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Old 11-08-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Dandruff remedy for 10yo?

My 10yo has just seemed to develop dandruff and I'd like for her to use something other than the super-chemical/medicated shampoos like Head and Shoulders. Any ideas?

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Maybe try a tea tree oil shampoo or Dr. Bronners tea tree oil castile soap and make sure she is getting her hair clean.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:01 AM   #3
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DH & I are both prone to dandruf though we have very different hair types. What works well for both of us & also works well on DD's cradle cap is Giovanni Tea Tree shampoo & cond. only bad thing is that it stings horribly if you get it in your eyes. not a problem w/ me, but poor DD has gotten it in her eyes a few times

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Rub coconut oil into the scalp & it will go away
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You can make your own TTO shampoo by adding one drop of TTO per ounce of shampoo. I do that, so I can still use the shampoo that works for me.
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I have used vinegar as a treatment. Apple cider vinegar might be best (with mother) vinegar is good for softening skin/scalp and helps balance ph levels in skin/scalp . Try it out. it may not smell nice, but you can use it before your conditioner. I use the Giovanni tea tree conditioner as well.
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I have used vinegar as a treatment. Apple cider vinegar might be best (with mother) vinegar is good for softening skin/scalp and helps balance ph levels in skin/scalp . Try it out. it may not smell nice, but you can use it before your conditioner. I use the Giovanni tea tree conditioner as well.
Apple cider vinegar was the only thing that worked for me when I was younger
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Jason brand has a great dandruff shampoo. I've had dandruff all my life and this has worked better than anything including oils or ACV.
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Re: Dandruff remedy for 10yo?

You can try neem oil. It stinks, but if you put several drops in a bottle of scented shampoo, it's hard to notice the odor. Maybe try a few drops in a small amount of shampoo (or conditioner) first, so if you don't like it, you didn't "contaminate" the whole bottle. I actually love neem oil in spite of the stench. You can also buy special neem shampoos, but buying the bottle of oil is more economical and you can use it on infections and other things.
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great ideas. i will try som of it.
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