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Fed up with my hair and scalp. Need to rethink my approach. Ideas please.

(5 Posts)
bigbuttons Sun 14-Jun-15 17:07:03

My hair is fine, but very thick and very very straight. The lengths are dry and dull and my scalp is becoming increasingly greasy and itchy.

I can wash it in them morning and by the evening it feels, well, dirty again. It NEVER used to do this. I could go for a whole week without washing it and it would still look clean.

I am thinking that clarifying, extra washing, are making things worse.

Clearly the increasingly greasy scalp is trying to tell me something.

In April I started a thread on my successes in facial care. My greasy but dry face is no longer greasy or dry, or spotty.
Now I need to do something about my bloody hair.
I am thinking that completely cutting out normal shampoos might be the only way to go.
I have tried oiling/deep conditioning, scalp massages etc etc, nothing works. Within a day my scalp is like an oilslick and really itchy.
Has anyone done this? Would you mind sharing your journey/results?
I don't mean the 'no poo' school, but using say shampoo bars from lush or the ones you see on eBay. I understand the transitioning period may be pants, but tbh, my hair is pants all the time anywaysad

Thank you for reading!

GobblersKnob Sun 14-Jun-15 17:11:00

I and my hair love Cynthia Stout shampoo from Lush, nothing makes it happier, also Jungle and Veganese conditioners. The more I mess about with my hair the sadder it is.

I get a very itchy, and definitely greasier scalp if I eat wheat, maybe think about something diet related?

bigbuttons Sun 14-Jun-15 17:23:44

gobbler -love the name!
I have just read 'wheat belly' and I have really really cut down on my wheat consumption, intact my grain consumption. I know sugar is an issue. Obviously there is inflammation going onsad. I will check out the cynthia stout, thanks .

Kaspar19 Sun 14-Jun-15 18:42:15

I had this problem and I found switching to a more natural shampoo instantly stopped the itching and helped with the grease. I use the Jason range now.

summerflowers Sun 14-Jun-15 22:43:11

Mine clears by using coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree added. You need to put it on and leave it for a few hours or ideally overnight. When you wash, add shampoo to the dry hair and then condition. First day may be a it greasy but bear with it - the condition improves greatly. I try to use shampoos wth organic/ natural ingredients.
My DS scalp and eczema cleared dramatically by cutting out dairy, cutting back on wheat and sugar as well as the above.

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