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Old 11-20-2011, 06:53 PM
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Default BORAX has saved my scalp!

I had to come in and sing the praises of Borax. I have been having issues with my scalp for the past few months, but especially had an issue after using dry shampoo. The dry shampoo killed my scalp and causes a fungus to grow. I know that sounds gross, but its the truth.

For the past few weeks I have been using Head and Shoulders to keep it in check, but by two days after my shampoo my scalp would start itching, flaking, and started to smell. Long story short I reached out to @Anonymous1 and she gave me a recipe for a Borax shampoo. I applied on Friday and checked this morning and no smell, no flakes, and no itchiness. My scalp is no longer white, its the color of my normal skin. I swear I almost cried cause I really thought I would be dealing with this forever. So any ladies that are having scalp issues, pleease please please please try Borax. You will not be disappointed.
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Default Re: BORAX has saved my scalp!

That's great that you have finally found something to relieve your scalp issue.


Where can I find the recipe? =D
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what tha what?! lol!
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Default Re: BORAX has saved my scalp!

Glad that you were able to relieve your scalp issues. But I can't say I wouldn't be a little afraid to use this on my scalp. Not only is it a pesticide, but it's hard to imagine what it could do to your strands, as well as your over all health. I've read up on it and there are some other concerns that you should be aware of.

http://www.magicalchildhood.com/articles/borax.htm

http://www.cafemom.com/group/27044/f...ngers_of_Borax

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Default Re: BORAX has saved my scalp!

OP, do you think JBCO or Sulphur could have gotten you the same results?

I'm glad you found some relief but ummmmm it's not for me.
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Default Re: BORAX has saved my scalp!

I would do a bentonite clay or rhassoul clay treatment using clay, neem oil and plain water. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp. Massage your scalp with it, leave it in for 20 minutes or longer and co-wash it out. This mixture clarifies your hair and detoxifies your scalp.

Neem has insecticidal, fungicidal, miticidal and medicinal properties.

I do a bi-weekly wash using bentonite or rhassoul clay, aloe vera juice and brine. If my scalp is feeling itchy for any reason, I add neem oil. I haven't had any scalp issues in two years.
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I would do a bentonite clay or rhassoul clay treatment using clay, neem oil and plain water. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp. Massage your scalp with it, leave it in for 20 minutes or longer and co-wash it out. This mixture clarifies your hair and detoxifies your scalp.

Neem has insecticidal, fungicidal, miticidal and medicinal properties.

I do a bi-weekly wash using bentonite or rhassoul clay, aloe vera juice and brine. If my scalp is feeling itchy for any reason, I add neem oil. I haven't had any scalp issues in two years.
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Default Re: BORAX has saved my scalp!

I had major scalp issues too where I could not go more than 3 days without ridiculous itching and flakes. I used Nizoral for about 2 months on a weekly basis and I'm happy to say that I've been issue free for the last 4 years.

Just thought I'd share that in case you were ever needed a quick, store-bought, all-in-one alternative.
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I had major scalp issues too where I could not go more than 3 days without ridiculous itching and flakes. I used Nizoral for about 2 months on a weekly basis and I'm happy to say that I've been issue free for the last 4 years.

Just thought I'd share that in case you were ever needed a quick, store-bought, all-in-one alternative.
I looked for Nizoral a couple of months ago and learned that there is a nationwide shortage. It had something to do with Johnson and Johnson relocating a production facility and being offline for several months. Its misleading because multiple websites show it in stock but if you call then you learn that they don't actually have it. I know that was the case with CVS and Walgreens.

I'm going to look into Neem oil as an alternative.
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Thank you so much for sharing, @natural_one.
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Borax thickens hair too! I learned about its use for hair on earthclinic.com. I used to use it regularly as a shampoo and it was great. Idk why I stopped I need to go back to it.

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Thanks everyone for your concerns, but this has been the only thing to relieve me of my scalp issues. As with everything on LHCF, there are some things that aren't for everyone so take my review with a grain of salt. If I have any adverse reactions I will definitely up this thread to warn everyone. Here's an article to give another opinion of Borax. http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/borax.html

For those that are interested, the recipe is

1/2 cup of Borax
4 cups of warm water

I mixed in a blender to make sure it mixed well. I poured it over my scalp and let it sit for 1 hr and then co washed.
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Glad that you were able to relieve your scalp issues. But I can't say I wouldn't be a little afraid to use this on my scalp. Not only is it a pesticide, but it's hard to imagine what it could do to your strands, as well as your over all health. I've read up on it and there are some other concerns that you should be aware of.

http://www.magicalchildhood.com/articles/borax.htm

http://www.cafemom.com/group/27044/f...ngers_of_Borax
Boric Acid is found in eye drops and is used to cure yeast infections. When you "poison" someone, the ingest. Alcohol is poison.
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Could you post the recipe please. THX!

ETA: Ok, just saw the post, guess I should have F5'd first.
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I'm so glad it worked for you. It worked for me and i did a bunch a research before i used it. It got my hair back right. I know everyone won't agree but this stuff worked for me. I wouldn't suggest drinking it or anything but it worked on my scalp and yes i does cure yeast infections too. Some doctors even prescribe borax suppositories for infections.
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Interesting info in here. Hmm...
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Congrats OP! Didin't know you could use borax. I used to have that same problem until I found out that shampoo was the culprit. I would have this terrible gray film on my scalp I switched to natural stuff like ACV, Witch Hazel, Pure Tea Tree Oil, or Shikakai. Never had the problem again.
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Boric Acid is found in eye drops and is used to cure yeast infections. When you "poison" someone, the ingest. Alcohol is poison.
From the dangers I found during my research, I stand by my opinion! Because something is an ingredient in something else does not mean you should use it without research, for other areas. Who knows the exact measurements that are used in eyedrops or for yeast infection medicine. It could become poisonous with more potenency, just like alcohol. And absorption into the scalp is near the same as ingesting it. There was a thread about "Tea Rinses" a while back that was started cause some of us ladies had a reaction to the caffeine in the tea which caused extreme nervousness, distress with breathing and for me ultimately problems with my Anxiety Disorder. And that was through the scalp. Then you never no what it could do to the actual "Hair" itself. Just better safe than sorry!

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^Well...not exactly.
You can put a whole bunch of stuff on your scalp that you absolutely cannot eat. They aren't the same thing at all.
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^^^^^I think she means if it has the ability to become systemic.

If Borax molecule(s) are small enough in it's orginal state or when mixed with water it may become transdermal.
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