(Closed) This is awkward… Dandruff?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Have you tried Neutrogena T/Sal shampoos? It’s expensive stuff, but it worked for some friends.

Post # 4
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yep… I get it BAD… Head and Shoulders deff doesn’t do it for me. Try Neutrogena T-Gel or T-Sal… The T-Gel spells terrible, but works better than the T-Sal.. it’s the only thing that has ever worked for me… and I’ve been to more than one derm!

Also, sometimes your body can build up a tolerance to the shampoo so you need to switch it up… I have a couple different brands of dandruff shampoos with different active ingredients that I rotate every few months.

Good luck!


Post # 5
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I go to an Aveda salon and the last two times I’ve gotten my hair done they told me I have dandruff. So I finally bought their Scalp Benefits shampoo, conditioner and leave in scalp treatment and it’s been working really well. It’s expensive, but I figured worth the price since you can’t show up to work with dandruff!

Post # 6
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use this shampoo: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B2L19U/ref=rcx_subs_dp  and it’s helped.  Also, I noticed that really massaging my scalp with the tips of my fingers when I shampoo makes a difference as well.  I tried the T-Gel, but couldn’t stand the smell.  This one smells fine.

Post # 7
3066 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I use Selsun Blue since Head and Shoulders didn’t work and it was great!

Post # 8
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

Is it dandruff or could it be dry scalp?  My mom was a hairdresser, and she told me that people sometimes think they have dandruff and they really have dry scalp-therefore dandruff shampoos don’t work! 

Post # 9
1637 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I recently started having this same problem! I completely threw out all my old shampoo & conditioner and bought organic since it is free of silicones, parabens, chemicals etc It’s Beauty Without Cruelty’s Rosemary Mint Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner. You can get it cheap at VitaCost.com. TeaTree helps with scalp problems.

Also after doing tons of research & trial/error I found that cold pressed jojoba oil works AMAZING. My dandruff was gone in 1.5 days with this put directly on the scalp after shampooing/conditioner then going to bed. I got up the next morning and my scalp was clear and flake free. You can also get this from VitaCost.com…just make sure it is cold pressed jojoba, works better than normal jojoba oil.

Good luck, this stuff worked wonders for my scalp and hair!

Post # 10
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

pine tar shampoo – you’ll smell like a tree but it really works. I like to use this kind

Post # 11
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

This may be weird, but my SIL said rinsing with vinegar will help. But YUCK, right? Just throwing it out there

Post # 12
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@ejs4y8: True. Apple Cide Vinegar especially. It’s not 100% vinegar, though. It should be diluted.

I’ve also heard good things about aloe vera juice.

Post # 13
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I second the tea tree oil. And whatever you do, DO NOT use Head & Shoulders. My hairdresser said that it’s so bad for you, she can set a perm with it.

Post # 14
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My derm prescribed a mineral oil and salicylic acid mix.  9 parts mineral oil, 1 part salicylic acid.  Shake it up, apply it to the scalp and let it sit there for a while.  Helped me out.

Post # 15
1987 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I use to have dandruff REALLY bad. The only thing that has helped me is the Trader Joe’s NOURISH Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner.

I also tried J.A.S.O.N Dandruff Shampoo which helped some, but not as good as the Trader Joe’s shampoo.

Post # 16
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Have you tried the Intensive Treatment version of Head and Shoulders (Dark blue bottle)? I use it occasionally to keep my scalp in check and it works much better than the normal kind.

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