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Dry hair and dandruff problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i need help on hair and skin
User :   problems
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   I can help you with that
Doctor :   Proceed with the query
User :   i am having dandruff and my hair is getting dry
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   since 6 months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   23 yrs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   First of all, the main problem is dandruff
Doctor :   drying can be taken care of later
Doctor :   so for dandruff issue
User :   ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you to use shampoo 2% strength
Doctor :   3-4 times per week
Doctor :   and oil your hair with simple coconut oil
Doctor :   Doctor :   that would be quite helpful in your case
User :   now trying different anti dandruf shampoos
Doctor :   Have you used before?
User :   like
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have used it once
Doctor :   but this is a medicated one
Doctor :   and quite effective
User :   ok...i take headbath twice in week and apply oil before headbath
User :   is it fine
Doctor :   fine but 3 times when u have dandruff issue
User :   ok...
Doctor :   even after headbath
Doctor :   to prevent drying
Doctor :   and hairfall
Doctor :   coconut oil is quite good
User :   but people say that dandruf increases with oil as dust will stop in the hair easily
User :   when we go out
Doctor :   nothing like that
Doctor :   it is a myth
Doctor :   but washing frequently is advisable
User :   ok...
User :   for how many days should i use
Doctor :   and make sure that it shall stay atleast for 2 minutes
Doctor :   before you rinse
Doctor :   3 days per week is good enough
Doctor :   infact doing it daily is ideal
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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User :   i could not chat
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What is the problem?
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