Erika asked this question because she is frustrated with constantly having an itchy scalp especially when she is trying to do everything right with her hair.
Reason #1: You probably aren't rinsing out all the conditioner.
Reason #2: You aren't shampooing enough to release that buildup of conditioner.
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Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of the book the natural hair Bible and founder of howtoblackhair.com and for the special videos I love to answer all of the questions you all send me via email so if you have any questions you will like for me to answer be sure to check out the description box for additional information so without further ado are going to get right on to the topic of this video in this video is about call watching a lady named Erica, Erica emailed me and she asked me why does her scalp itch after she cowashes her hair she is very frustrated because she feels like she's always trying to do everything just right but it seems like she's stuck here and she doesn't know why her scalp continues to it even when she cowashes her hair so Erica want to help you to give you two main of what you need to be doing and why your scalp is probably itching when you cowash number one I know it's probably very simple as what this tip is but actually are you rinsing out all of your conditioner I know some people who have natural hair relaxer like to leave a little bit of conditioner in their hair to serve as an extra moisturizing thing in their regimen by if you're leaving conditioner in your hair this will often irritate your scalp because that's product build up thats sitting directly on your pores and is going to irritate so simply make sure that you rinsing out all of your conditioner the way that I make sure that I'm rinsing all of my conditioner is that when I first rinsing my conditioner how I rinse out lukewarm water and then I rinse my hair as a final rinse with cold water to really close my cuticles and make sure that my hair is doing its best to lock in that water that moisture into my strands if you always rinse your hair in cold water sometimes it's hard to tell if you have a little bit of product on your hair so you want to rinse so with lukewarm water or room temperature water and then with cool water so that's one simple thing that I really want to make sure you're doing is that you actually rinsing out all the conditioner now the second tip that I want to give as to why your scalp maybe itchy is that you probably should shampoo your hair more often maybe the type of conditioner you are using to wash her hair is leaving the residue on your scalp so it's probably better for you in your situation if you try to shampoo your hair more frequently now you don't have to shampoo your more more frequently this is just the tip and I know a lot of product build up a lot of itchy scalp syndrome going on with some people who like to cowash their hair is because sometimes some people don't like to shampoo their hair I don't know if this is a trend going on the whole no poo method type deal but you need some type of cleansing agent to release all of the product from your scalp and from your hair that's built up over time and in my book I have so many suggestions as far as different types of natural shampoos that you can use on your hair that's not stripping and I know thats one main reason why a lot of people decide they don't want to shampoo their hair because the sulfates can be very harsh on your strands and that is true but there's plenty of other alternatives that you can use to wash her hair some women even like to use Apple cider vinegar to clean her hair and that worked just as good as any other shampoo or even any other natural type of shampoo that you can make yourself to wash your hair with so number one as far as why experiencing itchy scalp is probable because you may have a little bit of conditioner left on your hair and on your scalp which will make the itching drive you crazy and then another tip is that you probably should shampoo more often to release products from your hair and your scalp so Erica I was kind of excited to answer this because even though it’s simple I know and feel like sometimes you got to get back to the fundamentals of to make sure you rinse all of your product out and also make sure to shampoo more frequently because you probably experiencing this itching because you have product on your scalp so for everyone else was watching this video I hope this was helpful to you all is well and before you go make sure to sign up for my email list to be automatically answered for any giveaways that do and also to receive exclusive content so until then I'll see you all in my next video