Need sulfate and tea tree free shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis

I know most people rave about the benefits of tea tree oil and TT shampoos for dandruff and SD but my hair and scalp both hate it. I think I might actually be mildly allergic to it. So what alternatives are there for me?

I shower every other day due to eczema that FREAKS if I do so more often, and have been using the products in my signature every shower with great results. I only started going SLS free about a month ago and I am totally amazed at what it has done for my hair!

I just wish I could find something to get rid of the pesky SD that is popping up more lately. Any suggestions ladies and gents?!

Also, this is my first forum post so if this is better off elsewhere please just let me know!
It's not a shampoo, but I wash with rhassoul clay and it has made my seborrheic dermatitis practically nonexistent. I had (or have) a mild version though, but my scalp did used to get massive quarter-sized flakes on it. I still do get some flakes but they look like teeny, "regular" dandruff around day 7. If I wash before then I don't even see that.

I find that it doesn't clarify or remove buildup though, for that I do use shampoo which I dilute in water and then deep condition with the clay.
It's not a shampoo, but I wash with rhassoul clay and it has made my seborrheic dermatitis practically nonexistent... I find that it doesn't clarify or remove buildup though, for that I do use shampoo which I dilute in water and then deep condition with the clay.
Originally Posted by RizosMio
Where do you buy the clay from and how do you use it to deep condition? Sounds like something good to at least try!
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I bought mine from mountainroseherbs.com. They offer quite a bit of clays but after a little digging around their mineral contents I went with rhassoul.

As of late I've been mixing the clay with just olive oil and water. Sometimes I add cocoa butter, a bit of honey or apple cider vinegar...it really just depends on what you like. I make it liquidy because my hair doesn't like heavy/rich consistencies...so I tend on 2-3TBSP of rhassoul, and no more than 2TBSP of the rest, which I then fill up with water to the top in an 8oz applicator bottle. It has tamed my scalp issues so much...I both wash and DC my hair with it, and then use actual shampoo (diluted) when I feel I need it.
There is Regenepure which cotains ketoconazole (anti fungal in Nizoral)
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Or you could purchase a shampoo base including cocoamidopropyl betaine and add some anti-SD ingredients, UK one as an example
Shampoo SLS free Extra Mild - Naturallythinking Pure Aromatherapy and Spa

Also look at your conditioners and treatments, do any oils or butters supply the same fatty acids found in sebum, that are known to irritate skin or feed the malassezia yeast? Oleic acid is one major culprit IIRC, found in in olive oil, avocado and some others.

Thirdly there is plenty that can be achieved with diet modification, since that affects the composition and amount of sebum plus systemic inflammation/ appropriate immune response and the strength of your skin barrier (keeps irritants and microbes out). Look at your intake of oily fish, low sugar fruit, non starchy vegetables, sugar, white/ refined carbs, omega-6 rich oils and so on.

My atopic eczema/ contact dermatitis disappeared with going sulphate free/ starting to CO-wash, my elbow patch was being triggered just by shampoo bubbles running down my arm even tho they were rinsed right off. Mother's atopic eczema/ SD.reduced by at least 50% with switching to a sulphate free shampoo.

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