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Dandruff-sort of for 10 years.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 9, 2008
  • 01:52 PM

I have a real problem with my hair and I am already so tired trying so many different products for so many years.

Since I was 14 or 15 I had dandruff. White, little parts of the skin falling off my head 24h/7, I thought ok, I will be older, hormones will even out and calm down,all be good. It didn't. My scalp itches almost 24/7 and I do not want to scratch it, as I will have only wounds and bloody patches on my scalp. I am getting crazy. I am cutting my hair as short as possible (the longer, the more itchy it gets) but it doesn't help much.

Through all these years I tried many many anti dandruff shampoos. You can all throw them through the window! None of the work. They only dry out your skin and gives you temporary relieve, just to give you worse itching sensation.

I found a nice Hindu company called 'Himalaya Herbals' and few products do seem to work greatly on me, but right after I stop using them, itching comes back and all over again :(. (I can't have a anti-dandruff cream or oil on my head for few years or the whole life)

My hair looks very healthy and most doctors were just telling me it is normal skin 'renovation' process and I have no dandruff. But I guess they're wrong.

My skin is quite dry and it itches mostly on the top and on the top sides. When I scratch myself I have much of my dried-out skin under the fingernails and it's slightly sticky, but nothing smelly or yellow, natural white and not hideous. It falls down like snow, when I go through the hair with my hand. It bothers me so much, you can't even imagine. I am so desperate, to try anything new possible.

It seems like it's maybe from my diet, but I am trying to be healthy. Do not drink, do not smoke, no drugs, no fizzy drinks, only green and herbal tea, am little underweight (128lbs) and am 5ft11'.

No other parts of the skin are affected, had no other infections or genetical predispositions.

Please help.

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