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Coconut vs Emu oil for Dandruff
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Coconut vs Emu oil for Dandruff
I would go with the coconut oil since a common cause is the fungus Malassezia. The caprylic acid of coconut oil is an effective antifungal. In addition coconut oil is a surfactant that will help to cut the excess oil production.

After washing the hair it would also be a good idea to apply a citric acid solution to the hair and scalp to restore the natural acidity. I have been experimenting with different acid concentrations and am currently using a mixture of citric and malic acid, 1/2 teaspoon each per 4 ounces purified water. Been pretty happy with it. Citric acid is easier to find, and you can just use one teaspoon per 4 ounces water.

It would also be a good idea to address this internally. Digestive bitters can help balance out the hormones that can also contribute to overproduction of oils.
07-10-2012 10:45 AM
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