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A 18-year-old female asked:

do mayonaisse and vinegar actually help with dry scalp?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Better on salads.: "dry scalp" may actually be seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis or fungus. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try using a dandruff shampoo in the shower every day.

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