I’ve been fighting with my scalp since last summer. Granted, it’s always been a little dry, and a little…angry. “It just goes with the territory!” I thought. I’ve got dry hair, I’ve got eczema, and dry skin…it’s natural that my scalp is going to be a little needy, too. Right? But this wasn’t just needy. Everything I tried – tea tree oil shampoos, massages with jojoba oil, decreased washing, increased washing, eating well, drinking plenty of fluids, apple cider vinegar treatments, taking supplements and making sure I got enough healthy fats in my diet – just wasn’t cutting it. I would still see flakes every time! It was seriously messing with my psyche (to wear black or not to wear black, that is the question…). So finally, after doing some research, I discovered that perhaps – just maybe – I had a sensitivity to different chemicals. Like, any chemicals or substances being put on my scalp. And after deciding to ditch all products (yes, ALL – no conditioners, no shampoos, no leave-ins, nadda) for a week and simply rinse my hair with water and give myself some lovely head massages, I’m noticing a marked difference.
Maybe I’m onto something here?