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Sept. 27 - AAAAAAaaarrgh! The Itchies!
I am about halfway done with my head - it's going slow because my arms, wrists and fingers get pretty sore, but overall, I'm loving how it's turning out. But...AAAAAAaaarrrrrrrgh!!!! I've got the itchies! Last week, I washed my hair for the first time with the baking soda recipe found on this forum site and it worked wonderfully. I washed my hair a second time with it this past Saturday - just 2 days ago - and I've got the itchies and some dandruff already!!! I have not tried the AC wash yet, but since I know I won't make it till Saturday before washing my head again, I will try it - probably tonight as soon as I get home from work. I will be gritting my teeth all day trying not to scratch! I know that we have very hard water in my area so maybe that has something to do with it. I also realized pretty quickly while in the shower that I didn't use enough peppermint and tea tree oil in the mixture I made up this time. I felt some tingling, but not like the first time I made it and I think that has a lot to do with it. My friend who is a hairdresser once told me that using something that has a "refreshing" or "tingling" sensation to it is good for those who have dandruff because it is opening up the pores - which is one reason why I included peppermint in my mix. And, as SE has suggested, rinsing the final rinse with cold water is good - because it closes your pores. Maybe I didn't rinse enough this time - I don't know. But you can be sure I will be washing my scalp again this evening or I might just go stark raving mad!lol!!!!