White stuff in hair even after I shampoo?
Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:16 AM
I went to a doc about it and was told it was neither Lice or Dandruff, he then prescribed a cortisone which hasn't helped. Is it my shampoo? I use Head and Shoulders everyday. Any help or advise?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:21 PM
My first guess would be dandruff since that's the only thing that I could think of that would make your hair get flaky so fast. When you wash your hair, are you concentrating lather on the scalp or the hair? Shampoo is for the scalp but many people put it on the hair. So maybe you are using good shampoo (I've never tried Head and Shoulders) but the wrong technique.
Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:46 AM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:19 AM
Are your lips dry and cracked? That would give a hint as to what's going on with your scalp.
I also have issues with mild Seborrhoreic dermatitis, which is a stronger dandruff that causes thick dry patches on the scalp (it can be anywhere but for me it is the scalp) that can flake in either large flakes or tiny ones; I use both Head and Shoulders Intensive treatment and also a prescription Ketoconazole shampoo every now and then when the Head and Shoulders isn't enough (generally a severe change in humidity will cause the yeast- the cause for dandruff to act up quickly). I haven't had to use the prescription that often though, because I take pre-emptive action- I've had that shampoo for over a year.
I would suggest go the simplest route first- a basic scalp moisturizer like mango butter or coconut oil (natural, unrefined- that is very important) or the Proclaim as it's all natural- no mineral oil or if you get something that has it in it, not in the top ingredients and then work you way up if you need to.
And drink lot's of water!!!! If you are dehydrated, your skin will flake and the scalp is always what will react first. Remember, by the time you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:14 PM
|Originally Posted by amorris|
|oh nooo, i heard a lot of bad stuff about Head & Shoulders shampoo. My friend who doesnt have dandruffs, started getting them when she used Head & Shoulders..|
Of course you want to use a conditioner- on the hair only, not on the scalp- after using a stronger shampoo to soothe the hair.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:52 PM
|Originally Posted by owen|
|You can use egg after shampoo or can use lemon, curd it will help you.|
Especially the lemon (but even better is pure lemon oil, or lavender oil). They're wonderful for treating a number of problems with the hair and scalp.
Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:17 AM
If you have a Target or a health food store near you see if they have Dr Bronner's Tea Tree Liquid Castille Soap. If they do, get a bottle and use that to wash your hair. Now I'm not gon lie to you booboo, it stinks. No wait...it stank, but it works wonders for troubled scalp and cleans the hair without drying.
A little goes a very long way though, so only use about a green pea size amount. HIH!
Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:37 AM
I forgot about that- very good stuff and very therapeutic. I just mix a couple drops of oil into my palm with whatever shampoo, rub my hands together to mix it up and wash as normal.
Very nice on the scalp.
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