No matter how much healthy fats I consume I always have at least a little dandruff. I'm thinking about cutting shampoo/conditioner & maybe trying the Baking soda/apple cider vinegar method.
I've tried using anti-dandruff shampoos, they've never seemed to help. I've also tried cold showers and that actually seemed to make it worse.
Does anybody have any experience dealing with this problem?
asked byAndrew_13 (2349)
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on August 22, 2013
at 05:04 AM
Absolutely, try the Baking soda/apple cider vinegar method. you will be pleasantly surprised. Relief is almost instantaneous. (From one who's been there with the itching and crud)
on August 22, 2013
at 05:23 AM
I had a similar experience. My scalp was always dry, flaking, extremely itchy, and I'd get painful spots and/or rashes from the irritation; no matter what type of shampoo/conditioner I tried (commercial, sensitive skin, anti-dandruff, all natural, organic), my scalp never improved. Changes in diet, supplements, exercise, etc., also never produced any noticeable change. Baking soda was too drying for me and made the flaking worse.
The only thing that healed my scalp was J.R. Liggett's shampoo bars, which are essentially simple soaps (Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, caster oil, fresh pure new hampshire spring water and sodium hydroxide (a binder) with no fragrance added.) The one that works best for me is Tea Tree & Hemp Oil, but the Jojoba & Peppermint is also nice. I also do a straight white vinegar rinse every 3-5 washings or so, which prevents my scalp from flaking; ACV isn't strong enough for me.
I tried a couple shampoo bars from Etsy that had virtually the same ingredients, but J.R.'s is the formula that works best for my hair and scalp, so search around. I'm doubly delighted that I can go an entire week between washes and my hair doesn't even start to look greasy until day 5 or 6, and, if flakes appear at all, it's on day 6 or 7.