Post # 1
Ok so when the seasons change, I tend to get some flakeage. It’s noticable and very annoying. Mostly on the right side of my head (NO idea why… it’s like 95% there) and along my part. Unfortunately my freaky hair is incapable of changing it’s part…
YES I will eventually head to the derm but the Head & Shoulders isn’t cutting it. Any folk remedies or other products you guys have used and liked? I just don’t have a lot of time off to get to the Derm anytime soon.
Post # 3
- 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
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.
Post # 5
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
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
I use Selsun Blue since Head and Shoulders didn’t work and it was great!
Post # 8
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
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
pine tar shampoo – you’ll smell like a tree but it really works. I like to use this kind
Post # 11
This may be weird, but my SIL said rinsing with vinegar will help. But YUCK, right? Just throwing it out there
Post # 12
@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
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
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
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
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.