Happy Sunday! It’s almost Valentines Day and people all over the world will be making efforts to look their very best. However, if you’ve recently had a seizure and sustained visible injuries, it can be difficult to truly feel like you look your best. Or, if you’ve had an EEG within the past few days, you may still be painstakingly picking that stubborn glue out of your hair!
I’ve been through my fair share of EEG’s; some sleep-deprived and some regular. After the first couple EEG’s I tried different shampoos and conditioners to get the glue out of my hair. My hair is fairly long so it takes a LONG time to get that glue to come out! After my 3rd EEG however, one of the nurses recommended that I try peanut butter to get rid of all that glue. That’s right, peanut butter! So delicious, so creamy, SO good at helping that glue slide right out of my hair!
Honestly, it really works!
I used regular old smooth peanut butter and brought it right into the shower with me. I would find a piece of glue with my hands and then thoroughly massage the area with peanut butter. Eventually, the glue slid right off! (I have not tried Chunky Peanut Butter for this maneuver, although I imagine it might be difficult to tell the glue from the peanut pieces while in the shower).
The other product that I have found really helpful is dry shampoo. After a particularly rough seizure on New Years Eve a few years ago, I woke up in the hospital with broken front teeth, a jaw out of socket, hypothermia, and staples in my head.
Not to mention all the other cuts, bruises, and sore muscles.
No offense to the person that put the staples in my head, I’m sure they were just trying to get them in there quickly, but there was SO MUCH hair trapped under those staples! To me, it seemed painfully obvious that something was stuck in my hair. We always tend to be our worst critics, don’t we? In hindsight, I’m sure that it wasn’t very obvious to other people. But I was pretty self conscious about it.
This dry shampoo made such a big difference for me! I sprayed it at my hair roots near the staples, while my hair was dry. Then I used a comb to gently tease the hair around the staples, so that I couldn’t see them anymore when I looked in the mirror.
To some, this might seem silly or even vain. My opinion? If I can take strides to feel as much like ME as possible, then I will be confident and prepared to spread hope and kindness to those around me. When I’ve had a seizure and am feeling battered and bruised, both emotionally and physically, it takes some extra effort to feel like myself. But if I can even spread hope to one other person, then that extra effort is totally worth it!
Do you have any favorite products that have helped you feel more like yourself after a seizure? I would love to hear your suggestions! Feel free to contact me with any ideas you have, and don’t forget to Seize The Day!