home-made intensive hair conditioner help please

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  • ok here's the deal... my hair likes to be in dreads.. left to its own devices it does it very quickly... i don't want my hair in dreads at the moment... infact i spent a very long time taking my hair out of dreads but unfortunatley my scalp can't stand conditioners on it and breaks out in psoriasis... so for the last few weeks i've had a psoriasis flare up combined with shitty skin combined with my hair going all crappy (hormones) and had stopped using conditioner cos that just aggravated the crap out of my scalp... have got about three or four dreads forming up - sat here tonight with the loose hair looking like i've plugged into the mains because of all the electricity in the atmosphere... just managed to brush my hair on one side and am shitting it for the other side :(:(:(:(:( really don't wanna have to go and have my hair cut... mum's buying me some intensive conditioner from body shop that we have patch tested and it didn't aggravate my scalp but until i can get that please can anyone help me out with a recipe :hug:


    I have got eggs and beer in the fridge - do you thinka bottle of beer over my hair might help? it always used to be lovely and silky after a beer fight at uni :whistle: i know that eggs are supposed to be good but have never used them and the thought is making me feel a bit sick in all honesty...


    anyways thanks in advance for your wisdom x x x x x x x

  • I've heard that eggs are good, but I haven't tried them myself. I do remember being told to use cold water to rinse the egg out though, as if you use hot, you can get left with bits of scrambled egg in your hair. I use a Lush beer shampoo, and don't usually need to use conditioner with it, so I'd imagine beer would be good too. My guess would be that stout or ale would be better than fizzy lager.

  • its a bottle of hobgoblin :thumbup: cheers lovely i think i might just give that a go in a min when i've managed to get all the knots out xxxx

  • Have to admit, if I had that in my fridge I'd feel much more inclined to pour it down my neck than over my head!

  • Mayonnaise :thumbup:
    Smother your hair in the stuff, leave it for as long as you can stand it (ideally half an hour or more) and then shampoo out thoroughly with whatever you normally use. Then, do a final rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water (half and half works for me). You will smell like a salad at the time, but once your hair dries all the vinegar smell disappears.

  • argggh don't have any mayo used the last of it with tuna for yesterday lunch lol also don't fancy the thought of vinegar on sore patches of psoriasis :( gonna give the hobgoblin a go me thinks xxxxxx

  • well i managed to get all the knots out.. bunged me hair in two plaits and lopped a good 2 and a half inches off the end of the plaits - think i got all the split ends - whacked some leave in conditioner in and am gonna leave it there for tonight cos my scalp really aches now.. will do the beer thing tomorrow as i have managed to google it all now and they recommend beer for makin hair more manageable :thumbup: T'other half says it already looks loads better n hopefully will stop my parents nagging at me :D

  • Hey honey, I was chatting to a friend of mine who trained as a trichologist, and she suggested that I use olive oil on my scalp for my psoriasis. If you rub it into the scalp several hours before (or even the night before) you wash your hair and wrap it up in a towel, then it really moisturises your scalp, and helps loads. It makes your hair dead greasy, but it washes out OK, and I found my hair got really soft too.

    My psoriasis isn't that bad, but my mums is, and olive oil worked a treat on her skin....

    Hope that helps.

    :hug:

    "One cannot see well except with the heart, the essential is invisible to the eyes" :heart:

  • Thankyou for the tip about Olive Oil - thats brilliant i shall definatley be trying that - my scalp is quite sore Hales but good news is that it doesn't cane when Henry grabs hold of my hair - he was gettin his fingers stuck in the knotted mess and that was hurting lots lol

  • When my hair was long, it was like yours Sarah, dreaded in minutes at the back. I used olive oil coz I have eczema on my scalp amongst other areas :whistle: my hair was shiny and suuuuuuper soft. Works a treat, after you have washed it, when its still wet, rub some olive oil in your hands and smooth it on, I used to leave it overnight in a shower cap (yes, it was a very glamourous look hehe) and when I got up I used to rinse it out with warm water, and it doesn't nip..................Oh can you imagine vinegar on a broken scalp........doesn't bear thinking about :faint:

  • looks like olive oil is the way forward then :D n yes i know re: vinegar on broken scalp :rolleyes: Body Shop used to do a green olive hair and body wash that was fantastic for my skin but i've not been able to find it for ages.. must have a loook next time i am in Bath :thumbup: so would you go for an extra virgin olive oil or jsut a bog standard paler olive oil?

  • I used the one that was in the kitchen at the time lol. It was just plain virgin olive oil, not extra virgin coz its too dear.



    :ditto:

    Whatever the folks have under the kitchen sink seems to work for me. :D

    :hug:

    "One cannot see well except with the heart, the essential is invisible to the eyes" :heart:

  • Another thing that worded well for me was 50/50, a very gloopy emollient prescribed for dry skin conditions. I used it first while stuck in hospital with no olive oil to hand, and my scalp psoriasis so bad my hair was literally falling out in handfuls (thankfully it's growing back now!).


    I was having specialised scalp treatment twice a day, but that didn't help when I was trying to get some sleep with a head too sore to put on the pillow, so I spread a dollop of 50/50 over my hands and ran it over my scalp - instant relief! Epaderm would probably work too but it's much thicker.


    xxx

  • Yes, of course you don't want to get vinegar on your scalp - ow! I forget other peoples' hair isn't as long as mine... I can rinse my hair in stuff without it coming anywhere near my skin.


    My husband gets patches of raw skin, it's been called eczema and psoriasis at various times, though the doctor at the moment is saying he doesn't think it's either of those, but isn't entirely sure what it *is* ...anyway, he tried putting olive oil on it, figuring it was mild and natural, and he said it felt like his skin was burning :eek: and it made him itch like crazy. Not sure why that would be, but I thought I'd mention it.


    I have heard before that wheat germ oil is good for psoriasis, and it is also often used in hair conditioning treatments too, so though you're unlikely to have it in the house, it could be worth investing in to kill two birds with one stone.


  • My husband gets patches of raw skin, it's been called eczema and psoriasis at various times, though the doctor at the moment is saying he doesn't think it's either of those, but isn't entirely sure what it *is* ...anyway, he tried putting olive oil on it, figuring it was mild and natural, and he said it felt like his skin was burning :eek: and it made him itch like crazy. Not sure why that would be, but I thought I'd mention it.


    Some types of psoriasis do get very hot - I get it sometimes and can't put olive oil on it because it 'cooks'!


    Erythrodermic psoriasis is one of the types I get, but there are other skin conditions that burn. Has your husband seen a dermatologist?