Extreme Dandruff For Years and Dry Hair
My hair used to be extremely damaged and wouldn't grow, but I finally got it to grow back from going completely organic with hair products, and it's much stronger and shinier. (I'm biracial so my hair is very wavy)
The main problem I have now is dry hair and horrible dandruff. Though my hair hardly breaks anymore it's still unmanageable when it comes to straightening (about once a month, I blow out) because it has no moisture of it's own, I usually have to put things like olive oil in it to help keep it moisturized.
I have had dandruff for as long as I can remember and I've never gotten rid of it. I can wash my hair and the exact same day my scalp will itch and I'll still have dry flaky areas like around the hairline and towards the back of the neck. If I use dandruff shampoos it will help me for maybe a week and then it comes back. It's slightly better since I started doing vinegar rinses however it's not solved my problem.
Does my "dry" scalp have to do with my hair not retaining moisture? and if not what can I do to restore my hairs normal moisture balance?