A few months back, I started suffering from a really itchy and flaky scalp! Now, I don't know if this has ever happened to you before, but if I'm totally honest, I was a little embarrassed about it so didn't say anything to anyone.
I did a bit of research on the good old net as to why it could've happened, and I have decided it was down to stress - before Christmas wasn't a fantastic time and the following months were pretty rough too so I think my poor scalp suffered as a result!
I finally had a chat with one of my oldest family friends who is currently doing hairdressing in college - she had a quick look and assured me it was nothing to be embarrassed about and it happens to a lot more people that you think. So, after feeling reassured, off I headed in to boot's to pick up Polytar (on her recommendation).
If you're not aware, polytar is basically a liquid scalp treatment suitable for itchy, flaking scalps, eczema, seborrhoea, psoriasis and problem dandruff.
Now, be aware, this stuff really doesn't smell great (at all-I really don't like the smell very much) but I find that once I use my conditioner afterwards, the smell is no longer there.
So how do I use it?
I don't wash my hair everyday - if I'm honest, I wash my hair about 3 times a week max. I'm very lucky tat my hair doesn't get very greasy quickly - I really have to leave it a long time before it gets greasy. People I know call me lazy for not washing it so often, but personally, my hair just doesn't need it (and I think they're jealous). I don't use the polytar every wash - I alternate with my Naked products. When I bought the polytar, I decided to pick up some new shampoo & conditioner and to go as natural as I could - this is quite limited in my local boots and naked was the only range that was on offer, but I've been extremely impressed with the products I've had.
So, I'll use the polytar followed by my naked conditioner. The following wash, I'll use both the naked shampoo & conditioner.
I've been using it for a few months now and I'm happy to say I haven't got an itchy scalp any more - it has been worth putting up with the smell (in my case anyway)!
Have you had any problems with an itchy scalp? Any wonderous cures you've ever used?