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    My BF hasn't been able to find relief from dandruff despite out paleo lifestyle, even during a whole 30 his condition didnt improve. He was also shampoo free for the past 6 months. As somewhat of a last ditch attempt, he tried a couple of drops of tea tree oil massaged into his scalp after his rinsed his hair (about once ever two days). And, would you believe it, it worked! I'm not all down on the science behind it, but I believe tea tree oil has anti-fungal properties and dandruff can be caused by a fungal overgrowth. It took him about a week to be flake free, and he is such a happy chappy I thought I would post in case anyone else is in a similar situation.
    You can find out a bit more on my tumblr blog Perth Paleo

    Let me know if it works for you!
    The Paleo Strongwoman - A site dedicated to strength, and feeding strength.

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    A bit of table vinegar or lemon juice helped for me.

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    • #3
      Cool - will try this. It has been driving me nuts for years. The anti-dandruff shampoo helped a bit but obviously is not dealing with the cause. Thanks.

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      • #4
        Me too - I use citric acid as my conditioner now, and I feel the difference in my scalp, despite the fact that my hands are drying up from all the sugar I ate the past week.
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        • #5
          Awesome, thanks for the heads up, I just got dandruff for the first time in my life. I just bought a shampoo with tea tree in it, but I'll try using it by itself some as well.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Goosejuggler View Post
            My BF hasn't been able to find relief from dandruff despite out paleo lifestyle, even during a whole 30 his condition didnt improve. He was also shampoo free for the past 6 months. As somewhat of a last ditch attempt, he tried a couple of drops of tea tree oil massaged into his scalp after his rinsed his hair (about once ever two days). And, would you believe it, it worked! I'm not all down on the science behind it, but I believe tea tree oil has anti-fungal properties and dandruff can be caused by a fungal overgrowth. It took him about a week to be flake free, and he is such a happy chappy I thought I would post in case anyone else is in a similar situation.
            You can find out a bit more on my tumblr blog Perth Paleo

            Let me know if it works for you!
            Thanks for posting this! My son has this problem and nothing works, at least long-term. So I've always thought it was more than just "dandruff". I'll get him doing this ASAP.

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            • #7
              Mineral imbalances or deficiencies are often the root cause, particularly zinc and magnesium
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              • #8
                Originally posted by peril View Post
                Mineral imbalances or deficiencies are often the root cause, particularly zinc and magnesium
                Peril, I'll get him going on a good mag and zinc supp and see if that helps, too. Drives him nutty.

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                • #9
                  I hope you guys can find some relief, let me know how it works for you. I've been using it too, but my hair is long and I find it difficult to massage it Smells good though
                  The Paleo Strongwoman - A site dedicated to strength, and feeding strength.

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                  • #10
                    I don't quite understand at what point he/you are using the tea tree oil. You are washing your hair in the shower, getting out, drying hair, then applying the tea tree oil so its in your hair throughout the day?
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                    • #11
                      Wow! That's awesome. I heard that tea tree oil is very effective. I joined a facebook group who gives tips and information on natural dandruff treatment. There are a lot of home remedies on dandruff outbreak, you just need to find something that will suit your scalp.

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                      • #12
                        My cure for Dandruff is to simply mix 4 drops of Lugols 5% iodine into about 1/2 ounce of water and apply to the scalp, then towel dry. Treatment lasts about 8 weeks. Lugols is available at Amazon.Com.

                        The dandruff just vanishes immediately upon contact, like magic, complete details:
                        Iodine stops Dandruff dead in its tracks at Iodine Supplementation Support by VWT Team, topic 2100239

                        There is even some evidence that an iodine solution iodine applied to the scalp can promote hair growth.
                        http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.co...hair-loss.html

                        Grizz
                        Last edited by Grizz; 12-20-2013, 08:35 AM.

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                        • #13
                          im actually curious of something like head and shoulders actually work?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Heyo Jay View Post
                            im actually curious of something like head and shoulders actually work?
                            Head & shoulders works as more of a remover in an abrasive kinda way. It's why when you stop using it the dandruff comes back with a vengeance

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                            • #15
                              I've always had flaky skin that sheds a lot. When I was a kid I used head and shoulders, but it didn't really help.

                              However, I am not convinced that shedding skin cells is anything but "normal". I see the issue as that for me it builds up, while for other people, perhaps the skin cells slough off as tiny flakes, unnoticed.

                              The solution has been simply to massage my scalp well and scrape away any dead skin in doing so when I shower.

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