Reddit mentions: The best shampoo

We found 1,053 Reddit comments discussing the best shampoo. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 485 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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
Height7.17 Inches
Length1.54 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateJanuary 2019
Size7 Ounce (Pack of 1)
Weight0.43651527876 Pounds
Width2.99 Inches
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8. Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo, Scalp Build-Up Control 4.5 oz

  • Covers a large portion of the body
  • First step in any scalp treatment
  • Maximum relief of itchy, flaky scalp
  • Free of added color, preservatives and fragrance
Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo, Scalp Build-Up Control 4.5 oz
Height6.7322834577 Inches
Length6.7322834577 Inches
Number of items1
Size4.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
Weight0.3968320716 Pounds
Width1.968503935 Inches
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10. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo - 13 oz.

  • Plantain Extract
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Willow Bark Extract
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo - 13 oz.
Height5.5 Inches
Length3 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateJune 2016
Size13 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
Weight0.81 Pounds
Width3 Inches
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13. Pravana The Perfect Blonde Purple Toning Masque 5 Oz

  • Toning Masque
  • Perfect Blonde
  • Parana
Pravana The Perfect Blonde Purple Toning Masque 5 Oz
Height4.9 inches
Length2 inches
Number of items1
Size5 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
Weight0.31 Pounds
Width2 inches
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14. Alberto VO5 Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo, 15 Ounce

Revitalizes dry, damaged hairLeaves your hair silky, softKeeps hair looking great
Alberto VO5 Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo, 15 Ounce
Height1.3 inches
Length9.1 inches
Number of items1
Size15 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
Weight1 pounds
Width3.6 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/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/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/LEG_IX_HISPANA · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

Okay, I'm a guy but I have the best curly hair in the entire world.

Here's what I do:

Step 1:

You need to find a leave in conditioner. The best one I've used so far is Acanthe, by Rene Furterer.

Expensive, but worth it.

How I use it:

I take a shower, (or whenever,really) and I put it in while my hair is a bit damp.

After an hour or two, I play with my hair again and my hair is dry, but it's no longer frizzy and the curls are defined, can be styled, and the hair is super soft.

Step 2:

You need to find a good shampoo that won't dry your hair out, I use Molton Brown.

Shampoo every other day, condition every day.

The conditioner can be whatever, but try to find one that is dedicated to curly hair.

Step 3:

When shampooing, comb your hair, and leave the shampoo in your hair for 2-3 minutes. Make sure it's there from the root to the tip.

Step 4:

When drying your hair, just dry it enough so that it isn't soaking wet. That is the best time to apply the leave-in conditioner.

The most important part of this step, wait for at least an hour, don't touch your hair. Style it with the conditioner, then wait for that hour and play around with it. It's amazing

A good leave in conditioner is the BEST and most important tool.

Links to good products I use:

Hope this helps.

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/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/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/kitcat_kittycat · 1 pointr/transpassing

It is way post-Christmas but I'd revisited your other post because I remembered your hair. My hair used to look like that.

Gurl, your hair looks seriously dry and damaged, and I think that is 99% of the reason why it looks so frizzy in these photos. I dunno if you've spent much time over at /r/curlyhair but it is worth getting there for an in-depth look. But basically, right now I would bet you shampoo your hair every day and if you use a conditioner it has silicones in it. The silicones build up in your hair, necessitating a harsh shampoo to get rid of them. This means you're constantly stripping the oils from your hair, day after day, and it's seriously messing them up. You gotta remove the silicones from your routine, stop shampooing as often, and moisturize the crap out of it.

That said, as a fellow poor person here is what I would do if I were you:


  1. VO5 Shampoo. You want the cheap kind that comes in these types of bottles, ~$0.50-1.50/bottle at a drugstore or grocery. I have no idea why these cost so much on Amazon, that's crazy. Doesn't matter the scent, just pick one without silicones. Look on the back, there shouldn't be anything in the ingredient list that ends in "-one". Most don't, but there are a couple that do, I think the "strengthening" types.
  2. VO5 Conditioner. Again, SILICONE-FREE. Again, you should not be paying more than $0.50-$1.50 for this.
  3. Nature's Gate Conditioner in Jojoba or Aloe. I like Jojoba better. This is a nice base conditioner that's also silicone-free. It's probably going to run you $5-$7 a bottle and may be harder to find in a grocery or drugstore--this you may have to order online.
  4. Jojoba Oil. You do not want "hair oil" that you find in most drug and grocery stores. Look at the ingredient list--it will be basically industrial-grade silicones that won't do shit for repairing your hair. So you gotta find the real stuff. Crunchy-granola stores, Trader Joe's, Wegman's, Whole Foods will probably sell small bottles of it, usually by a company called Desert Essence (I literally have never seen any other brand of Jojoba Oil sold in any physical stores). This is the most expensive item on this whole list. If you buy it in physical stores you'll pay about $10 for this 4 oz bottle. If you buy online, you can find much better deals--this brand is cheaper per ounce and it's working for me. But you may want to get the smaller bottle at first just to see if you like it.
  5. A normal-type comb for distributing hair-care products though your hair.
  6. A wide-tooth comb for detangling.
  7. Shower cap (optional)

    Next, it's time to


  8. Wash with the VO5 Shampoo. We're getting all the residual silicones out. Use the wide-tooth comb followed by the small comb to gently distribute it through then rise. Now put it away. You will not need this again for at least a week.
  9. Take your Nature's Gate Conditioner, and draw the outline of a circle about quarter to half-dollar size on your palm.
  10. Fill that circle in with jojoba oil. Yes this is a lot of oil. Your hair needs it, trust me.
  11. Mix the oil and conditioner together.
  12. Massage it into your hair. Concentrate on the ends. Comb with the wide and small-toothed comb to really distribute it evenly. Be gentle because technically you're not supposed to comb wet hair but darnit, I've found it turns out better that way.
  13. Now, ideally you put your hair up in the shower cap and wait at least 30 minutes. Maybe take a long bath, or primp, or watch Netflix, or whatever. The idea is you let the oil really soak in. At the very least take your sweet time taking the rest of your shower.
  14. Rinse. Your hair should not feel squeaky when you pull on it in the shower. You don't want it to. That would mean it's not moisturized.
  15. Gently detangle with fingers and wide-tooth comb (NOT THE SMALL ONE!) and let air dry.

    Ideally your hair will look a lot smoother and more manageable at this point. Hopefully it is not limp. If it feels limp and heavy, then I apologize, I told you to use too much jojoba. Use less next time. If it is not smoother and more manageable and still looks frizzy then you need to use MORE jojoba. Whatever the case, move to the next step:


    This is what you'll be doing to your hair on a daily basis. Notice no shampoo is used. That is fine! The VO5 conditioner is cleaning enough, promise me!

  16. Wash your hair with the VO5 conditioner. Pretend it's shampoo. That is, rub it in your hair, focus near the roots (not those delicate, delicate ends), rinse out. Use more if your hair is feeling limp or you think you used too much jojoba. Use less if it's not or if you haven't done that much that day. DO NOT USE THE SHAMPOO SRSLY YOU DON'T NEED IT
  17. Repeat steps 2-5 from "Fix Dat Hair". You probably want to use more conditioner and less jojoba, but that will depend on whether your hair is feeling frizzy or limp. If it came out of the the FDH routine still frizzy, then by all means, load up on the jojoba. If it feels limp, then dial the jojoba back and make more of your circle conditioner. As always, when you're conditioning focus your attention on the ends and middle of your hair.
  18. DO NOT RINSE YET. Now you do the rest of your shower-related routine. This gives the conditioner and oils a bit of time to sink in, just not as much as for the big ol' oil treatment above.
  19. Rinse. Gently dry to dampness with towel, finger and wide-tooth comb detangle, let air dry.

    On a weekly basis--at most--you are allowed to replace the VO5 conditioner with the VO5 shampoo. But to compensate you must use extra jojoba because of all the oils you're stripping, and ideally you give it extra time to soak in. Shampoo day is usually the day when I stop being lazy and actually shave my legs and shit. I mean, ideally you shampoo less than weekly but you do what you can tolerate.

    When you first start this up you might feel like your hair is extra-greasy at the roots. This is normal. Your hair is used to you using the equivalent of dish soap on it every day and has been overproducing oils to try to compensate. The oil production will back down as it gets used to your new, gentler routine. Give it time! If you are really self-conscious about it then use a soft boar-bristle-type brush to distribute the oils from root to tip.

    Do NOT flat-iron or use a hair-dryer during this time period. The heat is damaging your hair further. It will make things worse. Anyway, once you see how lovely your curls are in their natural, healthy state you won't feel the need to. :)

    If your hair is very thick and coarse then as you get used to the routine you may even want to finger-comb a few drops or more of jojoba oil through it while it's still damp to help moisturize, after the towel-dry. You may want to do this anyway if it's very damaged (especially at the middle and ends).

    Anyway, I promise this will help. The routine took my hair from being a mess of split ends and nastiness to shiny and healthy, and it's turned my boyfriend's curly beard from a Brillo pad to a soft, bouncy cloud. It is a hell of a lot cheaper than keratin treatments and all that, too. If you go to the /r/curlyhair sub they have all sorts of product and routine suggestions, but I like using the above because they've worked for me and are comparatively cost-conscious.
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/backseatredditor · 4 pointsr/POTS

Yes! This was something I put a lot of thought into when I was really sick.

  • /u/mnicoleb1773 already mentioned body wipes, which is an essential for the spoonie life. We're living in the golden age of body wipes and I love it. There are the medical grade ones (like these) and the fancier ones they sell in stores now for, like, "active people on the go", and the deodorant ones just for underarms, or whatever. For vulva-owners, I definitely recommend a wipe designed for that area.

  • After the wipes, a good body powder is sometimes helpful (I love Lush's "silky underwear" to use under arms and the underboob area).

  • For hair, if yours is short enough you can use rinse-free shampoo (some even come in a shower cap form where you just put it on and smoosh it around and throw it out). I usually fared better with dry shampoo and a re-hydrating spray for curly/wavy hair since my ends tend to dry out.

  • And then there's shaving. Get an electric shaver that works dry. I got this basic one for $18, and it's absolutely good enough. I even use it on underarms after getting the area clean and thoroughly dry (a tiny bit of powder rubbed in before is helpful to reduce friction).

  • Another option for shaving is the shave cream by EOS. It can be used dry! And it works as long as your razor is good and sharp and you go a tiny bit slower. (I wiped a damp washcloth on my legs first and that seemed to help) And then follow it with a damp cloth to get the residue. And you can just be sitting on the floor to do this anywhere.

  • When I was feeling ambitious enough to shower, a stool was essential. My shower is tiny, and this one still fit. If you've got a bigger shower stall (or even a tub!) you can find some cuter shower chairs, even.

  • And I would sit to floss. And really just, any time that it was logistically possible.
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/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/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/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/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/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/exmoselfiethrwawy · 3 pointsr/exmormon

Thank you for all of the hair love!! :) my natural color is a dark chocolate brown (you can see it at the roots), so I get bayalage to make it easier to grow out. It’s a mix of warm blonde near the roots to match my natural tone, transitioning to cool blonde with platinum and silver. My hair girl swears by the product Olaplex for the blonde, though I’m not sure what exactly it does? And then I maintain the cool tone with Pravana the perfect blonde conditioner and mask.

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/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/iBeenie · 1 pointr/Dreadlocks

You don't need a special "dreadlock" shampoo. I've never bought a single dreadlock-oriented product and I just hit the two year mark a month ago.

Look for "residue-free" shampoos. I mostly use Dr. Bronner's (I dilute 2-4 drops in a water bottle before I apply it). Neutrogena makes a residue-free shampoo, but it smells like Egyptian perfume so it's not everyone's cup of tea.

I also really like african black soap but it isn't technically residue free. It makes my hair feel amazing though so I use it every week or two. It also comes in a bar form like Dr. Bronners but I feel like the bars are difficult to manage how much soap you're using and I will always end up using way more than I need to.

I also did the twist and rip method and my locs are now a few inches past my shoulders. I wash with shampoo every other wash. The washes in between I use just straight water to scrub my scalp and rinse my dreads really well. I try to be very cautious of what I put in my locs and I pay most attention to rinsing well and drying completely.

Ninja edit: Forgot to add, I have been using argan oil to help hydrate my hair after washes. I usually spray some in while I'm drying my hair. There are a few different brands and mixes you can get, but this is the one I have been using. I looked for the one that didn't mention anything about detangling when I bought it (some of the others mentioned they help detangle, so I just avoided those but I'm not really sure how good/bad they are for dreads).

u/JessicaMaple · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Pshhh, as long as you put the old shower head back on when you move out, there's nothing they can do to penalize you. They're fairly easy to attach/detach without many tools. I just had to do this for my disabled mother, and I love that I can wash all the pink hair dye off the shower walls now!

I have scalp dryness/dandruff and have been using Sage shampoo about 1-2 times per week. While its nice that it's sulfate free, be warned it smells like a Whole Foods beauty aisle. It does seem to dry my hair out a little bit (feels squeaky when rinsing) so I combat that by running conditioner through the length of my hair before shampooing and sometimes follow up afterward with a deep conditioning treatment (I use DevaCurl's Heaven in Hair) to restore more moisture.

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/jordgubbe_head · 3 pointsr/meirl

Haha, I should have just added that into my original comment; a couple others just pm'd me asking, so I'll copy-paste my response:

Right now I'm using this Redken leave-in stuff which has done an amazing job getting rid of the frizz. It's the most expensive thing I use on my hair, but lasts about 3 months per bottle if I'm careful not to go overboard.

Otherwise I use fairly cheap products. This is my winter shampoo, it doesn't remove much oil, but leaves my hair super soft and helps with the straw-like feeling. This is the shampoo I use in the summer, it strips a little more oil than the Herbal Essences (which it needs when I sweat), but leave my hair less soft and a little more straw-like. For conditioner, I use this Tresemmé product, it does an amazing job of de-tangling my hair, it feels like the knots just wash out of it.

I'm not as picky for cleansing shampoos, I typically just use any of the ones my boyfriend rejects. Some of the ones that have worked well for me are Garnier Fructis, VO5 and Suave. I tend to cheap out on these, as I will use them to strip my hair on a late Saturday night, let it rest for a day and don't need to be presentable again until Monday morning.

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/mopers · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

I appreciate the suggestion, but I think I had looked at pretty much all of their products available in stores near me and I think they had coco betaine. Some examples from Amazon:

  • OGX Shampoo, Hydrating Macadamia Oil, 13oz

  • OGX Shampoo, Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen, 13oz

  • OGX Shampoo, Hydrating TeaTree Mint, 13oz

    I reacted a few months ago to coco betaine in Ecos laundry detergent and TreSemme Naturals, and then again in Selsun Blue Naturals. I seem to be able to use coco betaine in some hand soaps (Wegmans seems ok!), but I'm going to an allergist soon to get tested. In the meantime, I've been keeping a super close eye out for coconut-derived ingredients in products I try, which is how I've figured out there are a few I do okay with.

    I didn't mention this other stuff in my initial post because they don't cause allergic reactions:

    Clogs my pores or breaks me out - Fatty alcohols, mineral oil, grape seed oil, olive oil, and then something in several shampoos I've tried over the last few months

    edit: fixing formatting
    edit: fixing formatting again (sheesh)
u/twoblueshoes · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have super fine hair and my hairdresser introduced me to Tigi Root Boost. This stuff is awesome! This is the only product that consistently gives me a bit of extra lift at my roots. Other than that, you can boost volume by changing up your hairstyle, blow drying upside-down or with a round brush, or go old school and use mousse. =). FWIW, I also find my hair has more volume when I've had it dyed.

Edit: yes, like the other poster said volumizing shampoo/conditioner can work too! I love this OGX shampoo and the conditioner that goes with it. My hair feels so much thicker when I use this stuff.

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/queendweeb · 4 pointsr/curlyhair

That tresemme leaves my hair super frizzy, oddly, and mine is only wavy. My hair is like a giant triangle when I use it, haha. maybe it's because my hair is so weightless naturally?

If the OGX line of shampoo/conditioners are okay here, the tea tree mint ones have been shockingly good at weighing my hair down without greasing it up. Bonus points: smells like a thin mint, makes scalp less itchy. Ah, found it: shampoo and conditioner

I also like the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shampoo and Conditioner

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/JJ_RR · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

It looks like a mix of folliculitis caused by malassezia (fungal acne) and bacterial acne. I'm not sure but all products below are safe for skin with fungal / bacterial acne.

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/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/PreviousDifficulty · 2 pointsr/POTS

You might also consider a no-rinse shampoo cap, found here No Rinse Shampoo Cap (5-Pack)

A shower chair (or just a cheap plastic stool) is a must.

Long term, if you can gradually increase your activity, it will help almost every aspect of POTS. Just start wherever you are, and do a bit more of it. Can you just barely walk to the kitchen and back to bed? Try to do that twice today. Maybe in a week do it four times, etc. I started barely being able to walk around the house, and just did a tiny bit more each day. I can now walk a couple miles every day, and my POTS symptoms are substantially better, including my ability to be in the shower.

Good luck to you! I hope you find something that helps.

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/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.

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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/DrBaby · 2 pointsr/NoPoo

What sulfate free shampoo did you use? Seriously, I went through everything that you are describing. I gave up being no-poo and settled for being low-poo. I use Shea Moisture products, I think they're awesome. My curls have really come back to life and my dandruff/itchiness has really settled down. I wouldn't say it's completely gone, but it is definitely way better. Shea Moisture has a line specifically for dandruffy/itchy scalp but I only use the shampoo and the purifying hair masque. For conditioner, I use the restorative condtioner and just make sure to keep it off of my scalp. It can be kind of pricey, so at the very least I would suggest trying the masque, it feels so good when you rub it into your scalp and it rinses out fine with just water.

u/SimoneDeBroccolah · 1 pointr/curlyhair

I use a Shea moisture one, which I buy online as it isn't available here. That one is sulphate free. I'm sure there are sulphate free ones in the UK, but i can't use them due to my scalp stuff.
You want to find a sulphate free shampoo (if you decide to shampoo at all) because sulphates are super drying, and unnecessary if you aren't using silicones in your conditioner/styling products

Edit: I use this one, but probably only once or twice a month at most (I actually can't remember the last time I used shampoo). I mainly wash my hair using conditioner.

u/sbarrios710 · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

Ugh, yes - it can be so tough! But I finally got a few budget-friendly products. In case you're interested, here it is:

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/sbrooke73 · 1 pointr/Naturalhair

I've had similar problems. A main factor is due to the weather changing but also my hairdresser told me a lack of drinking water can cause it too. A great shampoo I found on Amazon called Maple Holistics Sage Shampoo. I've added the link below:

I've found this to really help maintain a clean scalp with less irritation, flaking and itching. I would also recommend as a home remedy using Olive Oil and Tea Tree Oil as a hot oil treatment for like 20 minutes.

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/lindzeeee · 7 pointsr/curlyhair

I used to use head and shoulder's every day too. I never really gave my shampoo any thought and I wish I had.

The problem that curly girl tries to address, is that there's this vicious cycle of sulfates and silicones. You use shampoo with harsh detergents (sulfates) to strip all the build up out of your hair. Then, you follow it up with conditioner full of silicones to replenish your hair's moisture, but the silicones cause build up and then you NEED to shampoo.

It takes time, but you follow the curly girl(/guy) method, your hair will find it's natural balance and not be so greasy. No-poo and co-washing are still too unnerving for me. So, I use a low-poo "Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo Sulfate Free" and use a shampoo brush every 3 days. That shampoo and the shampoo brush help deal with dandruff.

I pin my bangs back the first day because my skin is oily and it greases up my bangs very quickly. Day 3 isn't my favourite (in terms of hair oil), but it's manageable and slowly becoming better.


Shampoo Brush:

Video (CurlyPenny on Causes + Fixes to a Flaky Scalp):

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/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/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/en_paliggenesia · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

Nizoral doesn’t work for my seborrheic dermatitis either. When I have flare ups I use coal tar shampoo. It’s cheap and available almost everywhere. I usually just buy it on amazon. I sometimes buy the extra strength version if I’m having a really bad flare up.
Rub it into your scalp and let it sit on there for a few minutes before you wash it out. It has a strong smell that’s not the greatest so I usually follow by shampooing my hair with my regular shampoo to help tone it down.
This is what has worked for me. I’m sure others here have more suggestions as well. Good luck!

u/ArtsyFartsyAlcoholic · 2 pointsr/migraine

It worked for me too. This morning I had to wake up extra early but had a migraine just starting so I hopped in the shower and used my peppermint scented conditioner from Trader Joe's, after a few minutes I felt fine. If you have TJ near you I highly recommend getting this shampoo and conditioner set (I think they're less than $5/each). Not only are they nice for your hair and scalp they're also great for when you feel a migraine coming on.

Edit: The name is Tea Tree Tingle, it has peppermint and eucalyptus in it. I might be wrong about the price because in Amazon they're nearly $12 per bottle.

Edit 2: There's also a body wash version!

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/GolBlessIt · 1 pointr/tifu

Try this Pravana hair mask! I got my hair highlighted (ended up way too gold) and this not only removed the brassiness but is an amazing deep conditioner.

You won’t have to shave your head!

Pravana The Perfect Blonde Purple Toning Masque 5 Oz

u/GimpyBallerina · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

They're both on! Organix shampoo here (apparently there's a root boost spray available as well) and Shea Moisture Conditioner here. edit: Organix also has a shea butter shampoo/conditioner if you find you like that brand.

Mine is itchy just like my dry skin all the time, so that's part of how I figured it out. Especially since I've treated my seborrheic dermatitis and the itch remained.

I'll let you know how they work for me (also type 3, edit: fairly mild case, I think) but if you don't want to wait the while for me to get to it and then adjust for my first time switching to sulfate free, they are available on amazonUK and probably elsewhere near you :)

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/CT_Librarian · 1 pointr/femalehairadvice

I have been using Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo (there is a conditioner as well) and I love it. My hair is also long and a little wavy and this shampoo does not dry it out or leave it oily. Plus, it smells wonderful.

Amazon is selling it for about $11, but I am pretty sure I spent a lot less in the store.

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/tenpiecenuggets · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

My mom has occasional itchy scalp, and she likes to use the Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo:


My best friend on the other hand, has been suffering for about 18+ years with seborrheic dermatitis (large flakes, itchy, red, forced to wash hair everyday in an effort to minimize flakes), and he recently found that the Body Shop's Ginger Shampoo helps immensely:

He says it works better than any other anti-dandruff or similar product he's ever tried before. It's fairly cheap so it might be worth a shot!

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/percbish · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

My advice — once a month, massage castor oil onto your scalp and concentrate on the areas that are thin (it will strengthen your hair and encourage growth). I’d leave it in for about an hour. It’s thick stuff. do follow it up with a clarifying shampoo to remove any residue. On the other days, use a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. I’m a big fan of garnier fructis whole blends.

As far as the frizziness, I’d brush my hair into a high bun while it’s still slightly damp. Use Bobby pins to secure it in place so you won’t have indentations of a hair tie. When it’s dry, shake it out and you should have more volume. If you do happen to fall asleep on it, I would suggest getting silk pillow cases to prevent any more frizz.

Castor Oil

Clarifying Shampoo

Silk pillowcases

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/you_are_breathing · 1 pointr/dialysis

No problem.

Since he has a chest access, he probably won't be able to take showers. I recommend getting these disposable wipes and shower caps for him. I used those when I had my catheter in my chest when I first started dialysis and it helped me stay clean.

Good luck to you and your brother and stay strong. He needs a lot of support.

u/wantgoodhaircut · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Album of other angles/lighting/length of hair

I prefer to have it on the longer side and having it with a texture on the top.

As of recently I 've been using Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curling Shampoo and tresseme conditioner perfectly un-done

I live in a small town and never been happy with a haircut, would it be worth to travel to a more populated area/city for a better salon/barber?

Do me proud men.

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/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/elliemich · 9 pointsr/HaircareScience

This Pravana Purple Hair Mask was recommended to me by a stylist and is the bomb at toning down the brassiness without completely stripping your hair because it also has healthy oils in it! Whoot!

I naturally have light brown/dark blonde hair with a reddish underlying tint and have rocked a blonde balayage where the ends are very blonde for about a year now and my old roommate has naturally black hair and rocked a dusky blonde for the summer because of this stuff. It says once a week but to start we both used it about 2-3 times a week.

Edit: the first couple of times you use it you should get your hair thoroughly wet and work it in (in the bathtub because it gets everywhere lol) and leave it in for like 20-30 minutes. I find it way more convenient to throw a shower cap over top and do whatever I need to do around the house while I wait. After you rise it out, blow dry it immediately (it almost seems to activate something in the formula but idk if that’s just me noticing how well it takes out the brassiness as my hair dries lol). I use a Breogeo heat protectant before I blow dry.

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/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/_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/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/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/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/JgJay21 · 1 pointr/Haircare


Although I haven't used this personally, it seems to have excellent reviews. I learned about from the skincare subreddit as its active ingredient - ketoconazole, addresses the fungus that causes dandruff, the same fungus responsible for fungal acne.

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/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/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/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/vmelle · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

T Gel shampoo girl! Dermatologist originally recommended it
for scalp psoriaosis when I was a child. Remembered it worked then and have recently been using it to treat my dry/flakey scalp. Should be available at most drugstores. There's also an extra strength version.*link

u/lulu3492ss · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I picked up the selsum blue from Walgreens but you can purchase it at any drug store or supermarket.

Selsun Blue Medicated Maximum Strength Dandruff Shampoo, 11 Ounce

In regards to the clindamycin and Epiduo, those are both topicals that my derm prescribed. Epiduo is essentially equal parts adapalene (.3%) and benzoyl peroxide 2.5%) and both items are actually OTC now so you could technically get it at your drugstore as well without an rx.

u/mekat · 3 pointsr/disability

A bit pricey but they are the only thing I found that truly gets hair clean without water. The no-rinse shampoo foam just doesn't work as well.

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/German-Jun · 1 pointr/curlyhair

>Let me know if you have more questions!

Lets say I have these 5 items here:

  • Microfiber hair towel

  • Wide tooth comb

  • La Looks Gel #10

  • TRESemmé conditioner

  • V05 Clarifying shampoo

    Do I need any more items?

    If no, for the first wash using these items, what do I do?

    I know you don't use the V05 shampoo for anything except the first wash, but what do I do for the first wash? After I get the first wash down, the only thing I need to do is remove the use of V05 clarifying shampoo right?

    Let's say I get into the shower. Turn the water on and wash my hair and make it wet. Do I need a specific temperature of water? Let's say I add the TRESemmé conditioner. How much do I add for my amount of hair? What do I do with it? I add a certain amount to my hair, do I just let it sit there, do I massage it in, do I "scrunch it"? How long do I keep the conditioner in? Do I use the comb while in the shower working with the conditioner or during a different time? How do I use it?

    In the styling portion of the beginner-routine it states that you take a large amount of gel and scrunch it into your hair. For my volume of hair, would a handful of gel be too much? What does it mean to "scrunch it in"?

    In the drying portion it says to scrunch your hair with a microfiber towel, is this a different type of scrunching than the one in the styling portion? What's "plopping"? What does "scrunching out the crunch" mean?

    Thanks. Sorry for so many questions.

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/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm also experimenting with going sulfate and silicone free. I'm currently trying out both Shea Moisture (which is basically everything-free) and L'Oreal's cleansing conditioner (which is in my gym bag for those mornings). I like both so far!

u/InfamousMyzt · 1 pointr/MtF

It's kinda pricey, but I use this for fixing my super oily hair.

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/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/Stefawnayy · 2 pointsr/NoPoo

Completely normal... Coconut oil is very thick and super hard to get off. In my past comment I forgot to mention that there are few ways to remove coconut oil. OP did so with egg yolks and it worked for her, I never tried this method so I cannot recommend it - but it's worth a try next time you do this. Usually, when I do the coconut oil treatment in my hair I follow by using a vegan, sulfate/parabens/silicone/residue free shampoo... (I use this one) and even when using a real shampoo, I have to wash 2 sometimes 3 times to get ALL the oil off of my hair! Sorry I completely forgot to mention this stinky bit :/

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/Dvout_agnostic · 6 pointsr/AskMen

This stuff smells terrible (I think that means it's working), but in my experience, works pretty well. You don't necissarily have to use it everyday...Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo

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/CriminalVixen · 1 pointr/Hair

You need a clarifying shampoo, and shampoo twice while in the shower. The brand V05 makes a great shampoo that gets out all product: In the future, give a pomade a try if hairspray sticks to your hair too much (or just use less spray if that works).

u/CliffDeNardo · 1 pointr/DiagnoseMe

Mine seems to match the photo in #2 here:

Or more specifically Tinea versicolor:

Which would make it likely a fungal infection as others above have suggested (thanks btw!). It seems like Selsun Blue might clear it up (there's a comment about it working for Tinea Versicolor also):

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.

u/kmoney1215 · 1 pointr/Dermatology

You could try Nizoral shampoo ( and hydrocortisone 1% ( but if it doesn’t work I’d go see at least primary care. They should be able to manage you without sending you to a dermatologist.

u/syaami · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

My bf has a similar problem with flakes and the neutrogena t/gel shampoo works pretty well. If it's severe he'll wash his hair every other day and use the shampoo for three-four washes. Then on his "break" from the shampoo, I give him a thorough concout oil massage. Then he uses normal shampoo. If flakes are still there, he goes through another cycle.

The shampoo can be a little drying even though it clears out the flakes. The coconut oil makes it less dry and he loves it when he gets a massage!

u/ZapZip · 3 pointsr/Swimming

I have this issue too. I use UltraSwim Shampoo. And Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner. Those together have seems to really calm down any scalp issues I've had.

My brother also had scalp issues and dandruff as a kid. He used T/Sal.

u/republican4 · 1 pointr/curlyhair

I love this

u/nemicolopterus · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

The V05 super cheap clarifying shampoo in the starter routine has it!

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-7, Fragrance, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Polysorbate-20, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Biotin (Vitamin H), Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Blue 1 (CI 42090).


u/lifeisfractal · 2 pointsr/Naturalhair

Shampoo your hair if it gets dirty - no point in having long hair if it always smells like funk. I have to use a medicated shampoo because of my seborrheic dermatitis, and it's definitely drying, but it's better than having a gross scalp. During the summer i co-wash every 3 days or so (my scalp gets sweaty) and then use shampoo once a week. During the winter I co-wash once a week and shampoo every couple of weeks. If you work out a lot or you do lots of things that leave smells in your hair (you work in a restaurant or you smoke cigarettes, things of that nature) I'd recommend washing more often.

I used this shampoo before I went to the dermatologist and got prescription shampoo. I don't know why it's so expensive on Amazon. If there's a Trader Joe's near you, it'll cost you $3.99.

u/welp42 · 1 pointr/tressless

I do Nizoral 1% every other day because my head can be particularly itchy/dry, but some people do every few days. Before I put in my hair, I use OGX Biotin & Collagen shampoo. Don't get it from Amazon, you can get a 50% bigger bottle from Target for $6. After rinsing the Nizoral out, I use OGX Fight Fallout conditioner because Nizoral can definitely dry your hair out too much. Again, get it at Target for cheaper. Same routine applies except without the Nizoral on the other days. Make sure you let everything sit in your hair (especially Nizoral) for a few minutes before rinsing out.

I'm almost out of Nizoral and I'm thinking of replacing it with Regenepure since it's sulfate-free, so I might change up the routine then.

u/adidaTacos · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I had a similar situation where my scalp was just really really dry. Not dandruff, per se, but no matter what I'd have some flakes towards the front of my scalp for probably about a year on and off. I purchased this shampoo on Amazon and after 4-5 times washing my hair with it the flakes completely went away!!! I still have about 2/3 of the bottle left and if the flakes ever come back I know this stuff will do that trick. Hope this helps!

u/jollibhe · 12 pointsr/curlyhair

I use Shea Moisture Raw Shea Retention Shampoo. I shampoo every few weeks.

I tried Yes to Carrots Shampoo. I found later that it has Sodium Coco Sulfate and though it's a milder type of sulfate I decided to stop using it. There are sulfate-free alternatives anyway. I wanted to see if the top and back of my hair improves. I think it did as I saw less frizz, though that could be due to the other products I'm using and not necessarily the change in shampoo.

u/boredthrowmeaway · 2 pointsr/Accutane

I had the exact same problem at the 2 week mark. I asked my derm if they could recommend anything and they prescribed me ketoconazole shampoo (2%). Worked like a charm.

If your derm for some reason won't/can't, you can buy Nizoral shampoo, which is also ketoconazole (1% though)

u/dadoftwins71309 · 3 pointsr/BeardTalk

Look for anti-dandruff shampoo, like Head and Shoulders, or something like T-Gel.

Also, look into one of the many beard oils. Check out /r/beardoil

u/Chicken_beard · 1 pointr/NoPoo

Edit: I did try Tea Tree oil shampoos at various times, including Nature's Gate which is pretty well reviewed. None worked well enough for me

u/thesoundsyouknow · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

I've had some luck with this product:

I think it is CG friendly but either way, I am normally no-poo and using this every week or so hasn't been a problem.

u/loverink · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

Nope. But I do recommend Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo.

Note: the Amazon price is much more than in stores. I have good luck at health food stores, but it's stocked various retailers too.

u/TangiestIllicitness · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Ah. I had some issues with it on my scalp as well, and this shampoo really helped. Mine was fairly mild on my scalp, though. I've used a sulfur-based treatment for my horse's skin issues for years, yet it didn't occur to me until recently that it could help me, too.

u/sam_i_i · 1 pointr/Tgifs

It's a a minty body wash that my GF gets from Trader Joe's. It smells excellent.

u/Kreuzheben · 1 pointr/steroids

What compounds were you taking your first cycle? If you didn't go beyond test and an oral, your acne may have been estrogen related, in which case it could potentially be fixed by an increased AI dosage. If that isn't the problem, another user here recommended this shampoo that contains 1% ketoconazole, which they claimed made their skin more clear than any other time in their life. Personally, I'm currently on a Test/Tren cycle and have had almost no acne taking 12.5mg aromasin daily, as someone who previously got acne from test alone when my estrogen wasn't in control.

u/kaboomachu · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

There was another thread about this recently that also peaked my interest because the description was SO similar to some things I was dealing with (chronically). I had to dig a little bit in the comments for an OTC solution, but I ended up buying some Nizoral to try as a face wash. I'm only a week in, but holy SHIT, already making a difference. I should mention that if I have this (self-diagnosing here, I know I shouldn't), it's pretty mild. Certainly not even close to what google images shows, just more like chronic dry skin in certain areas. If yours is more severe, I'd say go to a doctor to get prescription strength.

Thread here:

This is what I bought:

u/ChooseLife2017 · 1 pointr/tressless

Hey, you look great! can I just ask one thing please buddy:

I have this written down thus far:

u/mustaine42 · 1 pointr/Supplements

Just buy off amazon.

It was originally targeted at dandruff users. Dandruff users skin flaked off their scalps due to what could have been a combination of multiple factors: dryness, irritation, inflammation, dirty environment, bad circulation, dht, etc.

Eventually they found out the stuff worked great for stopping hairloss, was cheap, unobtrusive to lifestyle, and pretty much most reasonable anti-hairloss method if you dont want to create a maintenance program that takes 20 minutes out of your life everyday that might not even work.

I loss a decent chunk of hair in college. Then after trying a bunch of different things, I started using this daily. Even 1-2 times a week helps significantly. Hairloss hasnt progressed much since then. Wish I would have started earlier. The minox/fin/other stuff is too expensive (or life threatening), takes too much maintenance (I dont want to be a fucking woman) and doesnt really produce a great result for everything you put into it (fin does, but I value my life more than my hair).

u/armchairepicure · 14 pointsr/fragrance

So, brief internet research has revealed that bronhidrosis occurs due to a bacterial imbalance in your skin and that a basic treatment includes more rigorous hygiene rituals such as washing your underarms at least twice a day with an anti-bacterial soap where you lather for at least thirty seconds per washing and wearing anti-odor, anti-microbial socks and other garments.

If this approach does work (and I would think that your diagnosing physician should have given you strategies to combat this and if not, you should ask), then I strongly recommend adding in tea tree products to your hygiene routine, such as this shampoo and this body wash. Tea tree oil is naturally anti-microbial and anti-fungal and very refreshing.

If you get super desperate, you can also wipe down your armpits and groin with Hydrogen Peroxide every day for a week or two, but run that one by a doctor first. H2O2 is great at killing bacteria and it is something I have used in the past to balance my skin biome, but I also don’t have bromhidrosis.

You are also going to want to add laundry boosters (like borax or oxyclean) to your regular wash cycles because bacteria doesn’t always all die or get otherwise washed out every wash. A booster like Borax or Oxyclean inhibits enzymes, fungi, mold, and bacteria from causing your clothes to stink. You can use it every cycle along with your regular detergent, but you should also pre-soak your really stinky clothes for half an hour in warm water (half a cup per normal sized load should work, do NOT over stuff your washer).

As for masking your odor with a fragrance, don’t until you figure your skin stuff out. And than means eliminating anything you are currently using that might exacerbate bacterial imbalance. Swap out any moisturizers you are using for ones that are gentle and dermatologist approved (like Cetaphil products). A good dermatologist should be able to walk you through all of this stuff, though. So I’d say reach out to a doctor before following internet advice.

u/tonufan · 2 pointsr/eczema

It depends. They have different antifungals. Some infections are weaker to certain antifungals than others. Nizoral Shampoo with Ketoconazole 1% is one of the best ones you can get for most fungal infections.

u/3rd-Grade-Spelling · 1 pointr/Dermatology

I have this problem.

I use this stuff. Works well for cystic acne as well.

u/AgitatedFork · 1 pointr/birthcontrol

My scalp gets this way, didn't even think I could credit it to my mirena!
But I was given a sample of TSAL Shampoo and it has changed my world. 2 weeks now without a single itch and all the bumps have faded away. I would give it a try!

u/Reh2002 · 50 pointsr/relationships

>And so it seems unnatural to force her to celebrate a country her maternal grandmother was born into just because of her skin colour, whether or not that country is part of her life.

The thing is, if she stands out and that makes her feel alien (and other people play into that actively or passively), then having something positive associated with her skin color can help her feel more balanced.

I'd say buy her books. Children's stories, and then later young adult novels written by Caribbean writers or set somewhere where there are many different colors of people. That will give her the knowledge necessary to develop the bonds with her ethnicity as she grows and needs them, and feel more average despite looking different. Read the books too, so you understand how her ideas develop, and can be more wise yourself.

Her hair:

African hair, being super curly, is more prone to dryness and breakage because oil from the scalp works its way down the shaft, conditioning it, much slower because of the curl.

That means that you don't shampoo it as often as European hair, perhaps only once a week depending on just how curly it is. You do use more conditioner, and specially formulated oils. You don't brush it necessarily, but comb it only with conditioner in it with a wide tooth brush.

The other thing is, you MUST learn to braid. For real. Take a trip into the closest large city, find an 'ethnic' salon
and beg for help. Pay someone to teach you to braid. And to give you better advice on her texture than people that can't see it on the internet can give you. You can also search you tube for tutorials. Her self-esteem is going to be crap if she can't learn to handle her own hair, and she only has you to learn from. Take trips into the city as often as you can until you have it down.

I would also go by and ask them for advice. Many more qualified people over there than here, most likely.

>she came across a lot of arguments and articles about 'natural' hair, and how/if it should be worn, and a few websites were basically saying it was racist to do stuff to it, and then my girlfriend freaked out.

Yes. But I have a piece of information that can simplify the matter for you. The chemicals used to straighten hair are unhealthy and can be a detriment to a child's health. Keeping her hair natural until she is 16-18 is arguably healthier, and then she can choose to style or perm or not in a way that honors herself and without you accidentally giving her any bad messages about being born the way she is.

Know that like red-heads in your corner of the world, people with curly hair (African or other) can be treated badly for it, socially and even professionally. ( Chris Rock made this movie that can be a good introduction, though it is very US-centric.

Don't be afraid of knowledge! Being a parent is always scary!

Edit to add: order products from amazon until you can find cheaper local alternatives. Ex:

The spray-in stuff should help with styling in-between washes.

u/stitchedsoles · 2 pointsr/onebag

I've tried a bunch of different stuff and what finally helped was Jason's dandruff relief. I just needed the treatment without sulfates it silicones. I just fill a small travel size container with it.

After that I follow my shower with a bit of Argan oil on my scalp and in my hair.

u/CafeRoaster · 1 pointr/minimalism

I tried a lot of things before finally figuring it out at 30 years old.

[Jason brand dandruff shampoo](Jason Dandruff Relief Treatment Shampoo 12 oz

u/EvolveFX · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I've only used the Nizoral branded one. I think it is the most commonly suggested since it was one of the first. You can find it on Amazon and I think I've seen it at places such as Walmart as well. I alternative between my normal shampoo and this one.

u/ibdx · 5 pointsr/motorcycles

Sounds like the helmet only made you aware of the dandruff. Get some nizoral