And I don't even like tea tree oil. It smells like health food stores
August 14, 2008 7:59 PM Subscribe
What is the most "stripping", powerfully cleansing shampoo out there? Prell isn't enough. I need something that can remove a tablespoon of oil from a head of medium-length hair.
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My scalp flakes constantly in the climate that I have moved to. I know it has to be the dry climate, because when I visit my humid hometown, the flaking and itching stops.* The only really effective treatment I have found is to soak my scalp in Hollywood Beauty blended tea tree oil overnight while I sleep. (I wish I could afford to use a purer blend in the quantities I need it!)
The problem with this is that I have light, fine hair to my shoulders. I can wash my hair three times over in the morning with Prell -- which is like the Lava soap of shampoos -- and I still look like like I overslept and forgot to wash my hair at all, because it's so greasy and lanky from the oil. I need to look professional in the mornings, and I'm embarrassed when I look unwashed. (This is also why I can't try the earthy-crunchy suggestion of not washing your hair at all.) I stopped the oil treatment and switched to other tea tree-derived things, but they just don't cut it.
So what is the fiercest thing I can wash my hair with, without giving myself a rash or other unwanted side effects? Dr. Bronner's? Bar soap?
* I don't think there's a water issue here.