I had an uncontrollable itchy scalp this week. Not just an itch here or there, but like an "I can't sleep because my scalp itches so much" itchy scalp. Dying for relief, I turned to the lockitup board, which suggested Sea Breeze. It was midnight but I was back at the 24-hour Walgreens to get Sea Breeze only to be disappointed initially. It didn't work. So I braided and banded and washed my hair. Still itchy. Washed it again. Still itchy. Took the braids out. AHHHH! Relief. Yes, I did what I wasn't supposed to do. I washed my hair without the braids and bands figuring my scalp wasn't getting clean enough or I had too much shampoo product not rinsed out. I still felt a slight itch, and that's when the Sea Breeze did the trick. I actually mixed three parts Sea Breeze, one part water into a tiny water bottle. Perhaps I should have just stuck with pure Sea Breeze. During the week the itch came back less fervently, and a little spritz here and there worked. But I do wonder if it would have worked better without diluting it. My hair didn't unravel...I am close to month four and I have had some slippage due to the scratching, but the washing doesn't seem too bad. This morning, I woke up with the burning itch again. Went right up and washed without the bands. Followed by Sea Breeze. I won't make a habit of washing without banding, but when you need relief you'll do anything.
On a side note, I've heard Witch Hazel is good for itching too. Will try that.