done lots of googling on this. It is often caused by a fungus, and if you are prone to thrush (which I am), you are likely prone to this as well
So have tried the Nizarol last night, too soon to comment yet, but it knackers your hair. Do any of you lot find that if you get rainwater on your head it seems the itching stratospheric? I feel like ripping my scalp off when I've got rained on!
I have had this to varying degrees for years. During flare ups I use bicarbonate and apple cider vinegar to good effect. Does anyone else get folliculitis (small pus filled spots) with it too? With me the folliculitis seems to be exacerbated by some shampoo ingredients and I also seem to get it after chocolate binges so I do wonder about diet with all this. Hormones are a definite influence too as it comes and goes with varying stages of pg with me too.
HI, I use rhassoul clay (bought from ebay, mixed with hot water to soften it and do not use metal with clays as this changes the charge of the ions in it) to wash my hair when I remember (mostly wash my body with it) and most other times I am washing my hair with the Bicarb then rinse with the diluted ACV. My hair is fairly long, level with my bra strap at the back. It does feel weird until you get used to the no-bubbles, but my hair is much less tuggy, is shiny and no longer frizzy. This is the method I use: Wet hair, get some Bicarb and mix with water to make a 'paste' then put onto scalp area, and give a rub for a few minutes. Rinse completely with water. Then in a sports top water bottle, I have premixed around 1/3 ACV to the rest water in the bottle, and use about a third of the bottle per hair wash. So, dowse scalp in this, then some runs onto hair length - leave for at least 15 seconds, then rinse fully with water. I changed to a natural bristle brush and this allows the natural oils to be distributed through my hair. I am quite amazed to be honest, I like it. I don't think there's any going back!!!! Off to find a wholesale tub of bicarb...
I've just begun oil pulling with cocnut oil to try to remineralise my teeth! I've also stopped drinking diet coke, I still eat masses of chocolate but also take the odd spoonful of Manuka honey, and drink lemon juice in water