HELP, I have a similar issue as originally stated in first post. I have been using no shampoo for off and on for 3 years and more recently have been no shampoo at all for 3 -1/2 months. My scalp is so DRY it’s crazy! I am looking for help and ideas on what to do.
Here is my routine: I use warm water on my hair on Tuesday and Thursday and no water at all on the other days. Every other week on Saturdays I use the apple cider vinegar. Every Saturday, I use a eye dropper type thing and apply about 3-4 eye droppers full of oil on my scalp in different sections and brush it in with fingers and brush. I do have a boar brush and use that about every 2-3 days.
The oil is a mix of coconut oil, Castor oil, and essential oils like tea tree, lavender and cedarwood. I have purchased the no-poo literature and figured that oil combo was good for my hair type.
My week starts out ok every week but by Thursday Friday I start itching again pretty bad and my scalp just “rains” with dry skin/dandruff ( I have no idea if it’s dry or dandruff). this is pretty frustrating as many others on this site talk about “sebum” eventually coming through scalp and on to hair.
I swear I have no natural Sebum! None. My daughter, who has my wife’s hair type, definitely gets sebum when she doesn’t wash for a just 2 days! She even has to wash her hair because it gets so oily. I wish my did that but I could NOT wash for years and have no sebum at all. I think I eat really good and went gluten free 5 years ago for arthritis reasons.
Am I the rare one on the forum? Seems like everyone has a over oil problem. I have the opposite.
I am a male with thick hair and I’m 46. I have always struggled with dry scalp bad my whole life. I feel like my scalp just sucks the oils right up but after a few days it’s gone. Dandruff shampoo worked when I was younger and through college years but now I’m looking to fix this.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.