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Black scrubs—help!

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by T-Bird78 T-Bird78 (Member)

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Okay, my healthcare system has nurses wear solid-color scrubs, color-coded by department. Lucky me, my area is assigned to wear black scrubs, pants and shirt. That’s nice except it shows dandruff. What can I do?  I use Head & Shoulders every workday and am constantly lint-rolling myself but I still look like a snowy landscape. Can I spray something on my scrubs to repel it, or would I be better off petitioning to change our group to a different color scrub top?  LOL. 

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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Black scrubs are total lint magnets. It's hopeless. 

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN.

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17 minutes ago, T-Bird78 said:

Okay, my healthcare system has nurses wear solid-color scrubs, color-coded by department. Lucky me, my area is assigned to wear black scrubs, pants and shirt. That’s nice except it shows dandruff. What can I do?  I use Head & Shoulders every workday and am constantly lint-rolling myself but I still look like a snowy landscape. Can I spray something on my scrubs to repel it, or would I be better off petitioning to change our group to a different color scrub top?  LOL. 

Would wearing your hair up help?  

That and make sure you are washing your black scrubs in a load by themselves, and make really sure not to get hair from your light colored pet on them.  My job requires navy blue, and that isn't much better.

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and works as a RN - Adolescent Psych.

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I wear black scrubs all the time and don't have these problems. I don't have dandruff so that is not a problem for me - but if you a have persistent dandruff a consult with a dermatologist might be in order. 

As for lint and hair sticking to the scrubs I just buy scrubs made from a fabric that does not attract these things, there is no static cling either. Not an endorsement but I really like Fitscrubs and Uniform Advantage Buttersoft Scrubs. Fitscrubs are pricey. UA scrubs are a much better buy.

Hppy

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T-Bird78 has 6 years experience.

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On 3/13/2019 at 8:08 PM, hppygr8ful said:

I wear black scrubs all the time and don't have these problems. I don't have dandruff so that is not a problem for me - but if you a have persistent dandruff a consult with a dermatologist might be in order. 

As for lint and hair sticking to the scrubs I just buy scrubs made from a fabric that does not attract these things, there is no static cling either. Not an endorsement but I really like Fitscrubs and Uniform Advantage Buttersoft Scrubs. Fitscrubs are pricey. UA scrubs are a much better buy.

Hppy

Thanks.  Our scrubs are ordered by our employer so we have no say in what brand. I’m seriously considering a derm visit.  I also might try a non-stick spray to see if that helps.  

I do wash my scrubs in their own load with a fabric softener sheet in the dryer.  I’m just aggravated. LOL. 

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barcode120x has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I would definitely bring a lint roller. Won't solve your dandruff problem, but will keep your scrubs link/dandruff free.

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I once had an issue w/ psoriasis that only appeared on the right back side of my head/scalp.  For the longest time, I used OTC shampoos, but nothing worked.  I also looked like a silvery white landscape on all my clothes!

Finally went to a dermatologist and they gave me some medications to put on my scalp.  Problem solved (along w/ lessening the stress levels). You can start by trying Neutrogena T Gel Dandruff shampoo to see if it works for you.  If not, then definitely go the dermatologist.  They have the good stuff!

Good luck!

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