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Hair and dandruff problems- What got rid of /improved yours?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Well let me start off by saying I have long thick hair. My hair is 2-3 inches below my bum(curly and gets dry easily). I used to wear hairspray everyday and I only wear one hairstyle, but now I dont use hairspray anymore(2 years)(still use occasionaly). I used to think that when I scratched my hair and found white stuff, that it was hairspray(which probably half of it was) but now since I don't use it and still have gunk on my scalp, I have confirmed that it is dandruff. I stopped using shampoo and conditioner about 3-5 months ago and and I only wash my hair once a month or even fewer imes than that(I have done that even before knowing about no poo-maybe since I was 14). The last time I washed my hair I used a shampoo bar on my scalp only and it seemed to clear the dandruff for about 2 weeks and then I started seeing the gunk again. What can I do to get rid of this disgusting dandruff that I deal with? I can scratch my scalp and find so much dandruff under my nails. I also tired onion and garlic on my scalp, which also worked but I only kept up with it for about 3 days so thats probably why. Please don't make fun of me guys lol like some of you who use shampoo might do. After going paleo I have not noticed any differences by the way. I am going to be washing my hair today so can any of you give me suggestions as to what worked for you?

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I see what your saying about my hair needing to be wet more, I might try that. I have always had long hair, and so does my mother lol(longer than mine), I can definitely wash it more often if it meant no more/less dandruff.

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on April 21, 2012
at 03:41 AM

Tea tree oil made a big difference for us. A few drops in your hair at the end of a shower. I'm a no-pooer so i add it to the baking soda. Really worth a. Try!

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on April 21, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Try lowering the water temperature on your shower. My dandruff went away completly after I did that.

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on April 20, 2012
at 11:12 PM

I had dandruff prior to Paleo, now I don't anymore. But I do eat these foods, that I consider superfoods and have helped me fix a lot of problems: http://eugenia.queru.com/2012/03/05/top-10-must-eat-paleo-foods/

I also wash my hair more than... once a month (I wash them every other day). Even if you're not using shampoo, your hair need the water, need the refreshment. Your scalp too. I'd suggest you start washing your hair more, and if that's too much of a pain for your long hair, well, cut them down a bit. It's just hair. I'm not trying to sound insensitive, I know you probably put a lot of care to grow them (my husband's hair are down to his waist too), but if that length gets in the way for good hygiene, then cut them down a few inches.

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

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on April 20, 2012
at 11:19 PM

I see what your saying about my hair needing to be wet more, I might try that. I have always had long hair, and so does my mother lol(longer than mine), I can definitely wash it more often if it meant no more/less dandruff.

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on April 21, 2012
at 06:17 AM

I seem to have a naturally oily scalp... with dandruff. What did it for me was no-shampoo, but coupled with washing it in lovely water frequently.

Maybe once a month I will use a home made soap, made with olive oil, and then do a nice scalp massage with coconut oil.

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on April 20, 2012
at 11:15 PM

Reduce PUFAs .

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