What can I use for my dandruff/dry scalp?
February 20, 2010 1:57 PM Subscribe
I need help with a Dandruff/Dry Scalp conundrum?
posted by ptsampras14 to health & fitness (21 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
For a year or so I used to wash my hair daily with a gentle shampoo and conditioner (Garnier), and one day I noticed tiny white flakes falling out of my hair. (dry scalp) Mistakenly attributing these flakes to dandruff I began using Selsun Blue and harsher shampoos daily. All of this shampooing caused my scalp to itchy very annoyingly even after I hadn't shampooed in days! and so I contacted my doctor who gave me a steroid for my scalp and now the itch is gone.
So I am trying to balance between dry scalp and dandruff. If I don't shampoo for 2 days I see some dandruff , and if I shampoo daily I get the dry scalp flakes.
Can anyone help me? I'm looking for people with similar experiences, and what works for them.
Also -- how can I tell the difference between dry scalp and dandruff?