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help with dandruff Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
1st Feb '13

DD has dandruff. We bought Head n Shoulders and she is allergic to it. Is there anything i can use besides shampoos? She is 9 and its really bothering her

JΔ$ Georgia 76460 posts
1st Feb '13

Take her to the dermatologist. There's numerous medicated shampoos OTC but a dermatogist may be able to recommend something else. You should also get to the root of the problem. Hair products can cause dandruff.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
1st Feb '13

Are you SURE it's dandruff?? Dandruff is an actual medical condition... a lot of people confuse dry scalp with dandruff and end up using medicated shampoos that are formulated for dandruff and actually dry it out worse.

Mandy ♥ Hailey+Roo 2 kids; Middleton, Idaho 11788 posts
1st Feb '13

I know you can use coconut oil for cradle cap. It also conditions hair. I'd try that.

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :</b>" Are you SURE it's dandruff?? Dandruff is an actual medical condition... a lot of people confuse dry scalp ... [snip!] ... dry scalp with dandruff and end up using medicated shampoos that are formulated for dandruff and actually dry it out worse. "</blockquote>




Whats the difference in the 2? Its her skin for sure. Not lice or anything

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys}:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :</b>" Are you SURE it's dandruff?? ... [snip!] ... actually dry it out worse. "</blockquote> Whats the difference in the 2? Its her skin for sure. Not lice or anything"


True dandruff will be oily and have a distinct odor. Dry scalp is just that... it's dry, so it's flaking. A good option for dry scalp is a shampoo that has exfoliating beads in it (OTC, I know AXE makes one, even though it's for dudes) and a hot oil treatment.

JΔ$ Georgia 76460 posts
1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys}:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :</b>" Are you SURE it's dandruff?? ... [snip!] ... actually dry it out worse. "</blockquote> Whats the difference in the 2? Its her skin for sure. Not lice or anything"</blockquote>



Dandruff is usually accompanies with red or inflamed skin. Dry scalp isn't.

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
1st Feb '13

Hers is not oily; but also doesnt change the skin color unless shes really scratching it

JΔ$ Georgia 76460 posts
1st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :</b>" True dandruff will be oily and have a distinct odor. Dry scalp is just that... it's dry, so it's flaking. ... [snip!] ... is a shampoo that has exfoliating beads in it (OTC, I know AXE makes one, even though it's for dudes) and a hot oil treatment. "</blockquote>



She can add brown sugar to shampoo also, it's a great option.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys}:" Hers is not oily; but also doesnt change the skin color unless shes really scratching it"


Sounds like it's dry scalp then.