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Well I went shopping today and finally got to see what all is out there. I found nothing other than Selsun Blue to have sulfur in it, but there's a few other things that looked promising. Nizoral, T-Gel, Polytar, and Denorex to name a few. They have tar or salycilic acid instead. I really wanted to try Nizoral (it spoke of the fungus right on the box and even mentioned stress as being the cause!) but I have color treated hair so forget it. I took another Selsun Blue instead......

Also, if you decide on one of the other shampoos that should not be used every day (Selsun Blue is the only one mild enough to be used daily by the looks of it) get a bottle of Johnsons baby shampoo for the days in between. It is alkaline based and not acid like all other the shampoos, and seems to strip the smell off too!

You can use shampoos on your body instead of bar soap too. :)
Glad to hear it's working! I notice the scent faintly still as well but it's only been a couple of days so far. When I had this a while back it seemed to go away after about a week of use, but I wasn't as stressed back then. It is connected to sweat and heat somehow - one last rinse with cold water after washing seems to help too.

Selsun blue can be used daily and I see no reason why you can't use conditioner, just try not to get it on your scalp (this is where the problem originates). I don't think it's necessary to wash your hair twice a day but it can't hurt. Maybe use the Johnsons baby shampoo the second time - it is milder and seems to help with the scent as well.

When the Selsun runs out and if you still have the smell, try Nizoral. Have you had a chance to read the info written on the box? I think it smells better than Selsun blue too.

Today I was walking home from school with my son and asked to sniff his head twice. The smell is there (he was all sweaty) but it wasn't near as bad as I expected. I'm going to do a check later to see if I can find any more info on this problem and see if there is anything else we can do. :)
great job kitkat. so it's courtship and social issues that translate into regional body odor huh? thus far you've listed Selsun Blue, Nizoral, T-Gel, Polytar, and Denorex. is there any you recommend over another? personally the metallic selsun blue scent isnt too favorable, but if it works best then ill keep at it. and as far as i know, baking soda really doesnt mix into anything well. it may just fall off my head :confused:
The article gave Nizoral and T-Gel the highest ratings, but did say they all would work.

I've only ever tried Selsun Blue Revitalizing (scent is nice and it gives your scalp a cool tingle), and the one I just bought is Selsun Blue 2 in 1. I only bought it because it had the least amount on the shelf, so I thought it was the popular/best one. There's no tingle with this one but it does smell sort of like candy!

I like the baking soda idea but maybe to rub it in the scalp, or soak in it. I can see it mixing with the shampoo but it sounds like it might be hell to rinse.