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#1 Old 09-12-2009, 11:25 PM
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Ok so this is kinda embarrassing but whatev! Lately, my scalp has been REALLY dry and sometimes itchy. I've had minor dandruff all my life and have been able to keep it under control with shampoos.

The past few weeks it has been worse--don't know why, it just has. I wash my hair every day or every other day because if I don't, my roots start looking mayjah greasy. Also, I have been regularly dying my hair for the past 7-8 years.

Are there any vegan remedies that I can use to combat the dry/itchy/dandruffy scalp?
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#2 Old 09-12-2009, 11:37 PM
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I think tea tree oil is supposed to help. I use it my hair because it's a light oil and seems to keep my scalp pretty well moisturized.
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#3 Old 09-12-2009, 11:43 PM
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Check out the no shampoo thread in the Frugal Forum. It will help re-balance the sebum production in your scalp.
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#4 Old 09-14-2009, 08:37 PM
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If my understanding is correct, all the J/A/S/O/N products are vegan. They have dandruff shampoos. The most important thing with the seborrheic dermatitis is that you change your shampoo at least every month. I switch between two, and I switch like every week. Make sure the two (or three or four) different shampoos use different chemicals though... make sure they aren't both/all using salicylic acid (or p. zinc, or that sulfur, etc etc). The key is to switching!

Also, coconut oil might help give back some moisture to your scale. Rub that in before you shower with shampoo, but let it sit a little while. It will make your hair greasy if you don't shampoo really well. Also, if you have s.d. (which you might, sounds kinda like it), you're SUPPOSED to wash your hair with medicated shampoos like every day. I know some people wash every other day or every third day, but if you have s.d., you are just giving your scalp time to flake up. Yikes. Good luck!!!
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#5 Old 09-15-2009, 12:00 AM
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Oil and vinegar is supposed to help, though yeah you have to wash it out really really well.
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#6 Old 09-15-2009, 12:39 AM
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Paul Mitchell's The Conditioner. Great, great stuff.
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#7 Old 09-15-2009, 08:35 AM
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When I was a little girl, my grandmother would wash my hair with shampoo, rinse it and then pour a solution of one cup of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water on my hair and then made the final rinse with cold water.

This solution left my scalp healthy and hair beautiful. The underling cause of dandruff can be a fungus. Vinegar kills fungus.

Also, it is helpful to use the pads of your fingers to scrub your head. Washing a person's hair is not so much cleaning the hair as cleaning the scalp and rinsing properly.

If this doesn't clear your problem up in a few weeks, I have found that my head feels better and doesn't itch or flake with Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo, Sleek and Shine. It has vitamins B3 and B6, Apricot and Avacado Oil. Just make sure that you rinse, rinse, rinse, until your hair is squeky clean.

I LOVE this shampoo. I have no idea if it is vegan, though.

Also, hot water can dry out the scalp, so its better to wash with cooler water.

Hope this information was helpful.

Good luck,
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