Hi Mark,

How have you been? I get those same long pieces in my scalp when it loosens somewhat...I find that the wetter my scalp gets then the easier it is to get out...Just plain old soaking in water..but this would be hard to do with Adam...

What about getting a hand held shower hose, and running it over Adam's head while you have him in the bath...

Another thought...find out if the lactic acids would not be too harsh on his scalp, and if it is ok....coat his scalp in it, and cover his head with a shower cap to see if it has a exfoliating/sweating it off affect...

These sound like silly ideas, but that is all I can think of myself....My scalp is absolutely caked in scale...but it is very had to loosen...it needs to be extremely soft before you attempt to comb it out with a comb, because it rips our scalp raw if it is still attached...

My mum used to spend hours going through my scalp after it was washed...soaked...

Just remembered a shampoo I used to use when i was little....Called: PINETARSOL....Tar BASED I think...and was recommended to people who had psoriasis...

Hope is helps...
Love Pauline