Awkward selfie to try to show off the state of my scalp. Looks normal from a distance (luckily!).
My scalps tendency to get "flakes" around autumn and winter has really gone crazy this winter.
I don't think this winter has been particularly bad up here in the north (At least not compared to some of the insane weather other people have experienced this season!), but the flakes have been more irritating. They are dry, itchy and really cling to the scalp and hair. Also, they are bright white so they really don't blend in at all! Some times they have even clumped together and formed little gunk-formations!
CO washes doesn't help entirely with washing these out, since they aren't greasy enough to be bound by the surfactant ingredients so they can be rinsed out.
But they are greasy enough that a scalp scrub will loosen them from the scalp... But then they just cling to the first 1-2 cm of roots instead. Most attempts to loosen them up only seems to provoke my scalp into becoming greasier as well.
I tried massaging them out. That just seemed to trigger my scalp into getting my itchy and greasy.
I tried brushing them out. That also just seemed to trigger my scalp into getting my itchy and greasy.
I tried scritching them out. That also just seemed to trigger my scalp into getting my itchy and greasy.
Awkward zoom to try to show off the state of my scalp.
Most advice on these irritating white scalp flakes seems to center on the same few items, so it was quite irritating to seek advice for it. It basically left me with the frustrated "But I do that already!"-feeling.
I got a humidifier last autumn in the hope that it would lessen the difference between cold and wet outside and hot and dry inside. I also doubled my omega-3 supplements. I'm not really sure any of it helped a whole lot, but at least it should be good for my skin generally?
One thing I didn't see mentioned anywhere, but I had the thought of, was to get back on my hyaluronic acid-supplements. I'm not really sure that would actually help the flakes themselves, but it should help the moisture level of my skin. Maybe it will lessen the irritation of having the flakes?