Why: It's tough to find a shampoo that thoroughly nixes dandruff without wreaking havoc on color-treated hair. When I saw that VMV Hypoallergenics' Grandma Minnie's Oil's Well Nurturing Do-It-Oil treats diaper rash in babies, the wheels began to spin. Dandruff is the same type of skin disorder as diaper rash. And since Oil's Well has just two ingredients—organic virgin coconut oil and coconut-derived monolaurin—it seemed harmless to hair.
Despite dismal high school chemistry grades, I'm proud to report that this science experiment was a success. Now I massage a tiny bit into my scalp (before wetting my head), let it sit for a few minutes and rinse very, very well. Dandruff and the accompanying itch abates, my hair is super soft, and my highlights are intact.
An added bonus: Grandma Minnie’s Mom + Baby Skin Care is free of all 65 known allergens, and is great for sensitive skin.
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