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#1 Old 01-03-2010, 11:48 PM
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For obvious reasons, I don't want to buy from Head and Shoulders. I don't really want to buy a shampoo at all, and I was wondering if anybody here had any sort of homemade "recipes" you use for dandruff? Simple/cheap ingredients are great; things I might have around the house are even better.



This happens every winter so it would be nice for me to have an effective solution to rely on year after year! Thanks (:
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#2 Old 01-04-2010, 08:55 AM
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I just read that mouthwash (listerine type) works.
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#3 Old 01-04-2010, 10:09 AM
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Usually dandruff is just dry scalp, the result of dehydration. You might want to upping your fluid intake. Also, scalp treatments like apple cider vinegar or olive oil may help.
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#4 Old 01-04-2010, 10:29 AM
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Get an all natural tea-tree oil shampoo. There are lots of vegan ones. Or just get somne tea-tree oil and add it to your shampoo and let it sit on your scalp for a bit before washing.
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I don't really want to buy a shampoo at all, ...

Then don't! There are people around that have stopped using shampoo entirely. I know someone who constantly had dandruff and used head and shoulders, but then gave up shampoo, and his dandruff went away. He has now not been using shampoo for about a year. There is of course a time commitment though. Other threads you should read:



https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...-because/page1



https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...-shampoo/page1



I don't know if it works for everyone, though. In an article entitled "Could you survive without shampoo?" 6 people tried no shampoo, with the results being 3 bad 3 good experiences. But perhaps it takes longer than the 6 weeks they did it for their hair to adjust. Here is one sample good experience I found to be informative:



http://druidnetwork.org/ethical/personal/givingup
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Hi Zephyria, I tried Head and Shoulders which actually worsened my dandruff problem. How about trying coconut oil? It's an effective, low-cost, easily available natural remedy for dandruff control.



You can apply a little coconut oil, say a couple of teaspoons, at night and washed it out in the morning, or massage more oil into your hair, wrap it up with a towel for half an hour or so before washing.



I tried it before and it worked. I saw the benefits just after 2 rounds. Now I use coconut oil not for dandruff problem but to keep my hair and scalp healthy. Let me know if it works for you too. :-)



For other benefits of coconut oil, you can read here

http://www.ionehealth.com/articles/h...oconut-oil.htm



cheers!
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I heard that dandruff is most often caused by a fungus - so I tried tea tree oil added to my shampoo, but this only helped for a week or so. I broke down and bought Head and Shoulders, but it hasn't really been helping.



I'm not sure what to do now so I hope someone posts more stuff soon!
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#8 Old 01-21-2010, 07:55 AM
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I heard that dandruff is most often caused by a fungus - so I tried tea tree oil added to my shampoo, but this only helped for a week or so. I broke down and bought Head and Shoulders, but it hasn't really been helping.



I'm not sure what to do now so I hope someone posts more stuff soon!



Hi Pandora, give coconut oil a try...it works for me. Coconut oil has powerful antimicrobial properties that can kill fungus and provide a protective layer on your scalp so that it can regain to a healthy PH level. I also use wooden comb to brush my hair as it helps to stimulate my scalp to secrete sebum (oil glands at each hair root) to keep my scalp and hair from bacterial and fungus attack.

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#9 Old 01-29-2010, 11:43 PM
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Then don't! There are people around that have stopped using shampoo entirely. I know someone who constantly had dandruff and used head and shoulders, but then gave up shampoo, and his dandruff went away. He has now not been using shampoo for about a year. There is of course a time commitment though. Other threads you should read:



https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...-because/page1



https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...-shampoo/page1



I don't know if it works for everyone, though. In an article entitled "Could you survive without shampoo?" 6 people tried no shampoo, with the results being 3 bad 3 good experiences. But perhaps it takes longer than the 6 weeks they did it for their hair to adjust. Here is one sample good experience I found to be informative:



http://druidnetwork.org/ethical/personal/givingup



I've been using the BS/V method since September. I've had a really dry scalp the past few years, no matter how well I condition or how much water I drink. It would sometimes even have little sores from being so dry! A few weeks on the BS/V method, and all my problems disapeared! I only have to wash my hair every 2-4 days now as well, which is a plus.
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