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Can This Copper Brush Cure Dandruff?

Copper bracelets are supposedly great for arthritis and joint pain, but can a copper brush help cure dandruff? My sister, who has long suffered from this condition, wanted to find out. While I was scoping out the hair accessories aisle, she came across the Goody Styling Therapy Reduce+Dandruff Paddle Brush ($13). "Do you think this will work?" she asked with a tinge of apprehension.

Scientists now believe that dandruff is caused from the fungus malassezia, a pesky little microbe that lives on all of our scalps. While some people aren't affected by the critters, others are, with an itchy, flaky, and oily scalp often resulting. Goody's brush is supposed to kill those suckers — 88 percent of bacteria and fungi, they claim. To find out what my sis thought,


Although we are still not quite certain about the purpose of the hole in the center bottom (is it a vent, perhaps?), my sister said the copper bristles felt really soothing to her scalp, like cool, tingly massage. While she didn't notice a major reduction in flakes or oiliness, her scalp itched a whole lot less, particularly when she used the brush every day. For the fact that it reduced her discomfort and was reasonably priced, she gives it two thumbs up.

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ImmaDiva ImmaDiva 8 years
I bought this and the bristles feel awesome on my itchy scalp. could just be the placebo effect but it really soothes my scalp.. kind of like that massage pain... it hurts so good haha haven't used it enough yet to see if it helps with flakes.. just got it this morning but all day it's been soothing my itch. I definitely will let you know how it goes.. and that jojoba oil brush sounds awesome, I'll have to look for it..
lola_love lola_love 8 years
Check out that might help answer your questions. The jojoba brush is on there as well...this brush may be the better option if the flakes and itching are do to dryness. There's also a coupon on the site! Thanks, Lori Ann Goody
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
very interesting,..
oceanmom62 oceanmom62 8 years
My husband has had plenty of trouble with an itching scalp and LOTS of flakes. I researched it on the Internet and found an article that said to use baby shampoo and to alternate that with dandruff shampoos. It said to alternate the dandruff shampoos after a week or so. He's tried it and the horrendous flakes are gone and he no longer scratches like he has fleas. Give it a shot- it worked for him!
PinkTink707 PinkTink707 8 years
I have it, it hasnt done anything for the flakes, my scalp has bouts of super dryness... but it sure feels good to use!! I have really thick hair, and the bristles really work it out!
SmileyFace26 SmileyFace26 8 years
I am going to have to get this for my husband, I will report back
EricaJane EricaJane 8 years
Thanks! I'll try the T Gel.
TheStyleElite TheStyleElite 8 years
i never had dandruff until this weather change in NY and idk what to do or what to try:(
esweet esweet 8 years
My sister used Neutragena T-Gel with great results as well...
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
I use Neutragena T-Gel, and it works INCREDIBLY. I had unbearable itchiness and huge flakes (uck) before I discovered this--no other shampoos worked. So I would definitely recommend it to anyone bothered by dandruff!
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
Biologist says BUNK. Sorry girls, copper is just a metal, no magic powers. You might as well rub a penny through your hair. If your scalp itches, check your shampoo. Odds are one of the first ingredients is (something) (something) sulfate. That's a detergent, which can dry the living daylights out of your skin. Go for a sulfate-free shampoo (I use and love Aveda, but others are out there that are cheaper). Bonus, better for the environment!
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I'm surprised that it feels good, I would think that it would hurt considering it's metal...
audrina audrina 8 years
Ladies, I was just watching a doctors' tv program the other day and they said that applying apple cider vinegar to your wet hair and leaving it on about 5-7 minutes before rinsing would help you with dandruff and dry scale scalp. I tried it since I have a problem right now and it did seem to help alot. Its also suppose to help get rid of hair styling buildup on your scalp.
omilawd omilawd 8 years
I have one of the other brushes in the line, the shine-enhancing one with jajoba oil. My hair was noticeably shinier the first few times of using the brush, but after that, I didn't notice any difference at all. Haven't tried the copper one, but if it only lasts a couple days like the jajoba one, it's not worth it.
kristints kristints 8 years
I used it and it didn't work for me, but I recently went to the derm and she said that I have an awful case, so, it may work for people who don't have it as bad as me.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
foxie foxie 8 years
It seems like the hard bristles would just scrape my scalp and shake out flakes. =(
emososays17 emososays17 8 years
I wonder if it's meant to treat the dandruff overtime as opposed to do it with just one use. How long did anyone who tried this use it?
AParker AParker 8 years
I don't like this - I've got a really sensitive scalp, and I find the bristles are too small and hard! It's also a hassle that you can't use this on wet hair (though that was kidna a given, lol!) I've been using Redken's Scalp Therapy treatment instead, and it's a lot easier to fir into my haircare routine than this brush.
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 8 years
I've been using this for a while. I like it.
graylen graylen 8 years
A lot of my friends swear that Aveda's Scalp Remedy Dandruff Solution really works. When I moved from one coast to the other, my hair/scalp started acting up with the itching and flaking. So, though I haven't used it yet (I've been trying moisturizing shampoos and conditioners), I'm thinking about it.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
Hmm, that's interesting about the itchiness. My scalp ALWAYS itches, even though I don't have flakes, and I can't figure out why. I've tried about two dozen different types of shampoos, I don't use styling products, tried shampooing everyday, tried going several days between shampooing, and no matter what, my head constantly itches... but I don't think it's because of dandruff, because I never get any flaking. I wonder if this would help with the crazy itching.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
There's a hole like that on most paddle brushes I thought? It's there so that the "pillow" that the bristles are on can remain flexible and not pop, and that makes it easier for the bristles to conform to the scalp to get more hair without scratching the heck out of it. So I guess, yeah, a little vent.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
bastylefilegirl, thanks for the heads up. I was just about to ask about the flakes.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
I was about to buy this, until I asked a friend who happened to have used it and she says it Idoes nothing for flakes and while the itching is annoying the flakes are unsightly especially if you love black clothing!
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