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My scalp has been driving me mad with itch the past couple of weeks and now seems a bit flakey. I've changed shampoo/conditioner several times but hasn't seemed to help much. Never had this problem before but doesn't surprise me as the older I'm getting, the more sensitive my skin appears to be getting. Not nits as my mum has checked for me several times
Before I throw a lot of money blindly trying different ones has anyone any recommendations?
My skin has vastly deteriorated since I had my DC too. Am sure there's some kind of hormonal basis to it all.
No you can use it for every wash if you like but in between I just use any normal shampoo e.g. Normally I buy the green Herbal essences, as I find that the tgel keeps the itch at bay. If my scalp flares up then I use the tgel every wash for a week until it settles down.
There have been some similar threads over the past couple of months that were very helpful if you search for them.
There doesn't seem to be a one size fits all solution - SLS free you'd think would be the answer but makes some people worse.
CoalTar shampoos seem to work best for the largest amount of people ( including me and I have Psoriasis on my scalp) but others that seem to work for some people are: Vosene Tea tree shampoo Topical ointments like Philip Kingsley's itchy scalp tonic
Faith in nature shampoo...can't recommend it enough. I now have a scalp I can't really feel, iykwim! I'm not constantly aware of my scalp itching and feeling uncomfortable anymore. And it's not too expensive. My favourite is the coconut one 😁
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll be armed with a list tomorrow to hit the shops to see what I can find. Just rinsed it tonight in the shower with warm water as I now have no idea what exact product is causing it but I'll be avoiding SLS free like the plague from now on.