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Posted by: lil | 2010-07-20

Dry and itchy scalp

Hi there, i am struggling with dry and itchy scalp. i suppose it has to be my shampoo. no matter what shampoo i use it does not help (i use shampoo with botanical ingredients but it still has parabens etc in it)..is there something natural i can use to stop the itching.. like an oil or vitamin or remedy. i do take vitamins for hair, nails and skin and i also take omega 3 and 6. i am scared that it can help with permanent hair loss later on if the itching continues. i am female and 28. thanks.

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hi

itching scalp sometimes are related to stress. i would suggest this should be addressed as well. The EPA / DHA strength should be high. in the region of 300 / 250. FoodState has just brought out a Omega 3 supplement, which also contains vitamin B12 and folic acid (vitamin B to feed the nervous system.)

Use zinc as well.

add 3 drops of pure rosemary essential oil to your sjampoo to help. Dr Hauska sjampoo is a very natural product to use. if your hair is not to long then you can use their Neem oil as well. nourishes the skin.

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Dr Debbie

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Posted by: lil | 2010-07-20

Hi there, the hair, nail and skin vitamins have Vitamin B1, 2, 6 and 12 in it as well as Zinc Gluconate and other stuff. The omega 3 and 6 s EPA is 500mg each. Is this high enough? i will try the Rosemary essential oil. Hope it helps. Thanks.

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