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1. Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 7 Fl. Oz

  • CLINICALLY PROVEN: Dandruff stays off your head & shoulders with this dandruff treatment shampoo that helps relieve itchy & flaky scalps. When using your regular shampoo and conditioner use twice a week between washes. Works on all hair types & gray hair.
  • KETOCONAZOLE: This dandruff relief shampoo is made with ketoconazole 1%, an effective ingredient that binds to your hair's natural protein to kill dandruff. Your scalp remains flake-free with the shampoo's thick lather & leaves hair manageable & shiny.
  • ITCHY SCALP: Dandruff is caused when scalp-cells regenerate at an accelerated rate faster than scalps can handle. With hormones, diet, stress & genes, dandruff can be fought with the clinically proven anti-dandruff shampoo Nizoral, with ketoconazole 1%.
  • DANDRUFF TREATMENT: Clinically proven Nizoral helps maintain a healthy scalp with the anti-dandruff shampoo that kills dandruff & controls itchiness & flaking. A soft shampoo with ketoconazole, use it twice a week between shampoos for a flake-free scalp.
  • SELF-CARE SOLUTIONS: At Kramer Laboratories we focus on consumer needs to help provide innovative solutions to everyday healthcare problems. Fight dandruff and flakiness with Nizoral anti dandruff shampoo
  • Hair type: All hair types,Thick
Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 7 Fl. Oz
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Release dateJanuary 2019
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4. Japan Health and Beauty - Humidity Cezanne skin conditioner coerciveAF27

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5. It's a 10 Haircare Miracle Leave-In product, 4 fl. oz.

  • Adds shine and controls frizz
  • Protects hair from heat
  • Seals and protects hair color
It's a 10 Haircare Miracle Leave-In product, 4 fl. oz.
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Length2 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateMarch 2015
Size4 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
Weight0.25 Pounds
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12. (OGX) Organix Shampoo Moroccan Argan Oil + conditioner, 13 oz combo

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(OGX) Organix Shampoo Moroccan Argan Oil + conditioner, 13 oz combo
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20. Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner/Detangler - 8 oz

A creamy herbal conditionerdetangler designed to smooththe cuticle and remove knots
Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner/Detangler - 8 oz
Height1.8 Inches
Length7.4 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateMay 2021
Size8 Ounce (Pack of 1)
Weight0.5 Pounds
Width1.8 Inches
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u/theboysaccount · 1 pointr/SebDerm

hello everyone!! so here is my routine (i’ll admit it’s pretty simple and mostly stolen from others on this subreddit so don’t credit me for this stuff!! just passing it along)

-First of all, this shampoo brush has been a game changer. So my basic understanding is that you really want to get those flakes off your scalp when you shampoo, but you also don’t want to scrub so hard that you scratch your scalp with your sharp nails which is why this brush is perfect. It does a fantastic job of massaging the scalp and just feels amazing. Don’t scrub too hard with it either!!


Okay so pretty much i’m alternating between three different shampoos:

  1. Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 7 Fl. Oz

    • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

    • Right now I use this 3 times a week because it’s early on in my sebderm treatment. Pretty soon i’ll be reducing how much I use it once my sebderm is really more fully in control for a while. It’s pretty strong so you really shouldn’t use it daily which is why i’ll be switching up my routine soon. I’ll include what i’ll be changing my routine to at the bottom of this post.

  2. Dr. Eddie's Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo for Children, Treats Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis, Clinically Tested, Fragrance Free, Stops Flakes and Redness on Sensitive Scalps and Skin, 8 oz

    • Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

    • This has really become my favorite shampoo by a long shot. It’s gentle because it’s generally for babies but as you can see in the comments, great for adults too. Doesn’t strip the oils in your hair so I also highly recommend this on days you don’t want frizzy hair but feel like you should wash your hair.

  3. Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Original Formula

    • Thursdays

    • So while this has helped my scalp in the past a bit, I mostly still use it because I have a few bottles left over and it’s smart to switch up shampoos so you don’t become immune to one. Someone on this sub recommended the generic amazon brand of this shampoo which i’ll probably be trying soon once I run out of the name brand stuff.

      Okay so, although I really want to nuke the shit out of my scalp, I know it’s not smart in the long term so i’m going to translation into a new routine pretty soon. The only new product i’ll be adding to my routine is:

  • Dr. Eddie's Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo & Body Wash for Children, Soothes Dry, Itchy, Irritated, Sensitive Skin, Dermatologist Tested, Fragrance Free, Dye Free, Sulfate Free, 8 oz

    • This is just a daily, not medicated version of the Dr. Eddie’s shampoo i’m using right now.

      I’ll update if it changes but as of right now my projected routine will be:

      -Monday: Nizoral
      -Tuesday: Dr. Eddie’s Daily Shampoo
      -Wednesday: Dr. Eddie’s Medicated Shampoo
      -Thursday: Dr. Eddie’s Daily Shampoo
      -Friday: Dr. Eddie’s Medicated Shampoo
      -Saturday; Dr. Eddie’s Daily Shampoo
      -Sunday: T-Gel

      I’m hoping even to only do this routine for just a bit if my sebderm is fully in control. My IDEAL routine will eventually be:

      -Monday: Nizoral/T-gel (Switching back and forth between these)
      -Tuesday: No Shampoo
      -Wednesday: Dr. Eddie’s Medicated shampoo
      -Thursday: Dr. Eddie’s Daily shampoo
      -Friday: No shampoo
      -Saturday: Dr. Eddie’s Daily shampoo
      -Sunday: Dr. Eddie’s Medicated shampoo

      Hope this helps! My sebderm and shedding isn’t completely gone yet, but it’s DRAMATICALLY improved. I honestly almost want to cry tears of joy when I run my hands through my hair without a BUNCH of hairs on my hands afterward. I’m also going to experimenting with tea tree oil on my scalp soon to retain moisture. DO NOT SLEEP ON THE SHAMPOO BRUSH!!! Let me know if ya have any questions!

      I also just want to mention that this has been after a long journey of seeing several doctors who didn’t have a clue how to help, dermatologists who claimed to know how to help, and hair transplant specialists that had to assure me I most likely did not have male pattern baldness when I was freaking out that I might. Don’t give up! Treat your scalp well and eat well! Also avoid hairloss subreddits lol even if your hairloss IS genetic lol
u/curlyhairy · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Hi, fellow curlies! Long time lurker, but I created a separate account to show off my 3a/3b work in progress! I’ve divided this up into sections because it’s definitely of TL;DR length, so skip right to the routine part if that’s what you’re after.


Mostly very strong 3a, but there’s a good chunk of something approaching 3b at the crown.

Really thick, I can’t use small hair clips or ties, even with it being shorter. It feels like it’s become a tad less thick, maybe due to age (I’m in my 30s).

Last cut in March (8 months ago), it’s a shorter curly cut that’s growing out but still looks decent.

Highlights and color applied at last cut. The highlights were subtle, the color was close to my natural hair color to help cover the whites coming in.

No flat iron/high heat for the last 4+ years. Most heat I’ve used is a dryer on low with bursts of cold air.

No “bad” products for the last 4+ years. It’s only been curly approved products with no traditional shampoo! Only No Poo with the occasional clarifying shampoo.

Very dry climate. So dry here I have a sinus moisturizing gel I shove up my nose before bed to avoid nosebleeds. I know most curlies hate the humidity but I wish I had a little bit, I think my hair would benefit.

Hair washed once weekly, twice weekly at most. More often during the week if I’m exercising (which I haven’t done much of lately, hah), but coarse/dryer hair + very dry climate = fewer washings. I do a lazy pineapple to pin it up when I do quick body-only showers.


It’s a story that’s all too familiar here: My hair was NOT cool as a kid— the 90s were not nice to big hair, and I was also one of the only “ethnic” people in super white schools. When in its natural state, it was almost nothing but fuzz and it almost looked like I had an afro. Stylists had no clue what to do with my hair, so the cuts never helped.

I first heard about the curly method in 2009 or 2010. Even though that wasn’t THAT long ago, the spectrum of products we have available now versus then is night and day. With my limited hair understanding, I took the plunge and went natural, but it didn’t look so great. I stuck with it, though, mostly out of laziness because life got really busy and stressful. Straightening my hair literally takes hours, so laziness won. Used to use DevaCurl No Poo and One Condition in the shower before crunching in the DevaCurl Light Defining Gel. Never experimented with other stuff because, again, I was lazy and busy.

Recently, my hair was going limp and was feeling greasy no matter what I did, so I started reading through the links in this subreddit and experimenting with newer products now that my life has slowed down. I bought a few new products based on recommendations here, and what I outline below is after playing around with a few different things for the last couple of months.


“Routine” is in quotations because routine suggests I do this with regularity when this is the first time I’ve done this whole “routine” as outlined below.

I realized I last clarified my hair when my hairdresser cut it several months ago, so I figured it was time to clarify. The pics are from last night, a couple of hours after washing.

  1. Clarify with Kinky Curly Come Clean Natural Moisturizing Shampoo. I really spent my time massaging it into my scalp, and I liberally applied to my hair and worked it until it had the “squeaky clean” feel. I used a rake comb to help detangle and make sure the shampoo was applied evenly throughout. I NEVER, EVER tug at any tangles, I take my time gently combing them out.

    (I really love how my hair turned out, I’m not sure if I’m going to just clarify every time I wash my hair. I wash it so infrequently and it has so much product applied to it each time that I think I’ll be fine, but I’ll edit this post if it turns out to be a bad idea.)

  2. Crunch out excess water.

  3. Condition with Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner. I applied liberally, massaging it into scalp and crunching it up into my hair until my hair felt smooth/soft. I crunched by leaning my hair to the side (and switching sides periodically) and making sure the crunch action reaches my scalp to ensure that the product it applied throughout.

    NB: Don’t over-apply to the point that the conditioner is dripping out of your hair, it’s wasteful and doesn’t add anything more to your hair apart from making it feel too greasy later.

  4. Crunch out excess water. Crunching will be your life for the next 20-30 minutes.

  5. Crunch gently with a towel. I just used my regular bath towel. Same crunch method as detailed in #3. I crunch until the dripping mostly stops.

  6. Apply Miss Jessie’s Multicultural Curls. I squeezed out a generous palmful, tilted my head to the side, and crunched it up into my hair. Same crunch method as detailed in #3. I crunched until I felt I’d crunched it up evenly throughout and my hands weren’t covered in product.

  7. Apply Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls. Same directions as in #6.

  8. Get a handheld hair dryer, remove whatever piece is at the head of it so the airflow isn’t concentrated in any particular way. I have a Che hairdryer I bought 10+ years ago that works well. (I had a diffuser, can’t find it, if I find it/use it I’ll edit this post. If anyone has any diffuser recs for someone with 3a/3b hair, let me know, I may have gotten rid of mine accidentally, oops.)

  9. Tilt your head upside-down, and dry with the hairdryer on low heat setting with one kept a a few inches away while your other hand continues to crunch. Occasionally shift your hair to either side of your head and back to upside-down.

  10. If your hair dryer has a cold burst setting, use it for 20 seconds every 60 seconds or so. If not, just remove the heat for a few seconds as you continue crunching. CRUNCHING IS LIFE, IT IS THE ONLY LIFE YOU NOW KNOW.

  11. Dry your hair until it feels dry, never stop crunching. Your hands shouldn’t be damp or wet. I always used to rush through this part and the curls aren’t the same, the more time I spend with any low kind of heat (either with this hair dryer or using the helmet dryer at the salon), the better for me.

  12. Finish your hair with a small amount of shine serum. I plopped my head upright and scrunched in a small palmful of serum, focusing on the hair at the crown, the most coarse/fuzzy. I have some old DevaCurl MirrorCurls Serum lying around. I don’t like the smell, I’m open to trying something else.

  13. Fin. Maybe now is a good time to go gather the hair from the drain trap before your spouse yells at you for secretly threatening him with tribbles.


    I’m happy with my hair, but I have some things to work on:

  14. Fuzz. It’s still a little fuzzy at the crown, way better than before, maybe I need to make peace with it? Maybe a diffuser would help.

  15. Length. I haven’t had long hair in years, I’d like to continue growing it out and seeing how much more the thickness/length of the hair will weigh it down and make it less bouncy.

  16. Finding these products in bulk. It seems impossible, but I won’t give up hope. I would be willing to spend more money upfront for this stuff if it meant it was cheaper per ounce.

  17. Figuring out how to keep it looking good through the week. I do the pineapple at night with a giant, silky scarf and then cover the top with a night cap, but it still looks fuzzier/less awesome the next day. What do you recommend? This climate is WAY TOO DRY for me to do this this whole routine any more than twice/thrice weekly.

    Wow, that was a novella. Thanks for reading, and best of curls to you all!
u/peppermint25 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I know you said you don't have time, but making a sandbox for her (of course with parents permission) would be awesome, and they could keep it for years. Plus you could always update it each year- repaint the sides, add decoration, etc as a birthday gift.

From Amazon: A turtle that shows the constellations. My baby brother had one and loved it- and my parents enjoyed having a pretty night light that they could use as a learning tool.

Also this keepsake kit will allow the parents to make a new Christmas ornament of their girl's first Christmas, plus they can make an extra one for the favorite grandma. Yes, this isn't really for the daughter, but lets be honest; she'll play with the box and be completely overjoyed.

If you want to really make the daughter happy, this sensory tub is AMAZING. Just a tub, you say? Oh no. This can be filled with sand, small pebbles, noodles, water, beans, etc to fully engage her sensory experience. I teach with a program that has one-year-olds and they go crazy when these tubs are brought out. You can even make it into a cute basket by including things like this and this and still stay in your budget! :)

For me? I'd like this so I can sleep in a few mornings :) Good luck to you in your quest for the perfect present!

u/Bewbtube · 2 pointsr/BlackHair

This is about a 3b. I have 3b hair and while his cut is a lot different than mine the curl is pretty similar.

You need a good daily hair care routine that is going to require some trial and error on your end.

Here's a basic step by step routine:

Detangling - Get in the habit of detangling your hair while its wet. Get yourself a widetooth comb intended for detangling (like this one) and while your hair is wet use it and your fingers to pull out any of your tangles, pay close attention to the back of your head where it would normally rest against any sort of headrest (chair, car, whatever). Don't worry about getting them all, this is something you'll be doing throughout the routine, we're just getting started.

Now that we've loosened up our hair it's time to cleanse it.

Cleanser - It's best to think of this step like face wash, but for your hair, in this step you're getting rid of any oils or products still left in your hair and cleaning it.

There are three main types:

  1. Shampoo - We don't want normal shampoo, however, it isn't good for our hair. You want a non-sulfate shampoo, which won't dry out or damage your hair.

  2. Hair Cleanser - Often comes in a creme form, this is one of the more popular shampoo alternatives.

  3. Cowash - This is a conditioner that also cleanses. Sort of like those all in one bottles of body wash/shampoo/conditioners except its just conditioner intended to clean your hair without damaging it like a sulfate shampoo. I currently use a cowash, this one in particular.

    With your hair still wet use your cleanser of choice and wash your hair, but before you start washing it out, it's time to break out your detangler comb and work out the tougher tangles now that your hair is lubed up and they'll give easier.

    Wash the product out and if you weren't using a cowash, go ahead and use your favorite conditioner (this is going to be a big experiment on your part, personally I cut this out by going the cowash route).

    To Dry or Not to Dry?

    So the next stype is styling your curls with any number of products, but before we get to that step, there's another thing you're going to want to experiment with, which is, whether or not you want to dry your hair before applying it. Personally, I prefer a good middle ground on this as it gives me the best results, so I'll towel dry my hair a little bit so that it's no longer "wet" but sort of "damp". Experiment with this until you find the best results for you.

    Curl Definintion, Anti-Frizz, and Styling

    Now that your hair is clean and conditioned and ready to apply hair product let's talk about some hair products. I recommend picking up at least 1 of each of the big options I'll list below because they each do things a little differently and often times you can find yourself mixing and matching and experimenting to find the best results.

    The big ones to consider:

  4. Leave-In Conditioner/Hair Milk - These are light hair products that are meant to hydrate/moisturize your hair. They are great to get your hair ready to style and are often used as a refresher to re-define loose curls and combat frizz. In some cases this is all you need to get a nice leave and go hair style. I have been using this leave-in for a few months now and I love it!
  5. Curl Creme/Smoothie - This product is all about softening, moisturizing, refreshing, conditioning, styling, and combatting frizz, a lot like a Leave-In, and because they are so much like a leave-in you can use them as such, some cremes/smoothies are marketed that way. It's a moistorizing styler that leaves your hair soft to the touch unlike other options. I use this curl smoothie, I have been using this one for 2 months now, but I experimented with a lot before settling on this one.
  6. Curl Definer/Pomade - In contrast to the Creme/Smoothie option we have the definer/pomade/gel option. These are good for hold, shine, and controlling frizz. They have a sleek/wet/polished look to them as they lock in moisture and often have wax in them. This combination makes them great for maintaining that defined curl look throughout the day, where others you'll have to re-apply or refresh at some point in a longer day. These products will leave your hair crunchy or oily or both, especially if you over-use the product, and if you have naturally oily hair I'd avoid using this product entirely. I have two products for this job. First is Curls' Gel-Les'C, which is pretty light (thanks to using a little gel in its mixture) and doesn't give me too much crunch, which I like. The second is
    Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey, which I'm really liking.

    Once you figure out which products youre going to use, follow their directions and style your hair the way you like.

    But just to quickly review my process is as follows:

  7. Wake up, shower, de-tangle.
  8. Cowash + detangle some more.
  9. Partially dry the hair, and put in leave-in conditioner.
  10. I let it sit for a few minutes while I get dressed/make breakfast/whatever.
  11. Apply either Curl Creme/Smoothie or Pomade and style. My day-to-day is the curl creme and I usually shake and go/finger comb and use a pick to make sure there's an equal amount of "puff" all around.

    Hope this helps!
u/imabratinfluence · 5 pointsr/curlyhair

Hi! Don't feel bad about all those years of shampooing and not conditioning. I was raised female, and still made that mistake. I'm 29 and didn't start conditioning until April of this year. I thought I was too greasy for conditioner!

On to your questions!

  1. Nizoral is the bomb! I have scalp issues too-- my scalp gets super greasy, and I have eczema. Grease + sweat and dirt and debris = major issues with scalp eczema. If you want to pick it up at a store local to you, I find it's usually in the Beauty section. It's the only shampoo that's helped with my scalp issues, and the one sulfate in it is low on the list. Before I went mod CG, I loved the way my hair felt after washing with Nizoral, and hadn't had that kind of luck with a shampoo in a long time, despite trying all the usual dandruff shampoos (and some odd ones).

    If you want to totally ditch sulfates but still take care of your dandruff, you can experiment with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle, Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat, or Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo. I'm pretty sure there are more CG options I'm forgetting, but those are the ones that I remember off the top of my head. I've been experimenting with the Giovanni TTTT, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. It seems fine with my hair, but my scalp seems to have issues in general with every tea tree product I try. It's often paired with mint/mentholatum, which is a skin irritant.

  2. You can dry your hair with an old t-shirt (the softer it is, the more absorbent it seems, to me). You can scrunch your hair with the towel, and Curly Penny gives a pretty decent demo of this. You can also use a hair dryer, and the general consensus seems to be: use a finger diffuser (also called a bowl diffuser), use low speed/air, and low-medium heat and don't dry all the way with a blow dryer. You can also use a microfiber towel (the ones in the automotive section are cheaper, although they're smaller). Experiment to figure out which method works best not just for your hair, but for keeping your routine manageable.

    I get the best results with using a t-shirt to get my hair just dry enough not to drip, and then air-drying. But if I need my hair to be dry for some reason, I do break out the diffuser.

  3. A lot of people swear by using a wide-tooth comb, with their head upside down, in the shower, with their hair full of conditioner. The conditioner does help, by providing slip so tangles come out easily and gently instead of causing hair to break or rip when you detangle. A wide-tooth comb reduces the likelihood of breakage as well.

    A Denman brush is this. As near as I can tell, it just means the bristles are spaced further apart, again to help prevent breakage and further tangling when you detangle-- but bear in mind that I don't really understand the Denman brush thing, either. It just looks like a brush to me. A wide-tooth comb has the bristles or tines spaced further apart as opposed to a fine tooth comb. I like a comb that has the tines almost chopstick-width apart. You can also just comb your hair in the shower with your fingers and your conditioner-- I like using a comb better because it feels more effective, to me.

    The other reason we don't comb after showering is because it breaks up clumps-- you want clumps if you want strong curls and good definition. Otherwise it can look stringy. I recently read someone talking about curly haircuts saying "ends need friends"-- and so they do, for curls to look right.

    I think this stuff is hard, and a lot of us just don't get good info on hair or skincare. Good luck to you.
u/cressian · 2 pointsr/ftm

Your hair sounds a bit similar to mine tho a bit finer and more prone to be weighed down with synthetic products; that was very intuitive of you to notice! The major pitfall of common store brands is that theyre filled with sulfates, silcone and parabens. They will cling to your hair shafts and build up over time leaving your hair waxy and heavy.

If youre an ingredient reader look at like the top 5 ingredients; you can usually spot the bad synthetic stuff pretty fast. For sulfates, look for ingredients that end in “-ate”, this typically indicates that its a sulfate. Silicones normally end in “-cone”, “-xane”, and “-col”. And parabens can usually be spotted by ending in “paraben”.

Some general advice would definitely be: 1. Dont crank the shower temp up to max. Hot water only makes skin drier which leads to more compensation in oil production. 2. Dont wash your hair every day. you can shower everyday, by all means I encourage it! But save the shampoo for every other day. Most excessive oil problems are actually because youre stripping your hair dry and your scalp is over compensating.

As far as some product recommendations! I would get a nice Clarifying Shampoo ; These are best used maybe once a week if you have thinner hair, tho I have been known to use mine more frequently if my hair feels truly disgusting which sometimes hair just do that. These are good for stripping away the weeks build up of grime and sweat and dead skin. your hair will feel very squeaky after using this stuff. Always condition and leave it in for at least 5 minutes before rinsing.

A good Dry Shampoo for those days you dont have time to shower is a God Send or simply to spruce up your hair on No-Poo days. Remember to comb your hair after applying it cause this stuff can really cake up on your hair if you start to sweat.

Since my hair is so short its really hard to follow most of the instructions of hair regimens (theres a big to do about focusing on your roots versus hair shaft in most hair regimens) so I tend to use primarily Co-Washes! I dont have tight curls or coils but Ive found they are very effective at cleaning my hair, moisturizing it, but not stripping it so much that I end up back where I started. Theyre basically conditioners with a few of the sudsy bits of shampoos mixed in. Theyre similar to a 2-in-1 but they err on the side of the conditioner rather than the shampoo. They are much better for healthy hair and scalp.

A couple of my favorite cowashes are: NYM (Im very fond of this brand XD); Mop Top (if you dont mind a brand thats not in stores) or As I Am (This is the only CoWash I do not follow up with a light conditioner as coconut oil is very heavy on my hair).

With thinner hair its best to try and avoid products with heavier oils that are slow to absorb like Coconut and Olive oils; I would only suggest these if you are going to do something after your shower that will involve intense heat like curling or straightening irons. Products with lighter oils like Argan and Grapeseed will absorb more quickly and wont leave thin hair feeling greasier but will still moisturize it. Jojoba Oil tends to have properties of both and is a good middle ground.

Even tho I use co-washes, there are still surfactants in them and a light conditioning afterwards works wonders for sealing the deal. My fave conditioners usually have really light oils in them because my hair is prone to getting weighed down: Argan Oil Conditioner (my current go to particularly because it has more of a cedar wood and patchouli scent instead of typically floral scents); Argan Oil and Lavender (this one can leave a rather strong girly floral scent in your hair but its absolutely lovely); Leave In Spray or Leave in Milk (And if your hair is being an absolute pain about being weighed down, never underestimate a nice light leave in spray or milk. A little bit goes a long way for conditioning temperamental hair).


The best part is that a lot of these tips can also be applied to the skin of your face too. Too oily? Your showers may be too hot or the soap/astringent you are using may be to HARSH and are stripping everything away, good and bad. Try something lighter like a Toner. Moisturizing after washing your face can be important. Some toners also moisturize lightly (like Rose Water Toners) but if youre still feeling a bit dry, light moisturizers made for facial skin can be a nice way to finish up a shower routine!

Also Always remember to wash you pillow cases regularly!


The most important thing to remember is that changing the chemistry of your hair and skin routine can take a bit of time to settle in so you might not see a change immediately. Id say give it at least 1-2 weeks to really see if things start clearing up and if they dont keep track of the changes and adjust and try different products. its a bit of a pain in the wallet, believe me, I went thru half a dozen or so different products before I narrowed it down to a couple things: coconut oil was too heavy for my hair and jojoba oil was to slow absorbing for my skin but Argan Oil and Rose Water are a true delight; Im allergic to Salicylic Acid and thats a huge ingredient in a lot of products and acne medications; and my skin is Combination so it can vacillate wildly between oily and dry states. I did find a nice set of products tho that get the job done eventually! I hope you can find some faves yourself!

u/moothril · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I, too, have thin, fine asian hair but this is exactly what I did, a shoulder length bob. It's so good. I cut it even shorter recently, to just below my ears, and I love it. I went down a list of salons recommended in my city by yelp for women (there's a LOT of salons specifically for dudes here) and also started asking around and determined I would try them one by one until I found someone I liked - got lucky on the first try!

What I've found that works best for me is washing once every week to week and a half with Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo and in between I use Lush dry shampoo or Batiste dry shampoo. The Lush one lasts forever and is more environmentally friendly, I think, but it's harder to blend. Batiste is easier and what I wear when it's more "special" (lol, going out with friends/date as opposed to work).

Sometimes, especially now that it's winter, I get really dry scalp so the Neutrogena shampoo doesn't help with that and sometimes makes it worse for a day or two after using it. :/ However, it's the best method that I've found overall, all factors considered. For awhile I was using extra moisturizing shea butter shampoo massaged into my scalp like a lot of stuff I've read recommends, but it was such a hassle to wait for my hair to dry then dry shampoo the hair itself so it didn't look so oily (I feel like my part/crown of my head is where my hair looks stringy and oily).

I hope some of this helps~

Also, I felt like having some volume would help, so I tried out sea salt spray and root lifting products like my stylist recommended. I just felt like my hair would be more stringy/brittle/oily looking after using them, though, so I gave up and have just been washing and rocking the cut that I have. I'm sure if I experimented I could learn to make my hair look more voluminous but I'm pretty happy with how it looks now and too lazy to figure it out...maybe later.

u/akward_tension · 1 pointr/ParisComments

comment content: I'm gonna apologize now - I'm on mobile and formatting an slinks are hard.

So personally, I use three things - a daily shampoo, a weekly shampoo, and a scalp scrubber thingy.

Daily shampoo - a gentle nice shampoo that o use as often as I wash my hair (usually daily, but every other day in the winter). I've been using the L'Oreal Paris line with the parables and sulfate free formula is awesome. It does not HELP but scalp, but it also does NOT HURT it, which is a major deal. No tightness, no itch, I'm good! I've used almost all the different kinds in the line, but I'm going back to this green one since it's the best for me. You're not me, so your needs are probably different! :) L'Oreal Paris Hair Care Ever Strong Thickening Shampoo, 8.5 Fluid Ounce

Weekly shampoo - I used to use the tar shampoo, and the salyclic (?!) acid shampoo as my weekly. As my scalp has realized I mean business, I've switched to a (again) paraben and sulfate free dandruff shampoo. I get a big glob and add a little of the daily shampoo, since none of these weekly shampoos like to lather like I like. JASON Natural Cosmetics Dandruff Relief Shampoo, Rosemary, Olive and Jojoba, 12 Ounces

Scalp scrubber thingy - mine is purple! I use it always with the weekly shampoo, and any time during the week that I feel like I need it. It's great for getting flakes moving so you can wash them or brush them out later. I don't really like the finger hole thing for it, but I don't complain since it just feels sooooo gooooood. Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, Purple

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u/dare2smile · 5 pointsr/Psoriasis

I'm gonna apologize now - I'm on mobile and formatting an slinks are hard.

So personally, I use three things - a daily shampoo, a weekly shampoo, and a scalp scrubber thingy.

Daily shampoo - a gentle nice shampoo that o use as often as I wash my hair (usually daily, but every other day in the winter). I've been using the L'Oreal Paris line with the parables and sulfate free formula is awesome. It does not HELP but scalp, but it also does NOT HURT it, which is a major deal. No tightness, no itch, I'm good! I've used almost all the different kinds in the line, but I'm going back to this green one since it's the best for me. You're not me, so your needs are probably different! :) L'Oreal Paris Hair Care Ever Strong Thickening Shampoo, 8.5 Fluid Ounce

Weekly shampoo - I used to use the tar shampoo, and the salyclic (?!) acid shampoo as my weekly. As my scalp has realized I mean business, I've switched to a (again) paraben and sulfate free dandruff shampoo. I get a big glob and add a little of the daily shampoo, since none of these weekly shampoos like to lather like I like. JASON Natural Cosmetics Dandruff Relief Shampoo, Rosemary, Olive and Jojoba, 12 Ounces

Scalp scrubber thingy - mine is purple! I use it always with the weekly shampoo, and any time during the week that I feel like I need it. It's great for getting flakes moving so you can wash them or brush them out later. I don't really like the finger hole thing for it, but I don't complain since it just feels sooooo gooooood. Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush, Purple

u/BellaScarletta · 1 pointr/RedPillWives

Hahahaha we can do this, together <3

But seriously so here is my process:

  • Shower, Shampoo/Condition/Etc

  • While still in shower and hair is soaking, add a dollop of this and comb through (I just find it conditioning and nice).

  • Put hair up in an old graphic t-shirt (less frizz than a towel!)

  • When 50-60% dry, take out and add a dollop of this - It's like a gel but way more forgiving and it smells like cake. (It doesn't taste like cake. Don't ask.)

  • Do my 6 tentacle braids...yours probably looks infinitely better with the french braided pigtails hahaha.

  • Go to sleep (my favourite step!)

  • Wake up, hair spray braids and let set while I do my makeup and whatever else.

  • When ready, take out braids and tousle roots - I try to avoid disturbing the body of the hair too much because then it's like brushing out curls and the frizz/largeness is oh my lol. But the roots definitely need some breaking up.

  • First day that's usually the extent of it.

  • Second Day I add the silkening gloss to control frizzies (2-3 pumps usually?). Second day is always the best day! Idk why hahaha.

  • Third day I also add the gloss - It seriously doesn't make oily at all!!!!! It's as amazing as the original thread says <3 Also third day I do a bun or something with the nice texture the braids give. Sometimes I leave it down but I definitely look a little lazy if I do that haha.

    I hope that helps! It's also possible your hair doesn't hold as well (cough or you have higher standards for acceptable hair than me...totally possible cough), but I think with those products you will hopefully get a little more mileage out of it!
u/Rawtashk · 301 pointsr/funny

Fellow balding brothers, there's hope for you yet. /r/tressless

"What do I do? Do I have options??" Yes, but you really only have 1 option....."Do 'The Big 3'".

1: Propecia

2: Rogaine

3: Nizoral shampoo.

Get generic Proscar (have your doctor write you an RX). Proscar is 5mg of Finasteride (propecia is 1mg of Finasteride) used to treat BHP. Get a $3 pill cutter from walmart and cut them into quarters. This means $9 for 120 days of propecia, whereas getting actual name brand propecia is around $70 or so a month. Tell your doctor that you can't afford name brand, and that Proscar is LITERALLY the exact same thing as Propecia, just a 5x stronger dose. Most people can be sympathetic towards wanting to save money. Just be upfront and honest with him. If you don't have a doctor, PLEASE DO NOT GET GENERICS ONLINE!! Pay for one doctor visit (or a dermatologist visit) and then get the RX for Proscar. You will STILL pay less overall for that than you will getting generics online. Source? I did generics for 4 years before I wised up. I think I paid around $30-$40 a month for generics. You'll save money in the long run, so long as it's not $400+ for one doctor visit.

Get generic rogaine from walmart. Start with 1 month of the liquid and see how it works. Only get 1 month to start because it MIGHT irritate your scalp (PPG is the delivery vehicle, and some people get really itchy where it's applied [I had a horrible itch]). If it doesn't bother you, then after a month get the 3 month supply (I say liquid because it has a slightly better rate of growth than the foam). If it bothers you (either because it's itchy or because it feels like it makes your hair too greasy), then get the 3 months supply of Rogaine foam.

Nizoral is hard to find these days, but what you want is a shampoo that has at least 1% KETOCONAZOLE as the active ingredient. Keto has been shown to have anti androgen properties. By itself it's not going to do much, but it helps in conjunction with the other things. It's usually back on Amazon for about $14. Another option for Keto shampoo is Regenepure DR. I haven't used it, so I can't attest to it, but many others have said it worked well.

I also use Bosley Revive for my normal shampoos. It SAYS it's suppose to help with thinning hair. I have my doubts, but I like the way it makes my hair feel. It's much more manageable and better looking when I use it. It's not super cheap, but buy the liter bottles and they'll last you for at least a couple months, if not closer to 3 or 4 months. You need to get 2 kinds, cleanser and scalp therapy. Buy them both, then just buy them individually as needed.

Propecia: Some people say that taking propecia makes them kinda tired for the first few hours after they take the pill. I think that's kinda bogus, but I always take mine right before bed...just in case.

Rogaine: Take a shower in the morning, towel dry your hair, then put the rogaine in and let it sit while you get dressed. After that, style your hair as usual. Put it in again before you go to bed (needs to be in 2x a day), but do it as the FIRST thing before your nightly ritual so that it sits on your head and can be absorbed and not run down the side of your head when you're sleeping.

Nizoral/Nioxin: You want your hair to be somewhat clean from normal oils so that Nizoral will suds up and hit your scalp. I use generic T-Gel from walmart for the first round of hair washing. Rinse, then apply Nizoral. After you do that, then start washing yourself off. Get all sudsy and clean, then rise your hair out (you do this to let the Nizoral sit and soak your scalp for a while. DON'T RINSE OFF YET!). Next you use the Nioxin cleanser. It doesn't have to sit, so just lather up and rinse out. Now for the Nioxin cleanser. It's basically a conditioner, so put it on and let it sit while you rinse off. You want it to sit on your head for about 2 minutes. After that, rinse off, get out of the shower, towel dry your hair, then put on your Rogaine.

Source: I've been doing this for about 6 or 7 years.


7 years ago

7 years ago with totally dry/no product hair ("That's not so bad!!!" I know, it wasn't THAT bad, but it had gotten to that point in about 2 years, and it was only going to get worse. Imagine what it would be like after 7 additional years)

4 years after starting

4 years after starting, with wet hair

2 year frontal difference

Still from a short film I was in. Outside in the bright sun this Feburary

Modeling gig I picked up, with a bright flash from my right (about 2 months ago)

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/HaircareScience

Hi /r/Xylies

Well done for deciding to stop using the straightener!

Unfortunately at this moment in time, hair repair is not permanent. However, there are solutions that can have a lasting effect.
My first and most important recommendation would be to get a haircut, this will remove any split ends and the bulk of damage.

Here is a list of things that will help:

u/scumteam14 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

> I just was paranoid about my products containing vitamin A, but it seems like few products do

Yeah, products usually make it pretty clear if there's a retinoid in their ingredients list since that would be a major selling point. If there isn't an indication of that in the product name or key effects, the product won't have a retinoid in meaningful amounts in there.

>The link I had is an emulsion, I’ve heard that the same-but-not-same as toner, and I’m confused. Can I be using that as a toner?

Toner just refers to the consistency of a product - a super thin, liquidy product. Emulsions are a bit thicker, but honestly I wouldn't get too caught up in all the different consistencies for moisturizing products - they go from thin to thick, the rest is just classification. I think an emulsion would be light enough to use before tretinoin, especially if you use a thin layer :)

>Do you have any suggestions, for a good toner?

Yes! I haven't tried most of these (my skin doesn't seem to benefit much from toners), but here's a list of common hydrating toner recs:

> Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (review, jolse)

Paula's Choice Enriched Calming Toner (Paula's Choice)

> Rumase Bifida Snail Toner (review, ibbi)

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion (review, amazon)

> Klairs Supple Preparation Toner (review, wishtrend)

Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner (review, jolse)

> Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner (review, jolse)

Cezanne Skin Conditioner High Moist (review, amazon)

> Etude House Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner(review, jolse)

Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner (review, review 2, glow recipe)

u/Bzttid · 3 pointsr/transpassing

Google it, then.

(A) Nothing, I'm not trying to attack you or anything. You asked for brutal honesty and it just doesn't help you when you're trying to pass with makeup.

(B) Moisturizer isn't going to matte your face throughout the day over your makeup. By itself maybe, but still.

Again, just CC, look how you want.

This is a bit heavy but it's your preference.

You aren't a guy, you're a girl. Literally, right now as much as you may not feel it, your hormones have made you biologically female. Also, it will be a very healthy exercise in moving past the concern of what people think of you.

After you shower, when you're getting ready, and whenever it's tangled. I don't know, just brush it? Run the comb through your hair until you don't feel resistance? Again, google it, it's something that I've been doing since a very young age so it's a bit hard to explain. It will make your hair softer, healthier, promote growth, and train it to go a certain direction rather than just going everywhere. Don't yank clumps, hold your hair between your scalp and the tangled hair and brush through. Also, go look for some sort of frizz control or detangler hair stuff. Also, conditioning will help. Price is one factor, and people's reviews are another. There is an absurd amount of info on the internet: google it. And also, Head and Shoulders is junk. If you have a problem with dandruff consider using Nizoral two times a week.

To me, it sounds like the self hatred talking. See someone, express this. You need to get past it. If anything is poisoning your mind it's yourself.

Well, if you feel like you look weird with makeup then maybe you need to take a step back and understand that what you're doing isn't working and you need to change something. Not all makeup products are equal. You need to get better stuff that fits you.

Well, you need to. And it's not even a "guy" thing to not care about skin, it's just an uninformed thing. You need to care about at least your skin and your hair. It's part of basic care for yourself. If you don't take care of your skin you get cancer, and if you don't take care of your hair it'll become matted and damaged. I get the exhaustion part, that could be a number of things. I'll reference a few of them in the next few lines.

  • First off, what's your diet like? Diet will affect EVERYTHING. Food is fuel, and if your fuel is shit, your engine is gonna run like shit. Make sure you're eating veggies, fruits, and healthy proteins. Avoid processed food like the plague. This could also potentially help your energy levels as when I used to eat like shit I felt tired ALL the time.

  • Second, do you take any vitamins? I would personally look at a good multivitamin. Go to your nearest health food store and ask for a good multivitamin (without potassium obv). Also, I would personally suggest a B-complex, which will help massively with energy and with mood. A few other good ones would be C, E, fish oil capsules (omega-3s), and biotin.

  • Third, wash your face with cleanser once a day (usually at night) and with cold water in the morning.

  • Fourth, moisturize your skin twice a day, morning and evening, after you wash your face.

  • Fifth, physically exfoliate two to three times a week instead of your night time routine, or (not and) chemically exfoliate according to the chemical exfoliants directions. ( will formulate a custom chemical exfoliant for 20$ a month, works pretty good, is what I use)

  • Lastly, get some skin masks. I love Korean sheet masks for how fun they are. Skin masks are healthy and make your skin look glow-y, but most of all it makes me feel girly and it's fun!

    Hair dryers are cheaaaap, and your hair would benefit from one. You could probably get one for almost nothing at a goodwill nearby. Head and shoulders, like I said before, is bad. All sorts of drying components to it, just not great. Like I said before, I use nizoral because if I didn't I would have an insane dandruff problem (due to serrb derm), I'd suggest it if you do have flakes, if you don't get something good and suggested by the curly hair sub I linked earlier.

    Well, I can't say much there if you don't like it.
u/gardengreenbacks · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Start with No brushing. No shampoo. Avoid heat styling.
Use fingers or wide tooth comb when co-washing. My hair is pretty different from yours, but I just started using Tresseme naturals and it is really affordable, super moisturizing and has great slip (easy to detangle). It also is a great leave-in. Not as shiny as I would like, but doesn't look dirty and doesn't weigh down the curl, yet really tackles the frizz. I also used the As I Am coconut co-wash and liked it, but it isn't as moisturizing and it is no good as a leave-in. My hair is thick, coarse and goes to my mid/upper back and I use several pumps (5-6) when it is really wet as leave-in. I plop when wet because it is long, but might be good for you to plop/wrap in a microfiber towel to minimize movement while drying so it keeps the curls together?

Good luck!! Hope you find a combination that works!

u/Ealle · 5 pointsr/Hair

You can try a couple things. A dry shampoo is really great at getting rid of the extra oil and giving you volume. I love this particular one by Batiste. You can still take a shower, put your hair in a shower cap, and then use the dry shampoo when you get out. I only just started using this, but I have to say that I'm in love. I got to day four without washing my hair and normally I'm stretching it with two.

Secondly, you can also try co-washing, which is washing with conditioner. This helps to keep your hair moisturized and avoids using any shampoo. There are lots of instructions online for co-washing. I used to just rub a handful of cheap conditioner (The coconut Suave Naturals conditioner worked for me) into my scalp, and then REALLY SCRUB my scalp with my fingertips. (Think of it like giving yourself a head massage.) Really scrubbing your scalp is the key. If you just put some conditioner in and then rinse it out, it's not going to help with the dirt in your hair. After scrubbing, rise out, and then go on to actually condition your hair with a real conditioner. If you need more information on co-washing, checkout /r/curlyhair. They're super helpful and they have a great sidebar for more information.

Hope this helps. :)

Edit: One note - the baking soder/vinegar thing might work since it's kind of the same concept of co-washing, and the grain of the baking soda would help to get rid of dirt and oil. I've never tried it, but it seems like it would make your hair smell like baking soda and vinegar. :-/

u/OhNoPleaseDontSir · 19 pointsr/FancyFollicles

She did for the first session to get an even base, but now for touch ups she usually gets me to help her using this here:

However even though it says permanent I notice the toner fades quite quick. I personally prefer semi-permanent colours because they have a conditioning base that doesn't need a chemical reaction to dye the hair, but you would need the light base first.

Also, a good pigmented purple toning shampoo that you leave in a few minutes in the shower can go a long way to maintain a nice silver tone.

Fanola No Yellow Shampoo, 350ml

I definitely recommend speaking with a stylist to get their professional opinion on what's achievable. But in my opinion, a good silver comes down to at home maintanance once you're home from the stylist.

Hope to be of some help, just do what feels right and makes you happy 😊

u/aquajack6 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The only one I've tried is Selsun Blue, but a lot of people really love the Nizoral. It's hard for me to say which one would be best for you. Here's the amazon links:

So I don't know if there's any truth to this, but I have this theory that hair adapts or gets used to the shampoo I use. I like switching up the active ingredients in the shampoo. Hopefully that will help you. There's a chance you might have dry scalp, doing an oil treatment with tea tree oil might help. I've used this cheap one at Walmart before You could try buying tea tree oil and diluting it in a carrier oil. Some people swear by diluting Apple Cider Vinegar, and putting it in a spray bottle and using it on the scalp.

u/alanayvonne · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I find as the seasons change (it's getting warmer around where I am) my skin kinda freaks out and becomes very sensitive, especially the skin around my eyes.

Another commenter mentioned the Kikumasamune, but there's another one that's popular too called Cezanne. There are a lot of reviews on here about both. Hada Labo also makes a moisturizing toner. I think the key point it to layer moisture. So toner, essence, moisturizer.

Also, if you're not using a sunscreen you should get that as well (I can't remember off hand if the AM lotion you're using has SPF).

Also, one guide I like to link a lot is a beginner's guide by Snow White and the Asian Pear. She has a great graphic and examples of each type of product, just to give you a good overview and then you can go from there. I would say it's best to find a blogger that has similar skin concerns to you, because they're going to be your best bet on getting recommendations as they have been there, done that.

Edit: oops!! lol I didn't realize the comment had the same products listed, sorry!

u/virstulte · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Morning Routine:

Take shower. Use conditioner [1] on beard as well as hair. Shampoo/condition early in shower, allow conditioner to soak in while washing body. Rinse conditioner out of hair as the LAST THING you do.

Apply day cream [2] to non-shaved areas of my face before shaving to lock in shower moisture. Use liberally, allow to soak into skin over shave.

Head straight to sink, apply MR GLO [3] to wet face by rubbing the bar on my whiskers, massage in with fingers (no washrag) for ~30 sec with hot water. Rinse 70% of it off, leaving no lather but keeping the slickness.

Normal lather/shave [4].

Rinse, pat dry, apply Witch Hazel [5] with Cotton Rounds. Let sit while I clean up the sink.

Rub in mostly dried off WH, apply Nivea Sensitive Post-Shave Balm [6].

Evening Routine:

Take shower.

While conditioning hair, use gentle exfoliant [7] on face (daily).

Leave shower, pat face dry, apply extra hydrating night cream [8] to face.

Add extra body lotion [9] to behind ears, back of neck, and other dry areas like elbows, knees, shoulders. Dry neck and behind the ears is not to be neglected.

Use Retinol anti-aging night cream [10] on areas to prevent wrinkles, such as smile lines, crow's feet, under eyes, and forehead. A little goes a long way.

Sleep, repeat.

Note: I'm only 27, but you can never start anti-aging skincare too young. I wish I would've started it sooner. If I would have started this regimen at 18, I might not have the hint of crow's feet that I do. Remember that, you young'ins. It's expensive, but your face will thank you later.

Products Used:

  1. Organix Argan Oil of Morocco shampoo/conditioner
  2. Neutrogena Deep Moisture Day Cream SPF 20
  3. MR GLO Orange Amber
  4. Stirling Coniferous (if this counts)
  5. Thayer's Unscented Witch Hazel
  6. Nivea Sensitive Post-Shave Balm
  7. Yes To Carrots Nourishing Exfoliating Cleanser
  8. Yes To Carrots Nourishing Repairing Night Cream
  9. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
  10. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer - Night

    edit: it should be noted that I shave daily. Even sundays, haha. I avoid trouble spots ATG, where I'm prone to sensitivity, mostly the bottom half of my neck, where I only ATG one small patch by my Adam's apple. The skin is tougher there.

    double edit: Don't worry about being Bateman. You almost never find someone who has a beautiful face that doesn't put in that much effort. A few of my friends (San Francisco, mind you) use concealer and a light facial powder to get rid of some shine and even out color, myself included on occasion. You can hardly tell if you use Physician's Formula mineral powder as a very light coat. Nobody will ever know, and you'll be WAY more attractive. Not kidding you, the stuff is invisible, but does its job.

    I guarantee you, especially famous people wear makeup all the time so they can be photo-ready. Normal plebians like you and I are no exception.
u/releasethestars · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You have awesome musical taste! Heck yeah.

  1. Don't Stop Me Now-Queen (I picked this version only because the doodle is so adorable and moving, obviously not the full version).

  2. Dream On-Aerosmith

  3. Survival-MUSE (also known as the LONDON 2012 theme, you can't get much more motivating than that!)

  4. Carry On- FUN.

  5. Carry That Weight/Golden Slumbers/The End

    If I win, I would love this : or you can surprise me :)

    I hope you like them, as I tend to use these songs for inspiration/studying/help myself.
u/wolf-boy · 2 pointsr/ftm

I use natural dandruff shampoo (no parabens or lauryl sulfates, blahblahblah) by Jason. It has curbed my dandruff very well but I never really had rashes, just flakes.

If your hair/scalp is particularly dry, however, I really would recommend coconut oil. Just slather it right into your hair until it saturates down to your scalp and let it sit for a while to condition, then rinse it out as best as you can. I usually end up shampooing afterward, but in your case it might be best if you didn't until a day later or whatever so it can really soak in.

Apple cider vinegar is great stuff. If you're using it externally only, I would actually recommend drinking it a little bit every day as well! Could help from the inside out.

u/Madky67 · 1 pointr/30PlusSkinCare

Your shampoo could be the cause. I would definitely start using an aha and or bha product. I would use a gentle cleanser like vanicream Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser with Pump Dispenser | Fragrance, Gluten and Sulfate Free | For Sensitive Skin | 8 Ounce then a good toner like MIZON Aha & Bha Daily Clean Toner, 5.07 Fluid Ounce there is also a different selection on this mizon toner for a aha serum. I haven't tried it but I am planning on buying it. I really love Cosrx products. I use the COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, 100ml a lot because it uses a different form of salicylic acid which great for sensitive skin, plus this is moisturizing.

Edit I would also recommend Jason dandruff shampoo Jason Dandruff Relief Treatment Shampoo 12 oz it has the bha salicylic acid and sulfer which help exfolites your scalp. If you do have fungal acne or are having a reaction to your shampoo this is a good choice. I have been dealing with a dry scalp and then it turns into dandruff, after 4 uses my scalp looks so much better

u/rbusiness · 2 pointsr/FierceFlow

I had the same issue last winter. I tried coconut oil and showering with cold water and showering less often, but nothing seemed to help much. Then I just started using head and shoulders and it helped a lot. I was still having some issues so I got this shampoo that has a different active ingredient than head and shoulders:

I use it maybe three times a week and don't have itchy scalp anymore. While going for an all natural solution is nice, I found this to be way easier and more effective. Good luck hope this helped.

u/GetOffMyLawn_ · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

Best thing is medicated shampoo. There is quite a choice, but I think the sulfur ones work best:

  • Jason anti dandruff shampoo, it contains sulfur and salicylic acid. Should be easy to find and it's on Amazon as well. Just read the reviews, people seem to like it. Note that Jason has a couple of products, this is the one you want.

  • Nizoral, either OTC or Rx strength, it is an antifungal.

  • Neutrogena T-Sal, active ingredient is salicylic acid

  • Neutrogena T-Gel, active ingredient is coal tar. Has a smoky smell to it. Tends to condition the hair as well.

  • Selsun blue

    You can build up a tolerance to a particular type of shampoo. I would stick with one type for a while and see how it goes.
u/Damaxan · 2 pointsr/FancyFollicles

I also have black hair (Italian/Asian descent) and this same thing happened to me when I bleached it the first time...I waited one week to bleach a second time, and I recommend using purple shampoo in the meantime and after your second bleach session to pull the bronzeness (is that a word??) out of your hair. I have used both [Clairol ShimmerLights] ( and [Davine's Alchemic] ( both with great results. You'll literally see a difference immediately. I usually wet my hair, and lather and coat the bleached portion in the shampoo and leave it for 30 mins then wash it out and condition as usual (I'm a girl and I know some guys don't condition, but I would recommend it right now since the bleach may have dried out your hair).


I think both sell purple conditioner as well, but this is unnecessary according to a wide variety of professional hairdressers I have spoken to about it. I also agree with the other posters that using a toner is a great idea here, but I would wait until a week or two after your second bleaching session. I use Wella T18 but you should probably stick to a T14 to start out with.


Good luck!! And it really doesn't look that bad :)

u/Firstmatewifey · 1 pointr/FeminineNotFeminist

Love this idea! Maybe once we grow a bit more we can do more specific threads, too. This sub has been a wealth of information already, I love it.

Description: I have long curly hair. My goal is to keep it voluminous on top, and not-frizzy with defined loose corkscrews on the bottom. Similar Similar I do the "no-poo"/Curly Girl Method method which eliminates sulfates and silicones.

Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Conditioner: I used to be a firm believer in using expensive hair care products exclusively. I used Redken for many years, then wandered into DevaCurl territory when I started No-Poo. Nothing was able to detangle, soften, and moisturize my hair just right, until THIS!

Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner I use this as a leave-in conditioner. Gels and mousse have worked similarly, but my husband hates the crunchy feel. This holds my curls, yet keeps them soft and touchable.

Description: I'm 25, used to tan, but after noticing a sun spot, I stopped! Since then, I've been focused on anti-aging and taking good care of my skin.

Biore Sunscreen SPF 50 this is the product that changed my life and stopped my skin from aging. Not greasy, no whitecast, sits well under makeup. I can't recommend Asian sunscreen enough, and this one is my favorite!

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White "peony, chic muguet, and tender musk for a feminine scent with dark sophistication" so lovely. The first perfume my husband stopped to specifically comment on! Honorable mention to Nirvana Bourbon as well. In fact, has anyone here tried the Nirvana Rose? I'm interested but unfortunately don't have a way to smell it for free where I live!

u/ThorsHammerMewMEw · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Cleansers (Unless you're using a medicated cleanser most skincare products aren't really going to prevent acne.)

Mochitto Mochi Mochi Face Wash

Hada Labo Gokujun Oil Cleanser (200ml)

Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Cleansing Foam (160ml)

Medicated Deep Cleansing Oil L (200ml)

Cow Brand Additive-Free Foaming Facial Cleanser (200ml)

Rohto Hadalabo es cleansing foam type (160ML)

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (170ml)

Spot Treatment

Since your acne is deep in the skin I would look for a dermatologist that also serves foreigners because unless I'm mistaken a lot of products with Benzoyl Peroxide etc are prescription only.

Hydrating Toners

Meishoku Cosmetics Meishoku Facial Water Medicated Skin Lotion 2.7 oz (80 ml) - Acne Prevention

Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Solution (170ml)

Hada Labo Gokujyun "Hyaluronic-Eki" Large-Capacity Pump-Type 400ml

Matsuyama Skin Moisturizing Water, Light Type

Kikumasamune High Moist Lotion

Mebika Moist Lotion

Cezanne High Moist Lotion

Meishoku Cosmetics Ceracolla Super Moist Face Lotion 6 fl oz (180ml)


Hada Labo Shirojyun Cool Hyaluronic Jelly (200ml)

Naturie Skin Conditioning Gel

Rosette Ceramide Gel

Meishoku Cerracolla Perfect Gel


Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Eaude Muge Medicated Skin Cream - 40g - Acne Prevention

Lion Pair Acne Clean Lotion - Look for the cream as well!

Meishoku Cerracolla Perfect Cream

MUJI Sensitive Skin Moisturizing Milk - Moisture (200ml)

Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Cream 50g

Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Milky Lotion 140ml

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Milky Emulsion (140ml)


CANMAKE Mermaid Skin Gel UV

Nivea Protect Water Gel SPF35/PA+++ Pump 140g

Biore Sarasara UV Perfect Face Milk SPF50+/PA++++ 30ml

Biore Sarasara UV Perfect Milk SPF50+/PA++++ 40ml

Hada Labo Gokujun Perfect UV Gel (50g)

u/cephalopods · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I love love LOVE dry shampoo! After the gym I usually blow dry my sweaty hair and then apply dry shampoo to the roots. It can sometimes look a little chalky after applying, so I use my fingers to work it into my hair.

As someone who has thin hair that looks greasy after 24 hours, it's a lifesaver on days when I don't want to wash my hair again.

The only brand I have liked is Batiste in the clean and clear scent. It smells fresh and doesn't have the same icky residue as the other brands. It's amazing!

u/mindfulkindness · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

I hope it helps! I know the pain all too well. I too abuse hot water. Not warm, hot, as hot as I can stand it until I turn into a lobster. I have learned that's a nono so if I want to scald my skin I wear a shower cap or at least pull my hair away to keep the hot water off.

So here is my shampoo and conditioner(erm, I don't know why it's $45 for a 2pack, you may need to try a different variety or vendor, should be about $6 each), very affordable and I am very happy with all aspects. Here is the leave in conditioner I use -- it is the only I have tried so no basis for comparison but I like it. I use about a dime size on my palm mixed with 4-5 drops of Argan oil then kind of rub my palms together to spread it out and run it very lightly through my hair (usually with my head upside down so it is easier to access the different parts). The key is to spread it lightly and evenly.

Also, I am a guy who always had short hair prior and didn't care about products etc. Well now I have shoulder length hair (it's fabulous!) and I can see how much trouble it is to have long beautiful locks! I had to relearn how to properly shampoo and condition, well more condition than shampoo. Just make sure you again spread the conditioners evenly (I even squeeze some excess water out with my hands so it is less runny) and let it sit for 2-3 minutes as I wash the rest of me.

All these tips have come from reading Reddit, I should add! So cheers to our community. The next trick I want to try is a satin wrap for my hair when I sleep, it is supposed to be great!

u/Dpecs92 · 4 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

Have you ever tried not washing out your regular conditioner all the way? It's something r/curlygirl taught me and honestly game changing. You don't actually need to have curly hair to follow the curly girl method! My hair is wavy but using the different methods it taught me gives me bouncy, full curls without any heat and helping my formely bleached length heal.

Also, what are you using for shampoo and conditioner? The basis for CG is avoiding sulfates because it's harsh on your hair and dries it out, and also avoiding silicones because they coat your hair and prevent any other products from actually penetrating to do anything helpful.

My favorite leave-ins are Kinky Curly Knot Today (contains mallow which gives your hair amazing slip and sleekness,) Curls Co. Blueberry Bliss Leave in, As I Am leave in, but most of all, I love using a little bit of traditionally "wash out" conditioner since it's cheaper, convenient, & basically the same product anyway: Tressame Botanique Nurish & Replenish Conditioner with Coconut Milk & Aloe Vera, Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask + Avocado Extract, (surprisingly they actually mention using it as a leave in on the label) & Sally's Beauty GVP Conditioning Balm (dupe for Matrix)

u/elilili · 1 pointr/curlyhair

You have type 3c or 4a hair, but the photo is kind of blurry.

The Roots Naturelle Virgin Hair Fertilizer Conditioning Treatment is pretty good for growing hair. When I tried it once my hair literally grew overnight, but I also used it with an argan oil condtioner. A lot of people on this sub use that argan oil shampoo, argan oil supposedly grows you hair.

How do you detangle your hair? You should do it wet, with a detangler or leave in. Start at the ends of your hair and slowly work you way up. Kinky Curly makes the best detangler out there IMO, and they also have a hard water shampoo, gel and hair oil.

Mane and Tail Herbal Gro is a cheap hair growing shampoo that's petty popular with people who have curly hair. It works for me just as well as the argan oil shampoo, however it sometimes gives me acne.

Try putting a shower cap on when you sleep. It keeps the moisture from escaping and can help grow you hair. It also keeps your hair from getting messed up, you only need to wash it once every week or once every couple of days. Some people wash with conditioner every couple of days or every week but "clarify" with shampoo once a month.

Also you should check out r/blackhair if you don't already know about that sub. They might be able to help with protective styles and other junk. I'm just assuming you're black because of your use of the term "big chop" which means you hair takes relaxer. I see a lot of people over there transitioning to natural hair. Although admittedly most of the users are teenaged boys asking what a fade is.

Edit: Oh also take some Biotin

u/castle111 · 49 pointsr/thebachelor

I know people don't particularly care for her except for her makeup and style, but Lauren 2.0 has mentioned some beauty products that she uses (that she doesn't appear to shill). I'll try to dig them up and edit my comment when I find them!

Okay here's what I got. These are exclusively non-shilled items. Decided to link stuff for convenience if I could:


u/BadassUdotNET · 4 pointsr/NoFap

It also seems to slow down or stop hair loss. Some guys even claim regrowth.


Here is some more information for those curious.

The ones that experience regrowth are usually doing at least one thing to treat their hair loss (besides NoFap).

You really have just three options: Rogaine, Propecia, and ketoconazole (usually in a shampoo).

Rogaine works by speeding up the growth cycle, but it also adds more DHT receptors to the hair follicles (that is why you lose a lot of hair once you stop). It is also a heart medication, so it might mess with your blood pressure.

Propecia works, but it can mess with your hormones. The first day my friend took it, he got like instant man boobs (they got all swollen). He stopped immediately and, thankfully, they went back to normal. I read it can become permanent if you keep using it.

Ketoconazole works and doesn't have many, if any, drawbacks. It does the opposite of Rogaine and reduces the number of DHT receptors on the hair follicles over time. And since it is applied topically, it won't mess with your hormones like Propecia.

(Please don't waste your time reading more random articles on the internet for the balding cure. Trust me, this is everything you need to know.)

Some people advocate doing all three at once, but I think that is messing with your body chemistry too much. And I think you're being a little too vain / anxious about it if you do all three.

Personally, I would just buzz it short (think Jason Statham). If it looks good, you have nothing else to worry about.

(I really like this quote by him about working out.)

Plus, girls don't seem to care as long as you aren't trying to hide your balding.

But if you want to try it, here are the more popular brands when it comes to ketoconazole shampoos: Regenepure, Lipogaine, and Nizoral.

Besides all that, make sure you lower your stress, get plenty of sleep, and, of course, NoFap!

u/dontcallmemom · 30 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Don't panic! You'll want to think about what might be coming into contact with your scalp to cause the acne, first. If you've been using a thick styling product, for instance, I'd ditch it, and maybe skip the conditioner for a while. If you work out or otherwise work up a sweat, make sure to try to wash your hair/scalp sooner rather than later. And make sure you are swapping your pillowcase out for a clean one pretty often, especially now that your hair is so short and your scalp will come into contact with it more. Then you'll want to think about products you might be able to apply to the area to help calm things down. For instance, Neutrogena makes a reasonably priced shampoo that contains Salicylic Acid. You'll see that the product's description is geared more toward flaky scalp problems, but Salicylic Acid is great for treating acne, and you'll see many of the reviewers are using it for that, with success. If I were you, I'd ditch my other hair products in favor of something like that shampoo for a while, and see if it helps.

u/JgJay21 · 2 pointsr/Haircare

> They also told me that my hair should actually be curly.

What was their logic behind this statement? It seems that their statement launched you on a journey to get your hair to form curls at any cost. Were they able to apply products to your hair to style it in the curls that you should have?

Regarding your query, if you're trying to enhance curls, your biggest focus should be on styling products. The function of shampoos and conditioners are to cleanse and add back the moisture lost from cleansing, respectively. I actually use Tresemme shampoo/conditioner religiously because they get the job done, at such a low cost. I'm less loyal to styling products because I've figured out that once I use the conditioner as a leave-in, I get well defined curls regardless of which curling cream I use. Note that my hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c pattern.

My hands down favourite for curl definition is Kinky Curly Curling Custard. It has to be used in combination with the Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner/Detangler. The draw back is the price. I do not recommend their shampoo, it strips way too much from the hair and left mine dry and crunchy. If you're interested in testing out Kinky Curly's Curling Custard, it's important to apply the way its recommended for best results:

  1. Apply the leave-in while the hair is still soaking wet
  2. Section off hair. This is veryyy important.
  3. Apply the gel to one small section at a time. I find that I get perfect definition if I use my fingers to twirl the hair in a curling motion.
  4. Once the entire head is complete, allow to air dry. And DO NOT TOUCH IT! You want to minimize handling throughout this process.
  5. See the Kinky Curly demo for more info.

    Other tips for bringing out curls

    - scrunching: check any video on youtube

    - upside down shake: this is my go to every single morning before work. I wet my hair, apply my "leave-in" (Tressemme conditioner), apply whatever curl cream I have on hand, use my hands to make sure it's spread evenly and detangle the hair as I go along (I don't own combs, just a Denman brush I use every now and then). Then flip my head over and shake vigorously for about a minute. And I'm out the door. Drying it while upside down in front of the fan gives me better definition. I think that's because it dries faster so there's fewer flyaways (aka frizz).
u/greengirl2 · 1 pointr/blackladies


You seem to have the same hair texture as me, very stubborn and difficult to manage and can get very frustrating.
Any cheap conditioner will do- I prefer Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner with Peppermint for co-wash as it lathers really well and makes my hair squeaky clean.

This is what works for me and its made my hair manageable, soft and very healthy:

Shampoo hair once a month with organix hair shampoo does not strip or dry my hair, but there are other cheaper shampoos you can use.

co wash with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner with Peppermint twice or three times a week. Be generous with this,
always use a widetooth comb, you can get this at walmart

Cantu leave in conditioner works wonders in keeping my hair soft and moistened, i apply this after patting my hair dry then i use coconut oil (my hair loves this as its light but easily absorbed) to lock the conditioner in and cream of your choice, shea products work better for my hair type.

I deep condition my hair every other week or once a month just before i wash with shampoo, either i do the deep oil conditioner (olive oil, jojoba, castor oil with tea tree oil) or the mayo route.

Go to you tube and type in taking care of natural 4b/4c hair and there are lots of tips there.

As i mentioned this is my routine and it took a lot of tries but i finally found something that worked and most importantly did not break the bank.

u/power1211 · 2 pointsr/FierceFlow

yeah in short sulfate free shampoo makes it less frizzy and allows the scalp to do its thing naturally (secrete the oils you need at a better rate rather than too much bc of the oil loss). if youre interested in finding out, sulfates are used to make the hair clean but usually dry out the hair follicle. the drying effect makes it so the scalp goes what the fuck and makes too much oil in response. after a week or so of sulfate free shampooing your scalp will be like aight bet and then you can wash your hair less frequently as you will be utilizing the natural oils on your scalp!

Edit: this is the product i use to shampoo. you can find it at walmart for a relatively cheap price and coupled with suave essentials conditioner, goes for a great natural yet cheap routine!

u/what_the_whatever · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

Vanicream free and clear is great. They have a dandruff version too, but I recommend their free and clear line to anyone with sensitive or reactive skin. It's curly girl friendly too.

Here's the Amazon link and it's pretty affordable too.

u/chelseaannt · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I was the same way, I’d wake up and my face just felt kinda tight. Now that I use a sleeping pack it feels like I have a layer of protection on my face haha

Oh no! I didn’t realize there was fragrance in it. I currently do use the Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin before I put on the Kikumasamune. I personally just feel the Kiku is more hydrating than the Benton. I haven’t tried the Cezanne Lotion, but I’ve heard great things and it is alcohol and fragrance free. It also comes in a big size like the Kiku!

So, I purchase mine from a local AB shop in my area. I actually just happened upon it because I saw that it said “Barrier Repair” on it, which intrigued me, but then I felt the tester and it feels heavenly. It’s like a gel-cream consistency. I paid $18.99 at my local shop, but they have it on Amazon for $20!

u/AutomaticRegret · 6 pointsr/UIUC

Get this product called Nizoral shampoo (linked below), it has ketoconazole in it (you can read up on it) which doctors prescribe similar stronger ketoconazole products to people with excess dandruff that cannot be controlled. Use it like every two or three days for about 6-8 weeks, you can use conditioner every day though. After that, I would recommend a natural shampoo and conditioner that contains a lot different oils such as argan oil.


Also really important, people who shampoo their hair everyday especially with products such as Head & Shoulders which contain ingredients such as sulfate (which is terrible for your scalp, companies just use these ingredients because they are cheap. They couldn't give a sht about what happens to your scalp.) are stripping all the natural oils which your hair/scalp needs at least a little bit of, drying your scalp excessively which also causes dandruff, and also making yourself more prone to baldness. Read up on the no shampoo method which is basically you use shampoo ever two or three days, but you can still use conditioner every day. I've linked a page below if you're interested.


Oh one more thing....
For the love of god, please stop using two in one shampoo and conditioners because it doesn't work! Think about it, shampoo is supposed to strip stuff out while conditioner is supposed to put nutrients back in. How the f
ck can one product do these two things at once. It's obviously just a way for the company to scam you into buying that product because you think you are getting the better deal. Just buy separate shampoos and conditioners, I've linked below the products that I'm currently using if you want some reference. You could buy that or other products that have similar ingredients.


You can ask me any questions if you have some.


If you follow what I've written here, I expect you to come back in a few weeks in order to thank me for giving away all my secrets and for changing your life for the better.

u/40WNKS · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

Looks like the prescription meds may be your last resort currently, unfortunately.

I like this Shea Moisture brand shampoo. I have pretty hard water, and this shampoo definitely negates some of the effects of it. My hair doesn't feel dry at all now since I began using it.

Also, this sub-reddit has a wonderful product recommendation resource for us all found here. Browse that to see if any other products sound like a good fit for you. Trial & error is the only way to know for sure what will work well for you.

Good luck to you! :)

u/kathasreddit · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

Read simpleskincarescience’s compilation of research and product recommendations for fungal acne (Malassezia): I suffered from pityrosporum folliculitis for years. Taking fluconazole for a few months is the only thing that finally cured it. I recommend checking the ingredients in your skincare to make sure they don’t trigger/feed fungal acne. The products I use successfully are: Aquanil cleanser, Glaxal Base moisturizing cream, Differin, squalane oil. If you’re open to trying a pyrithione zinc product, I highly recommend Free & Clear Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, which is fragrance free and non-irritating You’ll wash your face with it, leaving it on for 5-10 min. and then wash off. Good luck, and I’m happy to answer more questions.

u/SkivvyLivvy · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

Same situation as you - thought I had straightish hair most of my life and turns out it is 2B (2A if I don't take good care of it). Here's my routine and products:

  • Wash with Shea Moisture shampoo - sulfate free and very gentle. Leaves the natural oils in my hair so it's shiny and moisturized, but clean looking.

  • Work DevaCurl One Condition into my hair and comb through tangles with my fingers. Then I do the "squish to condish" method to get all the conditioner into my hair and let it sit while I do the rest of my shower stuff. :) The DevaCurl conditioner is pretty expensive, but very worth it to me. It's just so moisturizing and does wonders for my waves.

  • Rinse out with cool water, flip my head upside down and scrunch up my soaking wet hair to get it to form its curls.

  • Scrunch L.A. Looks Gel into my hair, then plop in a t-shirt.

  • Either let my hair air dry or use the pixiecurl method with a diffuser (there are videos of how to do this on youtube). The pixiecurl method can be a bit tedious and give me a bit more frizz, but it also gives my curls way more definition and volume than if I air dry.

    Note that the L.A. Looks gel does make hair feel crunchy when it is drying (which I hate the look and feel of), but once it's dry I release the gel hold by scrunching my hair and tossing it around a bit and it looks completely soft and natural. I used to be totally gel-phobic because I hated the crunchy gel look - then I learned you can scrunch the gel hold out of your hair! You get the nice definition that gel gives you and the natural look of something softer like a serum.
u/pizza_and_garbage · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

>On to your questions!

>1) Nizoral is the bomb! I have scalp issues too-- my scalp gets super greasy, and I have eczema. Grease + sweat and dirt and debris = major issues with scalp eczema. If you want to pick it up at a store local to you, I find it's usually in the Beauty section. It's the only shampoo that's helped with my scalp issues, and the one sulfate in it is low on the list.

That's a pretty ringing endorsement. Okay then!

>If you want to totally ditch sulfates

I've never heard of sulfates until now. I'm not bothered by them.

>2) You can dry your hair with an old t-shirt (the softer it is, the more absorbent it seems, to me). You can scrunch your hair with the towel, and Curly Penny gives a pretty decent demo of this. You can also use a hair dryer, and the general consensus seems to be: use a finger diffuser (also called a bowl diffuser), use low speed/air, and low-medium heat and don't dry all the way with a blow dryer.

Okay then. I'll have to look into that. Thank you.

>You can also use a microfiber towel (the ones in the automotive section are cheaper, although they're smaller).

Good to know!

>3) A lot of people swear by using a wide-tooth comb, with their head upside down, in the shower, with their hair full of conditioner.

Another question about conditioner: How do I apply it, anyway? Does it get rubbed into the scalp like shampoo, or just sort of slathered onto the ends of the hair? I remember reading on Reddit in another thread "Shampoo is for the scalp, conditioner is for the hair."

>You can also just comb your hair in the shower with your fingers and your conditioner-- I like using a comb better because it feels more effective, to me.

>The other reason we don't comb after showering

Okay, so...combing in the shower is okay with the conditioner, but combing after isn't?

>I think this stuff is hard, and a lot of us just don't get good info on hair or skincare. Good luck to you.

Thanks. I'm kind of intimidated. Part of me want to get a crewcut again and be done with it...:P.

EDIT: Is that why the downvotes? My dumb joke?

u/sarahbythesea · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

A couple years ago I deployed to Guam where I would start my day with a wet bun in uniform, then after work we’d go to the beach to swim and snorkel, and then frequently out to town in the evening for dinner. My hair felt awful from wetting it three times a day, but I couldn’t deal with the salty sandy tangles that happened after wearing a snorkel mask.

I bought some As I Am coconut Cowash and it made my hair for that entire deployment so much better- soft enough to be gentle on my tangles, but still great for actually cleaning my bleached, salty hair. They used to sell it at Sally’s only, but I’ve seen it at drugstores lately too. And Amazon of course! Amazon

Best of luck!

u/Mictro97 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

He basically told me that most if not all hair products that are made to stay in your hair the entire day will make cause acne on my forehead. Even if it never actually touches the forehead during the application, it'll just seep down. He said the pattern of acne on my forehead specifically was classic in guys that use hair products.

For shampoo I was thinking about switching but I use this deep purple shampoo to keep my dyed hair its silvery blonde color. If I don't use it my hair will get all brassy and orange so not using it is sort of off the table. I know there are sulfate free ones but I was told basically only this shampoo will do the job. I could definitely try it out since it's probably only like like $15 a bottle. I don't know if it matters but I make sure none of the shampoo touches my skin. Even when I wash it off it doesn't touch anything. And my hair is never really in contact with my forehead since I put it up. Again I don't know if it matters since it might just seep down from my hair onto my forehead. Thanks for the advice. I'll ask him on my next appointment about shampoos.

u/whitegirlAMA · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Vaseline and oil cleansing with mineral oil come to mind, and both of these are very unlikely to break you out.

For oil cleansing with mineral oil, at the end of the day, you'd gently massage your face with mineral oil and then wipe it off with a soft washcloth soaked with warm water. This is a very gentle and effective way of cleansing your skin without drying it out! Being gentle and keeping your skin moisturized are key. Ensure you buy 100% mineral oil with no extra ingredients. Check the ingredient lists carefully.

Vaseline is applied before bed, all over the face. Make sure your face is clean when you do this as you don't want to "trap" any debris under the vaseline. Again, check the ingredient list to ensure you're getting 100% petroleum jelly.

Finally, a lot of people breakout on the hair line and near the mouth if their skin is sensitive to sodium laureth sulfate (SLS). SLS is a foaming agent that is often in toothpaste and shampoo. Switching to SLS free shampoo and toothpaste could help, or it might have no effect on your skin, but it can't hurt so I think it's worth a try! This toothpaste is great, and still gets foamy like regular toothpaste. And this shampoo.

You also say you don't wear make-up much, so I'd recommend avoiding it extra until your big day. Avoid putting unnecessary products on your skin.

u/Lr20005 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

There’s this :) No SLS! I haven’t used this specific shampoo, but have used other shampoos from this brand and they are very fragrance, and very non-irritating.

Vanicream Free & Clear Medicated Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for sensitive skin - all hair types - maximum OTC strength zinc pyrithione 2% - preservative free - dermatologist tested - 8 ounce

I have also tried the Noble Zinc bar, and it didn’t work for me either plus it irritated my skin (it has a very high ph, I tested it). It also has a lot of oils etc in it. I have the Vanicream shampoo in my amazon cart, as it looks to be more mild and doesn’t have all that oil in it.

u/moesickle · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Jason is a great CG friendly Antidandruff it’s serious stuff (has a strong smell but it works!) and it’s affordable. It treats dandruff, scalp dermatitis and mild psoriasis. I was using head and shoulder,not CG Friendly, on only my scalp and when I switched to this my hair was a lot happier.

Jason Dandruff Relief Treatment Shampoo 12 oz

u/LilyCatastrophe · 2 pointsr/beauty

I find that Art Naturals products are great for colored hair, I get the Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
I have tried so many shampoos in my 42 years, this one is my #1 for color treated. Also I recommend every other week a deep conditioning treatment such as this argan Oil hair mask from Art Naturals. Depending on how often you actually have to shampoo your hair, a colored hair butter treatment can help keep your color peppy in between salon appointments. The only one I have experience with is: Joico Intensity Color Butter - I have a few more products that are awesome that I can't recall off the top of my head. I can look them up later today (4:45am now) when I've had a chance to sleep! Cheers!

u/crochetmeteorologist · 1 pointr/JUSTNOMIL

A tiny bit of leave-in conditioner can work wonders.

I use this for my crazy hair:

I have fine, thin hair, though, but it also is somewhat naturally curly, and additionally is prone to split ends and intense frizziness. But they really recommend it at Beauty Brands when I've gone there, and it also does some protecting things to hair. Having thin hair means I use barely a squirt of it, so with as much hair as you have, you'll probably need to use more than me. They have sample sizes and stuff at some salons. The one I have was gifted to me by a friend who doesn't use it but got it for free.

u/ethnicmutt · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

The Ordinary is great. I also highly recommend an Asian style hydrating toner; put it on after any actives and before your moisturiser. Has really helped my dry dry skin retain moisture better.

They're often cheap as chips for a huge bottle off Amazon if you don't mind waiting a week or so; I have had great results from Cezanne skin conditioner:

Btw, since the pump dispenser is messy, I usually fill a couple of little travel size spray bottles. Much easier to use if you spritz your face a couple of times; it's also so cheap I use it after a shower as a body moisturiser.

u/bearable_lightness · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I recommend trying a ketoconazole shampoo (if you haven't already) and going sulfate-free. For example, a solid routine for active dandruff is Nizoral (1% ketoconazole) a couple times a week and a sulfate-free shampoo like Free & Clear on the days you aren't using Nizoral. Once the active flare up is under control, you can cut back to one application of Nizoral per week for maintenance and then ultimately replace it with Free & Clear Medicated (2% zinc pyrithione - essentially sulfate-free Head & Shoulders).

I used this approach with my last flare up almost 2 years ago, and I haven't had a problem since. I probably only use Free & Clear Medicated every other week or so at this point. Previously, I had been to a derm who prescribed me a 4% ketoconazole shampoo, but I didn't get sustainable results until I switched my "normal" shampoo to a super gentle, sulfate-free option.

u/piccolo1228 · 4 pointsr/Psoriasis

I agree with acronymopolis. Shorter hair helps with the flaking. I use tea tree shampoo and it helps a bit.

I also have several other shampoos that are prescription and OTC. I used the T-gel stuff with coal tar, but that didn't work for me. A shampoo with salicyclic acid is pretty easy to find in the grocery or drug store. This is the one I use. I use that in rotation with this shampoo as well. Then I also have clobex, but that is a prescription.

I've heard that some people rub oils and whatever into their scalps. You could research that. Join up and get some heathcare and make an appt with a dermatologist. Better to catch it early.

u/mewmewkitty · 9 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I swear by dry shampoo! I always have it on me for post-workout or when I'm out camping. I have really thick hair which gets super gross very easily. In the past I've used this and it worked great. I'm currently in love with No Drought from Lush. Great product and it doesn't dry out my scalp like the aerosol cans do.

u/_playswithsquirrels_ · 6 pointsr/eczema

Yup, probiotics have about as much health-benefits as taking multivitamins. Nothing concrete as far as we know now.

Want to treat your eczema? Take colder showers. Keep your living space clean. Get plenty of sleep. Eat healthier. Go to an allergist and figure out what you are allergic to (cannot stress this one enough). Keep your skincare routine simple, but effective. I basically only use a moisturizer and protopic when things get bad.

I use this moisturizer, Eucerin Original Healing Creme. I love this product because it literally only contains seven ingredients (Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine), none of which cause flareups for myself. Highly recommend it.

I also use this shampoo, and it's been working very well for me so far. No more dandruff or scalp itchiness.

I do not use any facial cleansers or body shampoo, mostly because I haven't found a good product for myself yet. My skin stays relatively clear even without using them too. Open to suggestions though if people have any.

u/aeb1022 · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

9-5'er checking in- I've been working out 7-8 am, M-F for the last ~3 months and I love it. (never thought I'd say that lol!)

I can actually get ready for work faster at the gym than at home because of the lack of distractions. I'm asking for a gym bag for Christmas, because all of this crap does not fit in any single bag that I own lol. I bring a towel, turbi-twist, toiletry bag with shampoo/conditioner/face wash/body wash/razor, hanging toiletry bag with heat protectant spray/deodorant/body spray/moisturizer/cotton swabs, makeup bag, straightener, body lotion, dry shampoo (clean freak for the days I don't wash my hair, shower shoes, and small zippered bag for my jewelry. I keep extra pairs of undies in a small pocket of my bag, and should probably actually keep an entire change of clothes in my car. I have forgotten underwear, bra, and towel before (not all on the same day, haha!). It's super important to prepare everything the night before. I lay my towel out in the backseat of my car during my work day so it dries. I keep my work clothes folded in my bag overnight and during my workout, and I haven't had a problem with wrinkly clothes, I guess partly because of the type of fabrics I wear (drapey tops and jersey knit skirts).

Sorry for the stream of consciousness lol. I am a huge advocate of the before-work workout.

u/shit_waffle · 1 pointr/curlyhair

I had a similar problem but for a while it was RIGHT after a shower and my hair dried. Grease. My hair didn't used to be like this it just decided to one day. I've found using Giovanni Tea Tree Shampoo has helped me combat this almost entirely. It's not totally CG if I remember correctly but IDGAF if it gets rid of my grease. And honestly it makes my hair wonderfully shiny...hopefully this helps you! Good luck!

u/noodleparty · 2 pointsr/Dermatology

Nope! You can find it at a local drug store like cvs or Walgreens in the shampoo dandruf section or on amazon

As for the bra - you can totally wear one but once you do the first treatment make sure you are wearing clean bras after that. Fungal stuff is hard to get rid of 100%. But just wash everything in some hot water until the skin is clear again. Once it’s clear you can be a little more relaxed and just use the nizoral as a body wash every other day or whatever.

u/Purpleandbrown · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

> I have this same thing. I used to have a bald patch at the back of my head but it eventually grew back. It's completely normal now.

Just for clarity you excessively scratched the crown of the scalp for a year or two (?) but eventually grew back? Hopefully that patch behind your ear grows back like your scalp did though.

> What kind of oils helped you, if you don't mind my asking?

For sure! The oil I use is called fluocinolone acetonide 0.01% topical oil. Additionally I was prescribed ketoconazole 2% shampoo. I don't use the shampoo anymore as it was only prescribed to be used 2 times a week for 4 weeks. My scalp still doesn't itch as much even without the ketoconazole. Also, the ketoconazole I was prescribed is Nizoral AntiDandruff Shampoo but 2x stronger.

u/youngbridget · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I ditched shampoo with sulfates (I've been using this stuff) and that helped a lot.

I shower, wash my hair (every couple of days) or just wet it down, and then comb it and put in whatever product you prefer, I've been using the curl enhancing smoothie from the same folks as the shampoo. I wrap it up in a t shirt or a microfiber towel and get the excess moisture out, and then I put it up on top of my head in a scrunchie and sleep on it. Let it down in the morning and thats it! Its pretty big when I let it down, it takes like half an hour to an hour to calm down.

I love it! Simple and easy are important to me.

u/AlexaviortheBravier · 3 pointsr/ftm

No problem.

I had some issues where I kept changing something in it and messing all my progress up. Been doing much better now that I realized I was the problem. Seems like a lot in writing, but it really isn't much.

  • Wash hands

  • Wash face with Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser gently using kojac sponge

  • Pat dry with washcloth

  • Apply Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera with a cotton square/circle

  • After shaking to mix, pat on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream to which I had previously added almost .5 fl oz/15mL of 100% pure tea tree oil. (I think I read that it should be no more than 10% tea tree oil.) Last time I used Now tea tree oil but I have also used Jason.

  • Wait a while and sunscreen before going out, added to help scarring. Not sure if the one I had been using was good for my skin though so I won't put a brand here.

    I mainly use the kojac sponge because it cuts down on me picking the flacky skin off my face which tended to be the gateway to me picking acne or peeling off scabs.



    (I do my face wash last step in the shower even though places tend to recommend against it because of the heat; if I turned up the heat a lot during my shower, I turn it down to wash my face. It seemed to me that I used more heat in the sink after showering since my hands can stand heat better than the rest of my body.)

  • Wash face and neck with Hado Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam (Harsher so I prefer it at night.)

  • Pat dry with towel before drying any other part of my body. (I go face, hair, upper back, rest of me and don't lay a towel on my back after showering since that seemed to cause acne.)

  • Apply Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera with a cotton square/circle

  • After shaking to mix, pat on Differin Gel

  • Pat on same CeraVe Moisturizing Cream as above to face and neck.

    Shower details:

    I use shampoo/conditioner that doesn't contain sulfates. I know my one friend realized that sulfates in her shampoo were likely what was causing her back to break out. I use this which is expensive but it lasts me a year even though I tend to overuse it.

    I also wash in the following order: shampoo, conditioner (leave in), private areas with water, wash my hands with my body soap (Dr. Bronner's), then my shoulders/back before any other part since that seemed to cut down on back acne as well. Last, in order, I wash my armpits, groin (not the inside of genitals, I mean my groin pit?? [Where my leg bends] I cover my genitals to keep soap out of that area.), feet. Then I rinse out the conditioner and do my face wash routine.

    Edit: Also forgot to mention that I avoid letting soap sit on my skin. Trial and error seems to show that that causes me to breakout as well so I rinse it off as I go.

    I don't change my pillowcase every night but I flip them. I have two pillows I sleep on and I sleep once on each before changing the pillowcase.

    I would definitely recommend changing one thing or adding one thing at a time and patch testing if you can.

    ETA: If your acne is severe, I'd still recommend a dermatologist when you can go. Or maybe talking to your primary doctor even. My HRT prescriber, for my acne, prescribed me Doxycycline and Tretinoin at one point. I don't use either, currently, but you can try using a non-dermatologist if you don't have any other option.

    Edit2: Clarified some minor things.
u/alyciacreative · 2 pointsr/loseit

Thank you!

Well, my hair was colored back in February to get rid of the highlights I had. She colored it to my natural color. So when we started bleaching my hair, we had to do two whole days of bleaching. Here it is after one bleach and here's after two. Then, a week later, we put toner in it. The first bleach took about 4 hours to do. The second one we did the next day and it took another 4 hours. The toner took about 30 minutes. My hair is really long and thick. I used this shampoo for the first few weeks, but now I'm using this shampoo to keep it really blonde. :) Hope that helps!

u/GherkinJerkin · 3 pointsr/AskTrollX

Blue bleach might be a tad bit better but I think most of the results will come from a toner. I've used both kinds of bleach on my hair before and either way I still ended up fairly coppery. Toner makes the biggest difference.
There's also some shampoo that's made for people with naturally white/grey hair as hard water can sometimes make hair turn coppery. It's hard to find but beauty supply stores should have at least one option. It'll help gently take out some of the copper as well as keep his hair from turning due to water quality.
Fancy brand

u/tress_1 · 1 pointr/tressless

Turning 18 in about 2 months and I have noticed my hair has gotten thinner, especially around my crown area and my sides. I haven't gotten much sleep over the past 2 years, and my diet hasn't been great, however, I am improving both of these. At 16 I started to notice thinning, and I took some biotin tablets for about a few weeks, although it seemed to help, my skin got far too oily so I stopped.

My father isn't fully bald, he's about a Norwood 4 at in his early 50's, and on my mom's side, one of her brothers early 40's is a Norwood 4.5 or so, and her other brother is late 30's with no recession at all.

I went to a dermatologist mid-2018 and he said there was some thinning up top, but nothing much to worry about otherwise. He said I could start taking minoxidil, but that I was too young for finasteride. I don't plan on taking finasteride until I'm in my early 20's, or if my hair worsens significantly. For the time being, I am planning on 5% taking liquid minoxidil, - ,

using either a dermaroller

or a derma pen

Nizoral shampoo twice a week-

Biotin shampoo for the rest -

Is this a reasonable route to take?

I also had a few questions:

  1. Is it worth going with a derma pen over a derma roller, and for the derma pen are the m5 and m7 essentially the same? Also are there any good tutorials showing how to use them.
  2. Will minoxidil help grow back hair around the sides and hairline?
  3. How long does the shedding process last for minoxidil
  4. Are there any major side effects with the products I have chosen
  5. Are there any other essential products for someone my age

    Any other suggestions are welcome, I live in Canada btw so please take that into consideration when recommending products, also I will be paying for everything myself so I would like to keep things reasonably priced, thanks.

    Pics album -
u/BananaMuscle · 1 pointr/steroids

Thanks to the answers to one of my other Q's in this thread I've decided to get a shampoo with 1% Ketoconazole but I'm being much more specific with the question. Which of these do you guys like more?

Nizoral or L'emarie (or something different?)

I realize Nizoral is the most popular but I would love something less harsh on my hair and the L'emarie is marketed much differently than the "anti-dandruff" Nizo and just seems to be made by gentler people although it still says "DHT blocker".

u/Bushydoofus · 2 pointsr/SebDerm

Yes, look up "vanicream free & clear shampoo"--- my dermatologist recommended it to me.

It has no SLS/paraben free and all of that good jazz and it uses the same active ingredient as H+S (Pyrth. Zinc).

u/walmartslayer · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Wash once every three days with sulfate free shampoo (and don't use any other shampoos) so that it will have more moisture and not be so puffy/frizzy. (I like this brand a lot: But if it's a day when you're not shampooing, make sure you still rinse you're hair out every night, especially if you put product in it.

Don't comb your hair at all. When you style it, get your head soaked and let it air dry with a dab curl activator spread through out (DevaCurl works wonders btw). If you towel dry, it will make it frizzy. Don't guide your hair to a specific direction, let it do its thing.

Source: we literally have the exact same type of hair. When I wake up in the morning, it looks like yours. But when I style it, I can easily get it to look like the second pic.

PS: The cut is definitely important. I like to have a taper on the sides like you do but a little longer. I keep the top front hair to be the longest part. As for the top/back of my head, I like for it to taper into the sides and taper into the top front.

u/swolkyrie · 2 pointsr/Hair

Good on your for not shampooing every single day! (daily shampooing is very drying). Slightly higher quality shampoo/conditioner could be really helpful. I used suave when I was a kid, and it always made my hair feel dry and course. (I use organix. Sulfate free and you can get it cheaper at walmart!). Also, a leave in conditioner or curl cream could help tame some of the frizz and make your hair lay a bit smoother.

u/agent-99 · 3 pointsr/Hair

self-employed hairdresser at private salon (no boss) here:

actually, a hairdresser that i share a shampoo room with likes "It's a 10" i've been using their spray-in detangler.

other than that, i use and recommend Senscience made by Shiseido. it's really hard to find, really expensive on line, unless you can find it on special. i only drive to BFE to get it for my clients because they love it, when it's on special (making it almost half the price)

get a vent brush, the kind with painted tips of the bristles, and when it's still wet, after toweling it dry, brush the ends first, brushing higher and higher till it's brushed out.

u/raisinflan · 11 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I use the mens. The women's formula did nothing after 3 months. One month of the men's gave me an explosion of baby hairs and I stopped shedding like crazy. After 5 months I have enough hair to put it up without having awkward bald stops.

I think the main cause of the mustache is that I've been putting it in my hair immediately after I get out of the shower, rubbing it in my hair, and then doing my skin care/make-up. I wash my hands, but maybe I need to be completely hands off my face for an hour after putting it in.

In case you haven't been warned- it also causes dandruff like crazy. I've never had dandruff until I started using it. Nizoral is amazing, and I only have to use it twice a week.

I'd also recommend using Target's brand of Rogaine. It's half the price and works exactly the same.

I hope I didn't scare you off. My stache isn't as luscious as Freddie's. The hair didn't turn dark, it's just longer and there's more of it. It's obvious in some light and not too noticeable in other light.

u/AlixFallenStar · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

Some things I learned since I started CG Method:

  1. No sulfate shampoo. This subreddit actually helped me find a great alternative to Head and Shoulders:

    The price is more, but you don't need a lot. It can be a little drying.
    This leads me to....

  2. Lots of (silicone free) Conditioner!

  3. make you're own leave-in conditioning spray. Fill a spray bottle with one-third of your favorite conditioner, the rest with cold water. Shake before use, and spray! I didn't believe it until I lost all hope!

    Hope that helps! My hair texture is similar to yours so feel free to message me on any other questions.
u/DrLOV · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

> I apparently have mild allergies to yeast, bread and the like (which is interesting since it's theorized that an overzealous skin-yeast might be one cause of SD)

Yeast does not just mean the stuff you use to make bread. The yeasts that can contribute to skin problems are totally different than Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast used for bread and beer brewing. There are hundreds of different types of fungi that can colonize your skin, Saccharomyces isn't one of them. I'm a medical mycologist, sorry, but it's a big pet peeve of mine!

For OP: Nizoral is also a really good one to use for SD. I also have it and have found a few things that really make a difference. First, SD can be caused by over production of oils. We often react to what looks like dry flakey skin by using heavy moisturizers and things like that when we need to dial back a bit. My dermatologist recommended Free and Clear products for me. They make a facial cleanser and moisturizer. Also, drink a lot of water and wash your face twice a day. I find that if I skip a washing, it makes it worse. Hope this helps!

u/Aleysia · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I don't have SD (at least, I don't think I do), but I've been using Jason's Dandruff shampoo and I've read that it's really good for SD as well. I've found it helpful for itchiness/dandruff at least.

It has SA, TTO, and sulfur in it, so do make sure to leave it in for a while to let it work, otherwise the sulfur smell sticks to your hair like glue. No idea why.

u/poor_yorick · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Apologies if you've already gotten this advice, but I highly recommend Clairol's Shimmer Lights! I have platinum blonde hair right now and it keeps it nice and brass-free and also does not contain any red dyes as far as I'm aware. I get mine at Sally Beauty Supply, but you can also order it on Amazon!

u/Captain_Finley · 2 pointsr/femalehairadvice

I use shimmering lights. it does really well for me and if I leave it on for a little too long it leave a very soft lavender color which I enjoy but you may not. I usually condition my hair..use that shampoo and then conditioner another time and it hasn’t dried out my hair too much. I would recommend a good leave in conditioner.
If you’re thinking of a color difference I would just recommend you have a toner put in your hair to also help get rid of the brassy(if you do not like the look)

Other people I know who have used Paul M has said it was god awful for drying out their hair. So you’re not alone!

u/inkedfiend · 7 pointsr/antiMLM

I'm all about Shea Moisture line, the 13oz lasts for a month and a half to two cuz you need so little. Smells lovely, works great and free of: Sulfates, Parabens, Mineral oil, Propelyene Glycol, Petroleum, or Animal Testing.
*Not a hun, just a satisfied customer who is cheap as all get out.

u/throwaway219017361 · 1 pointr/curlyhair

The shampoo depends mostly on your scalp. If it’s normal and healthy, you can get away with using any shampoo. If you have a scalp issue like dryness, dandruff, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis…etc you’ll need to use a shampoo designed to tackle that particular issue.

[I have an extremely dry scalp (gross, I know) and I really like these two shampoos: 1 2 ]


My hair also hates protein (and coconut oil); here’s a list of products I found that don’t contain protein:



Shea Moisture's Low porosity line

Avoado oil and Shea butter conditioner*

TRESemme Conditioner, Naturals Nourishing Moisture

The Body Shop's Banana Truly Nourishing Conditioner

The Body Shop's Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Conditioner



Shea butter mask*

Argan Oil and Almond Milk

raw shea & cupuaçu

Omega 3, 6, 9

The Body Sop's Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask



leave ins

Knot Today*

Weightless Moisture

Shea Soft & Smooth Creamy Hair Butter (this may be too heavy for your hair)

The leave in from shea moisture's low porosity line up above


* these are the only products I've tried from the whole list: not a huge fan of the conditioner bc it makes my hair a lil stringy; I REALLY like the mask; the leave-in is too heavy for my hair so I only use a small amount


Hope this helps 😆

If you have any questions let me know xx

u/PurpleBootedBandit · 1 pointr/curlyhair

I am a 3b (I think) and am having frizzing issues.

I use Regenepure, primarily for the active ingredient, for shampoo and a conditioner reccomended in the FAQ: Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner/Detangler

I use Beyond-Zone-Noodle-Head-Moisture and apply when wet straight out of the shower. It hardens, which I dislike, and after about 4 hours dries to give my hair the best appearance from all products I've tried (not many)

However, my hair has become drier, I know not whether this is due to the weather or what but my hair has become frizzier and harder to have those good hair days. I'm looking to try a new leave in conditioner/curling moisturizer. My hair isn't as thick as it appears, it just holds a lot of volume, especially when dry. I'm looking for something that is great for retaining moisture.

Any ideas?

u/Skuacide · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

If your skin hasn't responded to antibiotics, it's possible you're dealing with Malassezia Folliculitis (fungal "acne"). This guide helped me clear my skin in about two months after spending five years dealing with pimples that wouldn't respond to typical acne treatments.

Of course, YMMV, but my current routine is nothing in the AM, PM shower using Head and Shoulders on hair/body (, Pantene on hair (, and sulfur soap on my face ( Right after shower, I slap on some aloe vera gel ( followed by MSM gel ( and then Cerave Baby Cream ( Twice a week I put Nizoral ( on my face and let it sit for 3-5 minutes and then wash it off. I've run this full routine by a licensed dermatologist who told me the sulfur and Nizoral would do the heavy lifting to keep the Malassezia at bay, and as far as I can tell those two items are the keystones of this routine. Everything else I use because the sulfur and Nizoral can be very drying. All of those products I pulled from that skincare blog, so I would read through it and see if the skin condition addressed there matches what you're experiencing.

Good luck. This is the routine that made my skin do a complete 180 in February after I saw no improvement from derm prescribed antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide.

u/pcbzelephant · 3 pointsr/Parenting

We use this

My daughter has super curly, thick crazy hair and it works great! You need both shampoo and conditioner. And only shampoo hair twice or once a week if the hairs really dry.

Also you should use a leave in conditioner too. I just use my hair stuff on my daughter this is what I use.

and we have used this leave in too when she was younger and it worked well too. I just stopped buying because using mine was easier.

Also make sure to comb with a wide tooth comb and not a brush. This will help a lot too.

u/IcemanBlizz · 1 pointr/curlyhair

I've been using JASON Natural Cosmetics Dandruff Relief Shampoo. It's inexpensive and does the job quite well. Make sure he uses some kind of conditioner to restore moisture. I alternate between this and Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo from Eden Bodyworks. My hair is very thick and I have a dry scalp so I have to shampoo fairly regularly. I also use a shampoo brush to make sure I really get everything out.

u/HumorAndHairgel · 2 pointsr/malegrooming

Damn that's expensive. I use "free and clear" shampoo, which is significantly less expensive and is free of all the same stuff.

You can also find it at Walgreens. I wish that site offered a variety pack with smaller portions because I would love to review them all.

u/JustinBieberNaked · 1 pointr/Psoriasis

What are your symptoms? Inflammation clearly, what else? Ask him if there are any gentle topical steroids that you can take now, even though you had the shot given to you.

Ask about the one that I use and keep talking about on here--- fluocinolone acetonide 0.01% scalp oil. It's very gentle, they even use it on babies with cradlecap, so you might be able to use it even though you had the steroid shot--- check with the derma.

My current regiment that my derma put me on is alternating between Keto 2% and this shampoo

and then I put Dermasmooth (the fluocinolone oil) on every other night and I use a vitamin D3 topical foam on the other nights.

This has kept me completely clear and my doctor said this is a good long-term routine for maintenance.

u/crazykoala · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I've been using the run-of-the-mill dandruff shampoos for years finally a doctor recommended Nizoral shampoo and I've had good luck with that. I use that about once a week now and wash my face and ears with it too.

However, shampoo removes the oil and dries the skin which isn't good. So I'm using a tea tree conditioner after shampooing with the Nizoral. I don't use the shampoo every day so I just use conditioner on days that I shower and don't shampoo my hair.

I also picked up a hair dryer because I learned that psoriasis is a fungus and I thought leaving my hair wet and letting it air dry might be contributing to the problem.

Anyway, that's what I've done to get my psoriasis/eczema under control.

Some folks recommend jojoba oil in the hair to restore the oils that shampooing removes. I tried it for a couple of weeks but my skin got red and itchy. Hemp seed oil and neem oil have turned up in my Amazon searches as antiseptic, anti-fungal treatments but I haven't tried those yet.

The Nizoral shampoo definitely helped tho. I'd recommend that for sure.

u/farmgirlfromscratch · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Sure do! :)

My derm actually told me to try coconut oil to help stretch the steroid foam she prescribed. It was a new medicine at the time and it was crazy expensive per can and she thought I'd need to refill a few times a year.

You can sub in any oil that his skin likes (olive oil, etc.). The oils help with the silvery patches.

If he has scalp psoriasis the best shampoo I ever used for it was jaason dandruff shampoo

It has a strong smell when hair is wet so I ultimately had to stop using it. The best unscented shampoo I've found is honeyskin . They also make a cream I want to try.

Snail goop has really really helped. I put it on my face twice a day and on big bites, scratches etc. I usually put recovery gel on top of snail hoop. I've used mizon and scinic snail.

For my hands I use coconut oil, followed by shea butter followed by lanolin daily.

When I have a scale forming I put snail down first.

I eat avocado a few times a week.

I'm looking at the guerisson cream but I have to research it more for cruelty/ ethical reasons. I'm already using a horse product ( kikamasamune if I read that recent post right)

For me the big things were to keep my hands from getting wet/ chapped. Every time I get s psoriasis flare on my hands it takes months to heal. I pretty much wear work gloves or vinyl exam gloves year round while I'm doing chores.

I also avoid anything that can give me a friction burn. I had a horrible psoriasis patch on my coochie once from a friction burn. Long story short we never tried that particular thing again.

The best advice I have is learn what triggers flare ups. It's taken me years to build my list.

I desperately needed to take counter actions because I didn't want to take the immune suppressing pills my derm wanted me to take. Anything that has cancer as a side effects is a last choice only in my book.

u/thumper5 · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Dry shampoo is a godsend. I like Batiste a lot in particular, but Pantene and Dove also make kinds that I've found to be pretty effective.

u/cosmeticsnerd · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

This is my Eternal Struggle. My hair is wavy and bleached and I live in a hard water area too, so I still struggle with dandruff pretty frequently, but it's much more under control than it used to be.

Shampoo - I'm currently alternating between Free & Clear's dandruff shampoo (sulfate free, but it still feels kind of harsh) and the new As I Am dandruff shampoo (which is hands down the gentlest one I've tried, but with less pyrithone zinc). Sciencey Hair Blog has a massive list of medicated shampoos with notes on whether they contain harsh or drying ingredients, although some of the links are out of date.

For hard water, look for a chelating shampoo and do a deep clean once every week or two. Chelating shampoos will be more stripping, so you'll want to deep condition afterwards. As noted at the bottom of that article, most water filters won't actually help with hard water anyways, so a chelating shampoo is your best option there.

For other ideas, check out this guide on the fungus that is thought to be behind sebhorreic dermatitis, which is the most common cause of dandruff. It's a LOT of info and it's focused mostly on facial skincare, but your scalp is skin too, and the rundown on what ingredients help and hurt may help you narrow down whether any of your current products are aggravating the problem.

u/lunalaya · 13 pointsr/beauty

You have got to try fanola no yellow shampoo!

I kept reading about it on other subreddits, buzz feed and some random sites and didn’t think it would be worth the hype since I’ve tried many types of purple shampoo / conditioner and none of them worked very well but this stuff is the best!!! It makes a huge difference on my hair and it’s affordable you should check it out

u/SpragueDawley · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Agreed with the other poster that this is probably seborrheic dermatitis. It's not a serious condition luckily, though seeing a dermatologist might be a good idea.

I've experienced similar (though less severe) flaking from my beard in the past. I managed to clear it up completely with a salicylic acid shampoo. Salicylic acid is an exfoliant—it helps loosen up and slough off dead skin. Its a common ingredient in dandruff shampoos, and seborrheic dermatitis is basically a type of dandruff. I massage the shampoo into my beard for a minute and then leave it in for about 10 minutes more. Then I wash it out and use regular conditioner (my beard is longer than yours though so I notice that it's not as soft when I don't use conditioner). I would say I generally do this once or twice a week to keep it under control, but I think I started off doing it every other day for the first week or two. Now that it's under control I just use a regular shampoo every other day on the days that I don't use the salicylic acid.

Good luck! I found this problem pretty embarrassing and I struggled with it for a good couple of years before I found this simple solution. Hopefully it works for you too!

u/WebSlingerXLI · 1 pointr/BlackHair

By far the best I've used.

Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 7 Oz

I shampoo once a week and condition/moisturize everyday. But obviously do what works best for you and your situation.

I don't use this shampoo all the time though. But you mentioned dandruff shampoos, and it's a good one to have in your arsenal.

u/JPickle82 · 38 pointsr/xxfitness

I have to wash my hair after I get really sweaty. I've just kind of learned to live with it. I work out at night and in the morning, and after my night workout, I shower but don't wash my hair until the next morning after my AM workout. I use a sulfate-free shampoo/conditioner.

Best dry shampoo I've found by far is [Batiste.] ( It's pretty much the only one that doesn't make my hair feel greasy.

u/imlookinup · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

Looks like something I had under my breasts a while back. I think it was a fungal infection...possibly yeast? Things do get sweaty and moist in those regions.

It was flat and did not feel itchy. It seemed to spread slightly, but very slowly.

I used a ketoconazole shampoo (specifically Nizoral) on the area. I lathered up the shampoo, rubbed it in the affected area and let it set for a couple minutes before rinsing it off.

I think I did this three days in a row before it went away completely never to return again. Before treatment the “rash” had been there for months, so I’m pretty sure that’s what cured it.

Best of luck.

Edit: Shoot. Sorry I’m not a doc. Forgot what sub I was on.

u/ToddCandi · 1 pointr/crueltyfree

Art Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set (2 x 16 Oz) - Sulfate Free - Volumizing & Moisturizing, Gentle on Curly & Color Treated Hair,For Men & Women Infused with Keratin

Absolutely loving this stuff! I can use conditioner when using this product, my hair is soft, and not greasy.

u/you_dub · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Nizoral is super drying! I'm assuming you are using it because you have dandruff. If you felt comfortable switching shampoos, I've read that tea tree oil really helps with dandruff because its antimicrobial. I use the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Oil Shampoo maybe once a week. If not, I would try giving your hair an oil treatment right before you shower. Leave it in for maybe a half hour. You can just put coconut oil in your hair, then once in shower try to use the same amount of shampoo you always do, rather than using more to make up for the additional oil in your hair.

A lot of people with curly hair find silicone to be drying, so check the back of your conditioner bottle and see if there are any 'cones in there. If so try a different conditioner. I really like the DevaCurl Decadence conditioner, but it's a bit pricey.

Edit on shampoos: I also saw this one at Marshall's today that looked good!

u/ebca · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

i use desert essence fragrance free shampoo and conditioner:

and alba botanica fragrance free leave-in conditioner:

they work well, but the grass is always greener, so I might also have to check out the new Cantu line and the SheaMoisture beauty hack line, too!

(also, for unscented gel, I use the 'maybe doesn't actually have aloe in it but whatever it seems to work' Fruit of the Earth aloe vera gel:

u/Homsy · 7 pointsr/FierceFlow

I use OGX Shampoo and Conditioner

It was recommended to me on this sub a while back and I have used it for 6 months ish. Affordable and I like the smell and it keeps my hair extremely soft

Happy Flowing :)

u/aalitheaa · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

This has been the best thing that I've tried. It still gives me dry flaky scalp like any other shampoo, but it seems to subside the amount of flakes and itchiness. Much better than "head & shoulders" brand which I think is a joke.

u/muddymarge · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Threat works good on me and I love it. Or I liked the Organix Awapaui Ginger. What type or hair do you have?

u/MakeMeMew · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

Are you referring to the Scalp RECOVERY? If so, the active ingredient is 1% pyrithione zinc, so you’ll want to look for another shampoo with the same. I believe the T Gel has coal tar, which is why you didn’t like the smell. We like this one:
Vanicream Free & Clear 2%

u/brtnyelzbth · 1 pointr/beards

My husband uses a co-wash on his. It is a product traditionally meant for curly hair but he started using it on his beard and loves it! Here is a link to what we use. The smell is very neutral too not fruity or flowery just clean smelling.

u/shizade · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have had the best results with sulphur based products. Currently, I'm using [Jason's Dandruff Relief](JASON Natural Cosmetics Dandruff Relief Shampoo, Rosemary, Olive and Jojoba, 12 Ounces

u/feetsoup · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I use this with a big comb after I get out of the shower. It helps a lot. And I comb from the tip to the root. I have long hair... I don't know, this 'It's a 10' line is really awesome. I'd really recommend this product.

u/_ihavemanynames_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hi there!

I just wanted to let you know that Automod has removed your submission because it contains an Amazon referral link, which we don't allow in the sub.

Could you please edit the Nizoral URL so that everything from (and including) "tag=" is removed? That way, the product page will still be visible - but no one can make a profit from the link.

Alternatively, copy this link:

If you've done that, please reply to this message so I can approve your submission. Thank you!

u/shmalloryrenee · 15 pointsr/AskWomen

I use blue shampoo because I like my blonde to be super ashy so I use Fanola No Orange shampoo, but they also have a No Yellow which is purple and I'm sure just as good.

u/dawn_quixote · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

/r/NoPoo !!!

I use Shea Moisture raw shea butter moisture retention shampoo once a week after steaming my hair in coconut oil for moisture. My hair used to be sooo dry and now it has texture, body and super waves that will curl nicely if I let it. You are looking at day 4 nopoo hair in the pics..

disclaimer: this just happens to be my personal hair profile. Do not go no poo expecting the same results. Also, the transition period sucks and lasts about 6 weeks. I think my best outcome was learning about sulfates and silicones and removing both from my hair care routine. I also stopped flat ironing and blowdrying, but I seriously have too much time on my hands and not everybody can spend an hour each morning with wet hair and hoping it'll dry into a manageable shape.

u/ipisschampagne · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

This isn't exactly what you asked, but I bought myself a bottle of fanola and I never have to worry about getting the shade of blonde that I want anymore. It's still extremely frustrating, and your stylist should definitely be toning you if you're asking for an ashy blonde, but in the meantime fanola is a quick fix that works super well for me.

u/ahhh_zombies · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Tea tree oil shampoo helps, and you can find cheaper ones than Paul Mitchell which are good too. Trader Joe's has a decent one and Givanni's can be found at Target.

What helps me too is a coconut oil scalp mask. Once a week I slather my scalp and hair in the stuff and leave it on for an hour or two, or even overnight. It helps my scalp with the itchiness and dryness I get.

u/xenoburn · 1 pointr/tressless
I use Kroger generic liquid minoxidil. We have a chain of grocery stores in Colorado called King Soopers that sells Kroger products of brand name stuff. If you have a Costco membership, I heard they sell very affordable minoxidil but I’m sure you can find generic minoxidil at one of your local grocery stores if you don’t.
I haven’t tried Regenepure but was considering getting some when I was first looking for a solution to my hair loss. Thanks! I might look into getting a dermapen because the roller can be quite painful sometimes and it catches on my long hair; I’ve seen great results from people on this subreddit who’ve exclusively used it though.

u/tradercats · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

You can use purple shampoo! Leave it in for a good 30 min or so and it should tone down the brassy-ness and get rid of a lot of the orange hues.
this is the stuff I use for my higlights when they turn brassy!

If not then your last bet is going to be a hair salon. Good luck!

u/Hellobooboocat · -1 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I agree that doctors / derms have been totally useless when it comes to fungus. They just don't get it, and lots of the treatments actually make it worse.

Have you tried sulfur ointment and/or oxygenated olive oil? I use them in combination with PC's CLEAR BHA and hemp oil cleansing (I either just wipe the oil off with a hot towel or wash with a very mild soap, the Kampuku beauty bar)

I had / have some on my eyebrows, nose, hairline and these two products help / cure it when I use them regularly.

also if you ever get any around your hairline, the holy grail combo for me is soaking my hair in coconut oil for at least 30 mins then shampooing with

Also the Olive Gold left on overnight as a scalp treatment / eyebrow treatment (or anything really) moisturizes and is anti-fungal better than coconut oil for me

u/lord_dvorak · 4 pointsr/FierceFlow

Last couple of suggestions. 1) You could try combing it. Lol. 2) You could get some leave-in conditioner, it will help manage it and make you like it more during the times when you're unhappy. I got this stuff off Amazon and I love it.

u/tryingnottolurk · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

I have fine frizzy hair as well, and i live in a hot and humid city!

I wash my hair every other day. On wash days, I towel dry, use L'Oreal Botanicals Camila Disciplining Cream and spritz a little Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturising Sea Salt spray. If I really want to enhance my curls, I scrunch my hair up with a little Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion - it is pricey, but works really well with my hair. I leave my hair down and let it air dry, takes about 20-30 minutes.

On no wash days, I use Batiste dry shampoo. I have black hair and they have a brunette tinted one which works really well for my hair. Then I usually style my hair into a ponytail or a high bun.

This gives me good variety in terms of how I wear my hair, and is much less hassle than blowdrying, etc.

u/Caffeinado · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

Batiste Dry Shampoo helps me stretch the time between washes. Also makes your hair smell super nice.

u/echochonristic · 2 pointsr/femalehairadvice

You might want to switch to the Natural version of the TRESemmé conditioner (on Amazon) - the normal version has silicones in it, which coat the hair shaft and can promote that oily feeling after the first day. It's also why the clarifying shampoo + deep conditioner didn't need dry shampoo - I'm betting the conditioner you used was silicone free.

u/HugeRichard11 · 3 pointsr/starterpacks

Could be one of the ingredients you don't respond well to it since they do add a bunch of other components to the formula. Anyways, best I can say is try Ketoconazole 2% which is prescription strength and requires you to go to your doctor. If you have insurance though they might cover the cost of the prescription for you, so it might actually save you money from having to buy shampoos yourself. It also comes in a lower strength over-the-counter in 1% where you can find it on Amazon it seems. Brand name Nizoral, but uses the ingredient Ketoconazole same as the prescription just lower strength.

u/little_chopper · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

So, you use no product, and you hair just looks like that? Very nice. Also, for you dandruff, may I suggest the AMAZING product, Nizoral.

u/timmojo · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'd love to hear what shampoo OP is using, too. When I went to my derm and she told me I had the same thing (sebhorreic dermatitis), she told me to wash my face with dandruff shampoo. She gave me samples of DHS 2% salicylic acid, and DHS 2% Zinc. She told me to alternate between the two.

I also picked up Nizoral (Ketoconazole) to try it. The Nizoral has a really strong medicinal smell when using it, and it stings like molten lava is being poured in your eyes with razor blades if you accidentally get some in your eyes (which I always do). So I mostly don't use it.

u/goddesskali · 2 pointsr/FancyFollicles

This is my favorite that i've tried!

I've also tried this brand and I liked it:

there are so many different brands and they're usually not too expensive :) those two are my favorite though, because they seem to absorb the most oil and not leave your hair with a lighter look from the spray, and also give it volume!

u/chocolatechoux_ · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I think a purple shampoo is the way to go! I checked and mine is from Fanola, found here. it's super pigmented and a dark purple almost indigo color. it looks like there's quite a few youtube tutorials about it too! I use just a plop of it to mix with other products and it's still very very potent.

I'm in europe so not sure if this brand is widely available, but the treatment mask comes from Patricia Mulato, product page here. Basically I mix it with a deep conditioning mask, keep it in 10 minutes, and wash it out. I think I've seen a similar product from Wella.

the UV spray is a little extra during the summer months! it's different than a heat protector because you use it before you go outside to prevent sun damange to your hair - like a sunscreen almost? I use the Nuxe sun protection and I've noticed a difference in the overall health of my hair after long days in the sun!

u/caridal94 · 2 pointsr/Hair

Actually, you might be able to wash less. There's a really great dry shampoo that works like a charm. I've got very oily hair myself and used to have to wash mine every other day, but now I've been able to start washing every three days instead due to this stuff. So here, it might work for you.

Also, try a satin pillowcase and try a deep conditioning type of treatment at least once a week. That will definitely help. Make sure you are using a wide tooth comb to brush, and try not to brush hair too vigorously as this will stretch your hair out and cause stress and damage.

One other product you might want to try: here

u/fateenfareehah · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

If you go to the Amazon JP link there is a box that says ship to: (country name) in Japanese. My Japanese is very rusty, so if you can translate the page, please do so.

I think you can just check out like a usual Amazon purchase after that

u/Afennekin · 1 pointr/FancyFollicles

Aww cool!
I recommend getting this from sally's:

I'm loving it! And it's leaving my bleached hair feeling silky smooth. I was real nervous about bleaching too

u/tweets · 2 pointsr/FancyFollicles

There are Tresemme naturals shampoos that are low in sulfates/silicone free that have worked well for me and are still pretty cheap. This and this have been fine for me.

u/JaxxedUp · 2 pointsr/manbuns

The itch is usually from going cold turkey, gotta find a shampoo bar and slowly transition, I don't think I'll ever be water only but I'm close! Get a shampoo bar from here I'd recommend the butter bar conditioner shampoo bar and then one of their conditioner creams as a conditioner. I also highly recommend their body soap especially the honey butter. Give it another shot and dive in and stick to it! Experiment a little cause what works for me may not work best for you! I've also been recommended this before

u/dcntrliz · 4 pointsr/AlternativeHealth

My first experience with naturopathy was when my daughter had an ear infection and we were fed up with the normal Doc. I took her to an ND (Naturopathic Doctor) and she gave us garlic-mullein oil to put in my daughters ears. She went from not wanting to do anything at all, to up and playing in just a few hours. I took her back to the ND the two days later. The doctor scoped her ears again and she was 100% better. Since then I invested in The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and have used it for many common illnesses.

Next, I've had seasonal allergies really bad for years. To the point where I would wake up sneezing over and over again until I could take claritin and wait for the effects. Knowing how well my daughter's naturopathic cure worked, I decided to try that approach. I did some research and I found Stinging Nettle capsules and QBC plex. They seriously changed my life. I would take the QBC plex everyday during allergy season and the Stinging Nettle anytime I really had it bad. Eventually I didn't have to take either and I could go outside without sneezing and all the fun that comes with allergies.

Finally, I've also struggled with dandruff for much of my life. I searched high and low to find a natural cure and I eventually found Jason's Dandruff Shampoo . It works wonders and I noticed huge improvements after only a couple uses.

Overall, I'm so glad I lived in a place that was able to open my eyes to naturopathy specifically. It has enabled me to be more self-reliant and more skeptical of pharmaceuticals.

P.S. I would love to see this thread used more as well. Thank You.

u/LilKaylie · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Seconding seborrheic dermatitis, I have it and my symptoms are the same. My dermatologist recommended Neutrogena T-Sal and Neutrogena T-Gel (both western products) or prescription shampoo/topicals. I have also used Vanicream Free & Clear Medicated Anti-Dandruff Shampoo although I wouldn’t repurchase because it’s a milky/creamy feel and doesn’t wash out 100% on my fine greasy hair, I have to wash again with a separate shampoo to get it all out.

Neutrogena Shampoos

u/hairbyjess · -6 pointsr/Hair

Hey use silver shampoo.
The best one is: Clairol Purple Shampoo. You can get it on amazon for £10, which is cheap considering the bottle is huge! xxx

u/geoffreythehamster · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

I use this, As I Am Coconut Co-Wash, this stuff just makes my hair a little bit softer and smells a lot better than using nothing, plus it's all natural and has many different oils in there to make your hair even better looking.

u/BurgundySnail · 8 pointsr/tretinoin

Stratia LG

And lots of asian beauty options:

Kikumasamune Sake Skin Lotion High Moist (it's a toner, amazon), emulsion (light liquid cream, amazon) or cream, amazon; Mebika moisture lotion (toner), Rosette ceramide gel, Dr. Jart+ ceramide products (there are balm, cream, toner), Cezanne High Moist Lotion (toner, amazon), Meishoku Ceracolla lotion, milk, or gel on amazon, Holika Holika Good Cera toner, emulsion and Cream

Tons of reviews on /r/AsianBeauty

I've tried LG, Kiku emulsion, Cezanne and Dr Jart ceramidin Liquid. They are all light but moisturizing, but get the job done. Never tried Cerave though, so can't compare. But they all should be lighter then Cerave oitment for sure.

u/MsWolfy · 3 pointsr/FancyFollicles

First, I'm really surprised they went straight to bleaching it that many times. Was it natural black or dyed black?

Most stylists I've been around over the years will urge you to a median color, like lighter brown before going for such a drastic change.

I wouldn't touch it if you want to avoid having to cut it all off. You should find a shampoo that is made for toning hair over time, some of them will help remove the yellow/brassy tones from blonde hair which will make it cool tone closer to platinum. I've heard Fanola is a good brand, but I'd do some research on if you'd want to use the orange or yellow formula based on the results you want. :

u/hair2compare · 1 pointr/tressless

On Amazon, it is appears Regenpure is cheaper than Nizoral.

Nizoral 7 oz costs $21.74 = $3.10 per oz

Regenpure 8 oz costs $18.70 = $2.34 per oz.

Anyway, it lasts a while. I started using Nizoral in April 2014 and I still have a fifth of the bottle left. Granted, I keep my hair fairly short and there was a month where I forgot to use it, but still the cost per month is pretty low.

As for 1% vs 2%, whatever research I've done in the area has led me to the conclusion that 2% won't make much of a difference over 1% in terms of helping your hair. In my opinion, whatever additional benefit 2% gives is outweighed by the extra expense and difficulty in getting it (2% requires a prescription).

u/your_woman · 2 pointsr/eczema

Great suggestions by everyone. Tried tar gel and nizoral, I think nizoral worked better for me but the fragrance was flaring my eczema. I do jojoba oil scalp treatments, as needed.

This is my daily shampoo these days and I think it has help to prevent a flaky scalp:

u/angelninja · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
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  3. This is the most awesome hair product ever

    Thank you for the contest!
u/QuestionQuesting · 1 pointr/tressless

Thanks for the reply, I looked up the items you mentioned and it looks like Amazon has the Viviscal for $49: , the Nizoral for $13: that shows below a bundle with two Rogaine products for 103$, and I don't know how to get finasteride after looking up the side effects. Three questions: Do I have to get prescribed by a dermatologist for the finasteride? Is this the right site/price to get these things? And what is the 1mm dermaroller?

u/CoolCucumber · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Sounds similar to mine, here's what I've figured out as I've been growing mine out for around a year now. I have recently started to use a leave in conditioner and that's been helpful making it more managable. I also use argan oil like the above poster said, and will also use an anti-frizz serum on days I think I'll really need it (like humid ones or days I might be more active). I'd also look into getting a boar bristle brush if you really want to grow it out, that has really helped me out.

u/The_sad_zebra · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

"It's a 10" is a favorite brand of many. I used it for a while and loved it until I decided I wanted to do something different with my hair.

Should be able to find it in probably any store's hair section.

u/irish_oatmeal · 1 pointr/curlyhair

The best product for dandruff is Nizoral. It's expensive, but it truly works, and if you want proof, [check out the reviews on Amazon:] (

u/darkfires · 2 pointsr/Naturalhair

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Retention Shampoo is amazing. My hair almost feels conditioned after using it, yet very clean.

u/dc041894 · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Visit /r/tressless and do some research. The "big 3 for hairloss are Minoxidil, Finasteride, and Nizoral. Keep in mind some people respond better to these than others so your results will vary. If you want a temporary coverup, use a concealer like Toppik or Cabooki

u/hawns · 4 pointsr/Wetshaving


I've been very pleased with this stuff after succumbing to some flash deal temptation because I really enjoy argan-oil products in my hair.

u/wordgirrl · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

Kinky curly knot today is great for me. In very dry weather, I'll use regular conditioner, but this is my favorite most of the time.

u/Kmanblazzer · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

Purchase this. I used to have very bad dandruff and used this one day and I honestly haven't had dandruff since.

You dampen your hair then apply the shampoo and really work it into your scalp, massage it really well. Let it soak into your scalp for 15 minutes then rinse out thoroughly.

If this doesn't work for you then I would honestly schedule an appointment for a dermatologist. They can study your scalp and give you correct creams and products for you specifically. Hope this helps.

u/gooseandteets · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

A few things that worked for me.

  1. Get a scalp massager . I got this one on Amazon and I use it with my shampoo.

  2. Buy Nizoral and use every few days.

    3: Always blow dry your hair and never go to bed with a wet scalp.

    Doing this combination helped me and I no longer have any flakes! Good luck!
u/SerpentDrago · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Stop procrastinating and try to fix it , you will feel better in life and love ;0

Figure out what type you have , Dry / Itchy / Fungus

try this

fix the fungus issue first by soaking rubbing your scalp with high acidic thing like Apple Cider vineiger for 15 mins before a shower

u/Drago_TheCunnining · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

you can probably google for a good product that u trust, you could also try this:

u/beginswithaT · 1 pointr/tressless

Art Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set (2 x 16 Oz) - Sulfate Free - Volumizing & Moisturizing, Gentle on Curly & Color Treated Hair,For Men & Women Infused with Keratin

u/curlycutediva · 5 pointsr/curlyhair

Art Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set (2 x 16 Oz) - Sulfate Free - Volumizing & Moisturizing, Gentle on Curly & Color Treated Hair,For Men & Women Infused with Keratin
This is the one I use leaves my hair very soft and moisturized.

u/HexokinaseIV · 3 pointsr/tressless


  1. 30x 1mg Fin: $13 @ Costco
  2. 1 Month Supply of Minoxidil: $6.80
  3. 7oz 1% Nizoral: $14.10
  4. 60 Day supply Biotin: $5.82

    Comes out to just under $40

    For finasteride, you can get it even cheaper by getting the 5mg tablet and splitting it into 4ths.

    Also buy a 12 month supply of minoxidil and it's even cheaper in the long run.

    For Niz, I have a prescription for the 2% and it's only $4 for a 1 month supply.

    You also really don't need the Biotin gummies. Maybe just take a multivitamin to ensure you meet your daily intake in case that's a concern.
u/heytheresmoothskin · 1 pointr/eczema

Your comment about the apple cider vinegar reminded me that I also suffered from scalp eczema in my teens. I tried ACV but the intense burning sensation wasn't worth the minimal relief it offered.
Is the shampoo by Jason this one? . I'll definitely get some and give it a try when the T-Gel stops working!

u/dpta12 · 1 pointr/Haircare

Nizoral shampoo has been a blessing. Would highly recommend.

u/sjmulkerin · 1 pointr/SebDerm

I know it's not the active ingredient you asked for, but Vanicream makes a good zinc pyrithione shampoo that might be worth trying?

u/Smitty89 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Very helpful advice, don't use the olay pro x even once a week?. Any shampoo, or conditioner you recommend? I use this for dandruff.

u/funktion · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

That's the form I used it in. There's all sorts of other forms but I didn't bother with 'em. Pretty much just this stuff. A bottle lasts me roughly 3/4 months, depending on whether I do it once a week for maintenance of twice a week for breakouts.

u/muddpie4785 · 4 pointsr/FancyFollicles

The It's a 10 line of products is fantastic for dry, damaged hair. I use the shampoo, the hair mask, and the leave-in. I can't rave enough about how well it's rescued my hair!

u/jayjay882 · 1 pointr/tressless

> Nizoral shampoo
I guess the shampoo sounds like the safest one? Is this it?:

u/PM_ME_YOUR_PUPPR · 24 pointsr/beauty

I have really long blonde hair that gets brassy really easily. Someone suggested I try fanola no yellow shampoo. It’s definitely much stronger than regular purple shampoos. I use it 1-2x a week. Just be sure you’re using a good conditioner after cause it does dry my hair out a little but I use leave in conditioner and bumble and bumble oil after showers anyway so it’s never been a big issue for me personally.

u/saxMachine · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Not AB but my go to anti-dandruff and scalp healer hair product is a shampoo from Jason. I've been using this one or twice a week since 2010. 7 Years and it's the only product that calms my scalp. However, if you're not into herbal/medicinal smell, then you won't like this. This smells like tea tree with mint and a slight hint of sulfur and can stick to the hair for a a few hours so I use it only at night.

u/valentinedoux · 2 pointsr/DIYBeauty

Have you tried OTC shampoos with antifungal agents like Nizoral 1% ketoconazole, DHS 2% pyrithione zinc or Neutrogena 3% salicylic acid?

You can use oil treatment with warm mineral oil and leave it for 30 minutes then wash off with shampoo. Or... make your own aloe vera hair rinse with 1 part aloe vera juice and 2 parts water. Rinse your hair with aloe vera solution after shampooing then towel dry.

u/yu94 · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is the one I use. It’s pretty drying so I skip face wash when I use it. When I feel like I need it, at night I wash my face with water and put a layer of the shampoo on mainly my forehead and leave it for 15 minutes. Then I wash off and continue routine.

u/mizzzharleyquinn · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

My husband had this issue a few years ago where his hair was thinning out, he started using Neutrogena T/Sal shampoo and it works wonders! His hair thickened up within about a week and within a month it was thicker than it had been in a long time. I highly recommend this product to at least get you started. You can find it at Target for sure, it's about $6 a bottle.