No More Black Shirt Fear
Highlights of 2016: Motherhood
I grew up in northern Illinois, just outside of Chicago. My family is mostly all still around that area, and I hate living so far away from them. The main reason I moved south, however, was to escape the brutal winters.
In fact, I just returned to Raleigh after a week-long trip to Illinois earlier this month, and the high temperature on one of the days was 0. Yes, ZERO.
The dry air and seemingly endless battles with static electricity led to a lot of frustration with my hair. And I had serious dryness all over my scalp that led to lots of flakes that would sprinkle onto my shoulders whenever I would even so much as put my hair behind my ear. It seemed like the edges of my hairline, near my face, had it the worst.
So I never wore black. And you can even see evidence of that on years of early blog posts right here on this site. I always wore grey, and that’s about as dark as it got. I was really insecure about the dryness and flaking that it led me to avoid black tops altogether for a long time.
So the shampoo I used when I lived in Illinois was Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Shampoo. It was the only thing that would keep my scalp from flaking off terribly. And while the climate here in Raleigh is generally warm and humid, we do experience some very cold and very dry days throughout the winter. And if my scalp takes a turn for the worse, I’ll incorporate Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Shampoo to curb the dryness and flaking!
Did you know that you should leave the product, all suds up in your hair for 3.5-6 minutes? That was news to me. It makes total sense, and now I’m wishing I had actually read the bottle to learn that because it would have provided even more relief, I’m sure.
Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Shampoo also isn’t drying, damaging, and it’s safe for color-treated hair. If you think about it, it’d kind of be counterintuitive for a shampoo intended to gently care for your scalp to end up being drying to the hair, right?
The introduction of black tops into my wardrobe opened up this whole new world. It was like I finally had access to clothes that I always thought looked great on other women, and I didn’t have to worry about being embarrassed by dry scalp issues. And black became my go-to choice when I need something to wear that makes me feel beautiful and confident.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Head & Shoulders. The opinions and text are all mine.