How do you wash off the dead skin from your roots?

Hi all,

I am new to no poo and I am in my 10th day of transition.

For the past couple of days I can see that I have some white dead skin near my roots. It is definitely not dandruff because my scalp is not dry, itchy nor red. They are just dead skin or sebum that water and brushing has failed to remove.

So, I was wondering what people generally use to remove these dead skin? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Same experience here. I occasiobally used shampoo if it got really bad (very diluted) and used lots of brushing and finr comb with a nit comb - - a bit laborious but effective enough. Eventually it inproved on its own. I still get it a bit but not too bad now. (2yrs water only twice a week, with occasional shampoo every 6-8 wks, with bar soap or liquid, occasional conditioner)

I just scrub with my fingers under the shower, and for me, it gets the dead skin cells off. But maybe you should see a dermatologist if you still have visible debris even after you scrub and rinse,