Dandruff vs Dry Scalp: Scalp Dermatitis and Psoriasis

Posted on 21st May 2011 in itchy scalp causes and treatment

I have found that when analyzing treatments for dry scalp we tend to lump together two terms: Psoriasis and Seborrheic (or Scalp) Dermatitis. They’re often used interchangeably to describe scalp conditions and many times they even are rolled into being called dandruff. It’s Dandruff vs dry scalp. They’re not the same, however.

So what’s the difference? Click here to read more.. »

No More Dry Scalp – An In-Depth Review of Mia’s Book

Posted on 26th April 2011 in My Review of No More Dry Scalp

Hey, Mike here.

Thank you again to everyone for checking out my site.  If you are arriving here looking for a FULL review of Mia Wadsworth’s No More Dry Scalp then you’ve come to the right place.

I will summarize exactly what you need to know before grabbing a copy yourself.

Again, this is a review site. Click here to visit Mia Wadsworth’s website

Home cures for dandruff

 

So what’s all in No More Dry Scalp?

It’s a comprehensive guide to all dry scalp remedies and how to deal with them.  Mia herself suffered for years with all kinds of scalp issues and dandruff so she knows what she’s talking about.  No More Dry Scalp shows you several unconventional methods she has used to solve her own scalp problems.  These are NOT the methods you’ve read all about online. Click here to read more.. »

Mia Wadsworth – The Queen of Scalp Remedies

Posted on 14th April 2011 in Mia Wadsworth

Get her entire book here

If it’s true there is a guru for everything on the internet, then Mia Wadsworth gets the title of Scalp Guru.  She knows more on the subject than you’d ever want to know.  Two books on Amazon.com and countless mentions on websites makes her an expert in my opinion.  Scalp itch remedies aren’t hard to find online but she makes the books a great read.

Instead of going to Amazon and straight-up buying her books, she has a full suite of all her stuff online. I’ve just started digging into them and they’re unbelievably well-researched.  However, they’re certainly not overwhelming and it’s awesome that I can stop googling this stuff and have everything in one place.  I actually like reading this!

Sample chapters from her latest book:

Chapter 1: Where did our perfect hair and scalp go?

Chapter 2: What condition do I have?

Chapter 3: The simple reason behind most dry, itchy and flaky scalp conditions

Click here to read more.. »

Dandruff And Hair Care – Certainly No Shortage of Advice

Posted on 11th April 2011 in dry scalp home remedies

Have you Googled the term dandruff lately?  Or scalp dermatitis?  Or any of the other tens if not hundreds of words used to describe scalp issues?  (If you want to bypass all this and go straight to the solution then click here.)

Otherwise, read on..

I have and there are LOADS.  And listen, it’s depressing spending your time online looking for “scalp bumps.”   There is certainly no shortage of advice online with regards to scalp remedies.  Generally the advice falls into two camps:

  • Major companies that try to sell you shampoo for generic scalp conditions .  Like somehow you just missed these, I guess.  Maybe they think you’ve never been down that isle at the grocery store…
  • Home remedies – These I do get behind, but to a certain point.  And of these I’m going to tell you a couple that actually have worked for me in the past.

Dry Scalp Home Remedies – Two Trains of Thought:

1.  Apple Cider Vinegar

Yup, right from the grocery store.  It kills bacteria, while also helping heal the scalp itch. The recipe you’ll see most often:

Mix together 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and 3/4 cup warm water in a bottle/bowl.  Get in the bath/shower and pour over your scalp and massage in. Let it sit for at least 5-10 minutes (longer is usually better) and then rinse out.

This works, too, by the way.  However, your head smells like you just finished coloring Easter Eggs for a week.

2. Aloe Vera

You can get Aloe Vera gel or rinse at places like Whole Foods. Depending on the instructions, you pour onto your hair and leave it on your scalp for 5-10 minutes and then rinse. You can do this daily and it somehow also conditions your hair.  Bonus.

You might have luck with this one.  I did for awhile but I couldn’t get my solutions to last.  I wound up going back to regular tar shampoo after this.  Honestly, it annoyed me that I had to use something called “tar shampoo.”

Ultimately, I needed to find a program that I could follow that was one thought.  It wouldn’t be a collection of different ideas I’d glommed just from googling, “scratching scalp” or whatever struck me at that time to look up.  ONE person’s research and conclusions put together.

I needed to find a guru!

I didn’t want to pay to go to a dermatologist, but I was willing to part with a little money as I wanted to stop buying all the shampoos.  And by the way, if you think you might have something a little different, like a scalp fungus or something then it’s certainly worth it to get it checked out by a doctor.

Well, it turns out there’s a  guru for everything.   And they wrote an ebook on the subject of treatments for dry scalp.  Several, too, and ones that have been published as well.

C’mon, an ebook?

Yup, and that worked best for me as I didn’t want to go to the bookstore and be standing at the counter purchasing “Itchy Scalp Causes and Treatment” or something like that.  Plus, I wanted it now and I didn’t want to wait for Amazon.  You can get them instantly and they come with very good money-back guarantees.

Alright, no more suspense, here she is and here’s what worked for me.  Her name’s Mia Wadsworth and her ebook is “No More Dry Scalp.”

You don’t have to buy anything but just take a look at her site and intro video:

Check Out Mia’s Website and No More Dry Scalp

Searching for a scalp itch remedy: My frustrating, stupid little story

Posted on 10th April 2011 in psoriasis treatment

Sometimes I really hate the word “sufferer.”   It’s overly dramatic and many times used to describe petty things that can hardly be classified as suffering.

But I felt like I’ve suffered from the plague on top of my head.  Psoriasis, dandruff, flakey scalp-call it what you want it sucked.

Wow, this post is buried in drama already.  Here’s the thing, though, for those who’ve never had this problem and can’t understand: it affects ALOT in your life.  Not just minor health issues like walking around with an itchy head all the time but social ones as well.

For one:  Dandruff is embarrassing.  Not only can it be irritating and possibly painful, but it carries such an unfair social stigma.  That somehow you’re dirty or unclean if you have a dry flakey scalp or oily itchy scalp.  Which I always found funny in that I showered and shampoo’d every day.

The sad irony is more often than not that is our real problem: we’ve gone overboard trying to fix it.  Now the “natural balance” of our scalp and skin is thrown way off.  And the awful chemicals we pile on top of that in search of a remedy make it even worse.  Which leads me to my second point:

Professional treatment for itchy scalp is expensive!

And like everybody else I spent a ton on dandruff shampoos.  I would actually look at how much they cost and assume that they were better if they were really expensive.  Yeah, they didn’t work.  Or if they worked it was for a week and then I’d be back to my itchy, red scalp.

That lead me to start looking at the home remedy market.  And let me just cut to the chase and say that while the natural way is probably the best way in most cases, when it came to my dandruff the solution was no better.  My first attempt was on my own with vinegar.  Believe me, you’ll see a bunch of vinegar cures on the net and my first attempt actually worked for awhile.  But to keep it working I had to keep applying every week.  This was something I wasn’t willing to do.  It stunk and for days you could smell me from a mile away!

But, ah, I started this blog for a reason and yes, I have a solution that so far has been working for me.  Teaser, I know, but it’s late and I do want to explain my thought on the subject some more.  Stay tuned…

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