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Best legit dandruff shampoo?


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[User Picture]From: anthylorrel
2012-12-30 09:59 pm (UTC)

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Neutrogena T-Sal.
[User Picture]From: nightmer
2012-12-31 12:47 am (UTC)

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Yep. Gotta leave it on for a while before rinsing, though.
[User Picture]From: anthylorrel
2012-12-31 01:09 am (UTC)

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Yeah. I'll usually put in on, rub it in to my scalp really well, and leave it there while I scrub the rest of me.
[User Picture]From: unwonted
2012-12-31 01:25 am (UTC)

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Agreed.
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2012-12-30 10:16 pm (UTC)

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I was having flake troubles and started using Squeaky Green from Lush and it works quite well for me.
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2012-12-30 10:56 pm (UTC)

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*shrug* I'm not other people, like I said it works well for me.
[User Picture]From: cordelia_sue
2012-12-30 10:40 pm (UTC)

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I don't think dandruff shampoos are all that. When I get a flare up, I use apple cider vinegar rinses on my hair, and also fenugreek. Both of them are good for your hair in other ways, and cheap.
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2012-12-30 11:30 pm (UTC)

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I've also had good experiences with white vinegar but I can't use it on a regular basis (it weighs down my hair something feirce and it just ends up looking like a grease ball). But my dandruff has been really acting up lately so maybe I could do it once in awhile. How often do you use the vinegar? And you're supposed to put it on after shampooing right?
[User Picture]From: cordelia_sue
2012-12-30 11:35 pm (UTC)

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That's really weird that vinegar would weigh down your hair, since it is also used to remove excess buildup. Perhaps you're producing too much sebum and the vinegar exacerbates that?

I just use it as needed. Some people use it every time they wash or shower their hair. I probably use it once a week or so. I put about two tablespoons of vinegar in a half cup of warm water, pour it onto my hair/scalp, massage it in, and wait for a couple of minutes before rinsing very well.

You'll get the best results with apple cider vinegar with mother (the unpasteurized, probiotic stuff), but any vinegar will help.

I highly recommend giving the fenugreek a try too. It's great stuff.
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2012-12-30 11:43 pm (UTC)

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I went no poo for a year and the whole experience was just a pain the ass. I tried EVERY combination and ratio of vinegars and baking soda and essential oils and temperature of water...and for the most part I found no matter what I did the vinegar just SAT in my hair. It did however do amazing things for my dandruff lol! I might try doing it every two weeks and see how that goes. What form does the fenugreek you use come in? I'm used to seeing it as a seed or extract.
[User Picture]From: cordelia_sue
2012-12-30 11:47 pm (UTC)

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Huh, weird. I tried that method for a while but the baking soda was too harsh on my fine hair, but other than that, I loved it. I tried shampoo again after that but it made my hair so dull and limp and greasy. Now I wash my hair with an ayurvedic mixture of herbs and a few other things, including fenugreek.

I buy mine as a seed, and for the stuff I make to wash my hair, I grind it into a powder, but you can basically just make a tea with the whole seed and use that on your hair. Fenugreek tea is also great to gargle with when you have a sore throat.
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2012-12-30 11:56 pm (UTC)

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I loved it for a short time, and then...it just got awful (I also have fine hair) :( I don't exactly have a shampoo that gives me good results either. My hair gets so greasy so fast no matter what I do, it's very frustrating. At this point I've just come to accept that I have to wash it with shampoo every two days or it's gross, and even the second day it doesn't look so hot.

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll definitely be trying the fenugreek for my hair, and I'll try to keep it mind for a sore throat too! :)
[User Picture]From: lindwolf
2012-12-31 07:56 pm (UTC)

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Depends on what your dandruff is caused by, really. I've tried most dandruff shampoos readily available in US markets; Nizoral was the best for me, but it was taken off the market about a year ago. Now I use Selsun Blue and it's worked quite well for me. However, everyone is different and you might find yourself trying a lot of products and remedies before you find the one that's right for you.
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2012-12-31 08:30 pm (UTC)

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I haven't had too much luck with shampoos but if it gets particularly bad, I'll throw some apple cider vinegar on there.