So, three weeks ago I published this post about my amazing hair-piphany that came about on a trip to Melbourne, where my only option for clean hair was to use my boyfriend's Head & Sholders 'Smooth and Silky' Shampoo with Herbal Essences 'Long Term Relationship' conditioner. I began a 'Beauty Experiment' to attempt to determine the direct cause of my new found hair amazingness.. The shampoo? The conditioner? Or the two combined?
We're you curious to find out? No. Well I was, only the "experiment" has taken a turn for the worse and the outcome is something I never expected!
Following the first two or three times I used the combination my hair issue/scalp irritation has become quite strange so I've been occasionally alternating back to my Neutregena T-Gel Shampoo and Sunsilk's 'longer and stronger' conditioner routine. But the last three days have been hell! I'm not going to go into detail due to possibly sharing too much. Lets just leave it at there's been blood.
On an irritation scale, one being the unrealistic silky smoothness in a Pantene commercial and ten being so irritated "shaving all my hair off is my only option if I wish to remain sane", I'm usually at a tolerable and controllable four. However, I'm now sitting at majorly uncomfortable nine!
I'm actually loosing sleep over it. Cannot put my hair up in a high pony or top knot (the usual) as it pulls on my poor inflamed scalp. French braids are my only option if I wish to get my hair off my face.
A family friend, who's a highly regarded dermatologist, has so generously fitted me in to his busy schedule at the crack of dawn tomorrow! After describing all of my symptoms in detail on the phone today he advised me that I may be allergic to Head & Shoulders!! Apparently it's not uncommon. Tomorrow he'll be having a close look, prescribing the appropriate remedies and giving me something called x-ray treatment. I'll be honest, that sounds scary to me.
When I get my answers I'll update you all again. This is just all so mind blowing to me! I'm not allergic to anything, I'm slightly lactose intolerant, but not allergic. Why can't my scalp just be normal, my hair smell like flowers and just be this amazing when I wake up in the morning?.. *swoon*
Have you suffered from anything similar? What did you use to sooth it? Let me know by commenting below, Facebook or Twitter I would love to hear from you.