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What can you do about greasy hair?

Becky begs for help: What shampoo is good for a little kid with very greasy hair? My daughter, who’s five years old, gets very greasy hair over the course of the day. I wash it every morning, but by late in the afternoon it’s so greasy and smelly that I have to wash it again. I tried using a dandruff shampoo, and it did make her hair less greasy. But, it also made her scalp flake. I’ve been using a good degreasing shampoo, so the hair is getting clean, but it seems to get greasy again so quickly. What can I do?

The Right Brain responds:

Becky, this case is a bit tricky. Since your daughter’s greasy hair problem did respond to treatment with a dandruff shampoo we suggest exploring that avenue and experimenting a little further. If using a dandruff shampoo every day cured her greasiness, but caused her scalp to flake, why not try using the dandruff shampoo less frequently? We’d suggest using a good dandruff shampoo, like the Head & Shoulders, every other time you shampoo. If you still get flakes then try it every two shampoos. So one day use your regular shampoo, the next day use your dandruff shampoo, and so on. If the problem persists, you’d better see your pediatrician! Let us know if this helps!

What do YOU think? Do you have a greasy hair problem? What have you tried and what’s worked for you? Leave a comment and share your successes with the rest of the Beauty Brains community.

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