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« on: September 20, 2004 03:25:54 PM »

Ysee, my friend has badbadbadbadbad dandruff.
She comes over EVERYDAY, and cries on my shoulder, telling me that her dandruff wont go away ( i'm not lieing, this is a true story) and seriously, she has really bad dandruff.

Since she doesn't have a computer and all, I'm gonna help her out and post this little dandruff thing ... hoping that you guys might help her.

I'm on the phone with her RIGHT now (9/17) and this is what shampoo she uses : Lush.
She puts the shampoo on her head, and than rinses it out ... no conditioner

Then she gets out, and then puts this head and shoulders leave on soothing cream .. for the dry scalp - but it DOESNT work for her ( i know.. it shows).

She blow drys her hair, and then puts this mouuse on .. followed by pomade ..

And then after a few hours at school, she scrubbs her finger on her scalp and finds LOADS of dandruff stuck to her finger.. its nasty

I see her every now and then looking back at her black shirt, and checking if she has any dandruff sticking out of her head .

It's really sad seeing her sufferiing like this .. help!
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2004 03:37:01 PM »

Also, are you sure she's getting all that stuff of?  I know a few people who thought they had dandruff but really it was just flakes of the products they'd put in their hair and hadn't gotten completely out.  However they used conditioner... so that may be why. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2004 03:43:18 PM »

Also, are you sure she's getting all that stuff of?  I know a few people who thought they had dandruff but really it was just flakes of the products they'd put in their hair and hadn't gotten completely out.  However they used conditioner... so that may be why. 

OH ITS NOT THE PRODUCTS.
It's large .. dandruff, ew.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2004 09:51:11 PM »

My fiance has monster dandruff.  He gets flakes when he towel-dries his hair!  No joke.  He's using a perscription shampoo and it helps, but it hasn't solved the problem.


Does your friend have a dry scalp, or is it itchy?  If it's dry, using conditioner and oils will help.  If it's itchy, it's a skin condition and she should see a doctor.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2004 10:55:55 PM »

sometimes the antiseptic properties of tea tree oil can help Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2004 07:08:27 AM »

Is your friend even using dandruff shampoo? Because if it isn't working, all she has to do is go to the friggin' doctor.  It could be a skin infection, or she might need prescription strength shampoo. Oh yeah, and she needs to get a grip.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2004 07:09:23 AM »

oh yeah, and it probably isn't dry scalp.  It very rarely is. So she can throw away that cream crap.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2004 10:40:58 AM »

ok i have the same problem except i dont use any kind of products or blow dry my hair....i just wash it and air dry it.....what she probly has is syrebic dermitis (sp?)   and head and shoulders can work but only if you use the intensive care in the dark blue bottle....but the best is shampoo with tar...like  nutrogena t/gel  its so awesome i love it...
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2004 11:11:13 AM »

I suffer from a flakey scalp during the winter, when heaters suck all the moisture out of the air.  I started using Aveda's Scalp Benefits (it's in a brown glass bottle, with an eye dropper) and was amazed at how well it worked.  You apply it to your scalp after washing your hair, and massage it in.  My flakes were gone!

Also, even if the flakes aren't product buildup, it could be caused by the products.  She is using a lot of products in her hair, and they may be interacting with her skin or the other products in a way that either causes the flakes, or just worsens them.  And the blowdryer further dehydrates the skin, making it worse.

Tell her to stop using all of those products for about a week or two.  Just use a very simple (gentle and fragrance free) shampoo, like maybe Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo, and no conditioner.  Have her air dry her hair, and don't use any styling products or heated styling tools (curlers, straightening iron, blow dryer, etc).  See if that even makes it better at all.  If it does improve, it may be something she is using in her routine.

The other suggestion would be to have her see a dermatologist.  They can assess the situation and either find out what is causing it and give her a plan of action to combat it, or prescribe her some medication or other products to help eliminate it.

And let her know that it may not be a life sentence.  Often crazy hormon fluctuations during your teen years cause all kinds of unsightly things to happen with your body.  As you exit puberty, many things often stabilize and eventually go away.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2004 05:29:03 AM »

selsun blue is great, and so is the neutrogena t-gel, i still have dandruff, but not as bad, quiet little. yea.....
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