Is a prescription shampoo or an OTC shampoo better? Which ingredient in the shampoo seems to work? Is it better to go to a beauty supply store or a drugstore for an OTC product? The flakes in my hair are not very visible but I do have lots of hair loss & thinning. My thyroid is fine, but I have anxiety & stress which contributes to the prob. Also, my head does not itch. I went to a derm who sold me products from DCL Labs which didn't help. My GP thought that is was Seborrheic Dermatitis. Biotin just helps my nails, but not my hair.
I deal with this problem also but sometimes my scalp itches like crazy so I feel for ya. Ive have tried so many shampoos out there and even certain oils which made my hair way to greecy. Selson Blue is over the counter at almost any pharmacy or grocery store and it is the only one that Ive tried that seems to do any good.
Hi wannab; From what I was researching on this it does have some to do with diet, Such as fast food, Chips, Etc. Now I don't know what all you have tried but this is causes by inflammation in the skin which if you limit some of these things out of your diet fired food etc. Take Probiotics, and also for now is not to worry as much about the hair loss dear it well come back once this is cured for good. There is a product called
Vagisil it comes in a shampoo and several types of cream. I am thinking if you wash your hair with this product which I have seen by many dermatologist use over the years work it in your scalp try to leave it on for about 5 minutes, Then shampoo with a product similar to selsum blue or a T-GEL shampoo afterwards you could benefit from do this regular like every few days for a while I understand that it is hard to loose our hair and you still well during this process but once you get this cured and your scalp gets back to normal the hair well grow back this is a condition caused by yeast and inflammation. but work the scalp with the Vagisil use the same amount as you would a regular shampoo it is worth a try. And should sooth the scalp also. Take one thing at a time other wise it well just continue to come back as I'm sure you know. Let me know if you have gone this route before and we well look more into it. Your old friend Chuck1957
Hi there! I was using Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo, along with the conditioner. It was the best. That was of course until I found something even better... THE GENERIC VERSION found at Sally Beauty Supply!! It is absolutely the same product as PM but with an astronomically lower cost. I felt as though I hit the jackpot when stumbling upon this
Hi wannabe; I read this the other day and thought it would be a good option there are several types and forms but from what I have seen it must be at least 30% tea tree oil in the shampoo, and it does have studies that sound very good but it is important to get a shampoo that has several different other natural oils. but the tea tree helps at the strength I said and helps with the Anti_ Inflammatory effect, and for Bacteria If It were me I would try this type of a shampoo with several different oil combinations in a shampoo. here is a bit of a copy and paste.(((Anti-inflammatory action has been described as tea tree oil and may account for the observed clinical response of reduced itching. In histamine studies and nickel-induced contact hypersensitivity tests, tea tree oil reduced flare and erythema at higher concentrations (40% to 100%)))) I found this in the drop down screen where you hit natural products Then type in Tea tree oil. There were several interesting studies.
Remember don't pay attention to the ones trying to sell it to you ad's lol But as a natural product I really like the mixed oil's in a shampoo of 30% tea tree oil Because with your condition it sad the worst part was getting the inflammation out of your skin etc so this would be a good try if any problems I can help you research it more.Just let me know. alway your friend Chuck1957. Please try and have a great weekend and I am so sorry I took your remark wrong. This Chemobrain is killing me and I don't want to loose your friendship. Chuck1957 thank god in Remission finally.
I've been alternating tar shampoo and selsun blue (generic) & my hair isn't falling out much anymore and it's starting to grow back. I had tried Paul Mitchell tea tree special, head and shoulders, African black soap, and Nizoral previously and all of those made my scalp and hair loss worse.
The only product I found that works for me, after 20+ years of searching and trying a ton of otc and rx products is a shampoo called Anti-B. It is pretty dang pricey - $18 on Amazon, and it's not a very big bottle. However, I have hair just past shoulder length and wash my hair 3x a week and it lasts me 3 months. Not every product will work for every person, of course, but it cleared my scalp, had kept it clear, and my hair has grown back full. I haven't found anywhere else that sells it except the company website - you can Google "where to buy Anti-B shampoo" - but I have Amazon Prime so for me it was cheaper via Amazon. I hope this helps!
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