How I FINALLY stopped my dandruff...

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David

Israel

#1 Feb 10, 2008
Hi -- I have had terrible dandruff problems from the time I was pre-adolescent. It was a source of terrible embarrassment, not to mention great discomfort.

I have tried every type of shampoo, tried changes in my diet -- all to no avail. So what finally worked? It was really simple:

Making sure I wash my hair EVERY SINGLE DAY.

My theory: Dandruff (at least in my case) is an autoimmune response to the oils on the scalp. Hence, when you wash away the oils, the problem stops.

My recommendation:
1) Wash with hot water and shampoo (as opposed to cold water or no shampoo), because these will remove the oils and help loosen any flakes.
2) Vigorously comb out the flakes, rinse, and repeat.
3) Start out by washing the hair twice in a 24-hr period. Do this for 1-3 days.(This is the scalp-healing phase)
4) From then on make sure you wash your hair EVERY DAY.

I literally have never known what it's like to be dandruff-free until now. It is a fantastic feeling to be able to run my hands through my hair and not see ANY flakes falling to the ground. And it didn't require any expensive, specialty shampoos -- just a bit of self-discipline.

I hope this provides some relief to dandrff sufferers out there.

Best of luck, David
Phil

Poulsbo, WA

#2 Feb 21, 2008
You need to try the professional products from Loeschlabs.com . I have been using their products for 20 years. They just came out with a new series called the professional line. Try them and you will not be dissapointed.
Someone

AOL

#3 Apr 1, 2008
Use an organic shampoo that doesn't have perfumy stuff added. Pour some white vinegar over your head and let it sit for a half hour. Rinse in the shower and use shampoo and conditioner. Do this everytime you shower. Within a week (depending on how often you shower) you should feel a difference. Continue for as long as needed.(depending on how bad the dandruff is) You should be healed! It worked for me. And I have black hair so every little flake shows.
Josh

United States

#4 Jul 9, 2008
I'm 16 and have been noticing my dandruff for about 2-3 years. it really sucks having it in high school. I went to a dermatologist and they prescribed me with a special shampoo. it worked well for a while but then my scalped started to become more irritated. I lately started using the Head and Shoulders blue bottle ( it's like an extra strength anti-dandruff shampoo) it has really shown an improvement. So i recomend it. Hope this helped
hilary

Valley Village, CA

#5 Jul 24, 2008
i have had dandruff for about 9 months and have been to the dermatologist twice. he prescribed me clobex, dermasmoothe, and 2% nizoral shampoo, neutrogena t-sal, t-gel. everything worked (except for the neutrogena products), but the day i stopped using whatever product, the dandruff came back. during this time i also noticed an unusual amount of hair falling out in the shower and my hair getting thinner.

desperate, i tried apple cider vinegar as a cure, and i am happy with the results. i have been doing this for about 2 weeks now and i see a major difference. pour some apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle, saturate your hair with it and massage it into your scalp. leave it in for at least 15 minutes, and then wash out with a shampoo that does NOT contain sls (sodium laureth sulfate).

best of luck!

Since: Apr 07

Hastings

#6 Sep 6, 2008
I agree with Josh. I always suffered with dandruff until I started using Head and Shoulders shampoo and conditioner. Now I just use a regular shampoo but if any dandruff appears I switch back to Head and Shoulders.
The conditioner worked great on my 3 year old grandchild who still had cradle cap and for head lice on another child.
http://www.fromtots2teens.com/headlice.html
Shardil

Trinidad and Tobago

#7 Sep 30, 2008
I have had serious flaky dandruff for years!!!i tried almost every shampoo and spent lots of $ by dermatologists!!! Recently, i started using women's 1 a day vitamin(breast and bone health) every day and after 2 weeks i noticed a drastic improvement in my dandruff condition...it's about $13-$16 for 250 tablets bottle...i want to advise all women suffering from dandruff to try it...hope u all had the same results as me :-) and for the guys i hope there is a male equivalent
juan

AOL

#8 Nov 11, 2008
hey did hair fall out too??? email me to juanautentico10@hotmail.com
David wrote:
Hi -- I have had terrible dandruff problems from the time I was pre-adolescent. It was a source of terrible embarrassment, not to mention great discomfort.
I have tried every type of shampoo, tried changes in my diet -- all to no avail. So what finally worked? It was really simple:
Making sure I wash my hair EVERY SINGLE DAY.
My theory: Dandruff (at least in my case) is an autoimmune response to the oils on the scalp. Hence, when you wash away the oils, the problem stops.
My recommendation:
1) Wash with hot water and shampoo (as opposed to cold water or no shampoo), because these will remove the oils and help loosen any flakes.
2) Vigorously comb out the flakes, rinse, and repeat.
3) Start out by washing the hair twice in a 24-hr period. Do this for 1-3 days.(This is the scalp-healing phase)
4) From then on make sure you wash your hair EVERY DAY.
I literally have never known what it's like to be dandruff-free until now. It is a fantastic feeling to be able to run my hands through my hair and not see ANY flakes falling to the ground. And it didn't require any expensive, specialty shampoos -- just a bit of self-discipline.
I hope this provides some relief to dandrff sufferers out there.
Best of luck, David
juan

AOL

#9 Nov 11, 2008
hey when ever u had dandruff did hair fall out too??? plz email me to juanautentico10@hotmail.com
Nina

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#10 Dec 15, 2008
Hi, I've been suffering from dandruff since last 4 years. I've tried Head & Shoulders, Clear, Selsun Blue, Neutrogena and recently Nizoral but unfortunately never worked! This is dry, flaky & itchy type of dandruff. immediately after apllying shampoo, it will getting much more itchy and flaky. Embarassing!!! Anyone can help me out?
Edz

Bolton, UK

#11 Mar 26, 2009
I had dandruff and found an overnight cure for it. Permanently...
I washed my hair with head and shoulders and while it was damp combed in about two inches of Canestan cream. I really combed it it so it was all over my scalp. Following morning washed my hair and the dandruff was gone for good and hasn't returned. I don't have to wash my hair daily anymore and it doesn't itch like mad.
I was talking to someone I knew with the same problem - his was much much worse than mine though. He washed his hair and a couple of hours later the dandruff was back. When I told him what to try in a shocked voice he said "that's the stuff women use for thrush!".
He used it too and overnight his dandruff has gone for good. He's even started to let his hair grow now!
So, Nina. If it works then let us know. Canestan has Clotrimazole 1% as the active ingredient. So that's what you need from the Chemist!
Maxey Thomas

Perth, Australia

#14 Oct 14, 2009
Dandruff is a natural process of the body, so itís a shame that there is so much negativity about it. It can be very embarrassing to have dandruff covering your shoulders as you move about the social world interacting with people, in fact thatís the worst fear many dandruff suffers have, that people will reject them socially for their condition. But many feel burdened by it too since they usually have to pay big dollars for anti-dandruff shampoo that for the most part doesn't really work.
When it comes to scalp treatment, anti-dandruff shampoos make a killing in profit, but what is so wrong about this is that they cost too much, promise a cure that doesn't come and are full of unhealthy chemicals that can damage your scalp. Itís my belief that if dandruff is a natural process then natural oils should be the only true way of combating the issue.
Why not create a home remedy for dandruff from cheap natural oils? Itís better for your scalp and you have complete control over what ingredients are in it so you will know on a gut level that you are doing the right thing for your body.
My favourite home remedy for dandruff is lime juice, simply cover your scalp in lime juice or vinegar for half an hour every day before showering, then shower and rinse your scalp thoroughly. If you continue this everyday eventually you will start to see the results and you can start to feel confident once again.
http://www.dandruff-remedies.org
pop bubbles pop

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Nov 1, 2009
Okay just to let everyone know, I tried Head and Shoulders once and it didnt' work it just made my hair oilier :p
It may have worked for some people but for others not so much. I can't wait to try your idea Daivd!
Too True
Bubbles
scott

UK

#16 Jun 7, 2010
i have had dandruff for the past year now and cant get rid of it. i have tried every shampoo there is. so in the end what i did was shaved my head completely and used moisturizer cream 2 times a day. get a shower cap and pull it with cream and olive oil and leave in over night. i know its not a good thing to be bauld but trust me it workes now i am dandruff free hope it helps you guys
medicinal man

Peterborough, UK

#17 Jun 9, 2010
juan wrote:
hey when ever u had dandruff did hair fall out too??? plz email me to juanautentico10@hotmail.com
i have hair falling out to you can clearly see hair loss, i am using nyzoral shampoo atm to see if it makes a difference.

Since: Aug 10

Islamabad, Pakistan

#19 Aug 27, 2010
My dandruff was removed by the usage of this home remedy: Make a mixture of egg,yougurt and oil and make a layer of it on your head and leave for half hour,then wash it with some good anti-dandruff shampoo.Besides done massage of olive oil after every one day. In this way I have seen a visible improvement in my dandruff problem.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#20 Jan 13, 2011
Jeez - I've tried three things from this thread and other suggestions from another website - and the problem persists.... Still looking for a solution. This is embarrassing. I already hate New York in the winter, but this makes it just ridiculous.
Silver

Hardegarijp, Netherlands

#21 Apr 28, 2011
It is hard to manage ZeldaZonk, seems you can't reaaly get rid of it:
http://www.mformetro.com/personal-care/24-bod...

Since: Apr 11

New York, NY

#22 May 4, 2011
Zelda,

I had your same problem!! What I SWEAR by is the Shielo Hydrate line. You can find it at the link below. You can go wrong with this one for your problem:

http://www.shielo.com/products/hydrate.html
ELOC

West Palm Beach, FL

#23 Jul 19, 2011
Suffered from extremely itchy, oily dandruff for years and finally I went with the idea that dandruff is a blend of genes and a fungal infection of the scalp. When I first heard the idea that the culprit was fungus, the remedy was supposedly rinsing with Listerine mouthwash. Did not work for me but went with the general logic. Then, I started to read the main ingredient in different over the counter dandruff shampoos. For the most part, the two separate ingredients were salicylic acid (also main ingredient in acne soaps) and pyrethicone (head and shoulders active ingredient). Either or. So I bought a bottle of each (garnier just came out with a dandruff line) and rotated between the two every other day. Pyrethicone one day, then two days later, salycilic acid and so on. I have been itch free since which leads to flakelessness. This cycle works for me. Hope it does for you too. Best of luck.

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