I have Psoriasis and always have a rough time with it during the winter months. It causes dry patches on my skin and flaky, dry scalp. It can be really embarassing because my kinky, curly hair clings to everything which makes the flakes harder to get rid of. I was in a minor car accident recently and since I'm having trouble with my back, I thought it would be easier to wear my hair straight. I figured, I can oil my scalp and keep those flakes under control.
I tried this theory out and boy was I wrong! Not only did I see more flaking, but the itching was out of control! I flat ironed my hair twice this month so that means five days of no washing each time I wore it straight. I have come to the conclusion that until my scalp issue is under control, I have to wash my hair and scalp more frequently.
Today, I co-washed and applied leave-in conditioner. I used Coconut Oil to seal and then Palmer's Coconut Oil Replenishing Hair Milk to define my curls. I then did a simple puff and let it air dry.
I'm going to continue with this process of co-washing each day through the rest of the week and see how it goes. It's possible that my usual washing twice per week routine is what my hair and scalp likes best. I can't seem to go more than 3 days without wetting my hair or else major itchies. Hopefully this works and will get me back on track.