What’s all that on your scalp?
What does scalp build up look like?
I posted this a while ago. This is a basic explanation for scalp care and build up. This is for my ladies that have fairly normal scalp issues. If you shampoo and then in a week(5-7 days) your scalp is itchy and perhaps mildly flaky, you probably need to take a look at what you’re using to shampoo.
Scalp care is different from hair care. And SOMETIMES certain hydrating/moisturizing shampoos can add to the problem. This is because the scalp needs different treatment from the hair.
Build up can come from product and the natural production oils and sweat. This can present as mild flaking. Nothing extreme, but perhaps noticeable enough to be a little uncomfortable. This is commonly mistaken for dry scalp.
To cleanse build up and relieve naturally oily scalp:
💜use a clarity shampoo at the scalp first(once or twice)-clarifying shampoo is a “grease buster”, if you will.
💜then use your balance wash
If you normally have an itchy scalp, try using a clarity shampoo first and then a soothing shampoo(think tea tree and peppermint)
Remember shampoo is for the scalp and conditioner is for the hair. If you apply conditioner and oils directly to the scalp you are increasing your chances of perpetual build up.
I will post more about specific scalp issues and what they may indicate soon.
here’s the video to explain the basics