I have always had a problem with my hair. It was never long enough, it was never shiny enough and it was never straight enough. I suffered from dandruff at an early age. In the sixth grade, I used Phisoderm to clean my face and then moisturized with Keri lotion. I looked like I was allergic to shellfish and just ate 12 oysters. It was something with the alkaline ingredients in one of the products that irritated my skin. When I was in junior high school, some girl from gym class borrowed my brush. I woke up to a fungal infection the next day. My mother was livid and I was devastated. I couldn’t perm my hair and had to wait for the flare up to subside. It did and I was okay for a few years. Stress, lack of sleep and a bad food diet aggravated my dandruff, and caused my hair to barely grow. From braids to weaves, I relied on hair extensions on and off for years. So a few months ago, my extensions were irritating my scalp. Also the dandruff flakes had progressed to resemble large scales. I had moulten skin! I went to a dermatologist to get the verdict on my awful hair and scalp. His verdict? I had a fungal infection and seborrhoeic dermatitis. I was sentenced to washing my hair every day with 2 medicated shampoos. Then I had to put some medicated foam on my hairline and behind my ears. It was awful. Black people should never wash their hair everyday because it’s too drying. My hairline looked ten times lighter than my face. For weeks, people stared and I joked it off, saying I had a scalpendectomy. But after a month, my scalp felt better and my hair was growing. After 2 months, I didn’t feel like I was suffering from some sort of Michael Jackson disease because my hairline got it’s color back. And now, 4 months later I feel like a new woman. I got a wonderful haircut at Van Michael Salon 6 weeks ago and I will have to go again next week. My hair has been growing like a weed! I am happier, healthier and blessed, but I still have to wash my hair too much.