We all have beauty issues we struggle with; acne, overly plucked eyebrows, short lashes, thin hair, etc. etc. I have struggled with a beauty issue for years that I rarely see talked about among women. Mostly because it’s embarrassing and pretty easy to hide. I’ve had an extremely dry scalp ever since I was a young girl. The dry, winter weather just makes it worse! It is dry, itchy, flakey…I can hardly even write this because it grosses me out! I’m always embarrassed every time I go to a new hairstylist, and I’m constantly apologizing for the condition of my scalp when they highlight my hair.
While I’m dishing embarrassing secrets, here is another one. When I was in middle school I got lice while I was away at a girls camp. To make matters worse, I had a sleepover with a bunch of my girlfriends right after the camp, and I didn’t know I had it at the time. A few days later we realized I had lice, so my mom had to call all of my friends’ moms from the party and tell them! You guys…it was awful. Trying to get rid of lice was one of the worst experiences. I remember coating my head in vaseline and wrapping my hair in plastic wrap. Then we had to use this awful gritty mud to get the vaseline out of my hair once the lice was gone, and it completely dried out and damaged my hair and scalp. To this day I blame my dry scalp on that horrible lice episode.
I have tried so many products to stop my dry itchy scalp. As a lot of you know, I only wash my hair about once a week (I did a full post about it here). By the end of the week, my scalp gets really itchy, and that is one of the main reasons why I cave in and wash it. I recently switched my shampoo to Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Shampoo to see if it would give my scalp long lasting relief, and I have been so happy with the results. My scalp usually starts getting bad by day 3, but after using Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Shampoo I was able to go 5-6 full days with an itch/flake-free scalp! The mint-infused shampoo cools my scalp and starts working on contact. I then use my normal conditioner and styling products, and I am left with soft healthy hair and finally a healthy scalp! I no longer have to apologize to my hair stylists anymore.
Do any of you struggle with a dry scalp? Why does it feel so embarrassing?! If you have gone through what I have, you have to add Head & Shoulders to your hair care routine! It’s available on Amazon, it’s affordable, and it works.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Head & Shoulders. The opinions and text are all mine.