Sunday, March 6, 2011
Hair Dilemma: Dry Scalp
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?!?!
I am struggling to maintain a healthy moisture filled head of hair. I've given oil treatments, I use leave-in conditioners, I sparingly wash my hair...but I still get horribly scaly dry scalp and dandruff.
I don't know what else I should try. In the past (when I had a perm), I would grease my scalp and all would be well with the world. However, every blog, hairstylist, and naturalista tell you NOT to use grease or petroleum based products in your hair. But they WORKED! Or am I just imagining a more glorified hair when I had a perm in?
Last week Saturday I gave myself a full day deep condition with olive oil, and by Tuesday I had the scales...and that was after I spent a good hour scratching my scalp to bring up the dandruff that made the bathroom look like a snow storm had hit!!
Today after washing, I put a small amount of my old faithful, Tea Tree hair grease (name escapes me) in to my scalp before I braided it with my usual Cantu leave-in. But already I can hair all the naturalists screaming into my subconscious, "Oooo, you used grease, I'm gonna tell on you!!!"
Sigh! While my hair is thriving and new growth is evident, my scalp is a whole other issue...