Hi all. I'm a newcomer here as I just shaved my head for the first time last week and it looked great. Then I shaved it again a week later only to discovery I'd built up a pretty noticeable amount of dandruff in the interim. It wouldn't be a terrible amount of dandruff with hair, but with a shaved head it's rather noticeable (looks like a molting sunburn) and I'm embarrassed to leave the house without a hat!
-I've been using clippers set to their minimum length. This is partially because I'm afraid a razor would irritate my skin or I'd miss a spot (or go over parts unequally), but I also actually prefer a bit of gritty stubble to a glossy dome.
-Prior to shaving my head I'd use the Neutrogena T-Gel about twice a week. This never completely eliminated dandruff, but it reduced it quite a bit. In my week shaved I continued to use it a couple of times, but I didn't leave it in very long as I figured it was kind of pointless (I mostly just did it out of habit). Once I re-shaved my head and noticed the dandruff build-up I washed my scalp again, this time leaving it in for a few minutes. It looked great wet, but once my head dried it was as flaky as ever. Could the dandruff shampoo actually be making things worse now that I have a shaved head?
Anyway, now I'm not sure if I should keep using dandruff shampoo, eliminate shampoo altogether (then use what? Soap?), start rubbing moisturizer on my head, or attempt a full shave with a razor and hope for the best (this could backfire horribly if the flaky stuff is still there). I'm leaning towards the moisturizer option, but want to hear feedback from others who've experienced this.
Oh, and how long should it take for whichever option you suggest to work? One wash/application? A few times? A week? Longer?