the no 'poo method

no, we're not constipated. yeah, we get that alot.

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I often cover my scalp in aloe vera gel and let it sit for a while before I shower which makes an amazing difference. I also use honey mixed with water as shampoo, which is moisturizing and mildly anti fungal. My dandruff has gotten about 90% better since switching from shampoo.

I think I will have to try this honey method - thank you! :-)

I had dandruff for years and tried everything. In the end I got a prescription from my GP and it's cleared up. Turns out it was fungal.

how often do you use the prescription? or was it a one time regimen and then your cleared for life?

It's just a shampoo they've given me, which I've been using for about 5 months now? I still only wash my hair once or twice a week (I only went up to twice when I dyed my hair, I'm trying to get back down to once but I get greasy looking faster than before I dyed). My doctor said it would take a few months to really get rid of it, but my prescription is free so we decided to use it for awhile to make sure it is gone gone. Hopefully in a couple of months I can get back into no-poo.

Hey, yes, go to your GP and see if your problem is fungal or eczema or whatever. If it's fungal it should be a one-off treatment, if it's a chronic skin condition then you'll just have to treat it every time it appears.

But to add to that - our skin's ph is meant to be around a 4 so absolutely don't go alkali (BS). If anything try a very diluted acid wash. If you use vinegar and it's fungal then I *think* your head will get even itchier as the fungus rejoices in the sugar. So, to be safe, go with a lemon or citric acid rinse massaged right into your scalp maybe three times this week and see what happens.

I also swear by aloe to relieve all sorts of pain. Just straight aloe, with nothing else in it. And on my own bad days I've massaged tea-tree oil diluted in water before going to bed to ease the itch, that also helps.

I agree with aloe! aloe leaves are available at my local grocery store for less than $2, but I live in a very culturally diverse area so I'm not sure if they're sold at ordinary supermarkets everywhere. any who, I just skin it and throw the gel in a blender until it's all liquid. It will keep refrigerated for about a week.

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