@shantasybaby Let's talk flakes, baby!
Effective things I do to control dandruff:
1. Selsun blue from time to time. I actually use the extra-strength yellow stuff. I hate the way it smells, and I have long hair, so it's kind of an ordeal, but it really works and will actually cure your dandruff, at least for a while*. (If your dandruff is fungal, which I think a lot is). The first couple of times, rub it all over your scalp and along your hairline and sit in the bath like that for maybe 15-20 minutes and really just murder ALL that fungus. I then usually taper off to "every once in a while when I'm itchy and I can handle the smell".
I selsun when things get bad, and it is the most effective thing.
2. Baking soda and vinegar, as above. I just use regular shampoo. I do this on regular hair-wash days. Also a good douse of a ACV solution on my scalp with another 15 minute soak is a good middle ground, but watch out because that much acid on your hair for too long can be not so great.
3. Eat less sugar. I swear eating sugar gives me dandruff. :(
Yeah, I tried this NOT FOR ME oh god the dandruff and the smells and the failure to remove products. And baking soda makes my hair mad crazy and coarse and weird.
But, paradoxically, treating my scalp with a bit of baking soda in my shampoo and a bit of diluted ACV before conditioner is a pretty effective dandruff treatment.
@ru_ri Yup, I agree! After some growing pains, this 'Pin is dope once again! I just wish all the commenters would come back...
@adorable-eggplant LOL! I did not set any resolutions, but probably should have, in January so far I have derailed my "get credit card balance down to zero" plan (which was achievable by end of month) by buying knee-high Fryes and surprise Coachella tickets for my boyfriend's birthday! Woops! But my life is pretty dope.
@Jen@twitter One of my bosses told me yesterday that I don't lack in confidence, but that my "several comeuppances" this year have been good for me because now I seem to be actually backing up my confidence with preparation. LOL!
"the woman in question also happens to be Cormac McCarthy's ex-wife" adds EVERYTHING to this story.
Oh what would I give to read an account written by Cormac McCarthy! The only time in my life I have wanted to read something by Cormac McCarthy.
@j-i-a thank goddess for the humanities and finding places where being acutely painfully aware of social cues is an asset!
This was so great! But I still have absolutely no real idea of what she's talking about when she talks about solving abstract problems. No data. Alpha beta gamma. What? It's neat. My mind obviously works in very very different ways.
I dig it. But the politics of digging a piece in the New Yorker about a white lady who writes books I would never read because of her feminism are weird and I'm getting all conflicted.
Let me tell you a story about laughter yoga!
I had moved back to a city I didn't particularly want to live in because my boyfriend at the time had insisted on it. I had moved in with his parents (see above). I was biding my time before starting law school, but "time" was 8 months, and I was kind of terrified of the impending misery (I should have been).
I had a new job, as a personal assistant to a psychiatrist, who would turn out to be by far the craziest man I have ever met. It was my first day. I was pretty jet-lagged, and tired, and off-kilter. I spent the day with my new boss, and it was pretty strange, and then he was like "come to laughter yoga with me!", which of course I did because new job etc.
I had all the same feelings as the writer, together with a deep sense of dread and wrongness arising out of all my life's situations. At the end, we were all lying on the floor looking at the ceiling and "laughing" and I just starting weeping, letting everyone think I was laughing, big tears rolling down toward the floor. It was my only genuine expression of emotion in that entire hour.