Sunday, October 19, 2008

lemme tell you a secret

I'm going to tell you really gross secret... I have gnarly dandruff.

And my head itches like crazy on top of it too, so not only do I have snowflakes, they fall whenever I rub or mess with my head- which is really freakin often.
I've tried everything to get rid of it... Neutrogena T/Gel, Selsun Blue, Olive Oil soaks rubbed on my scalp, Aloe Vera (from the freaking plant), lemon juice, listerine, Pert Dandruff Control, T-Sal(salicylic acid treatment), Body Shop brand Melaleuca dandruff shampoo (at 14 per bottle)... anyhow you name it, I've tried it.

So short of shaving my gorgeous hair and rubbing canola oil directly on my scalp, I just was suffering through it. Then, about a month ago, I read this post and then this one and decided that I had nothing to lose. Except a co-pay to the doctor because I'm just about that desperate to get rid of this nastiness (and not to mention it makes me look like I have poor grooming skills).

Here's my next try at getting rid of dandruff flakes:

Why isn't it good enough for me? Hmmm... well, I use it on my pets when I give them baths (who doesn't love that just out of the bathtub baby smell???- you know you agree!)... Anyhow, I had some baby shampoo lying around from a visit from my sister and her kids, so I figured it was worth a try. After all, I tried everything else.

Believe it or not, baby shampoo pretty much has worked. I still HAVE to use products (damn curly long hair) and conditioner, so my scalp tends to accumulate them. But I am using baby shampoo every other day, with no product usage (except water) on my off-wash days. At least I can wear a dark shirt without feeling like a complete nasty person.


  1. Thanks for sharing the tip on Dandruff. It may work for me too!

  2. I never would have thought that baby shampoo would work on dandruff. I will have to give it a try.


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