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Dandruff
Does anyone have any dandruff remedies?

I get it from time to time and head n shoulders doesn't help.
It just goes away by itself.

I don't shampoo that often, only if it gets really greasy. About once or twice a month.
I usually just wash it with water and it's fine. I have short hair and don't use any styling products.
I shower once a day.

Thoughts?

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04-14-2012 01:07 PM
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RE: Dandruff
Ah I was just gonna start a thread on this. I suffer from what it appears to be an uncurable dandruff, I haven't been to the doctor though.

I've tried everything:

- Wash hair daily.
- Don't wash daily
- Barely wash it
- Anti Dandruff shampoo
- Regular Shampoo

It won't go away. It's not really visible, but when there's alot of heat and sun, it starts to get itchy. And when I scratch, it starts falling off and then its very noticeable.

I would please appreciate help and thoughts on this as well.
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RE: Dandruff
I have the same problem and suffer from really dry (and sometimes flaky) skin on my face (forehead, sideburns, eyebrows, and around my nose). I really just need to book an appointment with a dermatologist to get it figured out. I'm sure it's probably curable through medication. It's the one thing I'm always self-conscious about but it's been largely out of my control, so I self-medicate with lotion which is a temporary fix.

As for hair dandruff, I've found the selsun blue and similar brands work pretty well. I use it a few times a week and shower everyday, but I don't wash my hair (or get it wet) everyday.

I've found working out and sweating a lot tends to help stave off both of the above.

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RE: Dandruff
Wash your hair with cool or cold water. The hot water can dry out your scalp...another benefit of cold showers!

I have also read ( sorry no link ) that the best method is to do two quick washes...letting the shampoo sit on your head for a long time is ineffective. The first wash will help get rid of any excess dirt/oils and the second wash is to penetrate and allow the shampoo to clean. This works especially well for dandruff shampoos.
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RE: Dandruff
These series of articles will solve all but the most stubborn stuff.

http://www.drbaileyskincare.com/blog/tip...ermatitis/
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RE: Dandruff
(04-14-2012 03:22 PM)hoops330 Wrote:  I have also read ( sorry no link ) that the best method is to do two quick washes...letting the shampoo sit on your head for a long time is ineffective. The first wash will help get rid of any excess dirt/oils and the second wash is to penetrate and allow the shampoo to clean. This works especially well for dandruff shampoos.

That sounds like marketing to make you finish your bottle faster.

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04-14-2012 03:52 PM
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RE: Dandruff
(04-14-2012 03:52 PM)Walnuts Wrote:  
(04-14-2012 03:22 PM)hoops330 Wrote:  I have also read ( sorry no link ) that the best method is to do two quick washes...letting the shampoo sit on your head for a long time is ineffective. The first wash will help get rid of any excess dirt/oils and the second wash is to penetrate and allow the shampoo to clean. This works especially well for dandruff shampoos.

That sounds like marketing to make you finish your bottle faster.

HAHA I never looked at it from that perspective....anyways, it seems to work for me so it is worth a shot
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(04-14-2012 03:22 PM)hoops330 Wrote:  Wash your hair with cool or cold water. The hot water can dry out your scalp...another benefit of cold showers!

I have also read ( sorry no link ) that the best method is to do two quick washes...letting the shampoo sit on your head for a long time is ineffective. The first wash will help get rid of any excess dirt/oils and the second wash is to penetrate and allow the shampoo to clean. This works especially well for dandruff shampoos.

It depends on the level of scaling.

The medicine needs to reach your scalp.

If your scalp is covered in scales/dead skin, then the medicine can't reach the scalp.

If you only have light scaling (a few flakes), then one wash is sufficient.

I had a horrible outbreak, and my entire scalp was covered in dead skin flakes. (It wasn't a few stray flakes. I could peel off dime-sized pieces.)

I had to see a derm to get some stuff to put on your scalp to soften the flakes.

Treatment varies based on severity.
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RE: Dandruff
Wash your hair with mild cleaners like tea tree oil or glycerin. I know white people don't like to put grease in their hair but a little coconut oil, or 100% cocoa butter goes along way to moisturizing the scalp and keeping it supple. Those 2 should help topically.

Internally having crazy Dandruff means your nutrition is off. Hair is dead right - so the topical remedies I talked about are for comfort purposes but the real remedies come from within. Your dermatologist will sell you a pricey cream or pill that won't do much. Tell him/her to polietly fuck off and recommend nutritionl or diet treatments

You have probably herd of beauty pageant girls whom take pre-natal vitamins to get nice skin, teeth, hair. Why? Because these vitamins are many times more potent and strong to feed the mother and the baby. I used to date a pageant girl and she obsessively took these huge pills, it worked tho. Now you don't have to do that i.e take pre-natal pills but there are key vitamins you should be taking to promote a healthy scalp.

Vitamin A - It's easy to take to much in but a general search will tell you if your levels ate off. This deals with proteins in the body and will help with hair and scalp.

Vitamin E - The most important. This anti- oxidant basically lubricates your insides. If you won't proof of how we it works think of almonds. They keep extremely well if not exposed to light. You could keep raw almonds for years and they would still be the same and not rot. Fatty nuts and plants are rich in Vit-E to keep from oxidizing in nature. Taking a high dosage of the stuff will have your flake problem vanish.

B-Vitamins - Promote growth and recovery in your body. Again helps with proteins in the body which is completely what hair is

Vitamin-C - Another anti oxidant. It helps the body absorb and synthesize shit plus is key for tissue and follicles. It helps with Iron absobtion with promotes healthy hair also.

Start with the B and E if no luck up the doses (you should start at double or tripper what the bottle says) with B your body can take in 2-4grans at a time before you piss out extras. For E I remember stuffing down 2 grams no problem. You can shore up 'A' + 'C' with food, if no luck then introduce A and C supplements in high dosages daily.

Don't go waste cash on shampoo or creams. All are a waste and just provide cosmetic temp relief. Follow those tips and your hair and scalp (plus nails, skin, organs) will all be in top shape.
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RE: Dandruff
I use this tea tree oil shampoo, works well for me:

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.a...aram=45897
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I have recently got dandruff/really itchy scalp. First time in my life I can think of. Seems to have coincided with a case of eczema, which I suppose makes sense.

Anyway, was reading that cortizone injections may also help with dandruff, not just eczema. Haven't had the injection myself yet, but if I remember will come back once I have and inform whether it helped with my scalp.
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RE: Dandruff
blast your hair with COLD water at the end of a shower, especially when it's cold outside.

[edit]: blast your hair and SCALP with cold water at the end of a shower
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RE: Dandruff
(04-14-2012 05:04 PM)kosko Wrote:  Internally having crazy Dandruff means your nutrition is off. Hair is dead right - so the topical remedies I talked about are for comfort purposes but the real remedies come from within. Your dermatologist will sell you a pricey cream or pill that won't do much. Tell him/her to polietly fuck off and recommend nutritionl or diet treatments

100% agree.

Wanted to ressurect this thread because I've had very bad dandruff and eczema on my scalp for the last few months and I'm currently recovering.

About a year a go I was talking to a physician who is also a specialist in ayurvedic medicine. His words really stuck with me: "It doesn't matter how "good" or "nutritious" some food or ingredient is. If you cannot absorb it, remove it from your diet. It will do you no good".

I've been experimenting with a lot of foods and protocols since.

On the topic of dandruff, at this point I'm 90% sure the most significant factor was nutrition related - I seem to have an allergy/intollerance to oats. I've recently cut it from my diet for a few days and the dandruff has subsidized very significantly.

This is just a heads up to other guys who might have the same problem and are investing in creams, shampoos and other medication.

Start looking into your diet, the importance of how you personally digest and process each food cannot be understated and it can be related to a plethora of possible ailments.

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RE: Dandruff
Shampoo Brush

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This thing has helped my dandruff issue considerably. It actually allows you to scrub your scalp and remove any flakes that buildup. I still have some flaking but its probably 80%-90% improved.

Use every day with a dandruff shampoo.
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RE: Dandruff
I tend to get it coming off my sideburns where my beard connects to the rest of my hair. Not sure why either
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Buy a shampoo called Selsun. Shake the bottle before use it. Apply a small amount and massage it In you scalp, have it In your hair for 3-4 minutes before you wash it out. Then apply the same amount one more time, massage your scalp with it. By now your hair Will be foaming. Let it just stay like that for 10 minutes before you really wash everything out with water. Hope it helps Smile
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I started getting mild dandruff a while back and it turned out to be scalp psoriasis. If there's anyone who has it, I hope they read this and take away value from it. The protocol described might work for other kinds of dandruff too.

Scalp psoriasis vs seborrheic dermatitis - hard to tell the difference because the symptoms overlap.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-condi...q-20058544

In my case, I knew it was not SD because I used prescription strength ketoconazole shampoo, making sure to let the lather soak in, and saw zero improvement. I additionally got body psoriasis but that's a different story.

Only one treatment actually worked for me I got it from this video featuring a girl who's been dealing with scalp psoriasis for a while (and yes WB):





If you have any kind of dandruff I recommend you watch the video, the girl is cute and has explanations behind all of her ideas.

Summary of the video and what I do:

1. Shampoo = Dr. Bronner's. Wash normally and do not scratch your scalp more than necessary.
2. ACV = conditioner. I douse my head in it after showering and let it sit and dry. This is the major key.
3. Shower = not hot! Warm or cold.
4. Again do not scratch your scalp unless necessary.
5. Hot hemp treatment described in the video. I found this useful and made my scalp feel amazing but it didn't produce meaningful results to justify sitting with a shower cap on for 6-8 hours. I do this when I can but it's not a priority. I did it a few times while sleeping but I think this is what's been causing my recurring styes...
6. Coconut oil = hair gel. Religiously!
7. Shower water filter

At the end of the day, I think the ACV is what's helping my dandruff more than anything. Since I started using it I can finally go outside without coconut oil in my hair and I won't start itching. The girl breaks this down in the video, something about pH of the hair. This would also explain why using a shower filter works, if you remove all the nonsense from your shower water your hair pH will be different. I bought one from Berkey a while back and IMMEDIATELY felt the difference.

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(04-14-2012 01:23 PM)FretDancer Wrote:  Ah I was just gonna start a thread on this. I suffer from what it appears to be an uncurable dandruff, I haven't been to the doctor though.

I've tried everything:

- Wash hair daily.
- Don't wash daily
- Barely wash it
- Anti Dandruff shampoo
- Regular Shampoo

It won't go away. It's not really visible, but when there's alot of heat and sun, it starts to get itchy. And when I scratch, it starts falling off and then its very noticeable.

I would please appreciate help and thoughts on this as well.

Looking back at this post I made in 2012.

I remember I went to the doctor and I was diagnosed with some kind of dermatitis. I also remember that it was very bad, I would run my fingers through my scalp and a shitload of dandruff would fall just like those Christmas glass balls.

The doctor prescribed me a special medical shampoo called Pirimed and told me to wash the hair with it daily for about 2 weeks. I did so and I was amazed that my dandruff was completely gone. I haven't suffered from severe dandruff ever since.

This is the shampoo:

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You might want to look it up and maybe search for shampoos with similar ingredients.

Hope it helps.
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Yes, co-sign. Pirimed contains Pyrithione Zinc and Zinc Oxide, both of which work to control flaking on the scalp. Pyrithione Zinc can be found in most American drug stores in Head & Shoulders:

http://www.headandshoulders.ca/en-ca/hea...ment-works

There are a variety of H&S shoulders products with widely recorded results. I first heard about it on bb.com/misc as people were talking about using it to control body acne. Something about the zinc.

If you're looking for a natural solution, Noble Soap is a great alternative.

http://www.4myskin.com/products/nobleformula.html

Their products have 2% pyrithione zinc. I've used the bar soap which is great because unlike most dandruff products it contains no SLS. Just zinc, shea butter, oils, etc. It's got a strange consistency because of the zinc but I like using it. I found it to control the symptoms but not the root cause. I haven't used their shampoo because it contains SLS.

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Baking soda got rid of any remaining dandruff that I had. I stopped using shampoo a long time go and haven't looked back. I wash my hair with warm or cold water, and then apply baking soda generously and let it sit for a few minutes. My hair looks healthy and shiny - no dandruff.

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Get a big tub of coconut oil from costco, rub in your hair and on your scalp, let it stay for 10 minutes and rinse out. If you want you can add some tea tree oil as well. I have longer hair and get really bad dandruff and this helps quickly.
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