Around 2 and a half I noticed that she began to scratch her scalp a lot. A couple of months later she began to get flakiness. At first I thought it was just dry scalp (found out that kids her age does not get dry scalp) and so I didn’t go to the doctor immediately. I switched products and changed her diet. That seemed to have helped a bit, but to no avail, her scalp was still itching. So, that is when I went into full fedge with making products. I was doing a lot of research to what it could have been and so I was making items to treat it as I saw fit. Her scalp was indeed better but it would get inflamed at times and that is what worried me. One time it had gotten so bad that it was white bumps on her scalp and a lot of redness. By this time she had a check up and I showed her pediatrician, she referred me to a dermatologist. We went and he immediately said it was ringworm. He didn’t take a culture but he was the professional and so I went with it. He gave her medication and shampoo. It seemed to have worked, it cleared up. We went to about 3 follow ups and he said she was good. Well, it came back and this time I decided not to go back. She was 3 around this time. During this time I was still treating it myself. And her regimen was as follows; This was done every week.
- Pre treated hair with Sweet P Pudding.
- Washed scalp with medicated shampoo. (I made sure to just apply to scalp) I use the medicated shampoo because I saw that it really dried out her scalp and made whatever fungus stay at bay.
- Deep conditioned with Coconut Cream Pie conditioner. I used this because it has protein in it, and due to her scalp issues, I always made sure she was not lacking in protein. A healthy scalp leads to healthy hair and since her scalp was not as healthy I tried to supplement, give her what her scalp may not have been producing a lot of.
- Oil. So I apply our spring sensation oil to her scalp right after rinsing conditioner out. Our main focus is her scalp, giving it a lot of nutrients.
- Leave in. I always use the chocolate souffle leave in. This is a staple in our house, it just really makes the hair soft.
- Add Buttermint Smoothie and Genesis Butter to hair and braid in 4 plaits.
This was our routine since 2, when we discovered her scalp issues. Before she went to the doctor we tried to wash her hair once a month, that didn’t work, then every other week, that didn't work, and so we had to do it every week. Her scalp has to be as clean as possible without drying it out. Washing it every week and then oiling her scalp really helped.
Now that I have accepted her scalp for what it is, I am not as stressed as I was. But it had been a stressful hair journey for her. Not finding out exactly what was wrong was stressful in itself, but now that I know what works for her and her scalp I am at ease. Once her prescription is up for the shampoo, I will probably use Selsum blue. I have realized that she needs something that is strong to kill the fungus. Her hair isn’t growing as fast as I think it should be, but that’s ok, because it won’t, due to her issue, but it is growing none the less.
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