Dear Hope: Embarrassed in the Shampoo Aisle

Dandruff

Dear Hope,
I’m so embarrassed!!!!! I was at the store buying shampoo with mom and I turned around and saw my crush. I died a little inside how could I be there with my mom. I never thought I would get over that until he said oh the dandruff shampoo is down there. WHAT?? I said no (hehe OMG) Im looking for one that smells good. He said oh sorry I just thought because you had those flakes on your shoulder. Then I just turned red and ran out of the isle. I have seen flakes before but did know other people could see them. I’ve been just ignoring them. I don’t even want to talk to my mom about this I was so embarrassed. Help me or I will never be able to date again.
– Dateless

Dear Dateless,
I understand dandruff can embarrassing, but it’s not the end of the world. Lots of people deal with dandruff so you are not alone. Think about this: why did he even know where that shampoo was? Hmm just a thought.
There are several kinds of shampoo and they are all about the same, but they work differently for different people. Pick one and use it daily until you see improvement then go down to 2 -3 times a week. If you do not see any improvement after a good try at home you may need to see your doctor to get a prescription shampoo that will be stronger.

In the meantime while there are still some flakes falling:
Wear light colored clothes because the flakes stand out more on dark colors. Also, wear your hair up in a ponytail if you can. The less your hair shakes around the less flakes will fall.
Dandruff treatment can be very effective once you find the one that works best for you. Don’t give up and definitely don’t stop dating because of it. Live your life and have fun.

Send us an update; we would love to hear how things worked out.

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