Thursday, 2 April 2009

Hand SANITIZER???Who would have thunk?


I read about this on nubian1's blog. See her post here:http://locksrevisited.blogspot.com/search/label/DRY%20CLEANING%20LOCKS I must admit I was a little shocked at 1st that anyone would put this stuff on their scalp. However, I was going through a very challenging situation with itchy scalp/scabs so I thought, if it can clean my hands, maybe it can do something for my scalp since it says anti-bacterial. This problem only affected the nape of my neck and I've been prescribed various shampoos to deal with it Nizoral, Selsun and some salycic acid shampoo. After I used that last one(only on that part of my scalp) it itched worse than ever and became very scaby. I felt a little desperate. So yep..you guessed it. I tried ANTI-BACTERIAL HAND GEL. I dabbed a little on the problem spots and rubbed gently. There was an instant cooling effect and the itching stopped more or less immediately. I used it 2 X more, the next day and day after, when I felt the itching, and now it's completely under control. Apparently it's used a lot in hospitals and it does say that it kills 99% of common skin bacteria so it figures! I never thought of using this to keep my scalp clean or deal with irritation, but I think it may be useful for in-between shampoo-ing especially if your locs are new and you don't want to disturb them with frequent washing. So thanks Nubian1 for this info. I'll never be bothered by itching again.
DISCLAIMER: I was alerted by a sista (who's a nurse)to the fact that using this gel could be very drying, due to the high alcohol content (60%), so don't replace regular washing/shampoo-ing with this. Personally, I've experienced no problems at all and I think It's perfect as a stand-in/emergency/itch-killer.

5 comments:

Nubian1 said...

Glad to be of assistance Ofo!

Lovely feeling isnt it when it hits the scalp, cools it and goes to work. ; 0

anthia-ofo said...

It sure is, and it's so cheap too. Very effective.

Meikmeika said...

THANKYOU for this post!! I would have never thought of this...

anthia-ofo said...

You're welcome Meimeika.

sunsail said...

Huh. I would have never thought to put this in my hair!