Question about sandy scalp...
About a year and a half ago I moved to a "new" home as well as a "new" job. I was an apt. building manager. It's a very high-stress job.
Anyway, at first I didn't know what to think of this itchy scalp I started to have. I made a point to go purchase Head & Shoulders, wash my hair, following the directions perfectly.
I repeated this 2 days later, but this sand like texture continued to grow "sandier."
Every time I run my hands or finger tips thru my hair, I feel this tiny sand like substance. No matter how much I scratch, it will not go away.
Actually say 2x a month or more, depending how much I decided to scratch that day, it jumps back and fourth from being tiny black sand like dots, to almost spread out bumps of skin at the end of my hair, on my scalp, close, so close to my scalp I find myself picking at them until I can't feel them anymore, or until it hurts.
Please tell me what this could be.
It might be that the black dots you are experiencing on your scalp are the result of a fungal infection, giving you that itchy sandy scalp feeling.
Have you noticed any other symptoms of fungal overgrowth in your system? It may only be external, but many people who get an external fungal
infection also have an internal fungal overgrowth (commonly known as candida).
What I would suggest for the scalp is to make yourself a mixture of tea tree oil and lavender oil and apply it to your scalp twice per day.
Before you apply the essential oils, give your head and scalp a good rinse with sea salt in warm water.
Continue this treatment daily for a couple of weeks and see if that takes care of the itch and the sandy scalp feeling. If you find the essential oils too strong using them straight, you can dilute them with some olive oil before applying it.
Your new home may have some mold issues that could cause a fungal infection, but another alternative is that the stress from your new job could have weakened your immune system to the point of allowing a fungal overgrowth in your body.
Those are only two possible scenarios. :) There are unfortunately numerous others that could be the contributing factors, but I only about what you have told me.
Apart from the scalp wash suggested above, you should consider watching your diet for a few weeks and cutting out the sugars and processed foods (particularly carbs) as they do tend to feed fungus.
If you do suspect internal candida overgrowth
, also consider an herbal cleanse and some probiotic supplements to help get your system back in balance. To your good health!