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Issue Since Having Hair Professionally Done

Posted by TM (Las Vegas, NV) on 10/13/2007

In June I got my hair done,since then I have what appears to buildup/dandruff or both, my scalp right around the crown is thick and scabby bleeds sometimes, flakes sometimes, I have tried everything, I was thinking it had something to do with the chemicals used but all this time later it wont go away!! it itches and burns,and its embarrasing!! Please help

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

I might try a solution of borax to use as a shampoo for hair wash. The borax solution, a concentrated one is left overnight and rinsed the next day. The boraxis antifungal and is more ideal for hair applications.Although the same fungus,

I might use a different solution on the face, such asa 1% hydrogen peroxide solution in borax solution or1% hydrogen peroxide alone. However, the 1% hydrogen peroxide solution with borax, while it is a stronger solution, might cause some hair discoloration with frequent use. Hence, I would just use a borax solution first for a couple of days.

However most important is internal body chemistry,where 2 tablespoons of lime juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in at least 1/2 glass of water, is taken twice a day needed to alkalize the body sufficiently giving a chance to heal.

The dandruff would be most helped to get a 1000 mg of evening primrose oil, taken twice a day, 5 days out of a week. The same can be considered for flaxseed and fish oil, but I think, at similar dose of 1000 mg,although this is only once a day, instead of twice.Vitamin A is important, and in some cases at least my friend anyway, a manganese sulfate was important,where 25-50 mg were taken only just 5 days and then stop or might be extended up to a couple of weeks.

While my own experience is that most people who do contact me often have two things working against me,one is that the condition is quite bad, otherwise you won't contact me, and the other is the body is quite sensitive. In my own personal experience, just taking a small pinch of manganese sulfate 100 mg and evening primrose oil, in one dose does the trick every time.But that is because it was taken care of in the beginning stage where the problems are quite less severe.

It should be noted that it is important that dietary changes of avoiding steak, oily foods, and sweets, but most importantly the body needs to be properly alkalize so that the scalp can heal. If the body is too acid, the healing would not commence. It is also helpful that aloe vera juice or gels is used, taken internally or applied depending on the product, and a magnesium citrate 250 mg/day five day out of a week supplements and vitamin C sodium ascorbate 1000 mg can also help the healing process. In some cases, skin can also be healed by preparing a 50/50 mixture of vitamin E capsules mixed with lavender oil and applied on the scalp. However, this is used generally when manganese,alkalization, evening primrose oil and some others are used for at least a week.

Most of the scalp condition is quite often due to imbalances or the lack of the oils, in particular evening primrose oil (Gamma linoleic acid), flaxseed oil, fish oil, vitamin A and vitamin E. The vitamin A25,000 i.u. and 400 i.u. of vitamin E is often takenonly just twice a week should be sufficient.

In some rare cases of extreme dandruff, of an Indian living in England, that case were due to dark skin and lack of sun exposure. In which case about 5000-10,000i.u. of vitamin D per day were needed during the treatment period too, and required taking many capsules of cod liver oil, which is equivalent to about 2 tablespoon a day of cod liver oil. By the way both vitamin D and vitamin K2 are antifungal and that's probably why it helped the extreme dandruff.