Snow in July

I know what you're thinking -- how can it snow in July in Miami, FL? Well, it happened. And it happened on top of my head.

You see, last week I was brushing out my hair after washing it and noticed all these large flakes falling down from my head. I was confused. This had never happened before. I started brushing harder, wondering if I'd not rinsed out the conditioner properly or something. The more I brushed, the more flakes fell. I freaked out!

The boyf calmly told me it was nothing to worry about, just dandruff. But I was still all wtf. I normally wash my hair every other day if not every day. I don't put any product in my hair. I normally have clean hair! I used to scoff at those dandruff commercials. Thinking, that will never be me.

I didn't even exactly know what dandruff was or what its causes were until I got it:
Dandruff (also called scurf and historically termed Pityriasis capitis) is the excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. Dandruff can also be caused by frequent exposure to extreme heat and cold. As it is normal for skin cells to die and flake off, a small amount of flaking is normal and in fact quite common. Some people, however, either chronically or as a result of certain triggers, experience an unusually large amount of flaking, which can also be accompanied by redness and irritation. Most cases of dandruff can be easily treated with specialized shampoos.

Why, thank you, Wikipedia. I thought scurf was something pirates got (turns out I was thinking of scurvy). Arr.

So I dragged my poor boyf to the drugstore and looked for some magic shampoo to rid me of this horrid scurf. And I found this:

It's a little pricier than other dandruff shampoos, but people, this thing works. After only two shampoos, the pesky scurf was gone.

Now my hair is back to normal:

And I will never scoff at dandruff commercials ever again.

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4 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Dandruff. Le sigh. At least it's easily treatable (:

And when you said it snowed in July, I really thought you meant it snowed in July. Which was your purpose, so I guess that's what's supposed to happen. Okay, now I'm rambling.

Anyway, glad it's all gone! And I had no idea it was also called scurf. Interesting.


Angela Lynn said...

Well, you are talking to the girl cursed with not just dandruff, but Psoriasis. I've had it all the live long day, and living where I do makes it a TERRIBLE thing to deal with. But I am lucky, as it is only on my head, and I am well versed in awesome shampoos and itchy relievers.

It is no fun the assumptions people have about dandruff. I swear to you I am no dirty pirate, just cursed with delicate skin.

I am so glad you where able to find relief from your "snow" problem! *wink* lol

Hannahkin said...

YECH, hate me some dandruff! my dad used to get it really bad, believe it or not, but he uses this awesomespice shampoo now and his hair is quite snow-free :)

i'm with Robyn... i also thought you meant it was snowing in Miami in the middle of summer! so gullible i am... :)

Unknown said...

@Hanny: Haha, I tricksied you and Robyn. ;)

@Angie: Sorry to hear you have Psoriasis. :(