ICYDK, scratching your head way too often can put you in awkward scenarios. It might not be something you’d worry about at first, but when it gets too itchy and irritating, it can get in the way of beautiful moments like getting kilig with your crush, making a good impression at work, or being your most confident self at a party. Below, we asked Pinays how this habit got them into embarrassing ~itch-uations~ :
“Our conversation was going well but I wasn’t aware napadalas pala pagkakamot ko ng ulo!”
Ash: I was at a job interview and trying to impress my would-be boss. Our conversation was going well, but I wasn’t aware napadalas pala pagkakamot ko ng ulo. Na-realize ko na lang after the interview because my scalp was still itchy. Nakakahiya kasi my future boss might have thought I didn’t know what I was talking about. Minus points ‘yun in getting my dream job!
“Scratching my head kind of ruined the kilig moment.”
Jamie: The awkward moment happened during a date with my crush! We had a fancy dinner. Habang nagkwe-kwentuhan kami, he almost held my hand but I dodged it kasi biglang naging itchy yung ulo ko. I thought kinabahan lang ako. ‘Yun pala I was having itchy scalp problems na. Scratching my head kind of ruined the kilig moment.
“The night could've been great if it wasn't for my itchy scalp.”
Isabel: I was invited to a formal event, so I bought a cute black dress for it and even had my hair and makeup done. I loved how I looked, and I actually got a lot of compliments. Later that night, one concerned friend asked if I was alright because I kept scratching my head. It was so awkward because I didn't want to appear rude—but it was so itchy! I could feel my updo coming undone, so I went to the bathroom to try and figure out what was wrong. My updo was ruined and flakes even fell on my dress!!! It was so embarrassing. I tried to fix my hair and it looked okay lang after I was done. It was so annoying because the night could've been great if it wasn't for my itchy scalp.
So, what does it mean when you can't stop scratching your scalp?
Scratching your itchy scalp too many times could be a sign of scalp irritation and dandruff! Even without visible flakes, constant itching could mean you're dealing with an unhealthy scalp. Before scratching leads to another awkward scenario, you'll need to address the ~itch-uation~ ASAP by using an anti-dandruff shampoo. It can help calm the itch and prevent bacteria buildup (which could develop dandruff later on) thanks to its antifungal properties.
Don't let itch ruin your beautiful moment. Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo comes in two variants: There’s Head & Shoulders Cool Menthol which cleanses, protects, and moisturizes your scalp using tri-action scalp care formula. On the other hand, the Head & Shoulders Smooth and Silky helps remove dandruff and scalp odor leaving your hair feel smooth, silky, and fresh. It has a gentle pH-balanced formula and is suitable for color-treated hair. Both variants help relieve itch so you can say goodbye to embarrassing ~itch-uations~ and finally get your perfect moments!
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