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I can't get rid of my dandruff no matter what I do!

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Old 11-12-2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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I can't get rid of my dandruff no matter what I do!

I have tried so many over the counter products and prescription products but I can't get rid of my dandruff!

Some of what I've already tried:
Head and Shoulders
Selsun Blue
Coal tar
Pyrithione zinc
Ketoconazole 2%
Salicylic Acid
Clobetasol Foam
Shampoo brush

I can't even think of anything else to try! My dandruff won't ever go away, some times it itches, and it's always showing up against my dark hair. It looks disgusting and I hate that every time I scratch my scalp, I have chunks of white under my nails! It's really, really bad and I don't even use any styling products or blow dry my hair. I wash my hair every other day. I don't know if it's related but my hair is also falling out. I don't know what to do.

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Old 11-13-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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Re: I can't get rid of my dandruff no matter what I do!

Sorry to hear that you are going through the same thing that I'm going through. Sometimes when I use those dandruff products, I feel that my head even itches more. Then I end up scratching it and TONS of hair falls off. It really is stressful. But I just wanted to say that you aren't alone. I also have dark hair and also battling dandruff everyday. When I was home (on an island) for a month where there is plenty of humidity and sun, I didn't notice the dandruff that much. But now that I am back to cold FALL weather, back comes my dandruff. I have big chunks of dandruff too. My favorite color is black but it's hard to wear dark colors when all you see are flakes on your shoulders. It really is bothersome.

So if someone has a solution and can help us out. We'd greatly appreciate it.

Thank you!

Old 11-13-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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Re: I can't get rid of my dandruff no matter what I do!

iona_23, it sounds like your dandruff may be due to a dry scalp. Try putting moisturizing lotion on it or olive oil on it for at least 30 minutes before shampooing.

I can't say mine is due to dryness or oiliness.

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