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Ideas for getting rid of Itch with no shampoo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 07, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I have been poo free for a few weeks. I had to wash my hair once about 3 weeks ago because I was filthy from working in the garage but other than that I am just using water.
Prior to going poo free I had an itchy scalp and some flaking so my dermatologist told me to use dandruff shampoo. Well of course that worked but I really don't like that level of chemicals and I really like the idea of no shampoo. I like the way my hair feels but occasionally my scalp itches pretty bad, especially when I start a workout. There really isn't any flaking but it is kind of driving me crazy.

Any ideas on what I can use to get it to stop itching or do I just need to wait longer?
Thanks a lot for your help.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

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on May 11, 2012
at 08:50 PM

Yeah, tea tree oil is pretty much magic for my scalp. I've got some icky skin on my scalp that diet mostly helps (dairy exacerbates it), but tea tree oil really resolved the rest of the issues. I do like baking soda on occasion, though, because it'll loosen any dry/flaky skin you might have.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 11, 2012
at 07:28 PM

I bought some tree oil and applied it directly to my scalp and rubbed it in. It seems to have helped a lot. I'll see about mixing it with some tepid water. Thank you for your advice.

Da20058e445fa4c5ce328132379521b3

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on May 08, 2012
at 01:56 PM

The only thing that ever makes the itchy scalp and flaking go away for me is two teaspoons of brewers yeast (I know it's not paleo, but it has such a positive result that I don't want to give it up) followed with some form of fermented food... I'm guessing it's the B vitamins. Nothing I ever put ON my scalp seems to change anything after the initial tingling is over.

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on May 08, 2012
at 06:50 AM

Better immune system with fat-solubles, especially D3 and retinol and other stuff.

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on May 08, 2012
at 04:52 AM

YES and MINT. BOTH EVIL IN MY WORLD!

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

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on May 08, 2012
at 03:50 AM

Is it common for toothpastes to have gluten in them?

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

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on May 08, 2012
at 01:04 AM

Sorry to get on my soapbox. Again, this stuff drives me crazy because it's so irresponsible. For those of us who make personal care products, recipes like these are the equivalent of telling someone that doughnuts are a health food.

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

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on May 08, 2012
at 01:01 AM

Please don't make this. It's going to be a germ/mold nightmare unless you make it fresh each time you wash your hair. I see this kind of stuff on the interwebz all the time, and it drives me bonkers. If you are making a product with any kind of liquid, you need to use a preservative; otherwise, stick with an anhydrous product. You can't always see germs and mold, but they can lead to serious infections. And the nasties will start popping up the moment you mix this concoction up, particularly if you haven't sterilized all your equipment. Vitamin E is NOT a preservative.

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on May 07, 2012
at 11:14 PM

lol! From what I hear, she cut open a twig of some sort and rubbed the sap on it. Yeah, the string part sounds ow!

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on May 07, 2012
at 10:59 PM

Ouch! I can't visualize the twigs and string any other way except...ouch!

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6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

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on May 09, 2012
at 09:49 AM

You can co-wash (wash with all natural, organic fatty conditioner)... and/or you can do an apple cider vinegar rinse (ala: ACV rinse). There's also oil cleansing, which people usually do for their faces, but you can do it for your hair and scalp too. For more info on oil cleansing, visit The Oil Cleansing Method. :)

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6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on May 08, 2012
at 02:25 AM

I had itchy skin on my face and switched to a Gluten free and Mint free toothpaste. Red itchy skin went away with in a week. (I always had a gluten free toothpaste. I just had to find one that was both.)

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on May 08, 2012
at 03:50 AM

Is it common for toothpastes to have gluten in them?

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on May 08, 2012
at 04:52 AM

YES and MINT. BOTH EVIL IN MY WORLD!

1
F80aaa96354eb749a8a5efdda3feba7d

on May 07, 2012
at 11:22 PM

Rub some warmed up coconut oil on your roots.

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on May 07, 2012
at 10:06 PM

Apple cider vinegar rinse. If my Wyandotte grandma swore by it, it must work. That witchy-woman could cure warts on fingers with twigs and string. No joke.

45eaf1688c1baf31d687a382b78f451f

(502)

on May 07, 2012
at 10:59 PM

Ouch! I can't visualize the twigs and string any other way except...ouch!

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on May 07, 2012
at 11:14 PM

lol! From what I hear, she cut open a twig of some sort and rubbed the sap on it. Yeah, the string part sounds ow!

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E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

on May 07, 2012
at 10:04 PM

Do a rinse with either a tiny bit of tea tree oil or some baking soda. Just mix it with tepid water and massage into your scalp. (If the baking soda, make sure to rinse well.) I prefer tea tree oil, as it's worked the best for me. Good luck!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 11, 2012
at 07:28 PM

I bought some tree oil and applied it directly to my scalp and rubbed it in. It seems to have helped a lot. I'll see about mixing it with some tepid water. Thank you for your advice.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

(4347)

on May 11, 2012
at 08:50 PM

Yeah, tea tree oil is pretty much magic for my scalp. I've got some icky skin on my scalp that diet mostly helps (dairy exacerbates it), but tea tree oil really resolved the rest of the issues. I do like baking soda on occasion, though, because it'll loosen any dry/flaky skin you might have.

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6a4043fe82584574b87033d8e3621e40

on May 07, 2012
at 11:50 PM

I haven't made this Yet but plann on trying it soon. http://wellnessmama.com/3701/how-to-make-natural-shampoo-easy-recipe/

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on May 08, 2012
at 01:04 AM

Sorry to get on my soapbox. Again, this stuff drives me crazy because it's so irresponsible. For those of us who make personal care products, recipes like these are the equivalent of telling someone that doughnuts are a health food.

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on May 08, 2012
at 01:01 AM

Please don't make this. It's going to be a germ/mold nightmare unless you make it fresh each time you wash your hair. I see this kind of stuff on the interwebz all the time, and it drives me bonkers. If you are making a product with any kind of liquid, you need to use a preservative; otherwise, stick with an anhydrous product. You can't always see germs and mold, but they can lead to serious infections. And the nasties will start popping up the moment you mix this concoction up, particularly if you haven't sterilized all your equipment. Vitamin E is NOT a preservative.

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