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 how can you get pale white,ice cold skin ?

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What's with the dandruff?

keep your scalp geased and washed weekly if not more ... that'll eliminate or reduce your dandruff problem

it's just dried skin


At one time or another, dandruff causes have been attributed to dry skin, oily skin, shampooing too often or not often enough, a poor diet, stress, and the use of too many fancy styling products. Although some of these factors may exacerbate or contribute to scalp flaking, the real culprit may be a fat-eating, yeast-like fungus called malassezia, formerly known as pityrosporum.

Malassezia lives on the scalps of most healthy adults without causing problems. But sometimes it grows out of control, feeding on the oils secreted by your hair follicles and causing irritation that leads to increased cell turnover. The result is a large number of dead skin cells. As the cells fall off, they tend to clump together with oil from your hair and scalp, making them appear white, flaky and all too visible.

Exactly what causes an overgrowth of these organisms isn't known, although increased oil production; hormonal fluctuations; stress; illness; neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease; a suppressed immune system; infrequent shampooing and extra sensitivity to the malassezia fungus may contribute to the development of dandruff.


Dandruff is a chronic condition that can almost always be controlled, but dandruff treatment may take a little patience and persistence. In general, mild scaling can often be helped by daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and cell buildup.

When regular shampoos fail, OTC dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works best for you. Dandruff shampoos are classified according to their active ingredient:

* Zinc pyrithione shampoos (Selsun Salon, Head & Shoulders). These contain the antibacterial and antifungal agent zinc pyrithione, which has been shown to reduce the fungus that causes dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
* Tar-based shampoos (Neutrogena T/Gel). Coal tar, a byproduct of the coal manufacturing process, helps conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis by slowing cell turnover.
* Shampoos containing salicylic acid (Ionil T). These "scalp scrubs" help eliminate scale, but they may leave your scalp dry, leading to more flaking. Using a conditioner after shampooing can help counter dryness.
* Selenium sulfide shampoos (Selsun Blue). These shampoos help prevent cell turnover and may also reduce the number of malassezia. Because they can discolor blonde, gray or chemically colored hair, be sure to use them only as directed and to rinse well after shampooing.
* Ketoconazole shampoos (Nizoral). The newest addition to the dandruff armamentarium, ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail. It's available over-the-counter as well as by prescription.

Try using one of these shampoos daily until your dandruff is controlled, then cut back to two or three times a week. If one type of shampoo works for a time and then seems to lose its effectiveness, try alternating between two types of dandruff shampoos. Be sure to leave the shampoo on for at least five minutes — this allows the ingredients time to work.

If you've shampooed faithfully for several weeks and there's still a dusting of dandruff on your shoulders, talk to your doctor or dermatologist. You may need a prescription-strength shampoo or more aggressive treatment with a steroid lotion.

if you have dandruff, try using selsun blue. i hear it works well.

little particles of dead scalp! Use a shampoo with pine tar and it will go away in about a week!

head and shoulders baby

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dandruff is nothing but dry dead skin or dead skin cells,, every one reacts different to treatment,, always shampoo with a good ph balence shampoo, a good conditioner,, the better grades of shampoo and conditioners is not the cheap stuff you buy in the stores,, because most of this over the counter shampoo is about 90% water,, .. tea tree shampoo is usually very good for this...

It is a condition wherein there is production of flakes, increased oiliness, and itchiness of the scalp which is usually caused by fungal infection. Treatment is through the use of shampoos containing selenium sulfide or an antifungal agent i.e. ketoconazole.

if you have dandruff you could use a shampoo with ketoconazole

Dandruff is a pain, as dar as I know it is just dry, flaking skin that falls off.

its just dry skin on the scalp, its not disgusting I am sure you have a little case of it too:) also you get it from hairspray and hair gel.

its a bacteria that ever body has when your body produces to much you get dandruff

when you have dandruff it just means you have dry scalp.

everyone get dandruff at one time or the other. if it is caused by cheap gels, then why do old guys get it? it is a fungus, it smells. remove it regularly by rinsing with vinegar after you shampoo. vinegar has a strong smell, but it will not give off an odor afte rinsed out of your hair. you hair will be shiny, shiny too.

Dandruff is caused by the build up on your scalp usually from shampoo, conditioner, and mousse. Make sure you rinse thoughly every time you take a shower. Dandruff can be caused by stress.

i have it too, It stinks bad!! and ever since i started using Head & Shoulders it has cleared up. SElsun Blue does not worl for my head But i use head and shoulders and then i use Dove moistureizing condiotioner!!! That woorks!!!

that means you have dry hair so go to the salon and they will give you some special kind and it works i have dandruff

what about it??

It can be a hair fungus or it also can come from meds your taking it can come from almost any thing see your doc and get some meds shampoo/ and some times they give you pills too but its easy to cure okay

use head and shoulders it works really good

Sometimes this can be the result of STRESS!! Also you should look into your diet. Our diet can either make us healthy or cause a lot diseases etc. this used to be a problem of mine and I can now say without being stressed and eating right it helped. Then I added the use of Envia Scalp therapy and the Envia shampoo and conditioner, also the hair gloss my hair is more manageable, softer and the dry scalp is absent. these are products I use from Melaleuca. You can give them a try.

they are like flakes


try head and shoulders or selsun blue any type medicated shampoo

Use Nutrigena T-Gel dandruff shampoo. It works.

you could try purt plus or head and shoulders for dandruff they work

Rinse with vinegar.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR...I swear by this stuff. Dandruff is literally gone. After shampooing, rinse with apple cider vinengar, could be diluted with water...but make sure it is sour enough. Also, the best type of Apple Cider V. is from a health food store...heinz or any other store brand just doesn't help me too much! I use organic Eden Apple Cider...

PS. helps control my acne too! (again, a bit diluted w/ water but sour enough).

don't use cheap gels, sometimes is not dandruff but the gel when it drys.

:> peace

Mukunda M
Assume from your question that you want to know if you have dandruff which is a disease which needs treating. Some believe they have it when the problem is just a very dry flaking scalp. You can look it up and see if you really have it. If, like myself, you only have a scalp which is very sensitive to chemicals and harmful ingredients in many shampoos these are what cause the skin to flake. It is not necessary to shampoo every day. Many people damage hair and scalp, cause thinning and prematurely graying by over washing. The shampoo companies love you to believe that frequent, every day washing is desirable. And their instructions tell you to apply shampoo twice! The simple remedy is to apply a very mild tea tree oil shampoo and wash less frequently. I wash once a week and frequently brush and have no problems (In between washes I apply polishing styling mouse and partially dry off with a towel before styling). Now scalp is healthy and hair has a healthy sheen. My hair had started to thin. This new regime stopped that too. . If you think you might have it here are some treatments.
Topical Remedies Grapefruit seed extract – A few drops of grapefruit seed extract can be added to shampoo.
Tea tree oil – Look for a tea tree oil shampoo or add a few drops of tea tree oil to shampoo.
Apple cider vinegar – Mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Pour into spray bottle and spray onto your hair and scalp (avoiding the eyes) and wrap your head in a towel. Remove after 15 minutes to one hour and wash hair once or twice a week. This is a popular home remedy for dandruff.
Selenium-based shampoo – Selenium acts as an anti-fungal agent.
Flaxseed oil or vitamin E oil – Apply these oils to the scalp nightly and wash off in the morning. They can soothe and nourish the scalp. Use an old sheet or towel to protect your pillow.
Some holistic practitioners believe that dandruff is dependent on the health of the entire body, particularly the digestive system. Fried foods should be avoided. Reduce intake of fats, dairy products, sugars, chocolate, seafood, and peanuts. Increase green leafy vegetables and raw foods. Eat a whole foods diet.
Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins Biotin – Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps to break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. It is sold in supplement form and is also found naturally in foods. Food sources of biotin include brewer's yeast, nutritional yeast, whole grains, nuts, egg yolks, sardines, liver, cauliflower, bananas, and mushrooms Other nutritional supplements used for dandruff are: Vitamin B complex, especially vitamin B1 and B2 Vitamin A Omega fatty acids, especially omega-6. Hope this is helpful
These are very informative sites:
See dandruff-causes - shampoo on www.ultimate-cosmetics.com
www.puretreeoil.com/site/70789... 346452
[email protected] Others below.
www.puretreeoil.com/site/70789... 346452
Hope this is helpful.


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Buck Turgidson
I get dandruff sometimes when the weather changes, generally from warm to cold, around early winter. It goes away after a few weeks of adjusting.

Be careful with dandruff shampoo. They can cause what is known as a rebound effect. You essentially become dependent on it. Only use dandruff shampoo for a few days at a time, taking off several weeks at least in between treatments.

Some cheap hair sprays can flake and appear to be dandruff.

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