Nobody Likes Flakes

I’ve become somewhat of a stickler in my old age. Long gone are the care free days of waking up at the crack of noon, making open-ended plans with all my friends, knowing the odds were more likely I would end up lounging around on my couch playing video games than following through with any of those plans. You know, life pre marriage/kids.
But now, I’ve done a complete 180. If you make plans with me, you better stick to them! Not only that, if you’re not 15 minutes early; you’re already late.
I know, it probably sounds like I’m in constant Drill Sergeant mode, and I am. Time spent in  the military, then marrying a woman who always says, “I’ll be ready in 5 minutes” in 10 minute increments for 30 minutes, when I’m ready to go, and then having 2 adorable, yet highly annoying (at times) kids, will do that to a person.

Why am I so agro about being on time? Because, I don’t want to be seen as a flake. snowNobody likes flakes, and I certainly don’t like flakes. In fact, I don’t like any kind of flakes:

  • Snowflakes – Heck no! That means it’s cold, and I don’t like cold. Plus, they melt and make a mess of everything.
  • Chocolate flakes – What is this?!? I need something more substantial on my dessert!
  • Cereal flakes – No thanks! That cartoon tiger is way too chipper in the morning.

But, you wanna know the flakes I dislike the most? The kind that ruin a good day. The kind that you only see at the most inopportune time, like when you’re wearing your new favorite black sweater. That’s right, I’m talking about the flakes that land on your shoulders, because YOU flaked on taking care of your scalp – dandruff.
That’s why I always hang out with a shampoo that I know will never flake on me when it comes to taking care of my sensitive scalp – Head & Shoulders.
I particularly like the The Head & Shoulders Old Spice Pure Sport 2-in-1 because it’s a shampoo plus conditioner that is clinically tested to provide up to 100 percent flake-free hair. It’s formulated with the handsome scent of Old Spice Pure Sport and tackles grease, oil and flakes.

Fights off annoying dandruff, and keeps my hair feeling silky smooth
Fights off annoying dandruff, and keeps my hair feeling silky smooth

Like the flakiest of flaky friends, dandruff is unpredictable, and not very understanding to your schedule.
I, like 50% of the population, have a very sensitive scalp. When I was younger my grandma always told me it was because I wore hats all the time, and that my hair needed to breathe. But it turns out it’s way more scientific than that, yet much simpler. It all boils down to a microbe everyone has in their hair and the natural oils in our skin. See grandma, you don’t know everything!!
You might be wondering, “But Mike, what actually causes dandruff so I can know what to do to stop it?” I’d love to drop a bunch of scientific terminology on you and sound all smart and stuff, be we all know that’s not how I roll. So instead, check out this awesome video Head & Shoulders put together:

I’ve probably used hundreds of different kind of shampoo in my life time, no joke. But for my money Head & Shoulders has always done the best job at preventing dandruff, while still giving me that full body bounce in my hair. Ok, I have short hair, but you get what I’m saying.
Look, like I said earlier, nobody likes a flake, especially the kind that hang out on your shoulders. So, be a good friend to your scalp, and don’t flake on it. Use Head & Shoulders.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Head & Shoulders. The opinions and text are all mine.


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