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Itchy scalp

(11 Posts)
WestYorkshireGirl Sat 07-Jan-17 22:30:33

Have tried various things for this (including the Tar stuff from GP), but nothing seems to work. Currently using E45 shampoo but doesn't calm it unless I use it all the time but it makes my hair look rubbish. No dandruff or flaky bits just really itchy areas all over. Any advice? Thanks

OliviaBonas Sat 07-Jan-17 22:33:59

I use moo goo and it's the only thing that's ever worked for me.

Also limiting how much bread I eat helps too.

Thegirlisnotright Sat 07-Jan-17 23:16:45

Sounds random, but when you wash your hair try to only use your palms/flat fingers. I found once I'd done this for a few washes it really helped. Must be something to do with not damanging the scalp with fingernails.

WestYorkshireGirl Tue 10-Jan-17 07:47:27

Thanks both. Olivia - what product do you buy from Moo goo?

myfavouritecolourispurple Tue 10-Jan-17 08:10:39

I found coal tar shampoo helped mine.

Funnily enough I don't really get it now so it must have been something in the local water.

myfavouritecolourispurple Tue 10-Jan-17 08:12:45

Sorry, I forgot to say that as well as coal tar shampoo, I also tried products by Klorane:

They don't do what I used anymore but you could try the oat or chinese peony shampoos. the latter is specifically for an itchy scalp - and oats are good for itchy skin generally.

DancingHouse Tue 10-Jan-17 08:19:32

Not using shampoos with SLS helped mine. I only use a clarifying shampoo once every couple of weeks now.

stopgap Tue 10-Jan-17 12:34:56

Rinse your scalp afterwards with a small amount of apple cider vinegar.

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 10-Jan-17 12:46:12

I've had this recently and so have swapped from Aussie shampoo to Body Shop Ginger shampoo as recommended on MN. It seems to be working!

sanitygirl Thu 12-Jan-17 12:23:13

I have this problem. Any shampoo with SLS is a no go, and unfortunately even Moogoo shampoo made my scalp itch. The one that works best for me is Oilatum Daily Junior Shampoo.

MrsBodger Thu 12-Jan-17 12:26:42

I'm another convert to Body Shop Ginger shampoo - for years I had trouble with an itchy scalp, sometimes dandruff, and also I have eczema. I've been using this for over a year now and it's really great.

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