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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Jiffy Lube and Teenagers

Day 10: I love complimentsThis!  This is the style I’ve been wanting to post.  I’m a little bummed though because it didn’t turn out very well today.  This style normally looks better than this.  But my arms got tired and I ran out of time so this had to do.

I’m on Day 10 which means it’s the home stretch. My hair actually looked pretty good this morning (even after exercising) and if I didn’t have to work I would have worn in down.  But it was starting to move like a wig so I had to dig into my bag of tricks and jazz it up a little.

This is my #1 trick.  Every time I wear my hair like this I get compliments.  Here are a few examples:

Jiffy Lube guy: “I’m not flirting so don’t take this the wrong way, but I really like your hair.”
(This is my favorite and I immediately came home and told my husband.)

Client at work: “Wow, I really like your hair.”

Teenage girl in my car (not related): “Ohhh!  I love your hair”

Teenage girl #2 in my car (still not related): “Yeah, it looks really pretty”.

Teenage girl in my car (related): *silence*

Total time from shower to shoes: 35 minutes

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