(Closed) Help! Dandruff! :(

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

According to this article at Target Woman, you should avoid dandruff shampoos containing selenium sulphide or sulfer.  There are some home remedies that you might consider to get rid of the dandruff.  The article suggests the following:

  • Aloe Vera gel is said to cure dandruff.
  • Lime juice is applied to the scalp to control dandruff.
  • Another home remedy is to boil a handful of neem leaves in some water. This can be filtered and used to rinse the hair. The medicinal properties of neem can help you get rid of dandruff.
  • A mixture of vinegar and water applied on the scalp is a home remedy to treat dandruff.
  • Boil a mixture of 4-5 dried thyme and two cups of water for 10 minutes. When the mixture cools down, massage it on the scalp and leave it for half an hour. Wash it afterwards and see the results. You will have a dandruff-free head.
  • You can also soak ground fenugreek seeds overnight in water and massage the paste on the head, leaving it for a few minutes. Wash it afterwards using a mild shampoo.
  • Massage your scalp with a mixture of almond oil and olive oil. Wash and rinse thoroughly. This home remedy can prove effective as a dandruff treatment.
  • Another effective home remedy to get rid of dandruff is to apply pour apple cider vinegar on to the hair and scalp and wrap the hair in a towel. After an hour, rinse and wash your hair thoroughly.
  • Applying flaxseed oil or Vitamin E oil on the scalp at night and washing off in the morning is also known to cure dandruff as well as soothe and nourish the scalp.
  • Adding grapefruit seed extract or tea tree oil to your shampoo is effective in dandruff treatment.

I hope this helps!  I just did a simple google search to find this article, and I don’t have any experience with color treated hair.

Post # 5
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

haha.. rosychicklet beat me to it

Post # 6
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you haven’t seen a dermatologist, I would highly recommend doing so. I thought I had dandruff and it turned out to be a mild case of psoriasis. I got some prescription meds that have definitely helped and she provided guidance as to what sort of other shampoos I should be using. 

Post # 7
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

LOL MegK, that’s what I was going to say.  Try some Psoriasin, it has worked wonders for my scalp, it’s liquid, and it won’t effect your hair color (You apply it with a qtip, you don’t rinse your head with it…)

Post # 8
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had this problem after I died my hair black- and well, dandruff on black shows up VERY well. I went to my dermatologist- I wish I could tell you what it is she gave me, but I don’t remember.

My suggestion: go to the dermo.

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