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Lately my scalp is getting very flaky. I want to try a new conditioner. ANy recommendations?
 

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Just look for a moisterizing conditioner AND shampoo. Usually the ones that say they are for dry or flaky scalp.
What are you currently using? curiosity...
 

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In my opinon, the best hair conditoner for dry hair/scalp is Organics Hair Mayonnaise Conditioner. That stuff leaves my hair unbelievably soft and smooth, and it smells so delicious. It only costs about $4 for a big 15 ounce bottle. Here's their website: Organic Root Stimulator Healing Hair Care - Hair Mayonnaise

The only problem with this product is that it makes a mess in the bathtub.
 

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It could either be that you have dandruff (gah! I hate dandruff!) or the actual products you are using are what's flaking up in your hair...
 

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my sister has the same problem and for some reason my mom bought her a tea tree oil shampoo which cured it i think, but i am not really sure why that worked since i thought tea tree oil dries skin out.
 

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Well sometimes using products that are too moisturizing will cause build up and itchy flakey scalp. You can try using apple cider as a clarifying scalp treatment. You can find a good mostly natural one at www.b-glowing.com from John Masters Organics Herbal Cider Hair Rinse + Clarifier $17 for 8 oz. apple cider from the grocery store is the same concept but much more practical if you're on a budget. Also head and Shoulders has revamped their line.
 

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Oh, I came here b/c I have the same problem. But the answers seem so mixed. I've used dandruff shampoos and they work a little. Has anyone ewww actually had and cured dandruff -- what causes it anyway??
 

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Yea, I get dandruff occasionally. I ususally just use a dandruff shampoo and they seem to go away. It's off and on though. I read that its caused by oily scalp and that its natural to get dandruff because of the hair costantly growing out and shedding skin cells...

Paul Mithcell Tea Tree works but DON'T use it everyday! It can leave your hair dry. Mabye like 2x a week at the most. That goes for any clarifying treatment. Hence the name 'clarifying.'
 

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I have the same problem. At first I tried different shampoos/conditioners and leave ins, finally a friend suggested dandruff shampoo, head and shoulders didn't cut it but Nizoral AD did. I highly recommend this stuff. It is a little pricey, but after the problem clears up you only need to use it once every two weeks to keep you scalp clean.
 

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I used to have that problem then i saw it on the telly you should never wash your scalp with conditioner? Dunno why. I wash it normal with shampoo, but then just condition the ends with a really good moisturizing conditioner [ i use Mark hill ]. I have done this for about a year and half and haven't had dandruff once in all that time.
 

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Yea, I get dandruff occasionally. I ususally just use a dandruff shampoo and they seem to go away. It's off and on though. I read that its caused by oily scalp and that its natural to get dandruff because of the hair costantly growing out and shedding skin cells...

Paul Mithcell Tea Tree works but DON'T use it everyday! It can leave your hair dry. Mabye like 2x a week at the most. That goes for any clarifying treatment. Hence the name 'clarifying.'
I agree with this person, plus Tea Tree has a tingly minty sensation which I find very refreshing in the morning.
 

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I remember my sister has used Paul Mitchell's Scalp Therapy. She has a very oil hair scalp, after about one month using the product, the oil condition has improved. I love Paul Mitchell...~~~
 

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I used to have that problem then i saw it on the telly you should never wash your scalp with conditioner? Dunno why.
This is because what need to be conditioned is the older parts of your hair (the ends) The hair near the scalp is new and doesnt need conditioner, but this can be vary from person to person
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by Roi

You know that this post is from 2008, right?


The original question is from Aug 2006, but it continues to be an issue for many of us.
 

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I have dry hair and dry scalp problem too. I have used many anti-dandruff shampoos including head and shoulders shampoos/conditioners without success. The other day I was reading an article abt how good and gentle Johnson& Johnson baby shampoos and conditioners are and thought why not I give it a go. And I was certainly pleased and amazed at the results. It helped clear my flaky scalp and leaves my hair weight free and clean. I will surely continue using this shampoo and conditioner until I find something that works better!

Hope this is helpful.
 

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I have dry hair and dry scalp problem too. I have used many anti-dandruff shampoos including head and shoulders shampoos/conditioners without success. The other day I was reading an article abt how good and gentle Johnson& Johnson baby shampoos and conditioners are and thought why not I give it a go. And I was certainly pleased and amazed at the results. It helped clear my flaky scalp and leaves my hair weight free and clean. I will surely continue using this shampoo and conditioner until I find something that works better!

Hope this is helpful.
Thats the one I use!
When I go to the salon for a blow dry I ask to the guy that washes my hair to use soft products, its more expensive but hey not dry scalp or damaged hair
 
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