Dandruff? Nope..its not that easy to fix!
This is my..ear. My poor scalp! Those flakes are a nightmare. Unsightly and itchy and depressing. I have a constant rain of flakes on my shoulders.
steroid shampoo cleared it up for a while but it came right back. My tactic for dealing with it in public is to brush all the flakes out, then tie my hair back and hairspray it..then don't scratch it or the flakes happen!!
Its so incredibly irritating, painful and sore. I think the effect on mood is underestimated. I also have bipolar and the irritation and never ending nature of it really gets me down.
It also makes me feel really unattractive. I mean, I don't feel like Aphrodite or anything on a normal day, but this really makes me feel awful. It doesn't help when spiteful people make comments like "druf" and "scabby" either.
My hair is currently falling out. This picture is actually three months old but it looks SO bad right now I didn't want to put the picture up on a website unsuspecting NHS customers are being directed to!
Currently I am treating it with Synalar steroid gel. I guess it must help someone or they wouldn't bother with it..but the synalar is having zero effect on it. It just really stings because it is an alcohol gel and I have raw open patches from scratching at my head in my sleep.
Thoughts and prayers people! Thoughts and prayers!