Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sea Breeze & Itchy Scalp

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.


  1. Yes witch hazel works really well. I have to give sea breeze a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi Shari,
    I was going to suggest Scalpicin (I think that's the correct spelling), but then I read your update on LockItUp. I am so sorry to hear this news, but before you shave your head please research other options.

    I've heard of people putting heavy oil/grease on their locs, and leaving it in place overnight to kill the lice. It takes several washes to remove the grease but if you band your ends it should help with any slippage.

    I will tell you that I was bald approx. 19 months ago from chemo treatments. I have had my Sisterlocks now for 11 months and yes hair will and does grow back, however, there may be other options besides shaving your head.

    If I find the article, I'll send it to you.

    Be encouraged,

  3. Evie,

    I finally had the courage to get back on my blog. In a nutshell, I took my locks down. I have managed to kill all of the lice on me and my boys. I also kept them from the childcare for a week just to make sure that infestation was gone. I hired a professional nitpicker to go in and remove the nits. And I've been using olive oil and mayonnaise smothered on my head every night for a little over a week.
    She advised me to use the olive oil, but I added the mayonnaise because my hair would just drink up the olive oil. I no longer itch and I'm pretty sure the nits are gone. I did go the shaving option with the boys as they are young and it would grow fairly quickly. That was a little over a week ago and they look just fine now and problem solved. Your post does put things into perspective though. It is just hair. I'm feeling like I'm on the other side now, but will do the mayo/olive oil mix for another two weeks just to be sure. Thank you again for your post. I do feel encouraged.