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What the hell is going on with my scalp?

For the past 6 months, I've been in an on/off battle with my scalp - mostly the crown and a bit towards the back. It itches badly when I break a sweat (I workout daily), and then produces flakes in rough patches. The flakes build up (and re-build) incredibly fast - like overnight, in patches that are thick and dry. I've tried all the OTC products (T-Gel, T-Sal, Nizoral, Dermarest, Tea Tree shampoo, etc) - and they offer some temporary relief - but the flakes, patches, and sweat-itchiness continues. Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2016 - 22 answers

Best dandruff shampoo for pigment dyed hair?

I color my hair with pigment dyes (manic panic, pravana) and have some slight issues with dandruff, what's the best shampoo/conditioner? Head and Shoulders won't cut it. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Dec 6, 2015 - 17 answers

How to know if your dandruff shampoo is effective?

If your scalp flakes after using a dandruff shampoo does that mean the shampoo is effective? [more inside]
posted by HonestAsian on Nov 24, 2014 - 28 answers

too embarrassed to get a haircut.

In the last couple of months, my scalp has escalated from 'a bit dry' to 'disaster area.' What the hell is going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2013 - 32 answers

Why does my scalp go crazy if I stop shampooing for a few days?

Why does my scalp go crazy if I stop shampooing for a few days? [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Dec 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Dandruff woes

Nizoral made my dandruff worse. Help?! [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Jul 24, 2012 - 25 answers

If it can possibly go on your head, i've tried it...

How do I get rid of my dandruff for good? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 - 21 answers

Flaky cat, flaky cat, it's not your fault!

Kitty Filter: White flakes are not helping my calico's black spots. [more inside]
posted by sonika on Dec 4, 2010 - 15 answers

What the hell is going on with me

Followup to an earlier health-related question. Kind of long; more under the cut. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on May 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Stinky Shampoo Stinks

What is the best way to mask the smell of all of those stinky shampoos for psoriasis/eczema/seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff/etc? [more inside]
posted by amylicious on May 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Hair dye + flaky scalp = _____ shampoo?

Via the magic of chemistry, I'm now a redhead. Unfortunately, I also have a historically flaky scalp. What shampoo? [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Mar 26, 2010 - 10 answers

What can I use for my dandruff/dry scalp?

I need help with a Dandruff/Dry Scalp conundrum? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Feb 20, 2010 - 21 answers

If I could grow my hair through a Space Echo, the world would be a better place.

Help me understand why I am losing hair! [more inside]
posted by setanor on Nov 24, 2009 - 26 answers

My scalp itches all the time!

I have seborrhoeic dermatitis/dandruff and my scalp itches so much it is often painful. The dermatologist recommended OTC shampoos help, but only turn the problem from impossible to ignore to bad. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jun 21, 2009 - 18 answers

Apparently I have scalp psoriasis. What should I do now?

Apparently I have scalp psoriasis. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Jan 13, 2009 - 15 answers

My beard is flaky... in the not-good way.

I've recently decided that, at the age of 40, I'm old enough to deal with facial hair. I now have a pretty reasonable goatee, but now I've run into a new trouble: dandruff of the chin. [more inside]
posted by mephron on Jan 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Can I have dreads if I need a specific shampoo to keep my scalp under control?

Question about dreading my hair if I (think I might) suffer from seborrhoeic dermatitis (sort of like dandruff). [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Nov 14, 2008 - 7 answers

How to help cat dandruff?

Cat dandruff: miracle solution? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Sep 2, 2008 - 8 answers

And I don't even like tea tree oil. It smells like health food stores

What is the most "stripping", powerfully cleansing shampoo out there? Prell isn't enough. I need something that can remove a tablespoon of oil from a head of medium-length hair. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 - 36 answers

My Cat Does Weird Things. Why?

Cat-filter: Can cats go in reverse? Why does our cat compulsively sit on my laptop? How does the groomer trim his butt fur and nails without getting scalped? Is there a way to treat his dry skin? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 29, 2008 - 37 answers

Flaky hair is back with a vengeance.

My dandruff is back, and bad. Help! [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Dec 11, 2007 - 28 answers

I want to wear black shirts again.

Looking for an all-natural, hair-friendly, anti-dandruff shampoo. [more inside]
posted by Elmo Oxygen on Sep 20, 2007 - 16 answers


I am male. I have had dandruff or flaky scapl for as long as I remember. The OTC shampoos do nothing. Sometimes I think it might just be dry scalp. What can I do?
posted by contog on May 15, 2007 - 38 answers

Dandruff vs. Hat

Is frequently wearing hats a bad idea if you have dandruff? Some days it's cold enough to warrant a hat, but mostly I just like hats and not having to do my hair. Would styling it with hair product be any better or worse?
posted by luftmensch on Dec 13, 2006 - 5 answers

My head itches

My scalp itches terribly in one spot. I'm not sure how to tell wether it's dandruff, dry scalp, an allergy or some silly nervous condition that makes me scratch it. [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on Mar 31, 2006 - 13 answers

Selsun Blue Is Not An Option. . . .

My cat has dandruff. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jan 16, 2006 - 12 answers

What can people tell me about dandruff?

What can people tell me about dandruff? Is it just dead skin cells that get mixed up in your hair or is it some major dry scalp problem like the commercials tell me? I've been reading some very conflicting reports as of late. What's the best treatment for it? Is treatment necessary or even healthy?
posted by Slimemonster on Apr 7, 2004 - 14 answers

Anti-Dandruff tips for the winter

Ask MetaFlaker: Dandruff [more] [more inside]
posted by TimeFactor on Feb 6, 2004 - 15 answers

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