I live out west, and my scalp is soooooo dry. What do you all use to combat this? Please help! Haha.
My whole life, I’ve had various hair problems. Up until 2 years ago, I went through a period where I had incredibly healthy hair that had pretty good volume. However, the past few years my hair condition has gotten worse and nothing I try really works in helping it.
My hair has now become really fine and I have a lot of hair fall. The past year I also developed dandruff, it doesn’t itch but there are white spots all over my scalp, and it isn’t too major but still a bit visible. My hair gets very frizzy after I wash it and gets greasy after 2 days of not washing it. I visited a dermatologist few months ago, who gave me a serum, shampoo and vitamins for my hair, none of which helped majorly. I also recently started eating healthier, which made my hair fall reduce but other than that, nothing else has changed much.
How do I get rid of these problems and get healthier hair? Nothing I do seems to work and it looks so bad most of the time. For my hair routine, all I do is use shampoo and conditioner twice a week and I also use a serum every day. I don’t use any hair products and usually leave my hair to air dry. What do I do to get healthier and thicker hair, and also get rid of my dandruff and hair fall?
I never thought I’d find a conditioner that sounds so perfect for my needs. I’ve recently tried salicylic acid shampoo to help my scalp issues (mainly clogged pores/grits and acne), but moving away from mainly cowashing has made my hair extra greasy.
I just discovered and ordered RE-fresh. It’s antidandruff conditioner with salicylic acid, and no silicones. Depending on which one you buy, some bottles also include sea salt, witch hazel, and apple cider vinegar. This stuff sounds amazing.
Curious if anyone else has tried it. If not, I’d be happy to report back.
I keep my hair really short and when I scratch my scalp, it's like a snowstorm. My eyebrows have dandruff too.
Ok hear me out: I had the same problem and it was endlessly frustrating. I kept hearing my scalp needed time to adjust, etc, etc. but it did not ever “adjust.” I tried cowashing, I’ve only used curly girl products for probably a decade but no matter what I did my hair was oily and smelly (only I could smell it, per my SO but still! Ew!) by day 3.
I never noticed flakes so I never considered a dandruff shampoo but I would get an oily buildup on my scalp. This is what prevented me from being able to extend my wash days. I gave one a try and I just made it to day 4 and no smell, no build up, hair reasonably oil free. I only wash with a dandruff shampoo maybe once a week to every couple of weeks. My hair is soft and healthy. Better than it’s been in a long time.
If this sounds like you give it a try. Worst case you wasted $10 and risked a bad hair day. Best case, you find the missing piece like I did.
I’m using either a prescription strength ketoconizole 2% shampoo or this stuff: https://www.neutrogena.com/products/haircare/tsal-therapeutic-shampoo-scalp-build-up-control/6809650.html
I will add some deep conditioner on top of my normal conditioner when I use the dandruff shampoo to account for any extra dryness but it hasn’t been an issue.
Hope it helps someone :)
Since it was the 90’s he was probably rocking the Herbal Essence.
This is also why Sisko shaved his head.
The feeling of scratching your head and watching white flake dusts fall to the ground is super satisfying! Whenever I take a shower, I wash everything but my hair so it’s gets dry. Whenever I’m stressed doing homework, I scratch my head and watch the dandruff fall off, it’s even more satisfying cuz my laptop is matte black and the white flakes stick out so hard, it’s super amazing. I laugh whenever I see products like Head and Shoulders because I know those companies won’t get a cent out of me. I don’t care if I get a disease or sum, people do crack or smoke for their own pleasures, I like scratching the dandruff of my head. Also the physical feeling of the dandruff bump, all of it built up just to watch it all fall down. It feels good scratching the chunk off, it’s pleasuring to my brain and fingers, fuck the lottery, I’m scratching my own jackpot
Anyone else agree? Or nah...
For 30+ years, I have had hair that NEEDED to be washed in Nizoral and Head & Shoulders, pretty much every day or two, or I would get chronic itching, even sometimes bleeding on my scalp.
I thought I'd go a few days without such shampoo, and just a gentle regular family shampoo, and NO dandruff.
Given this is something that made me feel down in the past, this is just one more reason why Keto with some I.F. rocks.
I had severe dandruff all my life. Now I read a post here which might help me.
So can anyone please help me in choosing an anti-dandruff shampoo.
I have not-too-fine wavy hair, scalp get oily after 3-4 days of shampooing.
My hair is fabulous but my scalp is not. Even while using antidandruff shampoo it just builds up and takes a loooong time to clean with my fingernails because of my long hair. Is there a way to get rid of it faster rather than scratching all over?
Just picked up some nizoral and going to start using this as soon as possible. Would love to get rid of this stuff as soon as possible.
I gave up zero waste skincare and body care products after nearly 2 years of allowing them to fuck up my skin, so I decided to at least decrease my environmental impact by using shampoo and conditioner bars — but that didn't work out, too.
I was using zero waste SLS-free vegan liquid shampoo and conditioner, and my hair was doing well. But now I got dandruff, itchy scalp, and hair fall after using shampoo and conditioner bars.
I tried many local (Philippines) brands, even low-ph bars, to no avail. I don't want to use the SLS-free vegan liquid shampoo and conditioner I previously used because I found out they don't have preservatives despite being water-based products. They're also not FDA-registered.
Has anyone tried these shampoos?
Can you please tell me about your experience with them? Or can you please recommend an SLS-free vegan shampoo and conditioner that could help me?
I've always had dandruff, but recently noticed it is just completely gone. Where I could normally just shake my head and see flakes slowly floating off my scalp, now there is nothing even if I scratch my scalp with my nails. So what happened? I didn't just switch shampoos, all I did was start taking care of my hair.
I got a haircut I really loved last week and that drove me too look into proper care and styling to keep it looking good. I stopped washing my hair everyday and started washing once every three days, I also started conditioning every morning and really digging my fingers into my scalp for a good minute or so with both conditioner and when I shampoo. I coat my hair with a bit of argan oil before blow-drying and use a good amount of styling product that goes throughout the hair and directly on the roots/scalp.
I don't know if which of these thing helped clear up my scalp, but thats all I changed. I don't know if it'll stay clear if I keep this routine up but I hope it will. I don't know if this would work for anyone else, but I hope it does.
Good luck, I'll post updates if anything changes.
Almost 10 weeks along and within the last 2 weeks I've developed an insane amount of dandruff, especially towards the front of my scalp. Anyone else experiencing this? Is this common? I rotate between shampoos so I don't believe they are the problem.. and have not had an issue like this in over 10 years but then suddenly out of nowhere. My husband thought I still had snow in my hair when I came inside-- the flakes are that big. Safe shampoo recommendations?
I have 3a hair and I’m doing 180 straight hair waves and I have a lot of dandruff, I have been trying everything from washing my hair 3 times a week and leaving my Durag on for long periods of time. If there’s anyway I can help it, it would help. My hair looks like the sky that how bad it is. If you could link me the products to buy it would help too.
I have lots of dandruff, to the point whenever I like move my head at all, it looks like a blizzard. It's really annoying and makes me feel self conscious, anyone got any advice to get rid of it, or at least lessen it?
Been trying it out for a few weeks with shampooing once a week and its gone from nothing to snowing when I so much as run my hand through it.
i have been dealing with dandruff for my entire life and i want it to stop. fuck
I have very itchy and flakey hair and drives me nuts. Will try anything lol
im suffering from a very hard flake of dandruff and builds up very rapidly im using tgel but its only recomended 2x a week and i have also psoriasis(i notice maybe because it occurs after the build up) and i dont want my scalp gets immune to the coal tar when im only targeting the build up.
can you recomend any product that can remove the dandruff build up without drying my scalp?
Obviously this doesn’t apply to everyone but it does me lmao
I get flaky red skin on my face and scalp and it is exacerbated by diet. If I eat sugar I notice that makes it bad.
My dad has the same skin issue and he buys this expensive supplement that apparently helps his skin. I noticed it had probiotics in it. I recently got a cheap bottle of probiotics at Walmart, on a night I ate ice cream. Normally I would wake up to flaky skin but to my surprise it was gone. I’m rubbing my head now and nothing is falling out. I used to make it snow! My skin on my face would get flaky and when I scratched it, it would break and bleed. Also the sun would make the skin on my face blotchy and red. Now with the probiotics my skin seems to be better protected. The sun is giving me a nice tan now and many of the blemishes and redness are gone.
I am pretty surprised at how well probiotics work for dandruff and red flaky skin. My skin looks and feels better. I got a bottle at Walmart for $4 to test it out but I will be sticking with them. Always been skeptical of probiotics especially the non refrigerated ones.
Hello as the title suggests I need help with beard dandruff. I’ve got beard oil,beard shampoo,beard exfoliating. Or nothing in my beard.. it just dumps a ton of dandruff and idk how to get rid of it
Hi all, I’m 56, male and always been plagued with dry scalp/dandruff (I don’t know the difference). I’ve tried every shampoo going from Head & Shoulders through to mild organic SLS free and still suffered badly.
In early December I went Water only. I ‘wash’ my hair in the shower in warm water, massaging my scalp. Have to say my hair feels great but after two months of total no-poo I still have a flaky scalp and it’s driving me crazy?!
Clearly can’t be the shampoos that was causing the problem so what is it? I now have a very short no.2 cut but whether long or short, the problem is the same.
I use a boar bristle and the debris that falls from my scalp is just ridiculous, I’m surprised I still have a head!!
Anyone with any thoughts I’d love to hear. Thanks for reading.
Has anyone tried out these shampoos for dandruff and oily scalp? And what were you experiences with them? Thanks!
- Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal shampoo
- Christophe Robin Purifying Scalp Scrub with Sea Salt
- Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Happi Scalp™ Scrub
- Goop G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo
My scalp has gotten heavily dandruff ridden lately (I take a shower everyday). I have spirally curly hair. Kindly suggest a shampoo that'll get rid of the dandruff without a funky smell and won't dry out my hair.
I swear, it feels like it's snowing sand...smh
I’ll be honest here, i’ve had hygiene issues for about 2 years now. I used to be pretty normal in that department but depression basically caused me to severely neglect my hygiene (and quarantine did not help). I’ve had dandruff for a while now and i just want to get rid of it, its disgusting and it really doesn’t help my current mental state. In general i feel like if i start making an effort to be more clean i’ll head towards being un-depressed or something. So what should i use? I’ve read that coal tar shampoo works pretty well but is that true? Or should i avoid that and go for something else? Thanks in advance.
Edit: By the way i feel like i should mention that my scalp is VERY oily and not dry, if that makes any difference in what i should use.