From: Em (220.127.116.11)
In Reply to: Re: Sodium chloride-BAD posted by Denise Kingsley on March 27, 2007 at 3:39 pm:
Well, I have had this itchy scalp for years now...gone to dermatologists (seborrea is what they said, but they never did much besides just kind of look at it - no tissue samples or anything), tried many different shampoos and finally found Paul Mitchell Tea Tree. It makes it tolerable to go two days without washing. My hair is very BIG, dry, coarse, wavy, frizzy with alot of grey which I weave with highlights. I have had several TRs but never resulted in wash and go and always still wavy and frizzy. I also had some breakage which was due to the stylist and maybe Yuko wasn't right for my type of hair.
When we switched to soft water, my scalp condition actually worsened which came as a big surprise to me as I truly thought it would improve. I don't have noticeable dandruff but on the second day after washing, it's like there's a crustiness that I feel I need to scratch. By the time I wash, I am almost going out of my mind. Believe me, it was worse before I started using Tea Tree shampoo. I've somehow learned to live with it but I sure wish I could find a solution for my big wavy hair mass so I wouldn't have to flat iron it so often and extensively.
BKT sounds like a possibly nice solution for me but I sure wouldn't want it to wear off quickly due to my shampoo.
I live in California and I'm not on any medications except vitamins. I have never had any allergies that I know of. My scalp condition started when I was about 18 or 19 and I am now 53. Before that, I could go as long as one week between washings as my hair is so dry.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.