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« on: October 18, 2011 08:23:38 AM »

Yay - I'm back with another question! So recently I washed my hair with a particular brand of shampoo that starts with "P" and ends with "ene" and now my head is itching like crazy, and since I have scratched it a few times, now it's burning Sad Oh yeah, and my scalp is flaking and dry too. Previously I had been using a variety of samples, various brands of shampoo, interspersed with mostly baby shampoo and occasionally plain castile soap. I think I'm going to stick with the last two for a while, but here's my dilemma: I would like to do an olive/coconut oil treatment on my scalp in hopes that will relieve the dryness and itching, but the last time I did that I ended up with super greasy hair for the next 3 days. Other than doing this over the weekend and simply hiding from the general public, does anyone have any alternative remedies and/or non-sulfate after-oil-treatment cleansing solutions they might recommend? Perhaps a blend of some ingredients or a tute for something you've made for this kind of situation before? Thanks so much!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011 07:18:37 PM »

an after shampoo infusion/rinse made with (any combo of the following...): rosemary, calendula, chamomile, peppermint should help. you can also try adding some cider vinegar and peppermint, tea tree &/or rosemary essential oils (at a concentration of no more than 8 drops per ounce of infusion) to the rinse you make. I like to do an overnight infusion, that way the tea is at room temp when you need it. I know what you're going through--I have had dry skin/scalp issues most of my life. Msg me if you have other questions.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011 07:35:34 AM »

an after shampoo infusion/rinse made with (any combo of the following...): rosemary, calendula, chamomile, peppermint should help. you can also try adding some cider vinegar and peppermint, tea tree &/or rosemary essential oils (at a concentration of no more than 8 drops per ounce of infusion) to the rinse you make. I like to do an overnight infusion, that way the tea is at room temp when you need it. I know what you're going through--I have had dry skin/scalp issues most of my life. Msg me if you have other questions.

Funny thing is, when I switched to using Dr Bronners castile soap (the peppermint one) which I infused with some rosemary, it seemed to really help! I also started doing a vinegar rinse after shampooing. The only problem is that I do also use products in my hair so after a while they build up and the castile soap just isn't heavy duty enough to get it all out so my hair gets gummy and I need the detergent-not-real-soap option which kinda sucks. So if anyone has any tips on how to clean product out of your hair without using commercial shampoo/detergents, that would be awesome too!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011 12:46:32 PM »

Instead of shampoo, try a couple of tablespoons on honey mixed with warm water and apply to your hair. Massage into your scalp with just your fingertips, no nails, and let it set on for a few minutes. After this I do an apple cider rinse (again, just a couple of tablespoons mixed with about a cup of water)  let it set on a bit, rinse and you're done! Hope it helps!!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011 01:59:58 PM »

is this meant to be a remedy or a cleansing method? I love honey, I will try it either way!
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011 02:10:33 PM »

is this meant to be a remedy or a cleansing method? I love honey, I will try it either way!

I think a bit of both. I believe I saw this method on a no poo blog as an alternative for baking soda and vinegar if you have an itchy scalp problem, I've done this a few times with a lemon juice rinse instead of vinegar (which I thought might have been to acidic and making me itch) and my scalp no longer itched. good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012 09:34:14 PM »

My daughter was complaining of an itchy scalp and I coated her hair with straight up neem oil and let soak in for about 30 minutes.  She said it helped a lot. Neem can have an odor but the benefits are amazing. Her hair is so soft and silky now and has less frizz on her wavy hair.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012 09:54:37 PM »

I want some neem oil!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012 11:02:00 AM »

I want some neem oil!
It is truly great stuff. It is even better for getting rid of lice. My daughter had lice a couple years ago and I used neem oil on her hair and then flat ironed it and no more lice and the nits were fried. We didnt have to even bag up her stuff or anything. It works great on itchy dogs too. It wont even hurt if the dog licks it.

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