Dandruff Help!

My oldest DS has the worst dandruff. We have tried Selsun Blue and Scalpacin, but both are very expensive. Are there any home remedies?

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    My oldest DS has the worst dandruff. We have tried Selsun Blue and
    Scalpacin, but both are very expensive. Are there any home remedies?

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    My girlfriend, whos a hairdresser, told me to use listerine.

    Dee

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    That is way cool. Let's see if we can convince a 15 year old to do that!

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    My daughter has dandruff as well. Head & Shoulder (or store brand)
    has always worked fine for her. But it sounds like your situation
    is worse. My daughter drinks so much water that I can't keep up,
    that hasn't change anything. (Although based on prior posts I wonder
    if it would be worse if she didn't drink so much water.)

    Anyway, here are some home remedies you could try:

    - Shampoo every day, try using the dandruff shampoo with conditioner
    to add moisture

    - Believe it or not massaging the head really good, rather than
    scrubbing like most of us do, will decrease the amount of dandruff

    - When shampooing, leave the dandruff shampoo in for a few minutes
    (maybe while washing the rest of the body) this will give the
    medication in the shampoo to chance to work. If you can convince
    him to leave the shampoo in for a half hour to an hour with a shower
    cap on this would give the shampoo more time to work (what kid would
    do this though)lol

    - DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU HAVE BLOND OR VERY LIGHT HAIR IT COULD
    DISCOLOR IT. But I read somewhere that using a tar based shampoo
    can work (never tried it). Sebutone Tar Shampoo and MG 217
    Medicated Tar Shampoo were mentioned. As the pharmacist if you
    can't find it.

    - Alternate shampoos if one seems to be too harsh on the scalp, you
    certainly don't want anymore damage to the scalp

    - They also sell stuff at the drug store that can be left in
    overnight (requires that shower cap again). Ask the pharmacist.

    I would say if all the tips you get on this site don't work call the
    doctor.

    Good luck,
    Erin

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    Try the blue head & shoulders, and start giving him vitamins with
    lots of selenium.

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    > My oldest DS has the worst dandruff. We have tried Selsun Blue and
    > Scalpacin, but both are very expensive. Are there any home
    remedies?<<

    Hi! This may sound wacky , but just try it for a couple
    months & see what happens.I know that some health food advocates,
    advise not using shampoo or deodorant, so I tried this. I use no
    shampoo or conditioner at all. I only wash my hair with water & then
    only every 3-4 days, at most. I have had what thought was dandruff
    for years , but I think it was from the shampoos. My hair smells
    fine, feels like silk now, compared to extremely dry before& no
    flakes of any kind. This week I had a Dr. appt. so I forgot & used
    the shampoo when bathing, you know it was sitting there & forgot, as
    soon as hair was dry , tons of flakes & it had been nothing for two
    months , with no shampoo.You need to brush your hair each day for
    aboutr 10 minutes to distribute the oils in your hair along with the
    no shampoo. Try it & let me know how it works for your son! Dandruff
    shampoos were always the worst for me. Lisa

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    I don't know if anyone has tried this. But someone told me use head and
    shoulders and purple oinion.you use the blender the head and shoulders and
    purple onion. I cant remember if it has to be refrigerated.Hope my 2 cents work

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    > My oldest DS has the worst dandruff. We have tried Selsun Blue and
    > Scalpacin, but both are very expensive. Are there any home
    remedies?

    Okay, had to write in here as I am catching up on my postings since
    I was gone for a few days.

    I was a liscensed hairstylist for years. There is a difference
    between dandruff and dry scalp. Dry scalp is when the skin flakes
    off in dry white flakes. Usually due to dry skin, poor circulation,
    or hormone changes. For this, dandruff shampoo will only make it
    worse. Some cheaper home remedies are the obvious of drinking lots
    of water, using a mouthwash, sea breeze, my favorite that I use for
    the itch is cider vinegar poured over the hair after you shampoo,
    leave it for a few minutes, then rinse. I promise, the smell you
    detect when you do it is just because you are there. It does not
    stay on the hair. Also, shampooing every day with heavy shampoo
    makes the skin over active. The worst are deep cleaning shampoos
    and a ones with built in moisturizers. Use conditioner at the most
    every third day as it tends to build up. Also, mousse, gel, and
    hair spray are very bad about flaking off as the day goes on,
    especially if you don't wash your hair daily. Which is okay not to
    do. Try switching to water based styling products as well. Alcohol
    is very drying, making the skin flake.

    Dandruff, is different, as instead of the white small dry flakes, it
    is usually larger waxy flakes. If you have dandruff, and you use a
    dandruff shampoo, it may get worse as it starts working before it
    gets better. I have both, so I use Neutragena T/Gel Original about
    every third shampooing. I do not shampoo every day. Then I use
    regular shampoo in between and will rinse with vinegar. I also use
    homemade conditioner once a week to help with manageing my tangles
    and fly aways. To make this, I use 1 cap of Downey to 2 cups of
    warm water. I mix it before I shower, then after I have shampooed,
    twice (that is important to control the flakes as well. The first
    shampoo basically gets the dirt and grime loose, then the second
    application does the cleaning)I will apply the vinegar, then once a
    week I pour the Downey conditioner on, let it sit while I shave my
    legs and such (a few minutes at least) and rinse.

    Also, if you notice that your flakes are mainly around the hair
    line, try using a moisturizer along the hair line.

    Mrs. B.

 

 
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