I probably never mentioned it. But Sean used to have dandruff. It never flaked off. It just clump on his scalp around his hair follicles. I hated it. He hated it. Ok. He hated that I hated it because it turns out I pick at things. Like when the boys had cradle cap. Poor boys.
But the dandruff. I would have his hair cut short, and then I would soak his scalp with baby oil. Then I would comb it all out with Sean protesting all the way. Every time I had his scalp cleared, it would reappear. I changed shampoos. I asked everyone who cut Sean’s hair. Nothing worked.
Then one day I read a random tip. Comb the hair with hand sanitizer, which will kill the bacteria making the dandruff. Weird. Ok, maybe not so weird. Once in Evan’s babyhood, I was getting his picture taken and his hair was a mess. I had no water, no gel. But I had hand sanitizer. It turns out hand sanitizer makes a good hair gel.
So I styled Sean’s hair with hand sanitizer for a couple of days. And it worked. It got rif of the dandruff. It’s been months, and he still hasn’t had any.
So there you have it. A random tip for the day.