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Registered: ‎05-11-2014

Hello!

I ordered the TSV for Wen and have been using the Bamboo Green Tea. This is my first time using Wen and I see a big difference in the look and feel of my hair. However, I have been getting far more dandruff than usual. My scalp is so dry the next day, and very itchy. I read the instructions carefully, I rinsed and repeated. I used the amount of pumps it says for my hair type and length. Last night I though for the second rinse I only use the 6/13 and today the dryness and dandruff is far more.

I tried to call their customer service but it was too late. Can anyone give me advice or what I could be doing wrong? I really loved the product and did read that Tea Tree is good for dry scalp but I haven't tried that and don't want to return the Bamboo Green Tea.

Any ideas or help is much appreciated.

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I think the consensus here is that if any product is causing an allergic reaction, stop using it. OTC Benadryl should help with the itching.

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I am not having an allergic reaction.

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Gohar, dandruff can be related to a number of things. It can be caused by food allergies; it can be hereditary etc. Flacky scalp is another thing - not necessarily dandruff. There are some really good articles on the internet about what dandruff is and what may cause it.

It seems a number of posters have found the WEN Bamboo Green Tea CC drying as well as 613 if used consistently on its own. You may want to try another WEN formula?

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My mom has dry scalp and has far worse dandruff than I do and WEN helps her control that. I am only assuming it is hereditary. I was reading Bamboo Green Tea is drying too on the scalp. I should have done more research before purchasing. I've only read that Tea Tree is good for dry scalp. I don't know about others formals. I think, I might have to return this because 613 seems to be making it worse. I've only used it twice, once I mixed it and last night second rinse I used it on its own.

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On 4/4/2015 Gohar said:

My mom has dry scalp and has far worse dandruff than I do and WEN helps her control that. I am only assuming it is hereditary. I was reading Bamboo Green Tea is drying too on the scalp. I should have done more research before purchasing. I've only read that Tea Tree is good for dry scalp. I don't know about others formals. I think, I might have to return this because 613 seems to be making it worse. I've only used it twice, once I mixed it and last night second rinse I used it on its own.

From what I have read here, Summer Honey Peach and Summer Mango Coconut is very moisturizing. I am waiting for the peach...

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Thank you so much Crisso. This is a reminder that I need to research more before purchasing, especially when its my first time. I just got a little excited for my own good. Smiley Very Happy

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Try Fig. It works for me. I use Tea Tree as the wash and Fig as the final.


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You may need a medicated shampoo to first treat your dandruff. Shea Moisture has a shampoo for it and it is free from all those bad things, Tea Tree oil could treat it that you can get from the health food store and/or WEN version, Neutragena has one, and so do others. Consider that first, but if your condition worsens, take Benedryll and stop using all that you are using, then see a doc. Good luck...

Oh another possible treatment is good old SeaBreeze on the scalp after you wash. It kills the fungus/germs that could be causing your dandruff.

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On 4/4/2015 Gohar said:

Thank you so much Crisso. This is a reminder that I need to research more before purchasing, especially when its my first time. I just got a little excited for my own good. Smiley Very Happy

I would recommend that you try to incorporate the tea tree formula into your routine. This should help with any dandruff that you may have.