stubborn dandruff!

Philippines
December 29, 2009 1:05am CST
This dandruff wont go away, I used a lot of different anti dandruff shampoo already for years and nothing worked.. I wanna ask you all Mylotters of how do you manage this stubborn dandruff? what are the anti dandruff shampoo that you used to stop it from coming back? maybe I can use it too so I can say goodbye to this dandruff.. any kind of tips and ideas are welcome.. please do share your tips, I wanna get rid of this dandruff..
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26 responses
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
30 Dec 09
Dandruff can be an unpleasant result of various causes: inside, such as hormones, or outside, such as lack of comb disinfection at the hairdresser. So you must find the cause first going to a specialist. In any case, you may try to do a final rinse, after you have washed your hair, with a solution of one cup of water and one spoonful of vinegar (apple vinegar is better). You can make as much of the solution as you need for a clean. Vinegar has a wonderful effect on the hair: it softens and disinfects.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
First I heard that Vinegar is good for hair..I just got one question though..does it smell to apply vinegar? or the smell goes away?
@LadyDD (519)
• Romania
1 Jan 10
It goes away when the hair is dried and after taking some fresh air. I have not heard anyone to tell me my hair smell like vinegar. In fact it is diluted with water, so not such a strong smell.
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• Philippines
2 Jan 10
oh that's nice to know it doesn't smell..what if I dont have an apple vinegar? any kind of vinegar may do?
@savypat (20245)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Look toward your diet, usually you are getting to much white sugar, flour or fats. If it's not to much it may be to little, in animals we usually have to give more fatty acids in the diet to get rid of this. Most often nothing you can put on the outside of your body will cure this the problem is on the inside.
• Philippines
1 Jan 10
I'm actually a skinny person, I don't even weight 100 pounds.. because I'm not a fan of sweets, carbs or any of the fatty acids..I normally eat veggies and few meats..
@savypat (20245)
• United States
1 Jan 10
Your body is like a machine, when you put the right fuel in it runs well when you don't it doesn't. Your body is shedding waste through your skin, we all do this but when there is to much waste to be shed the skin shows problems, acne, blackheads and dandruff. Look on line for fatty acids and see how you can obtain these from a food that you find acceptable to eat. In our animals we use soy oil, just a small amount needs to be taken to solve the problem In US markets soy oil is often called vegetable oil you have to read the labels, it's one of the cheapest cooking oil available.
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• Philippines
2 Jan 10
yes you are right..I'll take precautions with the food I eat and see how it works..your right with the acne thing, It doesn't show on my face but I got like lots on my back..thanks much
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 09
I was advised by a doctor to use 'Head and Shoulders' or in worse cases use selsun (available in pharmacy) You can try that out.
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• Philippines
29 Dec 09
I've been using head and shoulders for years but it didn't cure any of it..it just let it go away for a day then it comes back again. I used selsun blue also but aside from it dries up my hair it didn't work also
• United States
31 Dec 09
My husband gets dandruff really bad and an itchy scalp, so what he's been using is Denorex shampoo, its similar to the Selsun Blue that was mentioned but I think its a little bit stronger. Its a little more expensive but it works for him, you can find it in the same place the Head and Shoulders shampoo is.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
@walijo2008, I just wanna ask if Denorox doesn't dry hair? I forgot to mention that most anti dandruff I used did dried my hair.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
30 Dec 09
I'm sorry if i don't recommend any because I don't used any shampoo while I take a bath. I just only use regular soap because I feel uncomfortable with my hair if I used shampoo...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
• Philippines
1 Jan 10
oh I wish I can just use soap on my hair but my hair is very difficult to manage, using soap to it wont do my hair any good.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
Well, that really right. Because most women did not use soap while they are taking bath or shower... From were you, my friend?
1 Jan 10
I use Johnsons Baby Shampoo and it seems to have done the trick.
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
yeah! I heard baby shampoo does it since its friendly to the scalp..I'll try it--actually bought one already
@ralphido (843)
• India
1 Jan 10
well.. if you are guy. its simple.. just get your hair trimmed.. then get some henna treatment.. if nothing else. you will get some real smooth hair.. but you will have some real trouble if you are female.. in any case.. henna conditioning may help you.. warning: investments are subject to market risks.. happy mylotting :)
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• Philippines
2 Jan 10
haha--so true with the warning thing..I'm a female, I'll try henna too since henna makes the hair healthy
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
31 Dec 09
I do not get dandruff very often but when I do I use Head and Shoulder and it works great for me.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
nope..doesn't work for me
@kawalnarang (1095)
• Trinidad And Tobago
31 Dec 09
The problem was dry skin in my case,,I use coconut oil to keep it nice and healthy,, an anti-septic called SAVLON ,worked best for me,, a Long time ago there used to be CETAVLON,,,,Savlon used as a shampoo(a very small amount is required ,mixed in water,,use as directed)No dandruff fo me ,OVER 25 years
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
wow! great job! I'll try it..thanks
• India
30 Dec 09
I have been told that dandruff is caused by dryness of scalp. We should put any type of oil at least three hours before washing hair with anti dandruff shampoo. And one should cover with wet towel after washing if possible. I hope it works.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
very simple steps to do..I'll definitely try this..
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
30 Dec 09
Well, i used to have dandruff problems when i'm young.. I did tried alot of shampoos but they are not of much use to me either.. hehe ^_^ IN the end, i cut my hair short, making it easier to wash and handle.. haha =D Over time, the problem was gone, but only till i shave it all, and let it regrow again.. hehe ^_^ BUt for u, i dun think u will wanan do that, for u are a woman!! Maybe u can try to visit those hair care type of specialist and they will be able to help u out ^_^
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
oh thanks but no thanks! lolz..I can never imagine myself bald..haha
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
30 Dec 09
....Hi there angel_of_charm, When I was younger, I remember using Selsum Blue and I think it worked pretty well. If I were you, I would also invest in either doing it yourself or having a professional do it for you. But I think a hot oil treatment every now and then, might make a difference. See if a professional hair person would agree that hot oil would help reduce your problem with dandruff. I hope it does. Take care, have a very Happy New Year.
• Philippines
1 Jan 10
they always say try this and try that but nothing of what they prescribed worked! happy new year!
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
30 Dec 09
Yes, I do get a lot of dandruff too. I have tried washing my hair a lot with soap and even tried the anti-dandruff shampoos like Head and Shoulders. The dandruff just keeps coming back. I will just have to learn to get used to it.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
I hate dandruff, I just have to get rid of it no matter what
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
30 Dec 09
I must admit that I have no solution to this problem and I am herely merley to see what solutions others will come uo with .Like you I have the same nagging dandruff problem my scalp is literally flaking off my head.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
hope the tips above will work for you too
@jackie07 (40)
30 Dec 09
I have this tips you can used Calamansi for your scalf. Just rub the a pair of calamansi on the scalf and leave it for 15 mins, after that rinse it with shampoo and water. Just make sure that you truly rinse your head. thats the thing i do for my scalf. One causes of dandruff is the conditioner mostly if you do not rinse your head/scalf well.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
yea, I cant live without conditioner because if i don't apply some my hair will look frizzy...I tried calamansi but what I don't like is that the sour smell stays even if you shampoo
@cream97 (29163)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Hi, angel_of_charm. I know that Benadryl will work for dandruff problems. Have you ever heard of Scalpcin? This is like a liquid solution that you rub in your scalp to get rid of itchiness and dandruff. You can also try Nizoral. My husband uses this and it helps his scalp out. He has bad dandruff in his scalp. Try Selsun Blue as well. I hope that you are able to get rid of your dandruff problem.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
Hi Cream! How have you been? haven't heard of scalpcin, I think I'll try it out..Tried Nizoral, it actually worked for days but I guess when the shampoo is off the scalp the dandruff comes back..Selsun blue, I tried it and it dries up my hair real bad.
• India
30 Dec 09
My tip will be to use "sunsilk"..................... i am using it and in my case it has worked................ And if "sunsilk" also fails...................... then my tipm will be to consult a hair specialist.....................
• Philippines
1 Jan 10
nope..sunsilk doesn't work for me also just like head and shoulders
@poingly (606)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I just sort of live with it! Haha! But I do try T-Gel, which sometimes works.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
I think I cant live with it, I just hate an itchy scalp and the flakes that keeps on falling which stops me from wearing black..
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
29 Dec 09
After trying lots of different shampoo finally I found Head and Shoulders and it works for me. I am using the purple color one, that works better than other colors. I hope that will work for you too.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
I tried the whole type of head and shoulders but it didn't work for me
• India
29 Dec 09
Hi Angel, Put some curd in a bowl and then mix some lemon juice and honey in it now wash your hair with this mixture and then with normal water and then see the magic.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
I'll try it..thanks for the input
@Sharon38 (1915)
• Jamaica
29 Dec 09
I use a hair oil named "Sulphur 8". It has a "funny" smell but it is really good. Another option is that we use aloe vera in our hair as steam treatment and it helps big time. If you should wash your hair with it on a regular basis it gets rid of dandruff and dry scalp.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 10
I think I'll pass with the smelly thing , I honestly don't like aloe vera, I have a very thick hair which is very hard to manage and aloe vera just makes it more thick..I am trying to have my hair thin..