I've tried Head and Shoulders, Nizoral (1%), tea tree oil and T-Gel, all with little effect in reducing my dandruff/ dermatitis. I have spots on my scalp, mostly on the sides under a few layers of hair, where the dandruff/ sebum seems to get caked on to the root of the hair and chokes out the strand. When the hair comes out with this big sebum plug attached to the end. I have no idea what to do and today I got desperate and put some benzoyl peroxide acne cream on one of these areas. I figured that since it helps with my acne maybe it'll do....something? I know benzoyl peroxide bleaches but this is under other hair and my hair is already kind of light on its own. I'd rather have bleached hair than no hair!? I'll let you know if anything good happens. Also I'm trying to cut out refined carbs and sugars as well, but I had a big piece of pecan pie with cool whip for breakfast so obviously that's going badly.