Originally Posted by Reggs
It's caused by a fungus, hence most dandruff shampoos have some anti-fungal active ingredient. Most will repress it so that it never goes away, but doesn't flake, so you have to keep using it. Using a harsh method for even a short time will eventually kill it. If regular dandruff shampoos did this, then they would never have any repeat customers.
They sell sulfur soap bars online. If you get one and shampoo every night, barely rinsing it out so as to leave a film on your scalp while you sleep, then rinse in the morning, and keep that up for a week, you will cure it. Just know that you will have to wash your pillowcases multiple times and stand 3 feet away from those you talk to for the duration of that week. Sulfur is also a great treatment for acne.
That's interesting. I didn't know a fungus was among the common differential diagnoses for dandruff. I get dandruff in my eyebrows - it all started in college and persisted up to now whenever I get stressed-out. I use a mild cortisone cream, since it's so close to my eyes. I wonder if such a treatment (IF
, and that's a big if, the cause is NOT fungal) could be used for the scalp? Reggs, did a doctor take a scraping or skin sample to test if it's a fungus?