Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Does oiling the scalp really ease an itchy scalp?

My answer to this is HECK NO! :)

I have always had suffered from an itchy scalp and dandruff even as a relaxed girl, but the "itchies" got worse and worse the longer my natural hair grew. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE my natural hair a lot, but this scalp issue must be solved ASAP! I have been oiling my scalp with Hot Six Oil and Doo Grow Megathick Growth Oil. The more my scalp itched, the more oil I put on my scalp. About a week and a half ago, my scalp was itching so bad that it prevented me from going to sleep! That's the worst feeling in the world! It's also embarrassing if you're constantly scratching your scalp in the middle of a conversation. After this ordeal, I decided I had had enough! I immediately hopped in the shower and washed and conditioned my hair then proceeded to do an ACV (apple cider vinegar) rinse. Instead of just dumping the ACV on my head, I used a spray bottle to apply it directly to my scalp and that gave my scalp a tingling, clean feeling. I have officially decided not to oil my scalp ever again!

In my opinion, oiling the scalp is just another one of those black hair myths. We've grown up with our mother's rubbing grease on our scalp and scratching the dandruff out with a comb. Why not just wash your hair to get the dandruff out? If you think about it, other races don't oil their scalps and their hair grows just fine. On hair care forums, I've had people tell me to use coconut oil, olive oil and aloe vera gel on my scalp, but that type of stuff just doesn't work. In fact, these oils and gels make my dandruff worse.

Here's an article from thenaturalhaven.blogspot.com that discusses if oiling the scalp is really necessary.


Friday, August 13, 2010

I Guess I'm One of Those Naturals Video and Pics! :)