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    Posted: Aug 19 2004 at 2:43am
I had corn rows done, with some hair added in it 9 days ago. About 3 days later, my scalp got really flaky. I slowly started to scrape it off (while scratching due to the itching), and the next thing I knew, my scalp was getting raw and sore. I started "pouring" olive/clove oil on it daily but it does not seem to help. It is extremely dry and itchy and it is flaking. What can I do?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 19 2004 at 2:45am
you need to clean your scalp vs. putting more stuff on it. find some astringent/toner and pour it on a cotton ball. then rub the cotton ball on your scalp
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 19 2004 at 3:10am
hey, thanks. I don't wonna sound stupid, but when you say "toner," err....the only toner I know is like for skin tone. Is that what you are talking about? Astringent, I will try though. Thanks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 19 2004 at 4:55am

Scalp is skin too!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 19 2004 at 8:57pm

Originally posted by weaveitup^_^ weaveitup^_^ wrote:

you need to clean your scalp vs. putting more stuff on it. find some astringent/toner and pour it on a cotton ball. then rub the cotton ball on your scalp

That sounds like it would burn, don't you think? she said her scalp got kind of raw due to the constant scraping.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 19 2004 at 9:00pm
try spritzing with water whenever it itches.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 19 2004 at 10:32pm
Originally posted by Jeanne Jeanne wrote:

Originally posted by weaveitup^_^ weaveitup^_^ wrote:

you need to clean your scalp vs. putting more stuff on it. find some astringent/toner and pour it on a cotton ball. then rub the cotton ball on your scalp

That sounds like it would burn, don't you think? she said her scalp got kind of raw due to the constant scraping.

it would timgle more than i could imagine it burning. just use something mild.

astringents and toners are pretty much the same thing

i like to use sea breeze to clean between my braids

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 20 2004 at 2:56am
Good one, Reesie, I guess I was thinking more in terms of facial skin. But you are right. I got some toner and will try it, Weave. The corn rows are pretty tight and i'm trying to avoid taking them down. Thanks y'all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 14 2004 at 2:48am

Update:

I never saw sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many flakes on a head like I did on mine after using surge.  I guess next time I use it, I'll have to do it a little differently. It took so long to get them out that I made my boyfriend help me take turns scratching them out with a comb (of course I fell asleep while he was working on my hair).

....and no, I did not keep the cornrows in my hair till today. This was months ago. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 14 2004 at 8:05am

It sounds as though the hair is giving you an allergy.  Personally I would shampoo the braids as you may be allergic to chemicals in the hair........I had itching when I put my braids in .......so I shampooed with Surge Powerwash shampoo and followed up with Creme of Nature shampoo......well diluted.

After this I sprayed Sta sof fro braid spray followed by Care free curl gold hair and scalp spray & Infusium 23.......Now I usually mix it all up in a spray bottle along with some Surge but I won't recommend the Surge as it may make your scalp flake.

If you find that your scalp is still dry then apply some Jojoba oil or the Fantasia IC aloe/vitamin Night time oil treatment to your scalp and massage it in a little bit.....

Also I think you should try a shampoo containing tea tree oil to alleviate the flakiness.

Last but not least....take some flax seed oil

 

Actually, I just scrolled up and read all the other posts but I guess this is relevant for the future.



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