Itchy scalp still. Please help!
updated by @nicki-herrick: 01/13/15 09:51:35PM
Have you tried putting your oils into a spray bottle with water and spraying it directly onto your scalp? Try this for instant relief, you will feel the peppermint tingle right away, and in a good way. This way you are not rinsing out the oils in the shower, they are staying on your scalp.
How is your hair locking/ maturing? The ACV should only be left in for 1 minute max as it is a conditioner, if your progress is slow, this may be why.
Perhaps it is time for your scalp to move on to the Dreadlocks Shampoo products. It sounds like you head does not like the Baking Soda washes.....I started using their liquid shampoo after my first year of dreads and love.... Good luck....Peace
Maybe it is not rinsing out well enough, perhaps your water pressure is a little weak? If you think the shower head may not be rinsing it out enough, try finishing off by using the water from the tubs faucet, the pressure will be stronger. It is certainly worth a try....good luck.
Oh yeah, I also add tea tree oil in the spray mixture, it repels bugs like lice etc. Forgot to mention to shake the bottle well before each use, as the oil sits on top of the water, so you need to mix it well.
contact Panterra, a member on this site, she is a hair and scalp expert and may be able to help you further.....Peace
I've been having a similar issue... In my opinion, BS/ACV is best for a deep cleanse. I was using it every 2-3 days and I would get really itchy as well. Now I switched to dreadlocks shampoo bars, and I wash every other day with noitchiness.OccasionallyI still use BS/ACV rinse, but only when its been a while in between washes and I need a deep clean.
I've had on and off itching still as well, but I have pretty sensitive skin anyways. I've had luck with patchouli actually. I put some in a normal water bottle, then fill the bottle up with water. Shake it reeeeeal well, then pour it over my head after the washing and rinsing is done, kind of a last step. For the most part, it really seems to help. It's worth a try anyways.