Thanks for clarifyingExaltHim! I appreciate you sharing your wisdom.Update: Nature's Gate Tea Tree Shampoo gave me a neck rash I thought I remember being sensitive to tea tree, but this just confirmed it, sigh! However the Suave clarifying plus spot treatment with chamomile/acv blend seem to be doing an okay job. Next time I need to make a batch, I may try just a straight chamomile tea spray minus the acv to see if that still does the job without as much conditioning.
(I used to do herbs)
Thanks everyone for the wisdom and encouragement! I used Suave clarifying shampoo to get the olive oil out and that seemed to work okay. Last wash I tried Nature's Gate Tea Tree Shampoo (which also has jojoba and what not), it seems to have made my hair pretty soft and less wavy. Not sure if that will be counterproductive or not. My scalp is still flaky but not as itchy. I mostly just spray it with Chamomile/ACV before bed to combat the flakes (as opposed to 3-4 times throughout the day like I was having to do). Would love to not have to worry about it at all, but that may be unrealistic. I'm thinking about alternating the Suave and the Nature's Gate to see how that goes...?It's nice to be in the states and able to try some different things, but you're right Heather I have to resist the urge to try EVERYTHING! ExaltHim,do you thinkchamomile being astringent is a good thing or a bad thing?Peace & Blessings everyone, and thanks again!
Also, it didn't feel sticky, but I had to wash my head again before bed because it had gotten sooooo oily. I don't recommend olive oil soap for caucasian hair! Bummer, I was really hoping that it would work, back to the drawing board...