Awesome advice, man. Thanks for taking the time to type all that out. I'm going to look into organic shampoos for sure.I was getting terrible scalp acne as well until I started using an all-natural shampoo and conditioner, and I stopped washing my hair as much also. The acne cleared up steadily over the course of 7-10 days after I made the switch, and has never been back since. Here's what's possibly going on, as far as I can gather from this thread and my own research and experience:
- Allergy to shampoo
- Allergy to conditioner
- Allergy to styling product
- Excessive drying of scalp
- Something else
You can fix the first three problems by switching to different products. Try to avoid shampoos with the ingredients you read about here: http://www.savvyskin.com/shampoo-ingredients-to-avoid. I really like the shampoo and conditioner I recently bought, which are rosemary-lemon scented and doing a lovely job with my hair. I bought the shampoo, conditioner, and hair spray, all of which I'm very happy with. You can find them here: http://www.amazon.com/Aloe-80-Organi...2633964&sr=8-3
As for styling products, you may or may not use them and you may or may not have a variety of them already anyway, but try a new one, or try going a few days without using any if possible, etc. For further discussion on this sub-topic just reply and I'll be happy to delve further.
When I had scalp acne, I was definitely drying my scalp out too much. You can prevent excessive drying of your scalp by not actually washing your hair all the time. You shouldn't put cleansing products through your hair except as-needed when it's got product that needs to come out or it's dirty from sweating, being outdoors, etc. Now, I only actually use shampoo and conditioner on my hair if I have really made it gross with a molding clay, pomade, or any type of activity where it's bound to have caught a bunch of dust or sweat or something. Otherwise, I just wet it, run my fingers through it a bit, and dry it.
If all that doesn't work after 2 weeks, it might be time to see a dermatologist.