Post # 1
I have problematic hair. My hairdresser always tells me that she has to walk a fine line when she dyes my hair. A little too much of this, and it turns brassy and a little too much of that and it turns green. I don’t think that this is due to salon incompetence because this has happened with 2 different higher end hair salons and I’ve been going to the same women for years and she is wonderful.
The last time my hair turned funky colors was when I used head and shoulders to try and get rid of a case of what I think is dandruff: scalp is dry, itchy and flacky around my hair line. I never end up seeing the flakes on my clothes or in my hair itself, but if I look at my scalp it is dry and flakey.
I noticed that when I used the head and shoulders, my hair color became brassy, and then when I got it dyed the next time I had some chemical reaction on my head that made the dye very hot and the ends of my hair came apart like they were cotton candy. So, needless to say, I’m a little nervous about trying to cure the dandruff problems with three months until my wedding.
On the other hand, I want to have my hair pulled back from my face, and I don’t want to have a flakey hairline either.
Does anyone know of a antidandruff treatment that is safe to use on colored hair?
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Post # 4
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
haha.. rosychicklet beat me to it
Post # 6
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
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
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.