Question #24443

What do I do about damaged hair if I use dandruff shampoo?

I use medicated dandruff shampoo to get rid of dandruff so I can't stop using it yet, but how do I deal with the damage done to my hair because of it?

  • glorious angel

What type of damage do you feel gets done to your hair? If it gets drier follow it up with a moisturizing rinse-out conditioner and/or leave-in conditioner.

  • Sadie

When you use a medicated dandruff shampoo, & then a conditioner afterwards, you rinse out 50% of the flake-fighting effects of the medicated shampoo.Try using AG Control anti-dandruff shampoo, it repairs damage & makes hair feel lush. Head & Shoulders also has an anti-dandruff damage repair shampoo.

  • Laura

Do deep conditioning masks.

  • Anonymous

Keep the dandruff shampoo close to the scalp where it can fight the fungus that causes dandruff and use a good moisturizing conditioner on the length of your hair. Dandruff is a skin problem so keep the medication where it does the most good: At the skin. The rest of the hair can use regular conditioners to prevent the dryness that comes with some dandruff shampoos. One note: Keep the conditioner off the scalp. And after washing conditioning and rinsing use a leave in no-rinse conditioner or leave-in treatment. This is a place for something like argan oil leave in treatments, or for something like L'Oreal's total repair serum or recharge treatment that you use on damp hair and don't rinse out. As I said, Almost every hair care lines has leave in products for hair that feels dry and weird after washing.

  • JustAnEmoBoy

Use things that give your hair a treatment, like conditioner for 2 hours or put some coconut oil in the microwave and put it on your hair (if you do make sure its not burning hot when you put it on your head) treatments from the store also too, mayonnaise maybe