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Dandruff


About
Flaking scalp due to excessive cell production. Deep Penetrating Treatment - A conditioner for hair meant for occasional use. Of greater intensity than ordinary conditioners. formulas usually contain protein, vitamins, and moisture to help dry, damaged hair. Depilate - Removal of hair on the surface of the skin. Examples include shaving or the use of depilatory creams. Dermis - The inner layer or main bulk of the skin. Developer - A product which oxidizes artificial color pigment.


Notes
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  • Being in the sunshine can help some people. It can worsen some people's dandruff.
  • In order to fight fungus, a good dandruff shampoo can be used. Nizoral A-D is recommended.
  • Over-the-counter ointments are not recommended.
  • Your dermatologist can offer several other options, including cleansing lotions with sulfur and resorcinol and medicated products, for treatment of dandruff.


Advice
  • A diet of 50 to 75 percent raw foods is recommended. Yogurt and other soured products are beneficial.
  • A fasting program is recommended.
  • After shampooing, rinse with a mixture of 1/4 cup vinegar and 1 quart water.
  • Consider taking a B-complex vitamin and an acidophilus supplement if you are taking antibiotics.
  • Seek professional help if symptoms do not improve or if they worsen.
  • Shampoo with selenium should be used sparingly.
  • Stay away from sugar, flour, dairy products, fried foods, nuts, seafood, and chocolate.
  • Those with dandruff should avoid any greasy ointments and creams, hair products that include chemicals, oily shampoo, and irritating soaps. Before shampooing, do a scalp massage. Avoid scratching and picking at the scalp.
  • Treat your hair with a mixture of the juice from half a lemon and 8 tablespoons of pure organic peanut oil. Massage into scalp and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Follow with shampoo.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Essential fatty acids (flaxseed oil, primrose oil, and salmon oil are recommended)
Importance: High
Comments: Alleviates itching and inflammation. Good for healthy skin and scalp.
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Kelp
Importance: High
Comments: Provides essential minerals, especially iodine. Promotes hair growth and helps heal the scalp.
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Selenium
Importance: High
Comments: Antioxidant. Helps with dry scalp.
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Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy skin and hair.
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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy skin and hair. High-stress formula in sublingual form is recommended.
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Vitamin B12
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healthy skin and hair. High-stress formula in sublingual form is recommended.
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Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances circulation.
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Zinc
Importance: High
Comments: Aids in metabolizing protein, which is part of the make-up of skin.
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Free-form amino acid complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps in tissue reconstruction. Promotes hair growth. A formula with essential and nonessential amino acids is recommended.
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L-Cystine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with elasticity of the skin. Maintains healthy hair texture.
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Vitamin A
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Protects against dry skin. Helps heal tissues.
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Beta carotene
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Forerunner of vitamin A.
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Carotenoid complex (Betatene)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Forerunner of vitamin A.
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Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Protects against tissue damage to the scalp. Promotes healing.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Chaparral / Thyme
Type: Internal
Purposes: Make a rinse by boiling four heaping teaspoons of either dried thyme or chaparral in two cups of water for ten minutes; strain and allow to cool. Massage this tea in your clean, camp hair; do not rinse out. These herbs have antiseptic properties.
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Dandelion, Goldenseal, and Red Clover
Type: Internal
Purposes: These three herbs have been beneficial in treating dandruff.
Cautions: Goldenseal is not to be used if you are pregnant. Goldenseal should not be taken for more than one week at a time. If you have the following conditions: history of heart disease, diabetes or glaucoma consult your physician before using the herb Goldenseal.
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