Children with dandruff

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Children with dandruff

Postby Tinkerbelle » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:27 pm

Hi everyone,

My 11 year old DD started having dandruff recently. Don't know what's the cause? Oily scalp?? We have tried Head & Shoulders and Clear shampoo but nothing seems to work. Is it common for kids to have dandruff? Does anyone here have the same experience? Care to share? Thanks.

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Postby orchids » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:03 pm

My dd also experienced dandruff around that age, so did some of her classmates.

By shampooing almost daily, dd managed to say bye bye to dandruff. :D

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Postby MMM » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:08 pm

My dd P4 also has that. In her case, she has very thick hair and this problem arise when she never scrub and rinse her hair properly.

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Postby Tinkerbelle » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:21 pm

Hi orchids & MMM,

Thanks for your replies. Phew...so my DD is not the only kid with dandruff. Very getting worried and was wondering if she needs to see a trichologist. Mind sharing what shampoo your DD use? Thanks.

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Postby Chenonceau » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:30 pm

Dandruff is often caused by a fungus that feeds on hair oil. Tea tree oil is a good fungicide. The Daughter had a bout with dandruff back when she was training daily as a gymnast. I got her to drip 5 drops of tea tree oil 100% strength into one serving of shampoo. Wash and leave in for 5 minutes. Make sure you rub the tea tree deep into scalp. Rinse. Repeat over the next 3 days daily.

Then, just maintain with a weekLy application for a month or so. Problem should go away.

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Postby Tinkerbelle » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:27 am

Chenonceau wrote:Dandruff is often caused by a fungus that feeds on hair oil. Tea tree oil is a good fungicide. The Daughter had a bout with dandruff back when she was training daily as a gymnast. I got her to drip 5 drops of tea tree oil 100% strength into one serving of shampoo. Wash and leave in for 5 minutes. Make sure you rub the tea tree deep into scalp. Rinse. Repeat over the next 3 days daily.

Then, just maintain with a weekLy application for a month or so. Problem should go away.


Hi Chenonceau,

Thanks so much for sharing the above remedy. Will definitely ask DD to give it a try. Which brand of tea tree oil did you use for your DD? Can I just buy from Guardian pharmacy? Thanks.

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Postby Chenonceau » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:52 am

Tinkerbelle wrote:
Chenonceau wrote:Dandruff is often caused by a fungus that feeds on hair oil. Tea tree oil is a good fungicide. The Daughter had a bout with dandruff back when she was training daily as a gymnast. I got her to drip 5 drops of tea tree oil 100% strength into one serving of shampoo. Wash and leave in for 5 minutes. Make sure you rub the tea tree deep into scalp. Rinse. Repeat over the next 3 days daily.

Then, just maintain with a weekLy application for a month or so. Problem should go away.


Hi Chenonceau,

Thanks so much for sharing the above remedy. Will definitely ask DD to give it a try. Which brand of tea tree oil did you use for your DD? Can I just buy from Guardian pharmacy? Thanks.


I use Thursday Plantation. Both Guardian and Watson' should have it.

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Postby imacsg » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:29 am

Hi,
Both my sons also have this problem. They use Head & Shoulders and Clear Shampoo and it goes away. You may want to try DHA-Ketozole. You can get it from Guardian. It will go off when they are bigger.

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Postby Tinkerbelle » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:58 pm

Chenonceau wrote:I use Thursday Plantation. Both Guardian and Watson' should have it.


Thanks chenonceau.. :wink:

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Postby Tinkerbelle » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:06 pm

imacsg wrote:Hi,
Both my sons also have this problem. They use Head & Shoulders and Clear Shampoo and it goes away. You may want to try DHA-Ketozole. You can get it from Guardian. It will go off when they are bigger.


Hi imacsg,
DD tried Head & shoulders and Clear but dandruff still persists. Maybe her condition is worse than your boys..that's why didn't work for her. What is DHA-ketozole? Is a similar to DHA tablets?? Thanks.

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