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I have a build up of Shampoo/Conditioner on my scalp hence looking for ways of stripping it off. I recently changed brands but still feels the same. Any tips would be great :)


Posted by mish06, 16th December 2014


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  • Wash your hair less.


  • Apple cider vinegar. the dark murky kind in abottle. mix a half cup with a half cup water. drench hair..wrap in towel for fifteen mimutes ..wash hair as normal.
    youll feel wonderful
    do once a week for awhile for new you!!!


  • The tea tree shampoo has worked wonders. Thanks for all your suggestions :)


  • I use Apple Cider Vinegar for a weekly rinse.


  • Thanks everyone. I have used the bicarb and have tea tree oil in the cupboard so will also give that a go


  • I have the same problem, and accidentally discovered the power of tea tree after my son had nits and I treated us all. The nit treatment (which is tea tree based) solved the problem.

    So I now I (literally) kill two birds with one stone and use the nit treatment every few weeks. Works a treat!


  • Bicarb soda – teaspoon in with water. Mix together. Pour over scalp and scrub. It doesn’t foam but will clean it out.


  • never use conditioner on your scalp or roots, even if your hair is short. if its short dont use conditioner at all just spray a tiny bit of leave in conditioner on your hands and gently rub the tips, if your hair is long only put conditioner in the lengths, from about the bottom of your ears. my mum is a hair dresser and she sees heaps of people trying to manage their hair actually damaging it and wondering why its not getting better.


  • I use Herbal Essence “Drama Clean” daily an no longer have a residue problem. I have used Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo in the past and that works well.


  • Thanks for asking this question and thanks for all of the answers.


  • Wash your hair, condition and rinse as usual, then use 1 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for a final rinse.


  • Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is great. Just wash gently rinse and wash again. Removes all buildup, then use normal conditioner. Can go back yo your normal shampoo and conditioner and it’s great


  • tea tree shampoo will get rid of it may take a few washes but works well.

    Also if you have children at school will keep the Nits away only need to use once a week and should not see any unwanted visitors in childrens hair.


  • Years ago when this happened to me – I used Nutrogena Hair Cleanser. Nowdays I wash my hair only once every 10 days or so, with a bit of bicarb soda and a rinse with a bit of (watered down) apple cider vinegar.


  • Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. That should help it get back to normal.


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