I continually have problems with dandruff. As soon as I quit using a dandruff shampoo, it's back within a week. Can you help me? Joanne K.
Those pesky flakes can be a real problem, but there are ways to keep it under control. First a little lesson to understand the problem. The combination of increased sebum production and an increase in the amount of skin micro-organisms create the perfect environment for the scalp skin cells to turnover very quickly which results in dandruff. There is no "cure" but frequent washing and using a scalp toner will help keep the scalp clean and clear. Using a good, professional shampoo is essential. I can recommend Matrix Biolage SCALPSYNC Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. The Pyrithion Zinc helps control dandruff and relives the itch. It helps keep the skin of the scalp in balance so skin cells don't turn over as rapidly. There is also Medicueticals Dandruff Scalp Treatment Kit which works for really difficult cases. There are three products in the kit: TheraRX Antibacterial Scalp Wash, X-Folate Persisten Danruff Shampoo and Therapeutic Scalp & Hair Treatment Rinse. This might be the perfect one for you to get started.