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Dandruff Remedies?

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By Tracey (Guest Post)
July 7, 20040 found this helpful

We have had good luck with using Apple Cider Vinegar. Just pour some on your head about 5-10 min before showering. My son only needed a couple of applications and dandruff is very minimal now. Hope it helps.

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By (Guest Post)
July 7, 20040 found this helpful

I see that someone else also said use vinegar which is what I was going to suggest, but you should also start taking selenium this will help also.

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By Joan (Guest Post)
July 7, 20040 found this helpful

My husband also uses TGel and got tired of it. He now uses a shampoo called Chinese Herb Stimulating Shampoo by Lamas Botanicals. We got ours at a local natural health food store. It works great on his hair.

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By TRISH. (Guest Post)
July 8, 20040 found this helpful

AS A HAIRDRESSER, MY ADVISE IS TO GO TO A DERMATOLIGIST AND MAKE SURE ITS PLAIN OLD DANDRUFF, ALOT OF DISEASES OF THE SCALP CAN MIMIC DANDRUFF. IF IT IS PLAIN OLD DANDRUFF , YOU NEED TO STIMULATE THE SCALP, WITH THE PADS OF YOUR FINGERS , THIS ALLOWS EVEN BLOOD FLOW TO THE SCALP , THERE FORE SHEDDING THE UNWANTED SKIN. A HOME REMEDY IS SEA BREEZE APPLIED TO THE SCALP WITH A COTTEN BALL AND MASSAGED IN WITH THE PADS OF FINGERS FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND THEN USE A FINE TOOTHED COMB TO GENTLY SCRAP BACK AND FORTH WITH THE TEETH ALL OVER THE SCALP, THEN PUT SARRAN WRAP OVER YOUR HEAD AND WAIT FOR 15 MIN, YOU MAY ALSO ADD SOME HEAT WITH HAND HELD DRYER, THIS WILL INCREASE BLOOD FLOW EVEN MORE.

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DO THIS ROUTINE ON A WEEKLY BASIS, YOUR SCALP WILL FEEL TINGLY, THIS IS NORMAL. YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO ADD TEATREE OIL TO YOUR SHAMPOO, ABOUT 2 DROPPER FULLS. THIS IS AGREAT ANTISEPTIC AND LICE PREVENTION TECHNIQUE.
GOOD LUCK
TRISH

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By Ann (Guest Post)
July 8, 20040 found this helpful

I agree with using the vinegar. Put some in a spray bottle and spray your scalp a few minutes before your shower. Just keep using it on a daily basis and the dandruff shouldn't reappear.

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By (Guest Post)
July 27, 20040 found this helpful

Is there a difference between flaky scalp and dandruff? i heard it was different. e-mail me at FatimaPervaiz28@hotmail.com with ur answer....and apple cider vinegar works on hair.

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By CarolynJ (Guest Post)
August 17, 20040 found this helpful

I saw a tip for dandruff on another site that said put 10 aspirin in a bottle of any kind of shampoo let them dissolve over night, shake well before using. I haven't tried it, but the person who posted the tip swears it works.

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By Arya (Guest Post)
September 22, 20040 found this helpful

I had been suffering from Dandruff for ages. Probably for more than 10 yrs and my hair has been reduced to half its volume because of the problem. I have tried several remedies but none of them kept the dandruff away it always returned sometimes after week. Have tried nizarol, head and shoulders, almost all anti dandruff shampoos in the market, home remedies, apple cider, vinegar, lemon, youghurt...What not? Honest.

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Then i went to this excellent Ayurvedic doctor who advised me that dandruff has to be controlled only with diet. To begin with he put me on a total vegetarian diet, which also excluded youghurt, all baked items, tamarind, pickles etc...i was given triphaladi churnam which had to be mixed in warm water and twice a day. After three days i was given khadirarishtam ( which was a blood purifier) and abhayarishtam. I have to tell you i was running to the toilet all the time and my only purpose in life seemed to be to excrete. I lost about 3 kgs in a week on this diet and medicine. after a week, i was still conitnuing the churnam and arishtam and i was asked to apply oil on my hair - Dhoordoorpatradi keram and matayaldai thailam mixed in equal quantites and massage gently. this application has to be kept on the scalp for about 20 mts. He asked me to apply this mixture on my face, eyelids, ears shoulders and arms.
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Before washing it you have to apply lemon juice. You should not use any kinds of shampoo to wash it off but only thali powder. This powder is made from natural products such as hibiscus flowers and fenukreek. The same powder can be used on the face and neck as well.
Honest, within two days of intorducing the oil my dandruff was Gone! My skin was glowing! My face was radiant! My hair was lustrous, I was on this treatment of arishtams and the oil for two months continously. I lost about 6 kgs at the end of two months and was looking great, my skin texture had changed completely. When i went for my body waxing session, the parlour woman couldnt stop complimenting on how my body "glowed".
Now with teh dandruff gone, i still use the oil once every week, but i always wash my hair with the the thali powder only. i drink the triphaladi churnam every night before i go to bed. And the arishtams every day. They have no side effects and can be used life long. The only side effect is you are cleared from acne, pigmentation and fat deposits.
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I now have meat back into my diet once a week a small portion.
ADVICE - Dandruff is a skin problem and has to be controlled internally. Making vertain changes into your life style will make you look wonderful.

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By SheenaC (Guest Post)
November 24, 20040 found this helpful

I think it's better to get some good cream or treatment from a pharmacy or doctor. But the other ideas here are really good too. If anyone has some really good ideas for getting rid of dandruff do e-mail me. sheenachandra@yahoo.com or sweetangel_cinderella@hotmail.com or sheenayellow@hotmail.com. I have had dandruff for four years so far. I have not found a good cure.

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By joyz guest (Guest Post)
January 14, 20050 found this helpful

Gather a handful of lemon leaves and cut them up - put into 1 1/2 litres of hot water (distilled is best). when cool strain & bottle.

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use weekly til dandruff disappears & then once a month for control. shampoo hair and then rinse in this solution

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May 19, 20050 found this helpful

I am looking for a natural or inexpensive way to treat dandruff. I have been buying expensive shampoo that helps but doesn't really eliminate the problem and it's pricey (That T-Gel stuff). Love the site, DB in Min.

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May 19, 20050 found this helpful

Apply one tablespoon of Lemon Juice to your hair. Shampoo, then rinse with water. Rinse again with a mixture of two tablespoons Lemon Juice and two cups water. Repeat every other day until dandruff disappears.

By MrsMoted2

Editor's Note: This tip is best for light colored hair since the lemon juice can lighten your hair.

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By Serina (Guest Post)
February 20, 20060 found this helpful

If you have a sharp bristle hair brush or comb it is best to use it by scraping all the dandruff off your hair. Scrap throughly, you might feel some pain though but it'll go away... then you bow your head outside in your backyard or your tub and shake all the dandruff off your hairr then if there is still dandruff use any of the remedies with vinegar or apple cider or shampoo.

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February 20, 20060 found this helpful

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR ARYA. I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF AN AYURYEDIC DOCTOR. WOULD THIS BE A DOCTOR OF NATURAL MEDICINE ? ALSO, WHERE WOULD ONE FIND THE THINGS THAT YOU USED TO GET RID OF YOUR DANDRUFF. I FOUND YOUR INPUT VERY INTERESTING.
THANK YOU,
TUEY

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By michelle (Guest Post)
March 4, 20060 found this helpful

Pls make sure that u first have dandruff and not eczema or any other skin problem. Dandruff must be treated from within first. Stress increases oil on the scalp and thus more dandruff, secondly try taking multivitamins, like omega3/6, vit b 6, magnesium/calcium.
try this and adjust an unhealthy diet to get rid of dandruff and youd feel better too.

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By Lina (Guest Post)
April 7, 20060 found this helpful

about the apple cider vinegar, can we use all the brand of apple cider vinegar? how about brand like "Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar"? is it ok?

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April 7, 20060 found this helpful

In my exsperience true dandruff is a YEAST infection.....Vinegar is one treatment.....but probiotics.....acidopholus...(tea tree is pretty harsh) probiotics added to the rinse ought to kill it....other yeast infections are athletes foot and ring work.....so you see you are not going to be rid of it in one application.....Eating yogurt and acidopholus will help......also treating hair with coconut oil occasionally will help also....and it's very good for your hair....though you want to use it warmed it breaks to liquid at 75 degrees or so..Use sparingly or it will make your hair appear greasy...you can get it in cooking oil section of Walmart....and it is great for many moisture needs on your body....It will give you terrific nails if you rub it into them....also I use it with a few drops of tea tree oil to kill athletes foot...but tea tree is to harsh to use straight on your scalp..(it is more or less turpentine from the pau d' Arco tree)...You can even cook with coconut oil..and it is reputed to kill yeast in your body...cause if you have dandruff you probably have it in your whole system...bought this way....I believe the name is LUANNE...it is inexspensive and great for your needs....you might also use red tea...also found in Walmart to rinse dark hair in ......rouibous.....pronounced ray boos...is great for dark colored hair.....

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By tehreem (Guest Post)
April 5, 20070 found this helpful

use raw aloe vera gel fresh, you can also use egg and youghurt.

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By pinky (Guest Post)
April 30, 20070 found this helpful

Can anybody please tell me which brand of ACV should be used?

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By nosh (Guest Post)
June 28, 20070 found this helpful

put dark chocolate on your hair and leave overnight i swear it works. wash off in the morning and shampoo hair as normal.

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By Leanne Howell (Guest Post)
December 3, 20070 found this helpful

Vinegar is the solution to dandruff! Apply straight to the scalp leave on for 2 mins. Wash off and shampoo as usual. Use once a week to stop it from reoccurring.

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By Ganesh (Guest Post)
December 27, 20070 found this helpful

Indian naturo remedy for dandruff and hair thinning/loss.
I have been following this technique and literally it has stopped my hair loss.

Take equal proportions of fenugreek seeds and yellow lentils, add a teaspoon of cumin seeds and water to completely soak it for few hours. After that grind this mix to a paste. Apply the paste on to your head, massage it through the scalp, leave it for an hour and just wash your hair. You don't need shampoo, yellow lentils are a natural mild shampoo. If your hair is oily, you may want to go for a very mild/baby shampoo.

After about 30 mins, you will feel that the paste is drying on your head. Once it dries, the dandruff sticks to it and will get washed off. The paste is mild enough to pull only the loose and dead skin cells. Once you wash your hair and dry it, you will feel that your scalp is more fresher and within 6 weeks you would never see any hair loss or dandruff! Fenugreek is known to reduce body heat too, you will get a good night's sleep as a compliment.

Repeat this process once every 3 days (if you sweat more, repeat it every 2 days) To make things even better, increase your water intake to at least 3 to 4 liters a day and/or swallow 1 teaspoon of fenugreek soaked in water overnight every morning!

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By Meetu (Guest Post)
April 1, 20080 found this helpful

Hey Arya,
From where did you get this Thali Powder

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By (Guest Post)
December 7, 20080 found this helpful

Can you apply coconut oil using fingers?

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May 27, 20090 found this helpful

I have been trying all kinds of remedies for dandruff, but none of it seems to work. I was reading what Arya did and was really interested, I tried to google the ingredients, but had no luck. I was wondering if you could tell me where to get it that'll be great. My email is amandatran89 AT yahoo.com. Thank you.

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June 21, 20090 found this helpful

So, there is no permanent cure for dandruff??

I went to a dermatologist, she gave me a coupple of spcial shampoos + Foam spray, it works fine for that period, but the minute, I stop using the foam, I get it back again...

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