Re: Dealing with dandruff

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Posted by Just Carol (other posts) on July 29, 2016 at 23:28:46 Previous Next

In Reply to: Dealing with dandruff posted by VinYang on July 29, 2016 at 15:21:28:

: Any advice would be appreciated, my dudes

Well, this dudette can offer some.

I can't vouch for any of these, haven't tried them myself, but some have found that using an apple cider vinegar (acv) rinse helps to control dandruff. Others have found applying Tea Tree Oil to the scalp is also effective.

I can vouch for the fact that washing hair too frequently, encourages sebum production, and if you are prone to dandruff, too much sebum (natural oil your scalp produces) can exacerbate a dandruff condition. Also, be sure you are not applying any conditioners to the scalp. You should always apply heavily on the ends, and sparingly to the roots, never to the scalp.

If you want to do acv, add around 4 TBSP's (1/4 cup) of acv to 3/4 cup of preferably filtered tap water (filtered to remove chlorine). You can also measure out the tap water, place it in an open container, and leave it to sit out for a day, the chlorine will dissipate naturally. After your normal shampooing & conditioning, pour the solution all over your scalp and hair. Wait a minute or two, then rinse. Only do this once a week.

Tea Tree oil can be bought in a liquid suspension, even though it's called 'oil', it isn't oily/greasy. Many bottles come with droppers, so you could dribble it on to your scalp and massage it in with your fingertips. Apply, wait a few minutes, then shampoo/condition as usual. Use sparingly. Alternately, you could add 6 drops to a bottle of shampoo, and wash your hair and scalp with it.

There are also different types of dandruff products, if one doesn't agree with you, you could try another.

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