Remove Itchy Flaky Patches
Other than being itchy and flaky, why does oil build up matter?
You can begin to experience hair loss from oil build-up. Really and truly. The most extreme case I’ve seen recently was a new referral that came in. She was devastated at the thinning of her hair. It killed her self-esteem! She had not been taught how to take care of her scalp. First I applied jojoba oil and let it sit about 20 minutes. I gently used a comb to scratch her scalp and the build-up was coming off. She continued doing follow up treatments at home and using the products I prescribed. She came in 6 weeks later, and even I was shocked at the change in her hair! Three months later, it was unbelievably better. More importantly, so was her self-confidence
So simple. Natural. AND it didn’t cost a fortune. Sometimes we just have to simplify our beauty routines.
Now, all this being said. There are cases when I ask the client to make an appointment with a dermatologist!! I certainly am no doctor. Just doing hair for a very long time. Not all derms are created equal! Do your research and find one that specializes in hair. They are few and far between but are increasing in number as the medical community is recognizing a need for more specialists as women are having more and more scalp and hair issues.
Treating flaky patches of oil build up on the scalp
- Get pure Jojoba Oil and rub it into the scalp on dry hair. Jojoba oil is not like coconut oil, olive oil, or any other oil for that matter. Jojoba oil is a drying oil. If you have an oil build-up, the Jojoba will break down your build-up. (Let sit for 10-20 minutes)
- Shampoo your hair with a good cleansing sulfate-free shampoo. Scrub your scalp generously. (Don’t get too crazy though- you do not want to produce more oil) Make sure your scalp is clean. Repeat if you are unsure. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then rinse preferably with cool water.
- Remember this is for your SCALP health. If your hair has been overly chemically treated, you can use a color-preserving shampoo on the ends.
- Follow with conditioner if you have color-treated hair. You NEED a conditioner. Leave the conditioner off your scalp. Work the conditioner through the mid-shaft and ends. Let sit a few minutes. Follow with a cool water rinse. NOTE- I hear often from clients that conditioner weighs their hair down. A conditioner is so important for chemically treated hair. Try using less. (Professional products- a little goes a long way) and or rinse 10 –15 seconds longer than you normally would.
- If this is not your profile, then it could be psoriasis, eczema, or contact dermatitis. It is important to see a doctor make sure you do not have some underlying autoimmune issues.
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