Stephanie (deosangue) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Stephanie
deosangue
get_up_dread_up

Serious Compulsion question



A couple of days ago I got a lovely set of locks started up and I am totally happy with them and being a worry wort about their development. Here is my problem now:

I suffer from a form of OCD called dermatillomania, compulsions to pick scabs and shedding skin cells. My dermatillomania is primarily scalp based.. In the past, this "condition" if you will hasn't been all that bad, because I've been able to use anti-dandruff shampoos which have helped rid the extra flaked therefore forcing me to keep my compulsions at bay. Now that I have dreads, I am more flakey than ever, and feel even more compelled to pick my scabs and dandruff .

So, I guess my question is this: is anti-dandruff shampoo all that bad for dreadlocks? Is there a particular dandruff shampoo I should be using? Are there non-dandruff shampoos that still rid dandruff? I've looked in the memories as best I can and all I've found is to use tea-tree oil but the problem is I have a lot of open soars and tea tree oil will sting the daylights out of me.

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