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Hair and scalp

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GagaJo Thu 28-Jan-21 12:20:39

My hair is very dry and does best with a shampoo for dry or damaged hair, plus conditioner which I am careful to only put on the ends.

My scalp, however, really prefers dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp. I alternate between the two. But on damaged hair shampoo days, I get a scabby scalp, with dry itchy bits.

What do I do for the best? I can NOT use the moisturising shampoo & conditioner, because my hair becomes very static and irritates me.

GagaJo Thu 28-Jan-21 12:21:00

* I can't NOT use...

BigBertha1 Thu 28-Jan-21 12:27:04

I understand the Philip Kinglsey products and advice is good for people with problem scalps.

J52 Thu 28-Jan-21 12:37:16

Faith in Nature do shampoos and conditioner that are chemical free with natural healing ingredients and also gentle on the hair and scalp.

grannyrebel7 Sun 31-Jan-21 22:24:10

My DD had this and she went to see the doctor about it and was prescribed something for it.

SueDonim Sun 31-Jan-21 22:26:51

My hair has got drier and more wiry in recent years. I now use a hair mask for dry hair instead of conditioner and that calms it down more.

Nana3 Sun 31-Jan-21 22:33:02

Take a look at a product called Selsun, I have found it works.

Esspee Sun 31-Jan-21 22:34:42

There is nothing to stop you using the dandruff shampoo with your usual conditioner either on the ends or throughout your hair.
My hairdresser told me to put my conditioner through my hair after shampooing and put on a shower cap the leave on for as long as I like, every now and then. Works beautifully.

geekesse Sun 31-Jan-21 23:02:07

Try conditioner-only washing. I had a similar problem, and someone recommended it - it works for me. You wash once with an ordinary shampoo, and the from there onwards, wash only with silicone-free conditioner instead of shampoo.

PM me if you need more explanation, or Google co-washing.

MiniMoon Mon 01-Feb-21 00:29:38

I would try Nizoral shampoo to relieve the dandruff/itchy scalp. You can use conditioner after shampooing with it.

Bigred18 Mon 01-Feb-21 04:26:21

I was advised by a trichologist(?) to use shampoo that has no sulfates or parabens. Works most of the time for me.

shavindhi Tue 16-Feb-21 12:08:21

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Blossoming Tue 16-Feb-21 12:13:33

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