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Why Is My Scalp Still Getting Itchy?

post #1 of 14
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I have medium length wavy hair, maybe about 3-4 inches long.

 

I use Bumble & Bumble Cocoa Shampoo & Conditioner about 1-2 x a week and use Nizoral dandruff shampoo every couple weeks.

 

But my hair still gets very itchy.  I tend to notice it mostly at night.  I don't really use product n my hair.  Maybe 1-2 a week I will use B&B Sumotech or Sumowax.

 

But I end up getting really flaky hair and its super annoying.

 

Any suggestions?

 

I shower 1-2 x a day with just water most of the time.

post #2 of 14
Try using a vinegar or apple cider vinegar rinse. Google for directions. Just make sure it does not get in your eyes or you'll be sorry when it stings.

Or, apply a paste of baking soda and water, leave it on for a while and then wash/rinse as usual.

The vinegar route is easier IMO.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by blackjack View Post

Try using a vinegar or apple cider vinegar rinse. Google for directions. Just make sure it does not get in your eyes or you'll be sorry when it stings.

Or, apply a paste of baking soda and water, leave it on for a while and then wash/rinse as usual.

The vinegar route is easier IMO.


Thanks ill look into that.  When I use the nizoral, or sometimes B&B tonic shampoo, my hair feels very thin and light, kinda frizzy and fluffy and i hate it, which is why I just use water most of the time.

 

post #4 of 14
Try the above and use the Nizoral frequently, like every other day until the flaking and itching ceases. Apply it to your scalp and leave it on for several minutes. Vigorously massage it in. Alternatively, try a different dandruff shampoo - this one should work well and provide a lot of relief. Menthol is going to make your scalp feel a lot better.

http://www.drugstore.com/neutrogena-t-gel-shampoo-stubborn-itch-control/qxp14479


Use a conditioner with Tea Tree Oil and mint/menthol to moisturize the scalp.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=menthol+hair+conditioner&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=17977560507076358902&sa=X&ei=nPtHTrOTJ46OmQW507TIBg&ved=0CEEQ8wIwCA

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=menthol+hair+conditioner&hl=en&prmd=ivns&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=12583922314685418697&sa=X&ei=C_xHTsneEKbYmAW05OniBg&ved=0CH8Q8wIwCA


Take Zinc supplements for a few weeks, but do not take them on an empty stomach, take it with food. Otherwise it'll make you nauseous.

In the evening use a dry scalp treatment with menthol in it to stop the itch. You should see big improvements after about a week.


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Edited by willpower - 8/14/11 at 9:58am
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by MacFanBoyy View Post

Thanks,

 

Would this tea tree conditioner be good?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Mitchell-Special-Shampoo-Conditioner/dp/B0010LIYNS/ref=pd_sim_bt_8



I'd get one with Menthol in it as well as Tea Tree, it'll cut down on the itching sensation a lot. However, if you're set on Paul Mitchell, this stuff will leave your scalp feeling tingly, it just won't address the underlying skin condition. The whole trick is to eliminate the fungus (yes, it's a fungus called Pityrosporum or Malassezia Globosa) that's on your scalp with a good shampoo like Nizoral or the T-Gel stuff I posted above and to cool down the skin irritation with menthol and tee tree so it stops feeling itchy.
Edited by willpower - 8/14/11 at 3:00pm
post #7 of 14
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I'd get one with Menthol in it as well as Tea Tree, it'll cut down on the itching sensation a lot. However, if you're set on Paul Mitchell, this stuff will leave your scalp feeling tingly, it just won't address the underlying skin condition. The whole trick is to eliminate the fungus (yes, it's a fungus called Pityrosporum or Malassezia Globosa) that's on your scalp with a good shampoo like Nizoral or the T-Gel stuff I posted above and to cool down the skin irritation with menthol and tee tree so it stops feeling itchy.

 


Ahh just came back from the store.  Ended up getting T-gel original formula (couldn't find the extra itchy one went to 3 different stores) and got the PM tea tree shampoo and conditioner.

 

I used the tea tree conditioner but can take the shampoo back because it wasn't used.  Should I also get another standalone tea tree oil?

 

Should I also get a standalone tea tree product?

post #8 of 14
Shampoo up twice during the shower. Then apply the conditioner to your hair with a wide toothed comb or brush so it'll get onto your scalp. Let it stay in your hair for the duration of the shower then rinse it out.

I'd get peppermint oil or menthol oil instead (Whole Foods)
post #9 of 14
I also wonder about that itchy scalp! I feel sorry for my sister, even though she only use anti-dandruff shampoo still it stinks ffffuuuu.gif
post #10 of 14
Those suggestions might lessen symptoms, but throwing multiple treatments at an undiagnosed problem that didn't respond to a standard option (Nizoral) is not a great method. It could be seborrheic dermatitis or another condition, something to see a dermatologist about.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant View Post

Those suggestions might lessen symptoms, but throwing multiple treatments at an undiagnosed problem that didn't respond to a standard option (Nizoral) is not a great method. It could be seborrheic dermatitis or another condition, something to see a dermatologist about.

Yes, if the home remedies don't work. If they do work, then he's saved upwards of $150 on a Dermatologist visit (depending where he lives)
post #12 of 14
If he has good insurance, he might end up spending less on a dermatologist visit and probably a prescription than than the cost of a few home remedies. Also, there is a greater chance of a cure or remission with a prescription product than anything over-the-counter.
post #13 of 14
Before you do any of that get your hormones checked there are various chemicals related to testosterone that cause this and some inexpensive remedies
post #14 of 14
Head and Shoulders shampoo and their conditioner

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