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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptilianFeline View Post
    This interests me as well. I'm still trying out things, but so far, getting rid of shampoo and conditioner seems to be the way to go for me... I have some rice water fermenting... I'll see how that is.
    Do you apply it to your scalp as a pre-wash?
    I dip my hair in it and pour the rest over my scalp, making sure that I get it in all of my hair and scalp. Then I put a towel on my head so that it doesn't drip. Let sit for around one hour and then wash as usual.

    I mix in some green tea (and some other stuff) in it too. I brew strong tea, let it cool under a lid and then mix it with the fermented rice water. So it's around 50% FRW and 50% tea. This helps my scalp more than just the FRW alone


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    The best thing that helped me with a dry scalp is hot oil treatments every 2 weeks. You can use any type of oil out there for hot oil treatments. You can use Vitamin E oil, Tea Tree Oil, and Carrot Oil, and Kimee Oil. I also use one other hair grease as a hot oil treatment as well, and that is TCB Naturals Hair & Scalp Conditioner.

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    I have that problem and sls shampoos make it worse, the only thing that seems to help is argan oil before washing on the scalp and to drink more water.
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    I have used a number of different oil blends and actually oil after every wash. Just a couple of drops on my fingertips massaged gently at the front hairline since that is always driest. I oi the next couple of days after that as well. I oil my length too, but use a few more drops for that. I have to be very sparing not to get an oil slick look (esp since I don't oil my whole scalp, so it would only be a patch!)

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    For me, aloe vera is the absolute best thing. My skin (and hair) just soaks it up! I would recommend using fresh aloe, not one from a tube or a bottle unless the ingredients are very minimal, like literally just aloe, maybe water, citric acid, mayyyybe a stabilizer, and mayyyyybe a preservative, if you don't mind it. You may want to just research the ingredients, because I've read that the preservative they typically put into aloe vera is ALSO a known skin irritant, and one of the members here in another thread (Ophidian I believe) actually had a slight reaction to it. So I would try to find the fresh leaf, and then just scrape out and blend the inside, and use the goop on your scalp. I usually add water to make it go further. Then rinse it out. You can freeze what you don't use in ice cubes.

    Second to aloe, I would also recommend some oils. I use either jojoba (which is very light and very similar to human's own sweat/oil), or almond oil (which works really nicely but is a little heavier). I use a total of 4-5 drops on my entire scalp, right after I wash my hair and have squeezed the water out. I only use 1 or 2 drops per "area" so I can make sure it's mostly evenly distributed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrunetteOcean View Post
    Thanks for the ideas ladies! I already use a sulphate free shampoo and I did not know oils cause more shedding! I'll keep that in mind�� And also how do you go about co washing? Would it make my hair greasy?
    I went non-SLS (sulphate-free), for the most part, about four months ago. I checked out some threads here (don't ask me which ones!) about going sulphate-free and found some people had itchies after they had used their shampoo for a while. One thing that helped me was washing with a SLS shampoo once/month (I wash weekly) and using my non-SLS shampoo the other times I washed. That routine really keeps the itchies down for me! I would suggest using either a clarifying shampoo or a SLS shampoo next time you wash your hair--that should get any build-up off your scalp (and the rest of your hair) then go back to your usual routine; just remember to clarify or use a SLS shampoo once in a while.

    I also WCC (wash, condition, condition) and use my first conditioner from root-to-tip, but my second one from the ears down. That might help, too.
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