Day 17: It’s the dog’s fault


You’re probably thinking 17 days?  Are you kidding me?  Nope, I’m not kidding.  Today is day 17 (3 days past my usual breaking point) and I’m still going strong.

Several days ago I was coming up on Day 14 and getting pretty itchy desperate.  In fact I was thinking that I wouldn’t even make it the full 14 days because I felt so gross and my hair never really looked that good this time through so maybe I should just throw in the towel and wash it, but what kind of example would I be setting, and who has the time anyway?  (Don’t we all think in run-ons?).

But I didn’t throw in the towel because I’m a procrastinator.  When you’re a procrastinator you do things like dink around on your computer, wash the dishes, read a book, drink coffee, check Facebook, play a card game, think about what you’re going to wear, et cetera…all instead of washing your hair.

But usually by the end of a cycle nothing trumps washing my hair.

But this time Day 15 (which turns into Day 1 once I’ve shampooed) got a little busy so I had to skip my planned hair washing.  Then day 16 wasn’t an exercising day and Hair Care Girl only washes her hair on exercising days.  So I committed that today, Day 17, would be my hair washing day.

My dog is so cute!But my dog looked at me with her sweet loving eyes.  And then she cocked her head to one side, twitched her ear, and looked at the door.  And then she blinked. Expectantly.

So this Hair Care Girl did what any pet loving, cute dog owner would do.  I walked the dog instead of washing my hair.

And guess what?  My hair looks better than it’s looked in days! (17 to be exact).

Total time from shower to shoes: 40 minutes
Total time saved: 20 minutes (spent walking the dog)

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Ring a bell! Day 14 is here at last!

Day 14 and you can't even tell!Day 14 is here at last!  Can you tell this hair hasn’t been washed in 2 weeks?  I can’t.  And that is my point about the Hair Care Girl Lifestyle.

I love Day 14.  I love it because my sense of determination and commitment has been thoroughly satisfied.  I love it because I met my goal.  I love it because I know that once again there is not much I need to do.

And I love it because I know that tomorrow I get to wash my hair!  And washing it will be such a relief.  I mean, how many people luxuriate and appreciate the process of washing their hair?   For them it’s just “ho-hum”.  For me it’s a Holiday.  Believe me.  When you only wash your hair twice a month you really, really enjoy it!

This hair you see above?  In two weeks (14 days, 1/2 a month) it has been:

Shampoo-ed: 1 time (only!)
Full Blow Dry: 1 time (only!)
Straightened: 1 time
Rained on: 1 time
Ponytailed: 4 times
Curled: 3 times
Put in a bun: 3 times
Worn down: 7 times
Wind blown beyond measure: 5 times (brrrr!)
Sweaty: 6 times (ewwwww!)

Some days were easy and my hair pleasantly surprised me.  There were a few days where I just never felt like my hair looked that good.  But you know what?

When I was an everyday hair washer I never liked my hair.  I always had hopes of wearing it down but I usually ended up pulling it back.  Feeling frustrated with my hair used to be the norm.  Now it’s the exception.

And this is why I live the Hair Care Girl lifestyle!

Total time from shower to shoes (Day 14!): 20 minutes

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