Re: good shampoo?
I had flaky scalp and not a single shampoo was good for me. I knew that shampoo contains all those sulphates and thought they might be harming my scalp. Then I stopped using shampoos and now I just use mild soap (Dove) or baby soap and conditioner VO5, these products do not have sulphates and now I do not find flakes and hair fall is reduced by 8-10% (I am not advertising the products, I do not work for any of these companies, the products I mentioned here is just to help others).
I was so frustrated and embarrassed with my flaky and itchy scalp and to get rid of it I tried almost all the anti-dandruff shampoos and other branded ones but none of them were useful. I also asked pharmacist but it was of no use.
I found that the more chemicals we use, more they harm us. The best option is to go for herbal products. I know a very natural way of washing hair but I do not find that plant in US. When I was in India, I used to wash my hair with the green leaves of Shoe Flower plant (it is very common there). Just rubbing hard the green leaves in plain water for 5-10minutes gives lather (not too much of lather, you may find some sticky substance from leaves which is all good) and wash your hair with that water (wash 3-4 times with the same water rubbing on scalp & hair)....it really cleans the oil (not like shampoo making the scalp dry and hair brittle) and no side effects. You may find hair slightly oily but worth when you want something really natural and also no need to use conditioner after that.
Last edited by cindy25; 07-11-2008 at 10:19 AM.