No one loves the summer as much as I do, and this has been true since I can remember. But a couple of years ago, the strangest thing happened after the week on the beach. My scalp was redder than usual and it had these tiny lumps all over. I disregarded it at first, assuming it was a sunburn that would go away in a couple of days. It wouldn’t be the first time I had sensitive scalp issues after long days at the beach, and I told myself (for the millionth time) that I should really wear a hat next time.

But this time, something was different. The lumps didn’t go away in a couple of days and my scalp felt itchier than usual. My hair was falling more than usual and I began to notice little white flakes of dead skin on my scalp. I panicked. What was this? A dandruff attack? An allergy? What had I done wrong this time?

As it has happened in the past five years, I begged my roommate, a licensed pharmacist, to take a look and tell me what she thought. She was so silent all the time that I thought she was finding something so horrible that she was afraid to tell me. After what felt like an eternity, she told me I had all the signs of a folliculitis. It basically means your hair follicles become inflamed because of bacteria and it’s very common in the summers when the air is hot and humid. If you already have sensitive skin as I do, you’re the ideal candidate to develop this skin condition.

She recommended I started using an anti-bacterial shampoo immediately, preferably one that was made with natural ingredients and that wouldn’t be too harsh on my skin. My thoughts went to FaceDoctor since I was already a regular user of the medicated soap and I knew they had a shampoo too in their line of products. It helps to know that the sea buckthorn oil is their powerful active ingredient and I trust their products. The Hair & Scalp Doctor Antibacterial shampoo did not disappoint!