OK, so I have a rebellious scalp. When my hair was in the kinky twists, I shampooed every two weeks and my scalp was great. It was flake-free and happy. My twists have been out since mid-December and I’ve been playing around with some other protectiven styles and moisturizing and sealing my hair every day and washing my scalp with shampoo each week.
My hair was fine thanks to good conditioners, but my scalp was suffering: dry, tight, flaky and miserable — I wanted to cry. My scalp had returned to the days of coconut-laden shampoo misery. I had been doing so well!
So I decided to co-wash a couple of nights ago to add some more moisture to my scalp. I used Tresemmé Healthy Volume conditioner (I used a dang lot) and conditioned with Organix Soft & Silky Vanilla Silk conditioner (this stuff smells so yummy!). I used my Giovanni Direct leave-in and then moisturized with my super moisturizer.
(On a sidenote: when something works, stick with it. This moisturizing mix of butters including shea, mango and cocoa and oils is REALLY good for my hair — and it’s a lot cheaper to make the mix for my super dry hair than fiddle around with every product under the sun.)
I twisted up my hair and went to sleep hoping that I wouldn’t spend the night digging at my dry, brittle scalp. When I got up in the morning, the scalp was clean and flake-free! Whoo hoo! I didn’t want to get too excited because when the dry Canadian winter air hit my scalp, God only knew what I would be dealing with.
Eight hours later? Moist scalp! Yay!
What that means is: I was going crazy with the shampoo. While shampoo isn’t my enemy, I do have to use it sparingly — once a month or so. Any more often than that? Flaky city… which isn’t cute.