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post #1 of 13
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Does anyone know of a good dandruff shampoo that is also a just plain good shampoo? I can't name one line of upscale shampoos that has any form of dandruff treatment. I actually have only a light case of it and can usually survive simply by thoroughly cleansing my scalp, but am always looking for something better.
post #2 of 13
Do the right thing: Neutrogena T-Gel. After a bottle, you'll get rid of this problem no doubt. Since the smell of the T-Gel is not the best in the world, I recommend using a regular shampoo after using the T-Gel in the shower and I think Dove is the best for this purpose. Yours, IlVangelo
post #3 of 13
Try either Nizoral or Alphosyl shampoo. They used to be on prescription only, but are now freely available. In severe cases, do it like I do and switch the two shampoos regularly (they work on different principles). Both smell pleasant. http://www.nizoral.com/ http://www.westons.us/acatalog/Onlin...osyl_1908.html
post #4 of 13
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Do the right thing: Neutrogena T-Gel. After a bottle, you'll get rid of this problem no doubt. Since the smell of the T-Gel is not the best in the world, I recommend using a regular shampoo after using the T-Gel in the shower and I think Dove is the best for this purpose. Yours, IlVangelo
T-Gel is amazing, absolutely amazing, for getting rid of dandruff - and trust me, I've used everything under the sun.. Panzer
post #5 of 13
Often times, it's your shampoo that causes the dandruff in the first place. Try different brands that won't dry out your scalp.
post #6 of 13
I concur re: T-Gel, but find I can only use it a once/twice a week. It's rather harsh on my hair, and re: the smell, well, one of my cats loves it. Some of the men's shaving products companies have anti-dandruff shampoos, like Trumpers and Taylor (I use Taylor) that aren't nearly as harsh as T-gel. And as someone else said, sometimes the shampoo can hurt more than help: I've found that using something like Aveda with Rosemary cuts down on the dandruff dramatically (that and lots of hydration when the weather is dry).
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
By the way, I bought some of the Nizoral and it appears to be working well. Nizoral is an anti-fungal agent. Neutrogena T-gel is a coal tar based product. Coal tar has been known for ages to have benefical skin healing properties, but some claim it is a carcinogen. (I'm not too worried about that, but others might be). Both Nizoral and T-gel are only supposed to be used twice per week for 6-8 weeks, so you don't need to dedicate your entire hair treatment regiment to dandruff control.
post #8 of 13
Nizoral is a good choice, 1% solution is available freely while 2% is prescription only. An interesting fact is that some studies show that nizoral may able to prevent hair loss.
post #9 of 13
another vote for t-gel
post #10 of 13
if you're dandruff is really exessive, take a llok at your lifestyle and eating habits. i used to have dandruff until i was about 23, when i started taking care of myself. if you drink alcohol or caffeine, smoke, or use drugs you will dehydrate your body, causing dandruff. also, if you simply don't drink enough water throughout the day, it will cause dandruff.
post #11 of 13
I have mild dandruff, and Head and Shoulders works fine for me on a daily basis. I've always considered expensive shampoos the province of the fairer sex. I'll limit my grooming splurges to colognes and aftershaves.
post #12 of 13
Coal tar is really bad news guys. I only use it when I feel like I absolutely must.
post #13 of 13
You have to first identify if your issues is dandruff, or simply a dry scalp? If it is actually dandruff, I don't know that my recommendation will help you, but if you have the same case as me - dry scalp, I may help. I don't have excessive flakes, but if I scratch my head, there they come. Anyway, use Nioxin cleanser (shampoo) and conditioner. It is ungodly in helping eliminate my dry scalp.
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