Sudden Dry Scalp


fly_eyez
on May 24, 2016 @ 07:28 am

Hi girls. I have super thick, long hair. When I shampoo and condition I make sure I rinse well to remove all product. Usually the only products I use in my hair is hair oils and occasionally straightening spray when using a flat iron and a bit of hairspray or a smoothing / gloss spray. Recently my scalp has become itchy and is flaking in certain spots. BIG flakes that get stuck in my hair strands and I have to grasp with my fingernails to pull out. The flakes remain intact usually and as I said, they are big. Is this dandruff? Dry scalp? And if so, why is it appearing all of a sudden? I only wash my hair about once a week, sometimes twice, because my hair is colored, damaged, over processed and dry so I need hair oil and my natural oils to weigh it down so it's not a big frizz ball of puffy, parched hair. I thought maybe it was dandruff (although I thought dandruff was small flakes that fell off your scalp onto your clothes) so I used Head & Shoulders a few times and it didn't do anything. Just large flakes that cling to my hair strands in certain spots on my scalp and are itchy. What the heck is this and how do I get rid of it???
 


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atasteofmadness
. on May 24, 2016 @ 09:00 am

I had big flakes coming out of my scalp a couple of years ago, but it turns out I had a sunburn on my head (I didn't know that was possible!) I'm not sure if that is what you have.
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fly_eyez
Sunburn on May 24, 2016 @ 11:14 am

Hmmmm. I never thought of that possibility. It does hurt when I scratch at the spots. I know I shouldn't but it's so itchy. You know, now that I think about it I should get my husband to check it. I have had a lot of suspicious moles removed recently and I can feel bumps where the flakes are. I wonder if I'm scratching moles. It feels like a scab almost and that the flakes are scabbed over. It sometimes bleeds in the exact same place. I guess it makes sense that I might have moles underneath all this hair. And maybe that's why the flakes are these big pieces. I have another derm appt coming up. I will ask my Dr to look. Sorry for the gross subject matter lol. Do you girls realize we basically talk about everything here??? Lol. It's like having the biggest group of girlfriends :)
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atasteofmadness
. on May 24, 2016 @ 01:02 pm

Do keep us updated! I hope it's not something serious!
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