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JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/22/13 07:23:58AM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

okay last night i rubbed a bunch of coconut oil all over my scalp, tied my dreads up and covered them for the night. i figured the CO would help moisturize my scalp and if there were any bugs, smother them. I rinsed this morning and washed with clarifying shampoo. no bugs.

JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/21/13 11:15:55AM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

Nope not on any meds. i stopped taking hormonal birth control 3 months ago and started charting..

it might be worth mentioning that i think i might be pregnant.

JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/21/13 10:54:15AM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

i used a clarifying shampoo twice already. it helped a little, but not much.

JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/21/13 07:56:50AM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

I'm still somewhat itchy, but so far not as much. is isopropyl one of the conditioning alcohols because my dreads feel very soft lol.

should i do the alcohol thing a second time for good measure?


updated by @JustSomeChick: 07/15/15 06:53:00AM
JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/21/13 07:55:25AM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

o.O

ick. but when you had the fleas, you could see them, right? at least when you soaked, you'd see some in the water? i don't think any bugs could have tolerated the alcohol. i actually had to put the towel over the saran wrap because i couldn't tolerate the fumes at all.

also, when you say they got in your dreads, you mean on your scalp and not IN your dreadlocks, right?

Doogie said:

I've had a flea infestation and they got into my dreads. Even after bombing the house twice and giving my dogs a thorough flea bath I still had them. Ever day I'd get my bath I'd soak my head by laying down in the tub for 5mins to try to drown them. Id still feel a few in my scalp crawling around. They all finally disappeared but not until the cold weather hit. I've seen 3 or 4 in the house in the past month but none in my dreads.
JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/20/13 10:41:27PM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

Adam, I'll try that.

Mons, I live in south Florida, so no cold weather issues here. super hot 90% of the year lol.

SE, I tried the alcohol soak. I used 32 oz of isopropyl (70%) alcohol. soaked my dreads in it, then tied them up. I wrapped that in saran wrap, then put a towel over that. the smell was choking me without the towel. I left it on for 45 min. when i rinsed, there were absolutely no bugs in my sink. However, there was a crap load of purple water. My hair has been running clear during shampoos for like 2 weeks so I guess alcohol just pulls the dye out? or maybe there was residual dye irritating my scalp? not sure. but definitely no bugs.

JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/20/13 03:48:47PM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

I really can't imagine that it is bugs. i have gone through my hair thoroughly multiple times, and so has my husband. i had him even go through and spread apart my loose roots and look in. i also had my mom check. i haven't been around any children other than my own recently and i don't share hair products with anyone...

my mom actually said that my scalp was so ridiculously clean that she thought i had just dried my scalp out by washing too much.

but i will do the alcohol thing just in case. does the alcohol thing kill eggs??

JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/19/13 07:46:51PM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

I used clarifying shampoo and it seemed to help, but i was itchy again the next day. I have used rosemary oil in water and sprayed it on my head. I've used peppermint oil and tea tree oil. i even tried conditioner on my scalp yesterday. i keep checking it almost obsessively and having my husband check it and there are no eggs or bugs! i don't get it! why is my scalp so itchy? it kind of burns and every so often i get this creepy crawling sensation. i'm seriously about to go to the doctor, I have no idea what is going on and nothing seems to help!


updated by @JustSomeChick: 07/23/15 05:17:44PM
JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/17/13 08:08:50AM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

Nope, never had dandruff before. I looked up seborrheic dermatitis, that's definitely not it. it's very mild, my husband barely noticed it.

I went out and bought some clarifying shampoo and washed with it. i feel like 90% better.

JustSomeChick
@JustSomeChick
01/16/13 03:15:50PM
96 posts

Super Itchy Scalp!! *UPDATE: help!*


Dread Maintenance

i dyed my hair a few weeks ago and washed A TON to get the dye out. and i also did a big acv wash (i used an entire bottle of acv) about a week to get the remnants of the dye out.

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