GRETCHEN TRIES STUFF EPISODE 2: The one with all the shampoo


 

Shampoo?

Experience dandruff? Like the kind that causes a big enough “snow” pile on your clothes, desk, pillows, etc., to actually build a snowman? Me too! If you’ve ever dealt with dry, itchy scalp issues, you’re probably familiar with the wormhole of advice on the Internet: Special shampoos? Home recipes? Dry shampoo? No shampoo? The slew of advice usually makes me flustered, in which case I shut my computer and ignore the issue until the next time a “helpful” human points out that I “have fuzz or something” in my hair. Deep sigh.

To clarify, I have had such issues since at least junior high. I have an overly sensitive scalp, and had the pleasure of dealing with a pretty bad case of pyrosis, an autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to attack your skin cells (Did you know your skin is your largest organ? You do now!).  Actually, my personal experience with pyrosis is a pretty funny story involving a cotton sack, hot water and a Chinese hospital, but I’ll save that for another post. After spending way, way too much time researching, these are a few of the things I’ve tried to curb dry, itchy scalp and how I felt about it:


Have you experimented with different shampoo or no shampoo options? Have suggestions or fun stories about dealing with dandruff? Leave a comment, suggestion or fun story in the comment section. (Please also note that this post is not sponsored in anyway by LUSH; however, I do like LUSH products so if you happen to be a representative from LUSH and would like me to do a sponsored post on my blog or YouTube channel, contact me here!)


Originally posted March 2017 on grerchenholzgang.com/blog

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GRETCHEN IS A WRITER-BASED IN PORTLAND, ORE. SHE GOT HER START AS A JOURNALIST WORKING ON THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND RESTAURANT BEAT BEFORE MOVING INTO COPYWRITING AND ADVERTISING WORK. SHE CURRENTLY BLOGS AND WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER.

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