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 Post subject: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Hey guys, so I've had this for a while now but I thought I should ask everyone here to make sure it isn't something bad. Anyway I've had this white stuff that on my scalp that really gross. Its not on my hair, but on my scalp and you can't really see it unless you look underneath a dread. I wash once a week with baking soda and tea tree and I'm beginning to wonder if its some sort of residue from the baking soda? Also, when it gets somewhat hot my scalp itches real bad. This isn't the case usually it only itches if I'm sweating (I don't know if that has anything to do with this).

I took a picture of it to show you what it looks like, though its pretty gross so beware.

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Other than this, my hair isnt dirty and shows no signs of dandruff or anything like that. Any help would be very appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:56 pm 
If I waited a week to wash, that's what my head would look like, and it'd be unbearably itchy.

See if washing more often helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:52 am 
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Total shot in the dark here, I bet its either build up of:
dead skin
Baking soda

Even when I had a shaved head in the summer I could drag my nails over my head and nasty stuff would come off.. but it wasn't dry.. it was like sludge.. gross I know, but only description I could think of..


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 Post subject: Re: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:54 am 
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It gets like sludge when I wash it and its wet. I tried using less baking soda but that didnt do anything.. also tried washing more frequent and that didn't help much. I think I'm just gonna try to use Dr.bronners again, though the last time I used it, it left residue too. I liked baking soda :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:59 am 
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Are you doing an ACV rinse after the baking soda?

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 Post subject: Re: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:01 am 
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ddoublevisionn wrote:
It gets like sludge when I wash it and its wet. I tried using less baking soda but that didnt do anything.. also tried washing more frequent and that didn't help much. I think I'm just gonna try to use Dr.bronners again, though the last time I used it, it left residue too. I liked baking soda :cry:

I'm going to say its dead skin then..
Total guess but I'm about to jam Dead Skin Mask by Slayer in honor of me making an effort to help!


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 Post subject: Re: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:01 am 
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ddoublevisionn wrote:
It gets like sludge when I wash it and its wet. I tried using less baking soda but that didnt do anything.. also tried washing more frequent and that didn't help much. I think I'm just gonna try to use Dr.bronners again, though the last time I used it, it left residue too. I liked baking soda :cry:

I'm going to say its dead skin then..
Total guess but I'm about to jam Dead Skin Mask by Slayer in honor of me making an effort to help!


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 Post subject: Re: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:17 am 
It's skin. Like I said, I'd get the same, and I don't use baking soda.


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 Post subject: Re: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:49 am 
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knottysleeves wrote:
Are you doing an ACV rinse after the baking soda?

No.. am I supposed to?


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 Post subject: Re: Nasty white stuff on scalp?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:00 am 
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ddoublevisionn wrote:
knottysleeves wrote:
Are you doing an ACV rinse after the baking soda?

No.. am I supposed to?


Very much yes. :-) The ACV rinse neutralizes & strips away any leftover baking soda. Your pic looks like dead skin and some redness -- you probably had some baking soda left in there after washing and it irritated your scalp.

Try doing a couple of good ACV rinses and see if that helps rebalance things.

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