My 15 years old daughter suffers of dandruff. She has tried different brands of supermarket shampoos, the last one was Cedel, but I still don’t see many improvements. Sometimes she has those big flakes that are really quite ugly to see.

Do you suffer of dandruff? What has worked for you?


Posted by mom90758, 24th January 2018


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  • My hubby uses T-Gel and has seen great improvement.



  • You really need to see a dermatologist as it’s related to the skin on your head as this may require medication or medicated shampoo if it’s been a long time and supermarket brands aren’t helping. If left untreated properly, it could become psoriasis



  • I stopped using shampoo/conditioner as much as I did and have had great success with eliminating dandruff. I used to wash once a week but even that was way too much. I’m now thinking of using a shampoo once every 3 or 4 months, and just rinsing hair with rainwater in between. Not only has the dandruff gone but the ‘body’ and natural oils in the hair has never been better! Just going to be hard to persuade a 15 year old that they don’t need all those products… show them this answer!



  • We took the dermatologist’s advice and then sourced a cheaper brand with the same results.



  • I love the idea of the coconut oil. I always have it in my house. Thank you!
    Thanksfor your responses. I really appreciate it!! :-)
    My daughter is now using the T-Gel and out of the shower, she applies 4 drops of rosemary oil. At the moment it looks good!



  • We had to visit a dermatologist and it did help in our situation.



  • my son has trouble with dandruff but not all the time, when it does start again we use either head and shoulders or t-gel, work a treat for us



  • I have the same problem. Anti-dandruff shampoo’s don’t do much for me. Instead, I melt two big spoons of coconut oil and massage it into my scalp – then down to my ends. Leave for 30 minutes and wash out with normal shampoo and conditioner. Only costs a couple bucks for a jar of coconut oil from Aldi and will last 3-4 treatments!



  • Not for my daughter, unluckily.



  • Head and Shoulders worked straight away from us.



  • Thanks also to Ellen and Nadine!!
    Ok, I’ve bought the Neutrogena shampoo this morning. Once the rosemary oil arrives, I will let my daughter try that too.
    In the article posted by Ellen they talk about aloe vera again. I think I’ll buy it. It’s something good for your skin too, not only for the hair.
    When my daughter was very young (around 2 years old I guess) she used to suffer of seborrheic dermatitis. I wonder if lately she’s having more problems because that’s somehow coming back. Together with hormonal changes, as she’s 15. Maybe we should see the doctor? To go to a dermatologist I guess we need a referral. Anybody knows?



  • There are many ideas of natural treatment possible, which are quite simple to try out. Like adding some drops of tea tree oil to the shampoo you use, washing your with baking soda, wash your hair with lemon juice, salt, garlic & honey, and more.
    Have a look here: https://www.rd.com/health/beauty/dandruff-natural-treatment/



  • T-Gel is good as it stops the itching too!



  • Thank you so much for your input, shuttles54!!
    I want to try addressing the dandruff using the rosemary oil as in the picture you added. I’ve just ordered the rosemary oil on eBay.
    I love your recipe for the shampoo!! If you don’t mind, would you please post also the shower gel, hand soap and conditioner recipes? I’m very interested in them!
    And, about the aloe vera gel, are there any differences between brands?



  • I make all my own shampoos and conditioners along with shower and hand soaps with chemical free bases @ $8 per litre.
    First, here is a list of essential oils that are known remedies for dandruff:
    Bay (laurel and West Indian)
    Bergamot
    Cedarwood
    Clary sage
    Lavender
    Rosemary
    Sage
    Sandalwood
    Tea tree
    please check out this web site: ww.youngliving.com. for the best oils in the world
    also check out http://www.oiltestimonials.com
    For any further information please add a comment


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