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I too am African American and had the same problem, not to mention loads of dandruff. I got to the point I could not go 1 week without washing my hair. I tried Selsun blue, Head & Shoulders, Organic Root Scalp balm, Rosemary tea, tea tree shampoos, lots of ointments. Finally I could not take it any more and went to my doctor, who prescribed Nizoral. They sell it over the counter, but @ a weakened strength. I have not run out of my prescription yet, but I will buy it over the counter when it does. You have to leave it on for 5 minutes when you wash it. After I got it under control, I use it every other wash.

Good luck and I hope it works. I know it is expensive, but so is trying lots of different products. See your doctor if all else fails.