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A Quest To Relieve Dry, Itchy Scalp With An Organic Shampoo

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dryscalpRecently, I was asked to try several different shampoos, all organic, of course. The shampoos are;

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap, and Maple Holistic Jojoba Shampoo. Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap, which is great for improving the health of your hair and Maple Holistic Jojoba, which is a new shampoo with mostly all organic ingredients.

I am trying to rid myself of dry, itchy scalp, which my present shampoo is giving me. That shampoo is Suave with conditioners. It conditions my head to dry scalp that itches all the time.

By the way, I let a week go by between shampoos and used a bar soap made of glycerine I picked up in Mexico when I was visiting. You know the ones they put in the showers…it also leaves my hair clean, but it does dry my scalp within a week of using it. Hence, the quest for an organic shampoo that cleans my hair, doesn’t leave a residue, and doesn’t dry out my scalp to the point I’m always scratching my head.

And these are the results of my testing:

Maple Holistic Jojoba ShampooMapleHolisticJojobaShampoo

This is the second shampoo I tried for a dry, itchy scalp. My former shampoo is one that is now in the trash, and I am on a quest of finding a shampoo that doesn’t dry my hair or scalp. On this first shampoo, the scent is wonderful, and you only need a dime size amount in the palm of your hand, even that may be a bit too much, but it’s only my second day of trying Maple Holistic Jojoba Shampoo.

It lathered up good and when I rinsed it out; my hair had a squeaky feel and sound to it. I deem this to be a good feeling as it meant the shampoo didn’t leave a residue in my hair. After it dried, it felt clean; however, the ends were a little dry, but the dry, itchy scalp was gone. I will stick with this shampoo for the next week and see what happens.

It does not contain any sulfates.


Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, DMDM Hydnation, Citric acid, Acrylates Copolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Almond Sweet Virgin Oil, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Phyto Keratin, Petroselinum Sativum (Parsley Seed) Oil, Glyceryl Oleate, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Oil, and Jojoba oil.


Dr. Bonner’s Peppermint Castile SoapDRBronnerPep

I like the scent of peppermint, so I choose this one to try first of all the castile soaps. The ingredients are listed below, but the results I had when I washed my hair with this shampoo are:

A little oily for my personal preference – on the day I used Dr. Bronner’s shampoo, I was having problems with dry scalp. It was itching like crazy. The castile soap helped with the dry scalp, but left my hair a little too oily for my liking.

Although, I also used it on my body during my shower and it was great. It left a tingly feeling all over my body. Another thing I like about the Castile soap, as a body wash, was it did not leave a layer of soap on my  body or hair. When I rinsed it out, it was squeaky clean.


  • Water
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Potassium Hydroxide
  • Organic Olive Oil
  • Mentha Arvensis
  • Organic Hemp Oil
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Organic Peppermint Oil
  • Citric Acid
  • Tocopherol

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