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 Post subject: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:59 am 
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I've got it bad. Been using Nizoral twice a week for almost a month and have noticed some improvement but not enough. I mean these are big asparagus flakes. Help!


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:14 am 
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I don't know if it's vegan-friendly or not but I used to use Neutrogena's T-Gel shampoo; it worked really well.


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:27 am 
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It doesn't smell so pretty but Lush's Soak and Float shampoo bar really works. I'd heard before that eating ground flax helps with it. I haven't taken my Omega3 sup or eaten much flax/hemp lately and I have definitely noticed more dandruff, so maybe there's something to that.

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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:50 am 
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Home Health Everclean shampoo works really well for my husband


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:31 pm 
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I've got dandruff too. Anyone know of a no-poo solution?


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:48 pm 
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I always have mild dandruff, but when the weather changes I get SUPER dandruff. I usually use a cotton ball to apply apple cider vinegar+water (approx 1:1 ratio) to my scalp and leave it on for an hour or so before washing my hair.
Sometimes I do no-poo and use baking soda wash followed by an ACV rinse, but I usually just wash with some super mild unscented shampoo (Jason brand) with a couple drops of castor oil mixed in to make my coarse hair soft. The ACV scalp treatment is not a cure, but it sure does keep my dandruff at bay. I usually do it once a month, and once a week at most during the really bad, super flaky weather changing time (like now).
I don't really know how it makes the dandruff easier for me to control, but I think it helps to get the dead skin off the scalp easier...


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:32 pm 
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Question: how do y'all define dandruff? I was always told that dandruff is the yellow stuff that sticks to your scalp. But I've heard other people define it as the white flakey stuff, which to me is only dry skin.

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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:55 pm 
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Aveda Scalp Benefits shampoo + conditioner. It will go away with that, I promise.

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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:02 pm 
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I really like the Avalon Organics tea tree oil shampoo & conditioner. It works for me, and I have always had really bad dandruff.

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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:07 pm 
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Thanks for all the replies. I'll give em a go. Another question, should I be combing my hair before wetting it to loosen stuff or does that just make it worse? I'm mean I've turned into one of those gross people who are constantly picking at their scalp.


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:35 am 
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Veglicious wrote:
It doesn't smell so pretty but Lush's Soak and Float shampoo bar really works.



THIS. Seriously.

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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:40 pm 
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walrus wrote:
Question: how do y'all define dandruff? I was always told that dandruff is the yellow stuff that sticks to your scalp. But I've heard other people define it as the white flakey stuff, which to me is only dry skin.


I'm pretty sure yellow flakes that stick to your scalp is actually seborrheic dermatitis.


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:28 pm 
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there is a jason brand drandruff shampoo that works great!


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:16 pm 
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Coconut oil works for me. I warm it up, put it on my hair and scalp and leave it on for a couple of hours and then wash it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:35 pm 
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fupapack wrote:
there is a jason brand drandruff shampoo that works great!


Oh yeah, I use that sometimes, when my dandruff seems to be SUPER bad. I forgot about that stuff because it's hiding in my cabinet somewhere.
Plus, it's good for those with seborrhoeic dermatitis, too, I think?


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:58 pm 
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joyfulgirl wrote:
I've got dandruff too. Anyone know of a no-poo solution?


apple cider vinegar rinse


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:08 pm 
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ScooterDiva wrote:
I don't know if it's vegan-friendly or not but I used to use Neutrogena's T-Gel shampoo; it worked really well.

This is the only thing that works for me. Last time I had it bad (and it was really bad) I used this until it was gone completely. Then I stopped washing my hair so often, now use shampoo with very few ingredients, and stopped using conditioner. It hasn't come back so far...


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:47 pm 
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an old coworker said nuetrogena is vegan but i have no way of corroborating this


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:24 am 
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Anny wrote:
Coconut oil works for me. I warm it up, put it on my hair and scalp and leave it on for a couple of hours and then wash it out.


same here.

even the gentle of gentle shampoos strips your hair of oil and that can lead to dry a scalp. when i want to cleanse my hair i put warm coconut oil in my hair, sit under a heating cap and "wash" it out with conditioner. in addition to giving up shampooing, eating ground flax seeds definitely helped. i don't know the science behind it but my hairdresser suggested it and now i'm dandruff free


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:53 am 
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It's not an instant fix, but I've read that having more vitamin e and/or more oil in your diet helps decrease dandruff. (If it's the dandruff that is just white flakes.)

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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:45 pm 
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How often do you do the coconut oil thing?


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:56 pm 
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Who? wrote:
How often do you do the coconut oil thing?


i've found that every two weeks works for me so that might a good starting off point and you can increase/decrease as needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Thanks! I'm going to give that a go this weekend in addition to the shampoos. It's never been this bad before. I think I have to cut out styling products as I think it's just adding to the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Dandruff
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:24 pm 
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waxwolf wrote:
Veglicious wrote:
It doesn't smell so pretty but Lush's Soak and Float shampoo bar really works.



THIS. Seriously.


Snake oil bar.

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