1326 Don’t Do It.

Woe be it to he who touches the pizza.

I have run out of my favorite kind of shampoo again. It is remarkable how much something so simple can affect my mood. Well, maybe not remarkable. A person’s head is fairly important to most anyone, but still. I ran out a long while back and had been making due with whatever I could find, but then we found some of my favorite kind at a store one day. I dared to hope that it would be readily available again, but apparently that isn’t the case. As a result my head has broken out with varying degrees of sores, or what have you, depending on what random thing I try to use on it. It is causing me distress. If you asked any version of my younger self about how much time future me would spend looking over shampoo bottles he would call you insane. In fact he’d probably call you worse because, honestly, I was just a dickhead basically my whole life.

Long time readers of my ridiculousness will know this has long been a problem for me. I’m fairly certain I wrote about it the first time it happened, but apparently in the fast paced world of soaps you can’t just leave well enough alone. You have to forge into ever darker areas to discover just how many kinds of fruit you can make your shampoo smell like, or how much you can increase volume and shine. I want a shampoo that CLEANS MY FUCKING HAIR. That’s basically my only shampoo goal. I just want to feel clean. I need to wash away my sins and volumizer won’t do it. It just magnifies them. IT MAGNIFIES THEM!

Teen Corner

hello peeps I am a sick teen today. I finally caught whatever is going around my filthy school and I feel like crap, just what I wanted before Christmas break. my throat hurts a lot and I’m coughing and have a stuffy nose plus a tummy ache, awesome…not. school was boring as always I have a math, science and world history final that’s on Tuesday so that’s cool I’m supposed to study but I’ll probably just wing it lol I always do. Monday is my choir concert which I’m sure is going to be terrible but I get to wear a pretty dress so there’s an upside. I’m sure Jackie will tell you all about how awful it is. I really want soup, sprite and sleep right now. but I have some homework I should do at some point and I have to finish my art final so yeah no sleep just yet. my sister is coming to stay with me Saturday and I have to help her Christmas shop, if you knew my sister you’d know her and shopping for others don’t mix well…im sure it will be a joyous time. I’ll probably drag Jackie shopping with us so he has to endure the torture to also I feel he doesn’t get out into the real world enough so this is part of my plot to make him more social shhhh don’t tell him. Christmas is like 14 days away and that gift from Thomas Blackwell that’s under the tree is driving me completely insane! Christmas why you no come sooner!!!!???? goodnight world from the tired, sick and frustrated teen


Not sure what to suggest about your hair predicament, sadly, but my suggestion for the teen is some vaporub and hot tea with honey and lemon. It might help the whole blechy sore throat feeling.

I think I know what to suggest for Jackie, but its kinda hard to find. Dove makes this shampoo and also its conditioner counterpart called INTENSIVE REPAIR. It gets your hair clean, has vitamins to keep it strong… And nothing else.

I found it after a serious tragedy in my life when I looked at it and said “well, I could use some intensive repair right now”, and have never looked back because most other things are weird.

Well I know several very expensive professional hairstylist xD if you knew what the issue was or what you needed I’m sure I could recommend an alternative product or distributor

I can relate to her about the pizza. Pizza is my favorite food and if anyone touches my food, I will do nothing at all and just complain loudly because I don’t like confrontation!

I was thinking about cosplaying some of these characters someday

I think I’d make a pretty good thomas if I can stay in character. Who did you want to be?

Well, I think with a wig I could be a cool Carol! (Or Alex)

Go on then, let’s see it.

Do you have eczema or psoriasis? The only negative side effect I’ve ever gotten from shampoo/conditioner is dandruff. Ironically, it seems that the anti-dandruff ones are the ones that are the worst for this. I use Pantene Classic 2 in 1 and have found that it is the best shampoo/conditioner combo out there. Cleans my hair and leaves it feeling awesome. Curious to know what your favorite is. My wife has dandruff issues and has to be real careful about what shampoo she uses, she had pretty good luck with a brand called Clear. Anyways, I hope you’re able to find something that works for you.

When I first used an anti dandruff shampoo the first thing that happened was that all the prospective dandruff that was still attached to my head fill off all at once. After that, not so much. I’m told dandruff is often caused by a fungus infection, by the way.

Go to Amazon and check it out. You may be able to find your favorite shampoo there. If you do, stock up. It will probably be worth it. And you can Google the ingredients for your shampoo and use that list to compare to anything else you want to try.

Good point – a good number of shampoo and other toiletries from a large variety of names and brands are made in the same factory and use the same base formula with maybe a change in fragrance or coloring.

It sounds like an allergic reaction. You could probably find some kind of hypoallergenic shampoo online or something.

Is it just me or do the two of them in the second to last pannel look like they would be a VERY cute couple? ^_^ btw loving the comic, i’d kill to work at their store ^_^

I’m something of a hair enthusiast myself, actually. Well versed in the craft that is maintaining flowing, luxurious locks or just making it so your head doesn’t look like a WWII battlefield. What kind of shampoo is it, if you don’t mind me asking? Even if we can’t track down what you currently use, I can certainly point you towards something similar.

As for the teen, I would follow Meghan’s suggestion. Simple black tea mixed with two spoonfuls of honey, a twist of lemon juice, a dash of ginger and a pinch of mint leaves makes for a potent cold-stopping concoction. I’ve also heard that pineapple juice works similar wonders.

And as always, I love the comic, and the way you enrich every character that waltzes through your pages.

I always thought You washed Your hair in a concoction of
The anguished tears of Your readers
And the boiling blood of Your critics,
Simmered over a commenter’s flame-war,
And infused with the smoking remains of the electrons required to send Your web-comic to Your devotees…

Get better.
All the DR.s I know use this:
Take one part honey,
One part lemon juice,
And [have Crave add] one part rum.

I had the same problem. I’d always have dandruff and sores on my head no matter what I used. After a while, I said “Fuck it,” and shaved my head. Problem solved.

Love the last panel. that could be me ^^
I never share food or coffee unless the person means a lot to me.

Try rinsing the shampoo out immediately.
Before you go and buy some ridiculously expensive shampoo supposed to be hypoallergenic take a look at baby-shampoo. It’s usually without all the crap ingedients like perfume, volumeblahblah, anti-this, pro-that. It cleans the hair and that’s it.
And if the situation won’t improve, think about seeing a dermatologist.

I have the same problem with shampoo – switch to Doctor Bronners Unscented Baby Mild liquid soap. Does a great job on my head and no sores or itching. You can get it online if they don’t sell it in the stores there. Don’t forget to dilute it.

@Crave: For shampoo, if you don’t have a problem with soaps I would recommend one of the 2 in 1 soap/shampoo combos depending on what it is that causes your scalp to break out. I also personally like these because of the possibility to be lazy and only have to buy one product for all the cleaning.

@Teen: Hang in there. I hope you feel better before the concert. Either way, don’t forget that the most important thing is to have fun with it.

Re: shampoo: It differs from person to person but … I’ve suffered quite a bit, to the point of being prescribed weird medical shampoos, but my scalp problems including merciless itching and scratching disappeared after a couple of weeks of using good old Head & Shoulders straight from the superstore. That was a few years ago, still using it, still gone. Yay soulless monstrous capitalist corporations!

I was really excited to find some 3 way shampoo/body wash/ conditioner-because I’ve been staying with relatives on the weekend and I always find myself in the shower-no glasses trying to make out among the vitamin pro v and volumizing and what have you if what I have is shampoo-conditioner-or as I found out afterwards once-shave gel. God help me if I get ahold of some hair remover.

Use Dove, not sure if you can get it in America but it’s the only Shampoo brand that doesn’t make me break out in sores.

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