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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
Disorders

DANDRUFF
(Pityriasis Simplex Capitis, Flaky Scalp)





  • Dandruff Description
  • Dandruff Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Dandruff Causes
  • Dandruff Diagnosis
  • Dandruff Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutrition Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Dandruff Supplements & Products




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    DANDRUFF DESCRIPTION

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    Dandruff can be a very embarrassing, cosmetically annoying skin problem that many people have to deal with during their lifetimes. A person having dandruff may have problems with self-esteem and may lack confidence in their appearance and themselves if the condition is not under control. Many people with dandruff feel that they cannot wear dark clothing in fear that others may notice their condition. Prevention, treatment and controlling the condition is the goal of dandruff therapy.

    Dandruff is a harmless, chronic condition that occurs when the scalp becomes dry or greasy and produces white flakes of dead skin that appear in the hair and shoulders. Dandruff occurs when the scalp sheds dead skin (epidermal) cells in large clumps. Dandruff scales appear as dry white or grayish flaking and as small, irritating, unsightly patches, especially on top of the head. These flakes are often extremely visible on the hair and often fall on the shoulders showing a high visibility of the problem. There is sometimes itching or soreness and the scalp can feel rather tight. People most often think of dandruff as anything that produces a flaky scalp.

    Although it is harmless, dandruff can be embarrassing for those who have it. Dandruff usually starts between the ages of 10 and 20 and affects up to 40-percent of people over the age of 30.





    DANDRUFF FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    DANDRUFF - A SCALP INFLAMMATION CONDITION

    Dandruff is a common mild inflammatory scalp condition that can be chronic. Scalp cells replenish themselves in a pattern similar to that of hair, but more rapidly.The skin of the head renews itself once a month. Dead scalp cells are constantly being pushed from the deepest layer of the epidermis to the skin's surface, where they gradually die. Usually the scalp sheds them in a nearly invisible way. If the scalp does not shed its dead skin cells, the human scalp would become tremendously thick. But for reasons that are unclear, cell turnover sometimes becomes unusually rapid, and dead cells are shed as the visible, whitish-colored flakes called dandruff seen in the hair and on the shoulders. Common dandruff flakes are usually scattered throughout the scalp.

    If redness and itching occurs, this inflammation of the scalp is called seborrheic dermatitis that signifies a problem with the sebaceous, or oil-secreting glands, and it is frequently seen around the folds of the nose and the eyebrow areas, not just the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis symptoms usually appear gradually. The scalp becomes dry or greasy and feels itchy. As the skin cells die, they turn to yellowish scales. The bad case of seborrheic dermatitis can also cause symptoms in other parts of the body. Yellowish or reddish scaling can appear on the hairline, in and around the ears, or on the nose and chest. Affected newborn babies my get a thick and crusty rash on the scalp, called cradle cap. The flakes associated with psoriasis look like silver scales, which may also commonly be apparent on the ears, extremeties, trunk, palms and soles.

    While dandruff does not actually cause hair loss, you can have a full head of hair and still have dandruff, it should be treated and cleared up, if possible, to prevent the condition from becoming chronic. Chronic dandruff may be associated with baldness and general hair loss. A clean, healthy scalp can help prevent hair loss.

    Simple dandruff should not be confused with other similar conditions that also cause flaking of the scalp, such as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis.

    RELATED DISORDERS: SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS

    Seborrhea comes from the word sebum, which is the natural oil produced in the sebaceous glands that flow into the hair follicle. Seborrheic dermatitis has been called a more extensive and severe form of dandruff because there is no clear division between the two. Recent research shows that severe cases of flaking scalp, usually associated with seborrhea, may be caused by the overgrowth of the yeast Pityrosporum Ovale, which lives naturally on the skin. Flaking, redness, and itching are more severe and can appear on the scalp, in the eyebrows, around the nose and on the cheeks, behind the ears and even on the chest and around the groin. It may interfere with the nutrition of the hair, resulting in partial baldness. Some cases of dandruff are caused by the disease. Sebum may also accumulate in the ducts of the glands, causing the glands to become distended with undischarged sebum, and form a small hard body called a whitehead. When the sebum in the mouth of the duct becomes oxidized (darkens when exposed to air), this is known as a blackhead (comedo).

    The treatment for seborrheic dermatitis is similar to dandruff, although a shampoo of coal tar seems to have a better effect on the scalp. If the problem is very severe you should seek medical advice as a course on steroids may be required to clear it up.

    Seborrheic appears to be heredity, if some relative has it the chances are that is what you may have.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Seborrhea

    Psoriasis


    RELATED DISORDERS: PSORIASIS

    Psoriasis is usually a more severe problem than the above and affects about 3-percent of the population. It is not contagious but can be passed on through the family. It is usually seen as silvery flaky scales on the scalp or anywhere on the body. The more serious cases of psoriasis should be referred to medical care for treatment. Health care providers often prescribe steroid creams to help cure the problem. People have recently been praising the use of Evening Primrose Oil to try to treat the problem. Women taking this as a daily supplement have reported excellent improvement in their skin as well as in their general well being.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Psoriasis





    DANDRUFF CAUSES

    Skin cells are formed continuously on the scalp, so the shedding of dead skin cells is a normal process. With dandruff, however, skin cells are shed at a faster rate than normal. Oil from the scalp causes the skin cells to clump together and appear as white flakes. Dandruff can be caused by a number of things, including dry skin; sensitivity to hair products; and skin conditions such as psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, or eczema. The overgrowth of yeast can also cause dandruff. This overgrowth can be caused by stress, hormones, too much oil on the scalp, or problems with the immune system.

  • Dandruff or a flaky scalp can be more socially unacceptable than body odor and bad breath. Some people feel that a lack of cleanliness, or inefficient hair care causes dandruff, but this is far from the truth. The most common cause of dandruff is seborrhea, which is an inflammatory scaling skin disease caused by a disorder of the sebaceous (oil-secreting) glands. Nearly everyone has dandruff to some degree, so you are not alone.

  • Dandruff symptoms can become aggravated when the scalp is exposed to dust, UV light, harsh chemical based shampoos, hair dyes, and so forth.

  • Dandruff can also be inherited or triggered by trauma, illness, overactive oil glands, food allergies, stress, excessive perspiration, hormonal imbalances, improper carbohydrate consumption, and the consumption of sugar. Deficiencies of nutrients such as the B-Complex Vitamins, Essential Fatty Acids, and Selenium have been linked to dandruff as well.

  • Seasonal changes affect the occurrence of dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). Dandruff can be worse during the fall and winter months when the air is cold and dry and better in the summer for some individuals. This has been thought to be caused by changes in humidity. Some people have found that sun exposure helps to clear up dandruff, but others find that it seems to make the problem worse.



  • Although most people assume dandruff comes from a dry scalp, the opposite seems to be true. People with oily scalps tend to suffer most from dandruff. It is usually a condition of oily, rather than dry skin. and occurs as skin cells renew themselves and the old cells are shed. Some medical practitioners state that this may be due to an oily scalp supporting the growth of yeast in the scalp, which is thought to be instrumental in the development of scaling and scalp irritation. This small skin fungus, previously known as Pityrosporum ovale, now renamed Malassezia furfur, may also be a cause of itching scalp and dandruff. The fungus is found naturally on the skin surface of both healthy people and those with dandruff. The fungus likes fat, and is consequently found most on skin surfaces with plenty of sebaceous glands such as on the scalp, face and upper part of the body. When Malassezia furfur grows too rapidly, the naturally renewal of cells is disturbed and dandruff appears with itching.

  • A large preponderance of males have dandruff, which may suggest some role of androgen hormones in dandruff.

  • Dandruff is an annoying and embarrassing problem but it is rarely serious. There is no cure for dandruff, but the condition can be minimized.





  • DANDRUFF MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

    Dandruff is a very common condition marked by itching and flaking of scalp. Dandruff is often a form of seborrheic dermatitis, but in rare cases, dandruff can be caused by psoriasis of the scalp. A similar type of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp is cradle cap, which affects infants. The cause of dandruff is generally not known, although it can run in families. The severity and occurrence of symptoms of dandruff vary between individuals. Dandruff is a chronic condition. Symptoms of dandruff can come and go. Dandruff is generally not a serious condition, but there is a potential for complications in some people, such as a secondary bacterial infection or fungal infection.

    A diagnosis of dandruff can often be made by taking a thorough health history, including symptoms and performing a physical exam that focuses on the scalp. Often your health care provider can diagnose the problem simply by looking at your hair and scalp. Many people are able to diagnose themselves by the typical symptoms of dandruff. People who have diagnosed themselves with dandruff and whose symptoms have not improved with dandruff shampoos should seek medical care from their health care provider or a dermatologist.

    In some cases a biopsy may be needed in order to diagnose the exact cause of symptoms. Because the symptoms of dandruff may be similar to other skin conditions, such as eczema and head lice, a misdiagnosis is possible.

    MISDIAGNOSIS

    Many people are able to diagnose themselves with dandruff by its typical symptoms that include itching and flaking of the scalp. People who have diagnosed themselves with dandruff and whose symptoms have not improved with over-the-counter dandruff shampoos should seek medical care. A misdiagnosis is possible because the symptoms of the dandruff can be similar to other diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, Tinea capitis, head lice, tinea versicolor, pityriasis rosea, and contact dermatitis.

    The hidden causes of misdiagnosed dandruff include:
    • Pityrosporon ovale yeast - the underlying agent causing dandruff.
    • Psoriasis.
    • Stress - may aggravate or trigger dandruff.
    • Contact dermatitis.

    When checking for a misdiagnosis of Dandruff or confirming a diagnosis of Dandruff, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Dandruff may already have been considered by your health practitioner may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Dandruff.

    Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often seen by health practitioners for this reason. children may receive treatment for fungal skin infections. A rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 diagnoses of alopecia totalis are incorrect. A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair and /scalp conditions include cicatrial alopecia, traction folliculitis and sebhorrheic dermatitis.





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    DANDRUFF CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    If a medical checkup confirms that your dandruff is caused by seborrhea, there are commercial products, such as shampoos and ointments, designed to help reduce scalp inflammation and relieve itching and flaking. If an underlying skin disease is not responsible for the dandruff, then try the natural healing remedies offered on this webpage.

    Dandruff can often be a chronic condition, but it can be controlled with the proper treatment. First, try shampooing with a non-medicated shampoo, massaging the scalp firmly, and then rinsing well. Frequent shampooing removes flakes, reduces oiliness, and prevents dead skin cell buildup. If this fails to help, special antidandruff shampoos are usually helpful. Instructions for use depend on the specific shampoo used. Some are used on a daily basis, while other are used only once or twice weekly.

    When selecting an over-the-counter shampoo, look for antidandruff ingredients such as ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, sulfur, coal tar, or zinc pyrithione. You may need to try a few products before you find the one that works for you. Shampoos that contain ketoconazole appear to be more effective in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff when compared with other non-prescription medicated shampoos. Salicylic acid preparations are mostly used for dandruff caused by psoriasis, while sulfur and coal tar preparations are generally used for dandruff caused by seborrheic dermatitis.

    If non-prescription preparations are not successful after 2 weeks, or if the condition worsens, you should consider seeing a health practitioner. A health practitioner may prescribe a corticosteroid lotion to be applied to the scalp. Never use corticosteroids for a long period of time without advice from a health practitioner. They can thin out the skin and cause other side effects.

    To help keep dandruff under control, shampoo frequently, reduce your stress levels, try reducing your use of hair products (e.g., gels and sprays), and eat a healthy diet.

    TREATMENT FOR INFANTS

    For an infant with cradle cap, apply a small amount of mineral oil to the dry areas of the scalp to soften the scales and then shampoo it out. Then remove the scales by gentle brushing. You can then wash the infant's hair with mild baby shampoo. If these measures do not help, try applying a small amount of warmed mineral oil at bedtime and then shampooing it out in the morning. If this is not effective, talk to your child's health practitioner about next steps.

    In general, corticosteroid shampoos and lotions are not used on infants, as infants absorb them much more easily through the skin than adults do. The good news is that cradle cap usually disappears eventually without any treatment within the first year of a baby's life.





    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • An infusion of Chaparral or Thyme may be used as a hair rinse.

  • Aloe Vera gel or cream is a powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Twice a day applications of the pure gel, or a shampoo or conditioner containing Aloe Vera, should be beneficial.

  • Those with dandruff can benefit from taking Dandelion, Goldenseal, and Red Clover. Caution: Do not take Goldenseal on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a health care provider's supervision.

  • White Oak bark tea can be used as a rinse for treating dandruff and to stop hair loss.

  • Hops root decoction can be used for treating dandruff. This can be made by boiling 2 tablespoon of Hop roots to a pint of water and applied externally as a hair tonic. An ointment can be made by boiling 2 parts of Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium) and 1 part Hops, in lard (or another ointment base such as Olive Oil). This is applied to the scalp for relief of skin irritation and itching skin.

  • Black Indian Hemp juice made from the fresh leaves can be applied to the scalp to treat dandruff.

  • Nettle water is an excellent wash used to clear up irritated skin. Boiling the entire plant in a mixture of water and Apple Cider Vinegar makes a good hair lotion. Combing the hair with expressed Nettle juice is supposed to stimulate hair growth.

  • Make a decoction of an ounce dried Burdock root to a pint and half of water. Boil this down to 1 pint. Take a wine glassful dose 3 to 4 times daily. This decoction has been used as a wash for scaly skin disorders. The use of this remedy must be continue over a relatively long time for it to be effectual.

  • An infusion of fresh Rosemary made with boiling water and allowed to cooled until warm, makes a good final rinse to help clear the scalp.

  • One ounce each of Rosemary and Sage infused for 24 hours in a pint of water makes a pleasant hair tonic that can be used on dandruff. After infusion, strain the liquid and add a teaspoon of powdered Borax.

  • Soak 2 tablespoons Fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning grind into a fine paste. Apply all over scalp and leave for 1/2 hour. Wash with a Mild Shampoo.

  • Using Lime juice for washing hair is often beneficial.

  • The use of curd kept over 2 to 3 days, Lime Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar and Indian Gooseberry (Amla) juice also helps to disperse dandruff.

  • Boil a handful of Neem leaves in a quart of water. Rinse hair with cooled and filtered solution.

  • Massage your hair with warm Coconut Oil and apply the juice of 2 Lemons, steam your hair and leave on oil for about 2 hours. Shampoo with a mild shampoo. This should be done 2 to 3 times a week.

  • Other herbs that can be used for dandruff treatment are Agave, Butternut, Chamomile, Cleavers, English Elm, Maidenhair Fern, Figwort, Grapevine Root, English Ivy, Olive, Peach Tree Leaves, Periwinkle, Sage, Sanicle, Soap Bark, Yucca (Soapweed), English Walnut, and Willow.





  • DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS

  • A nutrient-rich diet is essential for a healthy scalp and skin. Eat a diet consisting of 50 to 75-percent raw vegetables and fresh fruits, in particular, leafy green vegetables, carrots and salads. Eat soured products such as yogurt and kefir.

  • Follow a hypoallergenic diet. An allergy to foods, commonly wheat, dairy, chocolate, caffeine, sugar and eggs, may be at the root of dandruff, scalp itching and inflammation. If, in addition to dandruff, you suffer from eczema, acne, hay fever or asthma, you may be particularly susceptible to food allergies. A good way to find out is to eliminate all suspected food allergens from your diet for 60 days, and then introduce them again in small amounts. If, after eating any reintroduced food, you begin to experience a reaction - such as a headache, a rapid pulse, heart palpitations, upset stomach, gas or diarrhea - eliminate that particular food from your diet altogether.

  • Avoid fried foods, dairy products, sugar, white flour, chocolate, nuts, and seafood.

  • Follow a fasting program once a month.

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  • Before washing your hair, add about 8 tablespooons of pure organic Peanut Oil to the juice of half a Lemon and rub the mixture into your scalp. Leave the mixture on for 5 to 10 minutes, or longer if your condition is acute, then shampoo.

  • Try rinsing your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar and water instead of plain water after shampooing. Use 1/4 cup vinegar to 1 quart of water.

  • Dandruff can be due to nutritional deficiencies. It is recommended a person gets adequate amounts of Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, Essential Fatty Acids and Selenium in their diet.

  • Dandruff and other skin problems may be triggered by a deficiency in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), which are required to produce every cell in the body. EFAs are not made by the body; instead they must be supplied through your diet. Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, and Black Currant Oil are all excellent sources and will help relieve inflammation, itching and flaking. Take 1 tablespoon of any of these oils daily.

  • Zinc is highly effective in treating dandruff. Zinc is critical to cell regeneration. Several anti-dandruff shampoos contain zinc pyrithione which seems to be very good at clearing the problem. A zinc supplement, 15 to 30 mg taken daily is excellent for the skin and hair. When used in conjunction with a zinc based shampoo, the problem of dandruff should be kept at bay.

  • Another supplement being used in skin care is Beta-Carotene, which is also claimed as being extremely beneficial to the hair and scalp. Beta-Carotene is essential for healthy skin. It is a antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which help reduce scalp irritation. Take 10,000 IU of Beta-Carotene daily.

  • Selenium can be found in several shampoo products is highly effective in controlling dandruff. The shampoo should be left on at least five minutes before being thoroughly rinsed. The hair and scalp should be shampooed with this type of shampoo at least once a week. Shampoo containing selenium should not be used on a daily basis, even if it aids in controlling dandruff. The antioxidant selenium aids in controlling a dry, flaking and itching scalp. Take between 200 and 1,000 mcg daily.

  • Certain essential oils are said to help control flaking. After washing your hair, mix a few drops of Rosemary and Lemon essential oils into a little Sweet Almond Oil. Massage into your scalp and brush your hair with a soft brush.

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    ANTI-DANDRUFF HERBAL RINSE

    To make an effective herbal rinse that alleviates flaking, combine a handful each of dried Calendula tops, dried Rosemary and dried Nettle tops. Place the mixture in a 2 quart glass jar and cover with 1 quart of organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Let the rinse steep for 1 month; then strain. To improve the scent, add a few drops of an essential oil, such as Rose or Lavender. Apply the rinse to your scalp after shampooing and leave it in. If you find the rinse too strong, dilute it by mixing 1 to 2 tablespoons of rinse in 1 cup of water.



  • Boric Acid is a very old remedy for treating dandruff, and is freely available at any drug store or pharmacy. Moisten with a little water and rub well into the scalp, then rinse out thoroughly with warm water. This should be carried out just before you shampoo your hair in the normal way.

  • Colloidal Silver solution can be used as a scalp rinse.

  • Mineral Clay absorbs bacteria and dead skin cells. Stir the clay with warm water until a paste forms. Apply the paste to the scalp in a 1/8 inch-thick layer. Leave on for 30 minutes; then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Mineral clay is readily available at health food stores and online.

  • If antibiotics are prescribed, take extra B-Complex Vitamins. Also take an Acidophilus supplement to replace the "friendly" bacteria that are destroyed by antibiotics.

  • Do not pick or scratch the scalp. Make sure to wash your hair frequently, and use a non-oily shampoo. Use natural hair products that do not contain chemicals. Avoid using irritating soaps and greasy ointments and creams. Over-the-counter ointments can do more harm than good.

  • If dandruff is persistent or symptoms seem to be getting worse, consult with your health care provider. A dermatologist may possibly prescribe lotions that cleanse and dry with sulfur and resorcin or Deprosone cream.



  • FOODS FOR HEALTH - A dry and flaky scalp can simply be the result of not drinking enough water. Getting a minimum of 10 glasses of pure water daily will moisten the skin and may also treat dandruff. Coffee, tea, juice and sodas do not count as water and may be, in fact, quite dehydrating.


    HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES
  • Graphites 6X, 6C for skin that tends to become easily infected.
  • Arsenicum 6X, 6C, 30C for burning of the scalp, with thirst and restlessness.
  • Calcium Carbonicum (Calcarea Carb) 6X for dry dandruff and inflammation of the hair follicles; for seborrhea in infants.
  • Sulphur 6X for a dry, itchy, burning scalp with pus formation; for dandruff that worsens when the hair is washed or the weather is warm.

    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended in this section are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)
    As directed on label. Relieves itching, pain, and inflammation. Essential for healthy skin and scalp.

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  • Flaxseed Oil Supplement Products
  • Evening Primrose Oil Supplement Products
  • Salmon Oil Supplement Products
  • Kelp
    1,000 to 1,500 mg daily. Supplies needed minerals, especially iodine, for better hair growth and healing of the scalp.

  • Kelp Herbal Supplement Products
  • Selenium
    200 mcg daily. An important antioxidant to aid in controlling dry scalp.

  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex
    100 mg twice daily, with meals. B vitamins are needed for healthy skin and hair. Use a high stress formula. Sublingual forms are best for absorption.

  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-6
    (Pyridoxine)
    50 mg twice daily. Helpful in the treatment of allergies. B-Vitamins are needed for healthy skin and hair.

  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Vitamin B-12
    1,000 to 2,000 mcg daily. Decreases inflammation. B-Vitamins are needed for healthy skin and hair. Use a lozenge or sublingual form, if available.

  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    200 IU and up daily. A potent antioxidant. For improved circulation. Use D-Alpha-Tocopherol form.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    One 15-mg lozenge 5 times daily for one week. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Protein metabolism depends on zinc. The skin is composed primarily of protein.

  • Zinc Supplement Products
  • Important
    Free-Form Amino Acid Complex
    As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Needed for repair of all tissues and for proper hair growth. Use a formula containing both essential and non-essential amino acids.

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  • L-Cysteine
    500 mg daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Needed for flexibility of the skin and for hair texture.

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  • Vitamin A
    Up to 20,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Helps prevent dry skin. Aids in healing of tissue.

  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Beta Carotene
    & Carotene Complex
    15,000 IU daily. Helps preven dry skin and aids in healing of tissue. Potent antioxidant and precursor of Vitamin A.

  • Beta Carotene & Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    And
    Bioflavonoids
    3,000 to 6,000 mg daily, in divided doses. An important antioxidant to prevent tissue damage to the scalp and to aid in healing.

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  • Helpful
    Lecithin
    Granules: 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, before meals.
    Capsules: 1,200 mg 3 times daily.
    Protects the scalp and strengthens cell membranes of the scalp and hair.

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  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • If your symptoms increase in severity, or you develop scalp irritation, sores, and/or scabs on your scalp.
  • If your symptoms are not relieved after treatment. You may need to try another dandruff therapy method.






  • DANDRUFF SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS


    Supplements and products for Dandruff, a common skin condition that causes excessive amounts of dead skin to flake from the scalp.

  • Aloe Vera Herbal Products
  • Apple Cider Vinegar Products
  • Avocadu Oil Products
  • Beta Carotene Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Castile Shampoo Products
  • Chamomile Herbal Products
  • Dandruff Shampoo Products
  • Siberian Eleuthero Herbal Products
  • EFA Supplement Products
  • Grapefruit Seed Herbal Products
  • Hair Care Shampoo Products
  • Kelp Herbal Products
  • MSM Supplement Products

  • Multimineral Supplement Products
  • Multivitamin Supplement Products
  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Tea Tree Oil Herbal Products
  • Unscented Shampoo Products
  • Valerian Root Herbal Products
  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex Products
  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Zinc Supplement Products



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  • HAIR CARE SHAMPOO PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Moroccan Argan Shampoo, Acure Organics, 8 oz.
    This triple moisture repairing shampoo is ideal for those with normal to dry, damaged, or curly hair. This color safe shampoo has a lovely almond aroma, and provides lasting moisture for dry and damaged hair. Formulated with organic argan oil, sea buckthorn oil, and organic pumpkin seed oil to provide all of the essential omega fatty acids needed to add moisture and shine to your hair.
    Mountain Rose Lemongrass Argan Shampoo, Acure Organics, 8 oz.
    This everyday clarifying shampoo is a refreshing choice for all hair types, and promotes shiny, healthy, and clean hair. This shampoo can safely be used on color treated hair and has a bright lemongrass aroma.
    Mountain Rose Pure Mint & Echinacea Shampoo, Acure Organics, 8 oz.
    This intense volume shampoo is created for normal to fine or limp hair. With a refreshing mint aroma, this color safe shampoo gently builds volume without stripping the natural oils in your hair. Formulated with quinoa proteins to support keratin, and babassu and organic argan oils to provide a lightweight moisture your hair will enjoy.


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  • UNSCENTED SHAMPOO PRODUCTS

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    Mountain Rose Herbs: Baby Shampoo, Earth Mama Angel Baby, 5.3 oz.
    Delicate baby hair requires a very gentle shampoo: like this one, with soothing calendula, pure vanilla, and sweet orange. The foaming dispenser means you can apply shampoo directly to baby's head with less drippiness. Note: Not a no-tear formula, so please use extra care around the eyes! Contains: saponified organic coconut oil, saponified organic olive oil, organic aloe leaf juice, organic vanilla bean extract, organic orange oil, kosher vegetable glycerin, potassium citrate, organic shea butter, organic calendula extract. 5.3 oz bottle with foaming pump top.


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    HerbsPro: Unscented-Fragrance Free Organics Shampoo, Desert Essence, 8 oz.
    Desert Essence Organics Fragrance Free Shampoo is a gentle yet effective unscented shampoo. Organic extracts and oils provide moisture, minerals, and vitamins that hair needs to grow stronger. Upon use, hair is softer, shinier, and more manageable. Organic Green Tea: Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, Green Tea gives the hair gloss and shine. Organic Jojoba Oil: An ingredient that acts on the scalp to leave the skin feeling moisturized and revitalized. Organic Kelp and Nettle Extracts: Provide iron, calcium, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals which absorb into and help strengthen each hair strand.
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    Natural botanical extracts for the whole family.
    HerbsPro: Unscented Olive Oil Shampoo, Heritage Products, 12 oz.
    Olive Oil Shampoo Unscented, Discover the benefits of salon style texture and soft manageable hair with Olive Oil Shampoo. for naturally soft and resilient hair, Edgar Cayce recommended Castile-based (olive oil) shampoo. Made from the fruit of organic olives grown under the hot Mediterranean sun, rich moisturizing Olive Oil Shampoo releases the innate innocence of supple hair before the ravages of time, free radical pollution, and harsh hair products set in. Gentle olive and coconut cleansers refresh and moisturize your hair. Organic aloe vera and olive oil bathe in herbal infusions of rosemary, yarrow, sage, lemongrass and nettle leaf, plus vegetable glycerin and panthenol nourish and fortify your scalp. Olive Oil Shampoo works well on all hair types of the whole family. pH balanced. Sulfate Free. Gluten Free. Paraben Free.
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    Rainbow Shampoo for Kids is a gentle, non-irritating formula that brings out natural shine and adds body. Contains the botanicals Chamomile, Clover, Comfrey, and Balsam plus Biotin to add strength to the hair.
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    HerbsPro: Shampoo Unscented, Stony Brook Botanicals, 16 oz.
    Made with herbal extracts of Chamomile, Red Clover, Comfrey, Canadian Balsam, Green Tea and Grapefruit Seed extracts. Animal FRee, Cruelty Free, Extra Body fragrance free, oil free.


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