Tired of constant dandruff

Apple lithiumbat
Jun 11 48 Comments

I’ll keep this short, looking for advice:

I have really bad dandruff and it’s embarrassing that it constantly gets on my shirt collar and shoulders. Constantly brushing it off at work. I’ve tried head and shoulders and that didn’t work, all the home remedies I’ve read about have people advocating for and against so I’m always conflicted on what to do, anyone have any solid advice? Mid 20’s male medium-short hair. I have thick hair btw but I’d ideally like to stop the flaking of the scalp not shave my head. :(

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  • Apple Itakou
    Try Neutrogena T Gel, much stronger than head & shoulders
    Jun 11 2
    • Apple lithiumbat
      OP
      I will also try this, thank you
      Jun 11
    • Cadence / Product
      luna.

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      luna.more
      Coal tar shampoo will solve this..
      Jun 11
  • I had a fungal infection called sebborheic dernatitis. Dermatologist gave me an over the counter shampoo and it worked.
    Jun 11 3
    • Apple lithiumbat
      OP
      May I ask the name of the shampoo?
      Jun 11
    • Don't remember exactly but was something like Ketocanozole
      Jun 11
    • Amazon / Eng xgIO00
      It might require prescription from doctor. Go visit a dermatologist for this
      Jun 11
  • eBay RabinKarp
    Just wash your hair twice a week.
    Jun 11 6
    • Apple lithiumbat
      OP
      I usually shower every day or every 2 days. If I don’t wash my hair often it becomes visibly oily, I don’t want to give off the impression that I don’t wash myself :(
      Jun 11
    • New cbbu61
      So here is the thing. You do not need to wash your hair every day. Fuck, you probably don't need to wash it with shampoo more often than once every couple of weeks. Everyday shampoo and conditioner nonese is marketing brainwashing you were conditioned to believe. Your head gets oily because you wash it every day, drying out your scalp which then needs to suplement oil to keep your nugget's skin balance. Throw all of that shit away and let your skin recover. Wash it with warm (not hot) water. Occasionally use the simplest soap you can buy like vanicream. Do you have any other skin problems? What do you eat?
      Jun 11
    • Salesforce curious01
      Use Pantene shampoo, it removes the oil and makes the hair silky after the wash but it's temporary
      Jun 11
    • New cbbu61
      ^^ don't listen to that
      Jun 11
    • Clover Health sses
      Pantene is terrible for your hair. Disregard.
      Jun 11
    • Salesforce curious01
      What shampoos do u guys use ?
      Why is Pantene bad ?
      Jun 11
  • State Farm phxfarm
    See a dermatologist. That is probably your best shot at a solution. My husband had a similar issue around that age. For him it helped to keep his hair short and completely cleared up after we moved to a dryer climate.
    Jun 11 1
    • State Farm phxfarm
      He also stopped washing his hair every day based on the advice from his hair stylist. They said rinse it daily, but only use shampoo once or twice a week.
      Jun 11
  • Intuit cLAY64
    Sounds like paralysis by analysis. My advice, your hair will react differently than others. Set up a controlled experiment, use a spreadsheet to track and then start running through the list of remedies to see what works for you. It’ll take some time to show results so give each test 2 weeks to 1 month.
    My personal recommendation is coconut oil. But just try and see what works.
    Jun 11 1
    • Apple lithiumbat
      OP
      This hit really hard! Thank you I will start monitoring more diligently
      Jun 11
  • New / Eng
    javaislife

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    javaislifemore
    Go to dr ask for prescription grade anti dandruff works good but will dry out your hair
    Jun 11 1
    • Apple lithiumbat
      OP
      My hair is already more dry than average 😭😭😭
      Jun 11
  • Uber Luisito
    Nizoral/Ketocanozole should be your best bet
    Jun 11 0
  • Google əๅɓoo⅁
    I have it all my life. Cutting hair short, washing hair every day and rotating anti-dandruff shampoos helps keep it at bay.
    T Gel is a good one.
    Jun 11 0
  • Taylor Farms Batistuta
    Head and shoulders is bottom shelf nonsense. Go to whole foods or specialized cosmetics store and they will give you a medical shampoo. There are french one Ducray. Not sure if they sell them in the US but they could
    Jun 11 0
  • Apple lithiumbat
    OP
    One thing I don’t understand is if I spend one night with a comb and my nails scratching and I remove a LARGE amount of dead skin, it never seems to stop in that one sitting, I’ll take a shower and the next day it’s as if it has “reloaded” extremely demoralizing.
    Jun 11 1
    • Cadence / Product
      luna.

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      Dont do that. Change your shampoo to something that balances your scalp (coal tar shampoo) and it will be gone.. its not a matter of removing them by hand..
      Jun 11
  • The RealReal RealBougie
    Hi OP,
    Real talk from someone who has gone through this for years due to hormonal changes and also have thick hair.

    Many of the suggestions above stink. Literally. Tea tree is irritating. Any coal tar extract shampoo might work for a while but has a really unappealing odor. Nizoral works initially but then fails. Others - same thing rinse and repeat. you can get in a terrible cycle of using something until it fails and then switching to the next. It’s a lot of work.

    Dermatologist will prescribe an unscented shampoo with 2% ketoconazole. This will seriously work and cost about $10 per small bottle if you have insurance. Sometimes you can find shampoos on Amazon with it.

    BUT... if you want to skip all the experiments and time wasting...
    Here’s the next best thing to a physician’s advice... go to SEPHORA and find all the serums and shampoo made by the brand Living Proof. This is the godsend... smells good and will fix your issues. The serum and leave-in is moisturizing for thick hair so your scalp will not dry out and fall apart. They cost more but last and repair better.

    Hope this helps. I wish they produced these products years ago!!
    Jun 11 0
  • Intel D’s🥜
    Reduce stress
    Jun 11 0
  • Uber Luisito
    Also buy a humidifier for your room...saved my hair
    Jun 11 0
  • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
    Check with doctor, if you notice white or silver flakes on scratching, it can be scalp psoriasis too.
    Jun 11 0
  • Expedia heresJonny
    I hear sheep dung helps. If you are hell bent on not seeing a doctor, might as well try it
    Jun 11 4
    • Apple lithiumbat
      OP
      😂😂😂
      Jun 11
    • Expedia heresJonny
      I’m totally serious. When I was a kid, I spent summers in a village. That was the go to remedy for anything hair. I prefer a doctor’s visit. Usually whatever they prescribe smells better
      Jun 11
    • Intel D’s🥜
      ^You fell for the local joke.

      The joke’s on everybody in that village now because you make their lifetime earnings in 1 year.
      Jun 11
    • Expedia heresJonny
      Hahaha I wasn’t a participant but did witness the “anointing” of various people. If it was a joke, they sure went to great lengths to keep it up 😂

      Just go see a doctor, could be anything from SD to fungus to god knows what else
      Jun 11
    • Apple lithiumbat
      OP
      I don’t eat eggs though :(
      Jun 11
  • Amazon / Eng moocha
    Tonsure and oil. Look like Jeff Bezos
    Jun 11 1
    • Google əๅɓoo⅁
      Actually dandruff looks worse when you shave your hair off.
      At least mine dies.
      Jun 11
  • Any shampoo with Apple cider vinegar. eg: Shea Moisture Sheamoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil
    Jun 11 1
    • Apple lithiumbat
      OP
      I will try this thank you
      Jun 11
  • Houzz MerT45
    Try applying curd atleast once a week. And take a shower about 20-30 minutes after that. The advantage here is that it will help keep your hair soft and get rid of dandruff as well.
    Try doing this for about 4 weeks and you will start seeing results. Another way is to use a diluted mixture of lemon juice and water (2:3) and apply it before shower for 20 mins.
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon hermit
    I m in a similar boat. Went to a derm and got diagnosed with sebherric dermatitis. You can only manage it as there is no cure for it. What helped me was to keep my hair short and regularly moisturize my scalp with cetaphil. That did the trick. No annoying flakes for the last 8 months!
    Jun 11 0
  • Salesforce curious01
    I used to have same problem. Someone on Twitter suggested me to use Tresemme hair fall defense shampoo.
    After 2 washes , all my dandruff is gone !!
    Jun 11 0
  • CentralReach
    uedC03

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    I like long beaches on the walk.
    uedC03more
    Go blonde and wear light colored shirts
    Jun 11 0
  • GoDaddy / Data
    Zeus09

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    Zeus09more
    Don’t go with random choices, see a physician - he/she is the best resource about next steps. I had this problem recently and I’m recovered from it now after visiting my physician and following what she recommended. Btw, Selsen blue worked for me (had to wash hair daily for a week)
    Jun 11 0
  • New / Finance MWSt70
    Start with Nizoral. This is the only over the counter that works for me. I tried everything else including T gel but Nizoral works the best. From the store it’s 1 percent. From a doc you can get 2 percent active ingredient but your probably won’t need it.
    Jun 11 0
  • Apple hell well
    I have been using tgel for almost a decade now. It is really good. Please follow instructions given. My hairs are too dry and falling off badly, it mostly due to over usage of tgel for long term. Be cautious.
    Jun 11 0
  • Google / Eng
    plaster

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    plastermore
    The haircut lady told me I should dry my hair after bathing.

    But don't feel too bad, dandruff is normal and caused by fungi that everybody has. I hope this vid helps you feel better.
    https://youtu.be/TIe2oerd25c
    Jun 11 0

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