January 25, 2007 6:52am CST
My friend has dandruff. She says she has tried out almost all the anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market, but none of them seem to work. Do you think stress can also be a reason? Is it true that having dandruff is sometimes due to the lack of oxygen in the brain? If ever these aren't true.. Can you possibly recommend an anti-dandruff shampoo that actually works? Thanks very much.
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25 Jan 07
i got several remidies... most of them are homemade remedies.. they are: Add 6-8 drops of lemon juice to an egg. Beat well and apply on your hair followed by washing with a herbal shampoo. Use a very mild shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week. Make sure to rinse out the conditioner thoroughly. Amla, shikaki powder mixed with curd is a good conditioner and should be made use of. Massaging with aroma oils once a week reduces hairfall and makes them soft and silky. Rosemary oil and titri oil can also be used. Mix curd, lemon and mustard oil, apply gently on hair and wash your head after about half an hour. Add few leaves Hibiscus(China rose) to a glass of water. Heat it. The juice of a lime should be squeezed in the sieved mixture and it should be applied to the hair before shampooing. Take amla (100gm), shikaki (100gm), brahmi booti (10gm), shilajit (1/2 gm), anaarchhilka (20gm), bhringraj (10 gm). Soak them overnight in an iron utensil. Blend and make a paste. Apply well into the scalp. Keep it for 1-2 hours and wash it off with warm water. The oil from the amla, prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil, is a hair tonic for enriching hair growth and prevent hair loss Use lavender or lemon shampoo if your hair are oily and if dry, use titri oil or rosemary shampoo too Rinse hair with lemon juice or vinegar Soak a towel in hot water and squeeze lightly. Cover your hair with this for 10 minutes and do try this for almost a week. Squeezed lemons can be soaked overnight and the water can then be used to clean the hair Dry peels of lemon and oranges should be used. This will maintain soft and silky hair and also removes dandruff from the scalp. Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily and have a high protein diet with plenty of fruits,vegetables and dairy products. Two tablespoons of fenugreek (methi) seeds soaked overnight in water. The softened seeds should be grounded into a fine paste in the morning and applied over the scalp & left for half an hour and then washed thoroughly. This is highly affective to remove dandruff. Mustard oil boiled with heena (mehndi) leaves is useful for the healthy growth of hair.
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25 Jan 07
hey fren, i got some information for you which might be of help to you. Dandruff & Stress Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, can indeed increase with stress -- regardless of whether the stress is caused by a negative event, such as losing a job, or a positive one like getting married. The good news is that dandruff responds readily to treatment, and with a little attention, it's easy to keep it under control, regardless of your stress level. Dandruff is a scaling of the scalp that results in visible flakes of skin, especially along the hairline. Sometimes dandruff is confused with dry skin (flaking caused by peeling sunburn on the scalp), or psoriasis, a chronic skin disease that causes fairly prominent scaling. If you suspect your problem may be something other than ordinary dandruff, check with your doctor before you try to treat it. Surprisingly, even though dandruff is extremely common, we really don't know what causes it. Nor has a cure been found. We're also unsure of how exactly stress can make dandruff worse. But don't fret; current treatments are extremely effective. I'd recommend using a dandruff shampoo containing the active ingredient pyrithione zinc (such as Head and Shoulders, Denorex, or Pert Plus Dandruff Shampoo). Other such shampoos (for example, Selsun Blue) contain the active ingredient selenium sulfide, which is equally effective but can be more irritating to the skin. Apply the shampoo twice a week and be sure to leave it in your hair for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing to allow the active ingredients time to work. I recommend using an egg timer, because most people underestimate the waiting time. Don't stop using the shampoo when the dandruff clears up. You'll need to continue using it twice a week to suppress the flaking. Dandruff occasionally requires a prescription treatment, so if you find your case does not respond to the shampoos after a few weeks, visit your primary-care doctor or dermatologist. Finally, don't feel embarrassed -- almost everyone experiences dandruff to some degree. If stress is a big problem in your life, talk to your physician about counseling or other activities to take the edge off, like exercise or meditation. Maybe these pursuits will help your scalp, too.
25 Jan 07
I'm not sure if either of these are true, could be the case. I always find my dandruff is much worse in the winter, and I believe this is due to my skin drying out more this time of year. I have tried many different shampoos and haven't really found any that I would recommend. If it is really bad and bothers her, she could always go to the doctor and get a prescription shampoo. I have heard these do work, although I've never tried them myself.
• United Arab Emirates
25 Jan 07
Ive heard that eating a lot of bananas cause dandruff. Tell her to try getting a hot oil massage done. Its great for the hair and you feel super too! I always reckoned that head and shoulders did an immaculate dandruff cleaning job. but it depends on your skin type too. If all else fails consult a dermatologist I think if you lacked oxygen to the brain, ud have more things to worry about than dandruff!:) Cheerz
26 Jan 07
I also had dandruff, and head and shoulders really works for me. If I stop using it, dandruff just comes back. Where did you get that info about banana can cause dandruff. That makes me stop and think because I eat banana regularly. This is unfair for banana because its one of the healthiest fruit. hehehe =)
• United States
26 Jan 07
to get dandruff under control wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda vigorusly into your scalp. rinse throughly adn dry. do this everytime you normally wash your hair, but only use baking soda not shampoo. you hair may get dried out at first. but after a few weeks your scalp will start producing natal oils, leaving your hair softer and free of flackes.
26 Jan 07
Prod -- hahahaahhahahha You really make me laugh. LOL. I hope your remedy works! I just feel a bit ticklish about baking soda --- I can see the scalp rise into full baked cake. hahahahhahaah. Sorry , no offence please. SMILE :D
29 Jan 07
Dandruff is one of 2 things.. it's either dried soap still left on the scalp, or it's dry skin. First, she's going to have to find out what is causing hers. If it's dried shampoo still left on the scalp, then it's not going to matter what kind of shampoo she uses, she's going to have to rinse her hair better and scrub her scalp well while rinsing. If it's dry skin, there are a few things that she can try. Neutrogena has a good dandruff shampoo, as does Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Nizoral is a good one too. If her dandruff is due to dry skin, and nothing she tries works, what she can do (my dermatologist recommended this) is about an hour before she goes to wash her hair, massage a good lotion into her scalp. Something like 'St. Ives Intensive Healing' or another good lotion. Leave this on her hair, and then wash. The lotion will help moisturize, and lift the dry skin, that will come out while she rinses.
28 Jan 07
I'm not sure if it is available is available in your place but when my scalp dried, I was advised by my hairdresser to use Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Therapy Dandruff Shampoo, or you can also use the dandruff shampoo of Kerastase. You can probably purchase them from salons there.
26 Jan 07
yeah stress is one of the reason but stress alone is not the reason. Even pollution is one. 1.Washing the hair for every 2-3 days with NIZORAL shampoo is good. 2.& before every wash masaging your hair with oil is recomended.this is gives a gr8 releif from mental tensions..stress... 3.can apply henna with lemon. this is also a best solution for it . 4.can also apply curd mixed with MENTHI.
26 Jan 07
nizerol people say is best.taking head bath everyday can to a certain level control if dandruff is mild.but best is to seek a dermetologists help.you must intake medicine to get a complete cure.otherwise no matter what shampoo you use , you can never irradicate dandruff.
26 Jan 07
it just so happen that your scalp is dry and u r using diffirent kind of shampoo thats very high in formula that u think that it would be best remedy in your scalp. before using any shampoo check up your scalp first. I hope these simple would fit for you coz at home im doin these when i noticed that my hair and scalp is dry i've been using since i was i garde school *** use coconut milk put in a bowl then section hair with the comb with the tip of your finger put some amount of coconut milk on your scalp then massage it to absorb the milk all over you scalp last your hair cover your shoulder with bath towel so that you dont have a mess. Leave if for 30 mins. then after rinse it with a normal shampoo (that you use regular dont changeable in using shampoo it also a cause of dundruff.) ***if you do that today tomorrow if ur going to take a bath dont shower your hair. I mean wet your hair alternate. It also causes of drying hair and scalp. *** use coconut milk at least twice a week.
26 Jan 07
I think you should try a virgin coconut oil with drops of calamansi. Put it 1 hour before you take a bath. It is very effective to my friends dandruf and I hope it would be very effective to you. If you cant find virgin oil just use and coconut oil.