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I have been no poo for about 4 years now and just started getting this problem in the last year. I don't think mine smells bad, but there is definitely a thickish white/yellow buildup of some sort that I'm unable to get off of my scalp. It's grossing me out.
 

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Have you tried rinsing with white vinegar? It sounds similar to cradle cap which is often tied to a yeast overgrowth, which can be controled topically with vinegar. It will also keep your hair super shiny and soft.
 

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Yes, let vinegar of any kind sit on your scalp for as long as you can stand it and then clean your hair in the shower as usual.<br><br>
If you started no poo without doing the baking soda and shampoo routine and then gradually weaning off the shampoo, I suggest you do that. Also, be sure to perfect the scalp scrub, using the pads of your fingers. Otherwise, if you're not doing that, you will get build up.<br><br>
I have better luck with mixing Suave Tropical Coconut conditioner with baking soda (diluting it in a bottle) and using that to clean my scalp. Coconut oil in the conditioner helps to cleanse and it moisturizes a little. In your case, smelly thick dandruff is a sign of oily dandruff, product residue buildup, and/or yeast overgrowth. Be sure to rinse thoroughly between no poo steps.
 

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Exactly what I was going to say!
 

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Don't know what the basic composition difference is but i have fought various levels of candida and the most reccomended natural thing to use is white vinegar
 

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Whether you use ACV or white vinegar - it needs to be full strength when sitting on the scalp to get rid of dandruff issues, not diluted.
 

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Are you doing the scalp scrub with your fingertips properly?<br><br>
Try combining baking soda to your shampoo and then firmly scrubbing with the pads of your fingertips. See if that helps.
 

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With Asian. ethnic, or curly hair, it seems like it works better with lightweight silicone free conditioner plus baking soda (like Suave Tropical Coconut). Also, if you're just making a paste of water and baking soda, that may be your problem too. I didn't get a clean scalp after a while with just baking soda and water paste (even though in the beginning it did). I too, had yellow dandruff (it's not like dry dandruff, it's oil buildup dandruff, which is a different issue). I have to put some conditioner and baking soda in a container, put warm/hot water in it, shake it up, and then work that mixture little by little by pouring little at a time into my scalp and hair. This works supremely well now. I rinse and then spray diluted ACV (1/2 ACV, 1/2 water) on my hair from ears down.<br><br>
For extra degreasing action, you can try adding orange oil or tea tree oil to your water/BS/conditioner mixture.
 

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ACV made my hair greasy also. I switched to lemon juice for that reason. You can also try white vinegar.
 
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