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My name is Ainsley. I had cystic acne and severe acne all over my face for over a year. I wanna say people brought me down because of it. Acne can be caused by a lot of components , the worst part is people treat it like a monster when it’s normal & human. I can say to any acne sufferer that you are strong and you are more than your skin and It will teach you a lot about people & yourself. You’re not alone & im sorry people are uneducated & cruel but it’s not you. Don’t cover it up with makeup in the long run it’ll make it worse , embrace it and you can get through anything you are strong powerful & unique, if only they understood they wouldn’t even say the things they do. As long as you know that’s all that matters. Anyone can talk to me if they need to or want to know more about my experience , routine I will post more about it :) I just wanted to put this out there first.
Evaluation for drug store 2-in-1 👇🏽👇🏻👇🏿
I had always thought that my hair density was low. Until recently when I was chatting with my friends about this topic that I found out my hair density was in fact medium, not very low. However, my hair is fine and soft and my scalp is very sensitive. If I use shampoo with some irritative ingredient, it will easily lead to acne on my scalp. So Every time when using shampoo, I will make sure it doesn't rub it directly into my scalp but instead rub it into my hands and then apply to my hair. What I would like to introduce today is a very mild product, which is a combination of shampoo and conditional. Head-shoulders product! You can buy it in any supermarkets. 2 in 1 product is convenient for travelers. And it also can save time to wash hair. This type that I have shown on the photo is a basic one. It has mild formula that deeply cleans the scalp to resist itching and prevent dandruff. There are also have other options, for example of marine mineral salts, strength menthol and lemon Nourishing shampoo. The most recommended point is that it is very cost-effective! 13.5oz for only $5.99! I prefer head and shoulders products when my hair has nothing big wrong, I like the rich foam from this shampoo. This brand is the most frequent drug store product I have brought. Whatever from the price, scent and packaging, all of them can satisfy my needs. head & shoulders - Classic Clean Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Paraben Free Shampoo and Conditioner
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🌿 my fav anti-dandruff shampoo
I was suffering from a lot of dandruff on the left side of my head. I always parted most of my hair in that direction, so I think that might have caused an oil buildup. 🐝 Other common causes of dandruff are: ￼￼￼Not cleansing enough ￼￼￼Dry skin ￼￼￼Malassezia fungus (feeds on scalp oils) ￼￼￼Allergic reaction ￼￼￼Or eczema I tried two products that didn’t do much for me~ ￼￼￼Selsun blue - Moisturizing Dandruff Shampoofelt fresh, but didn’t make a difference. Key ingredient is 1% Selenium sulfide, which relieves itching and prevents fungus. ￼￼￼head & shoulders - Classic Clean Daily-Use Anti-Dandruff ShampooKey ingredient is 1% Pyrithione Zinc, which fights fungus and bacteria. Considered less intense than selenium sulfide, so for more mild cases. But both these shampoos have sulfates, which can dry our your hair with overuse. Finally, I tried the L'ORÉAL - EverFresh Antidandruff Sulfate Free Shampoo on a whim one day when I was in a rush. It’s about $6 depending on your store, and comes with 8.5 fl oz. But I was happily surprised at how this stopped my dandruff! 🍃 PRODUCT REVIEW & INGREDIENT BREAKDOWN 🍃 This one’s active ingredient is 1% Pyrithione Zinc, like Head & Shoulders. But unlike it, it doesn’t have sulfates. I read the ingredients and saw “sodium lauryl sulfoacetate” (SLSA), which just sounded like a spin off of sulfate. But I did some research. Both that ingredient and traditional sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) create bubbles. But SLS is artificial, and SLSA is derived from 🥥 and palm oils. According to a Naturally Curly article, SLSA molecules are too big to penetrate skin, making them less irritating than SLS. Basically, it’s a gentler cleanser. Since sulfates can over dry your hair (encouraging more oil production), I think this product struck the right balance: pairing an anti-dandruff ingredient with a less drying cleanser. It also has algae 🌊 and melia azadirachta leaf (Indian lilac) extract. The algae reduces inflammation from bacteria. Meanwhile, lilac is anti-fungal. Plus... it smells and feels minty. A little amount will lather up a lot. It feels cooling on your scalp, so sometimes I let it sit in my hair for a few minutes in the shower. Washing just the roots of your hair is enough. And after washing and applying conditioner, I noticed my hair still had volume. So it did the clearing job without hurting my curls. I used to have ❄️ flakes when I scratched my head. Now, the most I need is a touch up cleanse every quarter. What are your remedies ? Do tea tree oils or certain conditioners work for you?
how to clear up your fungal acne
growing up i never really had acne. it wasn’t until maybe 8th grade till i noticed some texture on my forehead and it only got worse throughout my freshman year of high school. after trying every acne treatment ever invented (ok maybe not all of them) ive finally have found out a way to maintain my FA so that i dont look like 14 year old me anymore 😳 what is fungal acne? fungal acne ( malassezia folliculitis ) is when the healthy yeasts that live on your skin get too comfortable and start to grow. causing that raised itchy texture we all hate what causes fungal acne ￼￼￼￼￼weather ( hot humid climate ) ￼￼￼￼￼sweat ￼￼￼￼￼stress ￼￼￼￼￼certain ingredients (lipids, polysorbates, esters, oils, and fermented ingredients) what to avoid ok so as said in the previous section, certain ingredients can promote the growth of malassezia. and it just so happens that a HUGE percentage of skincare on the market will be formulated with these types of ingredients. i know very sucky so here are some ingredients to avoid! -absolutely NO oils. the only oils that are fungal acne safe are squalane oil, mineral oil, MCT oil. -all polysorbates including 20, 40, 60, 80 -fermented ingredients ESPECIALLY galacmyces -fatty acids ( stearic, linoleic, myristic, oleic) just to name a few -esters ( glyceryl stearate is the most common one) treatment and ingredients that help -Curology - Curology formula ( clindamycin, niacinamide, azelaic acid, zinc pyrithione) - green tea extracts -honey/ propolis extract -slicylic acid (bha) -sulfur ( De La Cruz - Sulfur Ointment, Acne Medication, Maximum Strength) - tea tree oil - urea - sun exposure 😀🌤 - then we have the inti dandruff shampoo like Nizoral - Anti Dandruff Shampoo and head & shoulders - Classic Clean Daily-Use Anti-Dandruff Shampoo but in my opinion i find them to be unaffected but idk try it for yourself some of my favorite products for fa -CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser -Curology - Curology formula( azelaic acid, clindamycin, zinc pyrithione) -NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% -Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum -FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream -FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer for more information about fungal acne go to www.simpleskincarescience.com and go read “The Fungal Acne Treatment Bible (2020): Cure Malassezia With Science!” to check if your skincare products are fa safe go to - folliculitisscout.com -sezia.co -skincarisma.com ( that one isn’t as reliable but it still pretty good) like and share! xo melanie
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Battle Of The Scalp Soothers| #CheriePartner
I’ve been using the head & shoulders - Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir for a while and i LOVE that product but when i went to my local CVS I realized that they were sold out of that product ☹️. I was really bummed out but I went on IG and i was just scrolling and i seen an AD for Gabrielle Union’s new hair are like called Flawless by Gabrielle Union & I was intrigued. The prices weren’t bad and they were on Amazon Prime so i was able to get them next day. FLAWLESS - Scalp Soothing Tonic Hair Treatment s more of a direct contact to the scalp cause it’s sort of like a gelly substance. Though it has peppermint oil it doesn’t have that tingly feeling like the head & shoulders - Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir es whenever you spray it on. So far not gonna lie I’ve been liking the Gabrielle Union product but my only con with the product is that it leaves the scalp feeling a lil wet for a lil longer than the spray does, not gonna lie it kinda bothered my only because i would run my fingers through like scalp and my finger tips would be wet. Ion like det 🥴 So far to be honest ( once again) i will give this FLAWLESS - Scalp Soothing Tonic Hair Treatment . I give it 3/5 because though the product is good it does leave that wet feeling that’s kinda annoying and i know people like quick drying results. They like things. The head & shoulders - Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir is still a banger and i hope that local CVS restocks soon so i can reup! Tell me if you’ve tried these products and how you feel about scalp soothers & tonics like this!
Favorite Braided Knotless Styles 👩🏽🦱
Having braids is fun but doing different styles with them even makes them more fun to have! I like to try new styles with my braids once they are a week old. I do want to get into more eccentric styles and experiment a lil bit but these 4 styles will do ( for now lol) When i’m doing my styles I like to oil my scalp and refresh it a lil with my sulfur 8 - Medicated Anti-Dandruff Hair and Scalp Conditioner Original Formula & head & shoulders - Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir These styles are quick and fun and spice up an already fun and easy hairstyle!
Best $6.00 Shampoo for Sensitive Scalps 👏🏼
Let be start by saying how thankful I am to head & shoulders - Instant Relief Anti-Dandruff Shampoo because this baby here SAVED my scalp and hair! For reference, I have long fine wavy brunette hair! Aka when I have a dandruff or scalp irritation - you can definitely see it on my brown locks 🤷🏻♀️. I will give you all a backstory of what happened to my sensitive scalp. Typically, I do not jump from one shampoo or conditioner to another but I had won a sick package deal from a well-known brand and wanted to try it! First, I used the Wen shampoo for a full month before I realized it was giving be a horrible scalp irritation, to the point that I couldn’t sleep at night because it was so itchy. I then did proper research and saw Wen products had a lawsuit back in the day over customers dealing with horrible effects from their products. I immediately stopped using it and went on to use another shampoo from R+Co (review coming soon) and guess what it did more damage to my scalp and hair on top of the previous damage 🙃. Enter my holy grail of only $6.00 (available at Target)! This shampoo started healing my damaged scalp after it’s first use, and then after a week I saw significant improvement! The flakes were no longer there, the itchy sensation disappeared, and my hair began to look full and alive again! This shampoo has peppermint complex and tea tree essence to get you that instant relief element! At my worst, I would feel the flakes throughout my entire head that would then trickle down my long locks onto my clothe and then the second horrible shampoo irritated my hair line so bad it would be red! I didn’t take pictures of this because I was so embarrassed and I still wasn’t sure if this Head and Shoulders product would work at the time this was going on. Again so grateful this shampoo ended up working for me 🙌🏼! It has such a lovely scent that I cannot get over and I use this in combination with my Briogeo scalp revival therapy massager! Together my scalp has never felt healthier and I am so glad I went with my gut feeling and went back to what would work for me. I think I was caught up in name brands and the “it shampoos” that I changed what was working for me to try so many hair products. Please please please! If you take anything from this review is that you should always stick to what works for you and not to get swept up with the current trends and risk damaging your hair or scalp from so many products out in the market.
head & shoulders Head and Shoulders Deep Sea Mineral Anti-Dandruff Men 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner $ 5.99
head & shoulders Itchy Scalp Care with Eucalyptus 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Paraben Free Shampoo + Conditioner $ 5.99
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