Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thanks Liberation Theory

After posting and practically begging for hair advice about my natural scalp. I got the following advice from Liberation Theory. I love being able to save some money and decided to give it a shot because I didn't need to leave my house for all new products, everything I needed I was able to find in my fridge and my pantry. We'll see how my scalp does over the next few days. But I must admit, my hair was squeaky clean when I was done!! I was able to see the huge flakes in my soap clouds - UGH! And not to worry, I thought my hair would reek of the Apple Vinegar but once mixed with my conditioner it was fine!

Hope this helps someone else! Thanks again LT!!

"I'm sorry but i'm gonna have to disagree with the past two ladies. I've been natural for 15 years and spent too much of the time thinking that what I needed was more product and greasing my scalp.

I suspect that it's not dry scalp at all but product build up, especially when looking at the things that you've described using.

Have you been doing any clarifying washes between this? If not, then I can almost guarantee what you're describing is product build up.

Also, using oils and your scalp is NOT NECESSARY as your scalp produces sebum naturally. When you do hot oil treatments and the like you should NOT apply it to your scalp, but to the hair.

Wash your hair with diluted shampoo and a couple tablespoons of baking soda. Scrub your scalp clean. Follow with diluted Apple Cider Vinegar (I say about a quarter cup of ACV to about a shampoo bottle's worth of water). DO NOT RINSE. Apply conditioner, let it set, THEN rinse out the conditioner and ACV. You can't do a baking soda wash w/o ACV b/c they need to balance each other out. Also the ACV before the conditioner opens your cuticle for the conditioner to really penetrate.

Do this at least once a month but no more than twice. I guarantee your scalp problems will be solved.

For god's sake do NOT put shea butter or anything like that on your scalp. That's just asking for flare up and even more build up/scalp issues. smh"


liberationtheory said...

I'm glad this worked for you!! I bet your hair was so soft and luscious after it dried.

Trust me. I thought I had dandruff for years but it was the other D word... dirt! Sometimes we do too much in the name of being natural but keeping it simple and asking for help goes a long way!!

The best of luck to you!

mrsfleary said...

The ACV works for a lot of folks. I tried it once but the smell was just too much for me. However - two table spoons of Arm and Hammer in some warm water is what I use regularly to clarify my tresses, immediately followed by a deep condition. Makes the hair yummy as well. So - in case you run out of ACV one day :)