My new friend: Up-Do Pins


Oh man, it’s Day 10 and my hair is one thick mess of dirt, sweat, and grease.  After I got done running my fingers through my hair this morning to distribute that healthy “emollient” to the ends, after my run, after working all day, I decided to play with my hair.  I wasn’t too happy with how it turned out today so I was ready for something different.

Call me old-fashioned, but I still like to look nice when Mr. Hair Care comes home from work.  I don’t know why, we’ve been married for 20 years and I could be naked and he would walk right by me without a flicker of the eye (his eyebrow might waggle though).  No, it’s more about me and how I feel.  He’s just my deadline.

I tried a whole bunch of new looks with my new hair toys but nothing was really clicking so I decided to use my Up-Do pins to pull the front part back, with the back hanging down.  But then I kept going, and going, and going.


And I ended up with this super fun look that’s comfortable and modern in the sorta classy, sorta casual way that’s popular right now.

And I did it all with my Up-Do pins.  I just love, love, love them!

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My Hair Is Not Inherently Good

It's been 10 days since I washed my hair

The other day I was out with a group of friends and we started talking about the Hair Care Girl Lifestyle.  And I heard comments like:

“I tried not washing my hair but it looked terrible.”

“You know, my hair just can’t do it, it’s too (curly, straight, greasy, thin, thick).”

“You’re lucky, you have good hair for this.”

“You have such great hair, I could never do it, it’s too hard.”

Ladies!  Ladies!!!!  This just is not true!  I do not have inherently “good hair”.  In fact, to prove it I’m going to show a picture of my hair with absolutely nothing done to it.  In the picture below I was camping and had washed my hair with cheap shampoo/conditioner.  I was camping so I also used no product and no hair dryer.  Nothing.  Just shampoo, conditioner, and the sun to dry it.  And this is what it looks like au ‘natural:


Not so good, huh?  You see my hair is FRIZZY.  My hair has COWLICKS.

The reason the Hair Care Girl Lifestyle works for me is because I had to learn about my hair.  I had to learn what to do when it has weird kinks or my cowlick makes me look bald.  I had to learn what to do when it looks greasy and when it looks dry.  I had to learn how to wear it up all different ways beyond just a pony tail.  Basically I learned how to get really creative with my hair.  And this leaves me with so many options everyday I never stress about it.

Not everyday is a fantastic hair day but everyday is a good hair day.  Why? Because now I have tons of ways to wear my hair and I’m not attached to it looking any particular way.  Which is the essence of living the Hair Care Girl lifestyle…easy!

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