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Paleo cure for dandruff

Answered on June 25, 2014
Created September 20, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Has anyone else suffered from itchy, dry and flaking scalp? What did you do to alleviate the itch and return some sanity to your head?

I have tried countless methods, from commercial anti-dandruff shampoos to less-self harming methods like...no shampoo at all, baking soda and vinegar, Dr. Bronner's soap, olive oil castile soap, coconut-based shampoos and olive oil and coconut oil treatments. However, 3 years on there appears to be no end in sight to the irritation and itch on my scalp is as bad as ever. Help!

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on September 22, 2013
at 10:22 PM

Regarding the comments that dandruff is fungal, keep in mind that flaking isn't always caused by dandruff.

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on June 25, 2014
at 05:33 AM

I used to have that for years. Stop using soaps and harsh cleansers (even if they aren't shampoo). Get a good co-wash. Its a cleansing conditioner. I use As I Am Coconut Cowash.

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on June 23, 2014
at 05:40 AM

Dandruff is one of the inclining components for hair fall. There can likewise be powerful tingling of scalp because of dandruff. This condition happens because of the fast passing of cells in the skin of the scalp. This prompts extreme chipping of the dead cells. Dandruff could be dealt with adequately by making utilization of a few herbs like Fenugreek, Alfaalfa etc.

Herbs like Ash Groud, Rosemary is really effective. Regular use of this herb can help in keeping the scalp moist, which is essential for preventing the formation of dandruff. This herb helps in maintaining the texture of the hair and scalp and thus prevents drying of the scalp that could lead to dandruff.

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on September 22, 2013
at 02:32 AM

my dandruff improved dramatically once I stopped eating wheat. If you are already off wheat, I would try excluding something else, such as dairy.

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on September 21, 2013
at 11:14 PM

As stated its a fungal infection. If its not too bad then some of the suggestions may well prove useful. Got it bad, then there are several things that work. Sulfur + USED motor oil + pine oil, mix up into a slurry, apply let set for 5-10 min, wash out using a pure castile soap, then leave if your hair is thin, like mine or if its thick you will need a good high quality conditioner (try Neutrogena).

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on September 21, 2013
at 03:06 PM

dandruff is a fungal infection, so use anti fungal agents,

coconut oil, tea tree oil, ACV

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on September 21, 2013
at 01:45 PM

P&s solution you get at amazon

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B885dc10c6263f5a4492205d50560bee

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on September 21, 2013
at 02:02 AM

I use a shampoo bar with tea tree oil as well as a straight white vinegar rinse. The shampoo bar takes care of most of the itchy, flakiness. I only use the vinegar every 4-6 rinses or so, and that is strong enough to keep flaking under control for that time. I'll sometimes put some tea tree oil in the vinegar if I have a particularly bad flare-up of dandruff.

B885dc10c6263f5a4492205d50560bee

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on September 22, 2013
at 10:22 PM

Regarding the comments that dandruff is fungal, keep in mind that flaking isn't always caused by dandruff.

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B885dc10c6263f5a4492205d50560bee

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on September 21, 2013
at 02:01 AM

I use a shampoo bar with tea tree oil as well as a straight white vinegar rinse. The shampoo bar takes care of most of the itchy, flakiness. I only use the vinegar every 4-6 rinses or so, and that is strong enough to keep flaking under control for that time. I'll sometimes put some tea tree oil in the vinegar if I have a particularly bad flare-up of dandruff.

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