View Full Version : Dandruff as detox?
08-05-2009, 04:26 PM
In the past week or so I have gotten *really bad dandruff--unlike anything I've ever had. I have had minor dandruff on and off as an adult--usually 1 or 2 times using anti-dandruff shampoo does the trick.
But this is a whole other level--when I look at my hair line it seems as if the entire scalp is peeling.
I have been high raw for a couple of years and have upped it to near 100% in the past couple of weeks. My skin is overall slightly improved. I have had some minor detox during these two weeks, but nothing major.
I moved about 2 weeks ago so I suppose that the water is different too (but the move is within the same neighborhood).
Has anybody else had dandruff as a detox symptom? Either way, any suggestions of how to deal with it? My hair is dark and it really shows!
08-05-2009, 06:48 PM
My hair changes when ever I go some place bc the water is different, itls always oily looking & will not do anything. I have a well. If you've changed hair products, this will happen too. Is it itchy or just flaky. Dandruff is usually itchy too unless you've been sweating a lot then the scalp will be itchy. Put warm water in a bottle with a little baking soda, add your shampoo if you use it. Wet your hair then add this, work in well to the scalp. leave on while you bathe then rinse well. use a acv rinse making sure to get the scalp. This will clear eventually.
08-06-2009, 05:14 AM
i haven't heard of using baking soda for dandruff.
when i get oily dandruff (my hair puts out a lot of oil) it's a simple fast fix.... i cut open a yellow or white onion in half and quickly rub it on my scalp.. let sit for a minute and wash with regular shampoo and it's completely gone!!!!!!
i have used raw ACV before a couple times... can't remember if it was for dry or oily dandruff though, but it cleared it. i've only gotten dandruff a few times.
08-06-2009, 05:52 AM
maybe you are getting a new scalp!!!!
08-08-2009, 02:30 AM
This is just city water--I would presume that it is the same supply, but suppose the building taps could be different enough to cause some change. I'm going away for the weekend so I'll see if that makes any difference too... If it's not improving when I get back I will try the baking soda. The scalp is not oily.
It's not itchy, this is pretty much pure vanity. :) One day I rubbed coconut oil all along the hair line--that took care of the flakiness but left me looking pretty greasy.
08-08-2009, 08:09 AM
Just a quick thought I had here, but you might also consider the plumbing in the new place. It could be filled with years of accumulation of minerals. I've never had to deal with dandruff so I don't know if it would make a difference. Maybe someone who has will know about this.
I have heard the mineral buildup in water heaters, when not flushed regularly, can become caustic. I believe it was the calcium content that can be rough on skin and hair. You would need to research it to see if I have it right. I am saying this based on my recall of articles on hot water tank flushing. I would especially suspect that or the plumbing itself if the place is old enough to have galvanized pipe. You might try a shower head water filter. We use one due to old pipes.
Consider too, that if your hair is thin enough to allow your scalp to sunburn, you might be seeing some peeling from that.
08-08-2009, 09:57 AM
yeah good points streetsurfer made.
you can also try calling the water company and asking if anythings going on in the area and request it to be tested.
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