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To read PT1 First:
Malassezia ~ Scalp – Trich & Trichillomania(PT1)
Malassezia ~ Scalp – Trich and Trichillomania (PT2)
K1: * hegor 150 *
K2: * selsun blue Malassezia *
I have used Selsun Gold but not any of the above.
Hegor contains Zinc Pyrithione but all depends on percentage
and for ANY Shampoo
whether any of the Other Ingredients Included
are Yeast Feeders, such as
OILS and Ethyl-Methyl-Acetyl Alcohol types etc.
Q1: * is there such thing as just 2% zinc pyrithione drops *
A quick Google Search did not produce any results
but here is my New Zinc Pyrithione 2% Shampoo.
Zinc yes, but loaded with other ingredients counteracting purpose
much like All Other Anti-dandruff Shampoos I have tried.
Does it work?…
I have used it for over 2 months Daily and Consistently
I leave it on the scalp for near a full hour while having a Bath.
I am, regrettably, pretty close to Busting another Myth…
Does it work?
Not exactly! … perhaps a little … and only temporarily.
It appears not affecting anything residing deep in the hair follicles
and only lightly or temporarily what is on the surface on scalp/hair.
The other Ingredients make it a great Re-locator. (*1)
Within 15 minutes after applying it and while still on
i can feel distinct ‘sand’ movement away from the scalp
into the ears, eyelids and face … most likely down to the neck.
Then within an hour or two after rinsing and drying, a stampede back
which only appears to stop -temporarily- after applying Acidophilus mix.
Acidophilus treatment takes several weeks and systematic treatment
to complete the job of clearing the scalp
and then needs Regular maintenance to keep it Malassezia Free.
The Only Shampoo i have found seemingly partly affecting spores
and resulting in several hours and up to 1-2 days all quiet
-tested repeatedly in the past and only occasionally and briefly now-
is a ‘Lice & Eggs’ treating one containing Butoxide
but it gets absorbed though the scalp and hits me Badly in other areas
side effects manifesting as early as the next day
and lasting for 4-5 days or more until cleared out of my system (*3)
And like Everything else Applied Externally
-whether Chemical or Natural-
the Results are Always only Temporary
because as already mentioned above:
It Depends on the Individual’s state of Immunity
which consequently determines
whether affliction is a temporary brief attack
or develops into a Chronic condition.
The Difference between perpetually using
Chemical Loaded Shampoos trying to control it
instead of using Natural Methods / Ingredients
The First Option
May have Detrimental Cumulative Effects *
1) On Detoxifying Organs such as Liver and Kidneys
and consequently other Dependent on them Functions, etc
as well as
2) On Other Present Scalp Friendly Flora
The same would apply to any other
Topical Chemical Substances used Long term**
While the Second, Natural Option
1) Will Enhance Friendly Flora – Creating Competition
and possibly Increase Resistance, and
2) Fortify the Immune System without causing any harm
With these Considerations in mind after this Shampoo trial period
and only One Natural effective harmless Solution available
but still temporary and with the threat of Malassezia Re-location
in an area that could cause me more trouble than on my Scalp
and Provided i can keep it under Control
ie, Not have Sticky Matted Hair or Falling Off Fast
i have started a turn around to
* Tapering Shampoo Strength – Diluting with ‘Fun Time’ Baby Bath
* Reducing amount used per session by half
* Shortening the Duration of Scalp exposure to only 10-15 minutes
* Applying Acidophilus Mix after Rinsing and Drying
or immediately as soon as when Sticky Malassezia movement is felt
as a light Spider or Insect crawl in hair or Itchy Burning forming Bump.
This way minimise exposure to -lets face it- Useless harmful chemicals
and Protecting and Fortifying Friendly Helpers.
(The above applies for all shampoo types/brands i have identified
exacerbating current condition and/or causing additional problems)
* Ingredients Causing Re-location
(*1) Since it is a living mobile creature, if not killed on impact
and its environment is disturbed – like man and volcano eruption-
it naturally moves away -temporarily- to a safer place.
Where it chooses to go depends on the Individual’s
skin condition and vulnerability.
In some people may settle on Eyelashes, in other on the Face
in other on the Nek, Upper Torso – Chest, Back, Arms etc
or worse in the Privates areas…
This does not guarantee that Newbies will not try to re-invade
the Scalp area -or Any other ‘Favourite’ – treated area
after treatment effect has passed
(Man goes back to his volcanic land and rebuilds when all settled)
* Chemicals building cumulative effect through Skin absorption
* Skin absorption can be negligent provided Shampoos
are used for a few minutes as in Normal cases of Use
but this would hardly produce any result
for Malassezia Pityrosporum fighting purposes.
** Some may argue whether any Ingredients Could be Absorbed
by the Skin and cause gradual or eventual harm, etc.
The question is always : Is it worth any Risk?
I know through first hand experience, that it Can and Does!
(*3) a) Gradually building after certain Repeated Applications:
I will Not name Brands as such but Ingredients contained
* Strong Methyl /Acetyl/ Alcohol types of ingredients
– With or without Zinc Pyrithione –
* As well as Some OIL containing ones
(used way back during heavy experimenting ‘anything goes’ times)
* Lice treating ones – as mentioned above
b) As well as in a One Off -unforgettable- Extremely Intense Impact
-when used out of desperation in a foolish, unwise way
as in Malassezia: Lethal Strategies of the Past (2)
* * *
Relevant Links Regarding Hair and Scalp Treatments:
* Malassezia Blog *
“Malassezia: Hair and Scalp Treatment”
* Malassezia Daily *
Malassezia and This or That or … Other
Morgellons&Demodex Symptoms-Malassezia Solutions
Malassezia: What The Photos Reveal – (PT 2)
Malassezia: What The Photos Reveal – (PT 3)
Trichillomania Article Link
A Theory of Trichotillomania
* Malassezia Health Quest *
* Malassezia Blogs *
Deals with history of Treatments
Outcomes and Experiences
from Beginning to Recent times
–> * Malassezia Blog *
* Confirming and/or * Updating past Topics
* Recent Developments and Progress
* New Discoveries and * Photos
* Addressing Readers’ Questions / Keywords
I am NOT Qualified To Make a Diagnosis
Nor Provide Personal Advice
All References are Based
On my Own Unfolding Personal Experiences
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