Dandruff shampoo issues

I've been using neutrogena t gel for years for seborrheic dermatitis. I use it when I wash my hair every other day. However, I sometimes have intense itch on those days in between. Should I be using something else?

Also, I know it contains sodium laureth sulfate which is harsh. Is there any dandruff shampoo that doesn't contain sulfate?
I'm sorry I can't say whether dandruff shampoos have sulfates or not because all my scalp issues disappeared when I went CG. I used to have intensely itchy and greasy scalp with red painful acne type bumps with a lot of falling scalp debris but since I quit all regular and dandruff shampoos, I haven't had any scalp problems at all. I only wash my scalp/hair twice a week now and I don't get oily anymore either...

I mainly co-wash and once a month I'll do a lo-poo with Giovanni 50/50 shampoo.
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I've been using neutrogena t gel for years for seborrheic dermatitis. I use it when I wash my hair every other day. However, I sometimes have intense itch on those days in between. Should I be using something else?

Also, I know it contains sodium laureth sulfate which is harsh. Is there any dandruff shampoo that doesn't contain sulfate?
Originally Posted by curlyjillie
I think there is a line on CurlMart call Max Alchemist. Its claims to be a dandruff shampoo without sulfate.

I have searched YEARS for a shampoo that will take the S. Dermatitis away. And I have found it in Dermarest. Its usually right beside the Nuetrogena. That stuff work GREAT for me.

I LOVE it because it has a conditioner in it too, so it doesn't strip my hair of moisture like other products do.

If you can I would try that. I have even mixed the Dermarest and a tar shampoo (like Nuetragena).

I think that might be a good try for you. You might be experiencing that the Nuetragena is too drying for your scalp and the Dermarest + Nuetrgena might give you the added moisture that you need!

Hope that helps!
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I have SD too- I hate it! Was told by my derm to rotate medicated shampoo DAILY (from tar to sal. acid to the stuff in Selsum Blue to possibly even Nizoral- hope I got all those names right). Killer to my hair! I finally protested after a few years of this and cut out all the medicated shampoos period. Switched to John Frieda Root Awakening recently- but I am about to go CG and stop it. Anyway- I started just doing a coconut oil treatment once or twice a week and that seemed to help control it. It's not gone, but much better- even without the medicated shampoo. Didn't seem like the medicated shampoo was doing anything but drying out my hair, anyway.

I'm about to go CG, as mentioned- but I don't know if I can go 100% without shampooing since part of the issue with SD is the OVER production of the oil/ sebaceous glands. My derm told me the worst thing I can do is NOT shampoo everyday. So I ordered Beauty Without Cruelty Rosemary Mint Tea Tree shampoo that I'm going to try to use just once or twice a week (no sulfates/ CG friendly). Supposed to be good for cleaning the scalp. Also read about Apple Cider Vinegar washes for SD, so want to try that as well. Hoping between the BCW poo, coconut oil and ACV, I can keep my SD under control while also keeping my curls from being super dry and frizzy. I guess I'll report back in a few weeks and let everyone know how it's going. Anyone else have any ideas? It's good to know that some people have BETTER results with their SD after going no-poo/ CG.
I have searched YEARS for a shampoo that will take the S. Dermatitis away. And I have found it in Dermarest. Its usually right beside the Nuetrogena. That stuff work GREAT for me.

I LOVE it because it has a conditioner in it too, so it doesn't strip my hair of moisture like other products do.
Originally Posted by jay76
I 2nd the Dermarest! Since starting with it about a month ago, no itching, scaling, or rash. Tea Tree Oil has been a blessing too. Stay away from citric acid and other citrus ingredients. It ignites the SD!
Dandruff is a not a good for a hair and you suffer from a hair loss,you use a lemon ,apply a lemon in hair it remove a dandruff and this not affect your hair and use a anti-dandruff shampoo this a best for a hair and use a herbal or ayurvadic shampoo.
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I had that horrible problem for years and no shampoo seemed to work so I decided to go the natural route and it has gotten 1000 times better. These are some of the things I used...

1) Jane Carter scalp renew...It's a mix of oils that I applied the night before I washed my hair. The peppermint helped a lot with the itching and after I washed my hair the flakes were gone.

2) Applied (either mixed in or each by itself) Coconut oil, jojoba oil and castor oil. I would do the same thing as with the Jane carter product.

I'm telling you this helped A LOT so you may want to give it a try beacuse I know how much of a pain that can be.
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Oh I forgot the best...about once a week I mix brown sugar with a tiny bit of conditioner and scrub my scalp...it feels sooo good afterwards.
Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,

Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
If you have a indian grocery nearby or some, then kalpi tone might be helpfull, also neem or tulsi.
I use Dermarest and ACV , they help alot.

I also ue Scalpicinon days between washing, but Im not sure if hyrdocortisone is a CG friendly thing or not. It a liquid "medicine" ( otc) that you out directly on the parts that itch. I have also dabbed acv directly on the scabbing parts with a qtip ( burns but helps)
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It is necessary to consult a dermatologist for your dandruff. Trying Shampoo's on your own may make the condition worse. Dandruff can be due to many medical reasons. It is not advisable to go with the trial and error method on your scalp. It is a skin disorder and has got nothing to do with the hair The root cause of the problem should be identified and the scalp should receive the required treatment.
I have SD too and it's awful! I feel your pain. 

I've found using products with Tea Tree Oil or Peppermint work the best. My hair loves protein so I'm using Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo and Conditioner. These have been wonderful. I also have a bottle of tea tree oil from Whole Foods and will add it to the conditioners I use on my co-wash days.

Like the others mentioned, brown sugar in your conditioner will also help immensely. It's such a great, natural exfoliant. Coconut oil also helps. I will use it as a deep treatment on the weekends.

If you have issues with SD in other areas, you can use a dandruff shampoo as a wash. My dermatologist recommended I use Nizoral for the SD on my face. It was the best advice ever! Be gentle near the eyes though. My flare-ups have lessened since doing this.

Good luck!


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