- March 8, 2007 at 7:42 pm #238289LissKeymaster
> My oldest DS has the worst dandruff. We have tried Selsun Blue and
> Scalpacin, but both are very expensive. Are there any home
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.
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