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Posted By: misty12
Subject: Healthy Hair Care Tips
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 12:17am

The term dandruff generally refers to the condition of the skin wherein shiny, silvery scales separate from the scalp and collect amidst the hair. While most people see dandruff as a purely cosmetic problem that can be embarrassing at times, dandruff can have several serious repercussions. Dandruff increases one’s risk of scalp infections, especially dry skin conditions like psoriasis and it can also cause loss of hair which is generally temporary but can become permanent.

The main causes of dandruff are impairment of general health, climate change, eating habits, constipation, and zinc deficiency, certain medications and elevated stress levels. Other factors contributing to this disorder are emotional tension, harsh shampoos, exposure to cold and general exhaustion.

Dandruff can occur to anybody at any age. It should not be left untreated. One of the popular methods of eliminating dandruff is by using anti-dandruff shampoos. But, it is observed that though these shampoos remove dandruff, they may harm the texture of your hair. Shampoo manufacturers often add certain chemicals to shampoos in order to increase the amount of lather that a shampoo produces or to add a certain scent to a shampoo. Although detergent based shampoos will clean the hair and scalp well, they often cause drying, which will make the flaking worse.

Posted By: JhonPaul
Date Posted: September 10 2011 at 4:01pm
Great piece of information shared regarding dandruff and protection of hair.... Well done a great effort....


Posted By: Kerry Gill
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 5:56am
Thanks for sharing this with us and giving us all the information.

Posted By: katewillson
Date Posted: October 19 2011 at 7:33am
i have dandruff problem
i will try this .........

Posted By: Fiddel Edwards
Date Posted: November 14 2011 at 7:59am
Hi,   Thanks for sharing that you have get me of full information of Healthy hair care tips.

Posted By: harrygibbis
Date Posted: November 21 2011 at 4:49am
Thanks for sharing that


Posted By: arona
Date Posted: December 01 2011 at 6:50am
By making a few simple tweaks to your routine, you can have glossy, healthy hair in no time like oiling and condition ring etc.....


Posted By: manni
Date Posted: December 16 2011 at 7:11am
thanks for this sharing.i also have a dandruff problem.i will try it.
good work.keep it up.

Posted By: codyford
Date Posted: December 24 2011 at 11:47am
Hair Care Tips

. Massage the Scalp with pure coconut oil.
. Apply a mixture of almond oil and gooseberry juice with finger tips on the scalp.
. Take a calcium supplement or drink two glasses  of milk a day.
. Wash hair with tea once in a week. 


Posted By: citytreats
Date Posted: January 21 2012 at 12:44am
Hair care tips:

1.  Trimming the hair regularly keeps it scalp and hair healthy.
2.  Apply the shampoo and conditioner at least once a week.
3.  Massage scalp about 10 to 15 minutes while shampooing.


Posted By: ashley12
Date Posted: January 30 2012 at 2:21am

hi ! just don't put too much of oil in your hairs and regularly shower
them with shampoo and please don't ever try to put anything that doesn't
suit to you or your hair.and when u come back from anywhere
outside just put some water on your head n shake them...hopefully it will helpful for you.


Posted By: stevemadden23
Date Posted: March 21 2012 at 10:27am
You can also protect your hair by wearing a swim cap when you go into the pool.

Another option is to saturate your hair with conditioner before heading to the beach or pool. If you swim in a chlorinated pool, wash your hair in fresh water after swimming. If you swim frequently, consider using a shampoo designed to remove chlorine from hair.


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Posted By: mac1
Date Posted: April 17 2012 at 11:43pm
Hi, Good stuff.. its very beneficial information shared by all. Thanks for sharing.

Posted By: zhangc123
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 12:19am
Seborrheic Dermatitis

Do you know about seborrheic dermatitis?  It is a type of dandruff.  It is also a type of seborrheic eczema and it is known as cradle cap when it occurs on baby's scalps.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas such as the scalp or inside the ear. It can occur with or without reddened skin.

Cradle cap is the term used when seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp of infants.


Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malessizia.

Seborrheic dermatitis appears to run in families. Stress, fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, use of lotions that contain alcohol, skin disorders (such as acne), or obesity may increase the risk.

Neurologic conditions, including  Parkinson's disease, head injury and stroke may be associated with seborrheic dermatitis. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has also been linked to increased cases of seborrheic dermatitis.


Seborrheic dermatitis can occur on many different body areas. Usuallky it forms where the skin is oily or greasy. Commonly affected areas include the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, creases of the nose, lips, behind the ears, in the outer ear, and middle of the chest.

Seborrheic dermatitis in infants, also called cradle cap, is a harmless, temporary condition. It appears as thick, crusty, yellow or brown scales over the child's scalp. Similar scales may also be found on the eyelids, ear, around the nose, and in the groin. Cradle cap may be seen in newborns and small children up to age 3 .

Cradle cap is not contagious, nor is it caused by poor hygiene. It is not an allergy, and it is not dangerous. Cradle cap may or may not itch. If it itches, excessive scratching of the area may cause additional inflammation, and breaks in skin may cause mild infections or bleeding.

In general, symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis include:

Skin lesions
Plagues over large area
Greasy, oily areas of the skin
Skin scales - white and flaking, or yellowish, oily and adherent -- dandruff
Itching - may become more itchy if it gets infected
Mild redness
Hair loss

Signs & Tests

The diagnosis is based on the appearance and location of the skin lesions.


You can treat flaking and dryness with over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoos. Shampoo the hair vigorously and frequently (preferably daily). Loosen scales with the fingers, scrub for at least 5 minutes, and rinse thoroughly. Active ingredients in these shampoos include salicylic acid, coal tar, zinc, resorcin, ketoconazole, or selenium.

Shampoos or lotions containing selenium,ketoconazole, or corticosteroids may be prescribed for severe cases. To apply shampoos, part the hair into small sections, apply to a small area at a time, and massage into the skin. If on face or chest, apply medicated lotion twice per day. Recently, creams classified as topical immune modulators are being used.

Seborrheic dermatitis may improve in the summer, especially after outdoor activities.

For infants with cradle cap:

  1. Massage your baby's scalp gently with your fingers or a soft brush to loosen the scales and improve scalp circulation.

  2. Give your child daily, gentle shampoos with a mild soap while scales are present. After scales have disappeared, you may reduce shampoos to twice weekly.

  3. Be sure to rinse off all soap.

  4. Brush your child's hair with a clean, soft brush after each shampoo and several times during the day.

  5. If scales do not easily loosen and wash off, apply some mineral oil to the baby's scalp and wrap warm, wet cloths around his head for up to an hour before shampooing. Then, shampoo as directed above. Remember that your baby loses a lot of heat through his scalp. If you use warm, wet cloths with the mineral oil, check frequently to be sure that the cloths have not become cold. Cold, wet cloths could drastically reduce your baby's temperature.

  6. If the scales continue to be a problem or concern, or if you child seems uncomfortable or scratches his scalp, contact your physician. He may prescribe a cream or lotion to apply to your baby's scalp several times a day.

Expectations - Prognosis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic (life-long) condition that can be controlled with treatment. It often has extended inactive periods followed by flare-ups. A more extreme form of this condition overlaps with psoriasis of the scalp and is called sebopsoriasis.


  • Psychological distress, low self esteem, embarrassment

  • Secondary bacterial or fungal infections

Calling Your Health Care Provider

Call for an appointment with your health care provider if seborrheic dermatitis symptoms do not respond to self-care or over-the-counter treatments.

Also call if patches of seborrheic dermatitis drain fluid or pus, form crusts, or become very red or painful.


The severity of seborrheic dermatitis can be lessened by controlling the risk factors and by paying careful attention to skin care.


Hbif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology, 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA:  Mosby Elsevier; 2009.


Posted By: daffodil1003
Date Posted: May 15 2012 at 5:13pm
Wow...that was an awesome explanation of dandruff.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted By: devinhuke
Date Posted: May 24 2012 at 10:25am
If you have a diet that lacks essential nutrients and highly vitamins, no expensive hair treatment or hair care products can ensure that you are healthy and strong hair. So if getting healthy hair and look better is your goal, you must carefully observe your eating plan and schedule daily. -


Posted By: brzhairs
Date Posted: June 12 2012 at 10:29am
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