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Dr. Bronner's bar soap okay to wash hair with?

Dr. Bronner's bar soap okay to wash hair with?

Sure: I see no problem with using this to wash your hair. If you do it for a while and your hair does not seem to respond well you can try something else but this should be fine for most. ...Read more

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Is dove unscented bar soap okay to wash hair with as well as ivory bar soap?

No not a good idea: It is not a good idea as soap even dov can dry your scalp. Use a shampoo for your kind of hair oily or dry. ...Read more

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Is bali soap, okay to wash hair with?

Is bali soap, okay to wash hair with?

I wouldn't : I'm not specifically familiar with this soap, but bar soaps in general tend to be pretty harsh on the hair. In a pinch you could use it but I would generally use products made for the hair that don't strip as many of the oils out. ...Read more

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I always wash my hairs with anti dandruff shampoo and sometimes teatree soap but my hairs have dandruff after taking shower and it feels itching?

I always wash my hairs with anti dandruff shampoo and sometimes teatree soap but my hairs have dandruff after taking shower and it feels itching?

Eczema?: If your run-of-the-mill anti dandruff shampoo is not working you may need something stronger. Your "dandruff" may be eczema so see a dermatologist to make sure.
Good Luck ...Read more

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How do you grow out your hair from having a shaved head? Do I use soap or shampoo?

How do you grow out your hair from having a shaved head? Do I use soap or shampoo?

Hair Growth: Hair will grow naturally after shaving it. You can wash the growing hair with soap or shampoo as you please. ...Read more

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After 2 year my hair have still falling I'm 21 year old I use soap and shampoo but not efect?

After 2 year my hair have still falling I'm 21 year old I use soap and shampoo but not efect?

There are many: Possible causes for losing hair. Your best bet is a medical workup to see if a cause can be identified that is correctable. ...Read more

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Is bathing soap a good thing to use on hairs for washing or hair should only be washed by shampoo and conditioner?

Is bathing soap a good thing to use on hairs for washing or hair should only be washed by shampoo and conditioner?

Soap ok: It's ok to wash your hair with soap as many people(especially men) still do. It is less a detergent than shampoo and therefore removes less oil from your hair. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the procedure for cleaning head full of dandruff but without using shampoo or soap.?

I'm curious as to what is the procedure for cleaning head full of dandruff but without using shampoo or soap.?

Why not?: There are several OTC shampoos. If no luck there, see a dermatologist. Psoriasis? You may need a prescription. Not using shampoo does not compute. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo for Eczema? Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Clear or soap?

What's the best shampoo for Eczema? Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Clear or soap?

Find the cause: Shampoos might be more appropriate if its actually seborrhea. Eczema calls for a search as to its cause and correcting whatever it is -- you may even be allergic to a hair care product. ...Read more

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Right ear itches or tickles on outside of head especially the little flap sticking out in front. Do not use shampoo, use only ivory soap for shampoo, seems to help, other shampoo makes really bad. Only right ear

Right ear itches or tickles on outside of head especially the little flap sticking out in front.  Do not use shampoo, use only ivory soap for shampoo, seems to help, other shampoo makes really bad.  Only right ear

This : This may be a dermatitis or an eczematous lesion. Try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream two to three times a day and monitor for relief. If this does not work and the symptoms persist, schedule a visit with your primary care provider.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Try: I would try selsun blue or selenium sulfide head and shoulders. Provided no new exposures or new products you could have seborrhea of the scalp. An exam in 1 week would be recommended by your doctor ...Read more

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Is it bad to wash my scalp and hair with dial white bar soap? I'm allergic to shampoos and conditioners.

Is it bad to wash my scalp and hair with dial white bar soap? I'm allergic to shampoos and conditioners.

May not be best: Dial isn't the name most would recommend for sensitive skin, given its traditional product has scent and coloring additives. However, a new line might prove itself. Less so for hair. Patch tests can identify allergy to chemicals in shampoos and conditioners, and may help you find hair products that don't trigger allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Can you use shampoo to wash your hands instead of bar soap does it kill germs?

You can: Why ask this question? If you have a phobia about "germs" seek a psychiatric consult. Do not take seriously the popular ads for soaps to "kill germs". They are as effective as any other soaps or skin cleansers, no more. ...Read more

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My hair is dry and static when I comb it. How many days til it regulates itself back to normal after washing it with bar soap?

My hair is dry and static when I comb it. How many days til it regulates itself back to normal after washing it with bar soap?

Soap: Will make your scalp even dries and rob of some natural oils. Your hair dies out. When encountering friction and in dry weather conditions (winter) you are creating static. Hence, take measures to humidify your scalp and no alcohol shampoos. ...Read more

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I washed my hair with a bar of white dial soap. My hair is shedding more. Will this stop if I stop using a bar of soap?

Shampoo: Dial soap is too harsh and will coat your hair with soap scum. Get a moisturizing shampoo without SLS.
Condition your hair with a leave in conditioner. Visit your beautician, and if it does not stop see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Can we wash our hair with soap? Does it have any bad effects on it? Do u think that thinning of hair & hairfall will stop by using soap?

WASH HAIR WITH SOAP: WITH ALL THOSE GREAT SHAMPOOS ON THE MARKET, WHY SHOULD ANYONE USE SOAP?
SOAPS LEAVE RESIDUE ON THE SCALP, MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO MANAGE, AND FORMS A SCUM ON THE SCALP. IT DOES NOT WORK WELL WITH HARD WATER.
AND SOAP DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THINNING HAIR OR HAIR LOSS. . . ...Read more

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I shaved my hair off with clippers. I washed with a bar of soap. I'm itching and when I scratch black & white stuff is under my nails. Why?

I shaved my hair off with clippers. I washed with a bar of soap. I'm itching and when I scratch black & white stuff is under my nails. Why?

Folliculitis: May be bacterial or fungal infection as the skin is loaded with bacteria and cutting/shaving can cause cuts in follicles leading to infection Rarely may be nits. Consider clotrimazole in evening and bacitracin in AM x 1 weekafter washing with soap and water. Discuss with doc/urgent care. ...Read more

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I take around three-4 showers a day bc i work out a lot. I wash my hair about 4 x a day. I use dove soap to bathe with. Are their any risks?

Dryness: 3 showers a day is excessive. You are stripping your skin of natural oils. I would limit it to max 2 showers. Moisturze after every shower. ...Read more

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Have had a yellowish coating on about 1/3 of both my armpit hairs and has a horrible smell uses bar soap daily and never deodorant been there longtime?

Have had a yellowish coating on about 1/3 of both my armpit hairs and has a horrible smell uses bar soap daily and never deodorant been there longtime?

Bacterial overgrowth: More than likely you have "trichomycosis axillaris" which is an overgrowth of normal bacteria from your skin called corynebacteria. Try antibacterial soap or hibiclens wash (careful not to get in eyes). If this does not clear it see your dermatologist. You might need either topical or oral antibiotics (erythromycin). ...Read more

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Ingrown hair in pubic area has turned purple/dark colored. I wash it daily with soap and use hydrocortisone. Does this sound normal? It won't go away!

Ingrown hair in pubic area has turned purple/dark colored. I wash it daily with soap and use hydrocortisone. Does this sound normal? It won't go away!

Need more help: You are doing good things to help the ingrown hair situation but you need additional support so that you don't get infected. Your doc can remove the hairs and keep you from infection. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How often should one wash hair?

How often should one wash hair?

Depends: It depends upon you specific hair ad how oily it becomes. For most people washing the hair 3 times a week is fine, others with very oily hair need to wash it every day. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use dry shampoo if you never want to wash your hair?

Is it bad to use dry shampoo if you never want to wash your hair?

Water IsEssential to: Clean. Shampoo, like other soaps/detergents, does not clean. They are emulsification agents which can coat groups of fat molecules at a submicroscopic scale, so that fat molecules (water rejects) will now mix (via the charged surrounding soap molecules) with water & wash away. This is also why physical agitation is essential; it breaks up fat, & other molecules, so the soap molecules can cover. ...Read more

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I heard if you don't wash your hair with shampoo, it can make your hair healthier. Is that true?

No: Although washing it to frequently can make it dry, not washing it at all will likely lead to greasy hair. Find a balance. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to wash hair every day using only water and no shampoo?

Is it healthy to wash hair every day using only water and no shampoo?

Healthy but unusual: I guess there is no special health issues, depends on how oily your skin is and how much environmental pollution you are exposed to. Any skin or hair needs some soap or shampoo to wash away certain dirts. As you wash your hands and body with soap, you need to wash your head as well with a shampoo. ...Read more