Post # 1
Apologies for the giant close-up of my head!
I hope you bees can help. I don’t think this is dandruff because it isn’t everywhere, it’s literally in the first centimetre or so of the very front of my hair. I get very dry flaky skin on my forefead, and it seems to extend juuuust into my hairline. It’s awful 🙁 I’ve tried anti-dandruff shampoo from the doctor’s – nothing. Do you think it’s made worse with me dying my hair?
Post # 3
If it’s only in the front, not all over like you said, I wouldn’t blame the dye. But maybe the shampoo isn’t rinsed well enough there…. I have to put my “face” in the shower so I can rinse the front of my hair properly. (Just a suggestion)
Post # 4
@happyface: Hmmm. You think the shampoo would do that? My hair is also very long, I’m wondering if I should chop it all, don’t know if that might help?
Post # 5
how long has it been like that?
It’s definitely dry skin, not dandruff. Is there a possibility your hair was pulled back and you got a slight sunburn?
Use a moisturizing shampoo
Post # 6
It seems like it’s just build up. & it’s normal. But I’d reccomend only washing hair every other day (or less), and once a week use a claryfing shampoo, and a deep conditioner. Remember that shampoo rips away all the natural oils our body creates to self-moisturize.
I have dandruff every once in a while too. Once it got bad, so I went on a 6 month no-shampoo strike, and I saw that just by using natural alternatives to shampoo(basking soda, vinegar, conditioning masks like guac, honey, EVOO, natural oils), my hair was getting cleaner, growing faster, and shinier!
Try it for a week or so, It might do the difference!
Post # 7
You are all giving me a lot to think about! I currently use Pantene clarifying shampoo. I never condition because my hair gets greasy if I look at it the wrong way! It’s been like this for at least a year, I think. I do try and put some moisturiser on it, but it works for about two minutes. My hair is naturally very fine and thick. It’s definitely not sunburn!
Post # 8
@Mrs.SleepyKitty: Hi! I’ve got exactly the same problem! And it’s been like that for the last 6 months or so.. Did you manage to find any solution? Btw. do you remember how did it start? Did it spread gradually? Ta!
Post # 9
@Gazel: Don’t be afraid to go to the doctor for scalp issues. I don’t want to gross you out (it’s actually not that big of a deal), but sometimes dandruff-like conditions, or feeling like your scalp is suddenly very sticky/your hair is gummy and you have some flakes, means that you have a fungus on your scalp. This happened to my sister. You can even get a fungus from sharing a hairbrush with someone who has it…..
but anyway, all it takes is some prescription anti-fungal shampoo and it’s all fixed up. Sadly, my sister waited almost a year before going to the doctor (trying all kinds of clarifying shampoos and homeade concoctions) when all along she could have gone to the doctor and gotten the prescription much sooner.
Post # 10
If it’s just at your hairline, it may be product you’re using on your face causing it. Do you use any facial cleansers or masks that may overlap your hairline?