It’s one of the most irritating things to suffer with…Constant itching, dandruff, greasy hair, which all result in having to wash it even more than you already do!
My scalp went through a stage where it started to itch like crazy, I’m not going to lie, I thought I might have gotten nits as I work with children, but nope. Not nits, luckily.
I began to wash my hair way too much because it started to get very greasy, which isn’t normal for my hair as it is thick and curly, I could literally get away with washing it once every week. It ended up being 3 times a week. If you know curly hair then you know this is not good. Washing this hair type too often, dries it out and ruins the curls. It’s generally not good to wash hair too often anyway, as you can strip it of it’s natural oils.
I went online and researched some shampoos that help with dandruff and itchy scalps. One that stood out to me was the Ginger Anti Dandruff Scalp care shampoo from Body Shop (£8.00 for 400ml bottle). Body shop is cruelty free. Ginger has amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, plus the reviews on this product were mostly positive! So I did buy it. It worked. My hair stopped itching and stopped becoming greasy.
The only down side to this shampoo is that it leaves your hair feeling quite dry, I describe this as ‘horse hair’, it’s not that bad, I just over exaggerate a lot. But it’s nothing that can’t be fixed, just buy a conditioner that has moisturising properties. I use the Banana truly nourishing conditioner from Body Shop (£6.00 for 250ml bottle). It’s amazing and smells amazing too. Sometimes this isn’t enough for thick and dry hair though, you definitely would need a hair mask. I recommend the Virgin olive oil deep conditioning hair mask by Vatika Naturals (£4.99 for 500g from Tesco) Heads up, it’s not cruelty free!
Pleeeeeeeease if you guys know of any organic, cruelty free hair masks that actually work, let me know!