FAQ: itchy scalp on the Guaifenesin Protocol

Have an itchy scalp? Does it drive you a little crazy and give you dandruff?

Mine does! And all the natural remedies out there use Essential Oils or Apple Cider Vinegar, both are things we can’t use on the Guaifenesin Protocol because of the salicylates in them that block the effect of the Guaifenesin from working to reverse our symptoms!

So, I decided to try the salicylate-free chemical ones. Like Head and Shoulders Clinical Strength and TGel therapeutic shampoo Origninal formula. These work, but sheesh! The chemicals in them! I am TRYING to be healthy here people!!!

The past year I’ve been scouring the net for healthier options. I tried the dry shampoo, where you massage some baking soda into your scalp. Then I tried making my own scalp-mask type shampoo to clean and detox my scalp. I even tried the no-poo(SOOOO itchy!) All these things did is make my scalp worse, not clean, sting (baking soda) and make hair horribly sticky (bentonite clay).

Here’s what I’ve come up with that is working for me right now:

1/2 Pantene shampoo (Full and Strong Body Building Shampoo)

1/2 baking soda

Dump a bunch in your palm in the shower and stir together with your finger.

GENTLY Massage into scalp. If you get too vigorous you will cause little scratches on your scalp and that can cause even more itchy issues. (I haven’t had any issue with this, but it’s what I hear.)

Wash and condition as usual. For me, usual conditioning is NOT putting it on my scalp. I have long hair, so I rub a little conditioner between my hands and put on the ends and hair, not scalp, esp any itchy spots, be even more careful of that area with your conditioner.

I wash my hair every 2-3 days fyi. I have a shampoo that makes my scalp feel a little dry when I use the baking soda, so I don’t use that one. The Pantene has enough conditioner type ingredients that it balances well with the baking soda 🙂 You don’t want a dry scalp or an oily one, find what works best for you.

I’ve been doing this for a couple weeks and love it!! It gently exfoliates the stuff that sits on the scalp making it less itchy and balances the Ph levels so it can stay healthy until your next wash! Check out my list of Frequently Asked Questions for more help in going through the Guaifenesin Protocol and living with the symptoms of Fibromyalgia!




About Christine

I'm a bit of a health nut and not ashamed of it! God, family and Missions are huge passions and driving forces in my life. I have had fibromyalgia for most of my life and am in the process of a treatment that is gonna give me my life back! Join me in my journey to wellness, make some new friends and maybe encourage someone else along the way!
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5 Responses to FAQ: itchy scalp on the Guaifenesin Protocol

  1. Cindy Pieslak says:

    I am excited to try the baking soda. The only relief I have had was Emu oil. I put it on the night before I wash my hair. It actually washes out well the next morning.

    • Christine says:

      oh that is interesting! DO you wear a cap to bed? How do you keep the oil from getting all over your bedding? I want to try that! Sounds like it would really help your hair too! 🙂

  2. Michele says:

    I cannot believe I have suffered for years with at least 90% of the symptoms described. My body feels WRECKED. No doctor has ever brought up I may be suffering from FM. Taking a personal responsibility for the symptoms I have experienced. Will shortly begin the Guaifenesin Protocol, and try to keep you all updated. Michele

    • Christine says:

      Hi Michelle! That is so common with fibro. Most doctors know so little about it, and what they have been taught makes me so frustrated. It is NOT all in our heads no matter what they say.

      Have you read the book by Dr St Amand yet? Explains SO much, it’s what made me figure out I have fibro. Are you in my Fibro Buddies on Guaifenesin Protocol Facebook group yet? It will help you alot in this process <3

  3. Dana says:

    I’ve been no-Poo (no shampoo) for several years now, trying to get healthy, and get as many chemicals out of my system. I’ve been using a baking soda solution for my shampoo. But now if I can’t use ACV as my conditioner on the protocol, I wonder what I CAN use…?
    So much of what I knew about ‘healthy options’ is now out the window.
    Coconut oil was my best friend

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