Truth be told.

Day 2 and loving it!

I know, I know, you haven’t heard from me in a while. It’s been so long in fact, I can’t even remember the last time I posted. I could figure it out, but that’s not important. What’s important is why I haven’t written.

You see a funny thing happened this summer. It’s been going on for a while and I had to get settled with it before I wrote about it. I needed to see if it was real. Or if I was just lazy.

Turns out both are true.

So (deeeep breath) here it goes. I’m not waiting 14 days to wash my hair anymore. (and exhale)

“What?! Hair Care Girl say it isn’t so!”

I know I can’t believe it either.

If you’ve been here a while you know the whole reason I started the Hair Care Girl lifestyle was because my hair was fried (really, really fried). The years of highlights, blow dryers, and hair straighteners had taken their blistering toll leaving me with hair that would shock a scarecrow.

It was that bad.

So I stopped washing it every day. And it helped. A lot!

But then I changed the color of my hair. I became a brunette. And I love, love, love it. (Although now that it’s dark I see I really do have grey hair!).

Now that I’m adding color rather than taking it away my hair is healthier, softer, and easier. And because it’s healthier I don’t have be so militant about my hair care routine.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m still lazy. I still have way better things to do than wash, dry, and style my hair. I would still much rather sit around and drink coffee all morning than stand in the bathroom blow drying my hair. And I still truly believe the less heat you apply to your hair the better.

But 14 days? Not so necessary anymore.

So I’ve learned to compromise – to follow my hair intuition.

Now I wash my hair every 7-10 days. It’s not quite 14, but it’s certainly not every day either. I am also not doing as many fancy styles because I’m not trying to cover up my dark roots. Which is why there are fewer posts lately.

Also it gets dark by the time my kids photographers are available making photo opportunities slim pickins.

So there ya have it. And you know what?

I love it that I can change my mind, my life, and still stay true to my values.

I love it that I can over sleep, get distracted, and play in the morning instead of putting these things off because “I need to do my hair”.

And I love it that I’ve learned so much about what works for me and maybe, just maybe that has inspired you to look at what you do and make it work for you.

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Photo Shoot Prep

9-13-2011

Day 9: I was driving home from an appointment today and all of a sudden it hit me.  Walgreens!  I’m not sure why I was struck by this thought since I had no business going to Walgreens.  I didn’t need anything.  I wanted something.  So I had to create an excuse, a reason, a purpose to justify my desire to cruise the Walgreen aisles.

And what does a Hair Care Girl use as her driving force to justification?  Hair stuff of course!  Most notably “Spin Pins”.  Spin Pins are made by Goody so you can be assured they are over priced and may or may not work.  But.  I’ve been looking at them for months and each time I walk away proclaiming, “I will NOT spend $6.49 on something like that!!”

Until today.

Today I urgently needed to buy those Spin Pins and try them out.

So I bought them.  And…Up Do Pins

…they work great in my daughter’s hair. *sigh*

But I found something else that I’m really excited about.  They are these things called “Up Do Pins”.  These totally ROCK and they’re going to work great not only for my hair but also my two daughters’ hair too.  A triple win in my book!

So after I realized just how cute my hair looked I grabbed my oldest away from her Calculus homework to take my picture. (How’s that for good parenting?)

But first I had to make sure I had enough mascara on since it always wears off by the end of the day and my “photographer” sneaked snapped a shot.  (Remind me to check my eye brows next time too please.  Jeez!)

Mascara?  Check!

Obviously this was not a planned shot and as you can see we didn’t exactly pick up our bathroom today.  And please don’t look at that roll of toilet paper on the counter.  We’re loathe to put it on the holder because nobody can reach the dispenser.  And we’re lazy.

I’m wearing the hair pins in the “getting ready” picture above and I’m also wearing them in the first picture in this post.  This is what it looks like from the back.

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Remember, this is Day 9 and I was not planning on wearing my hair down but I was going to meet a friend for coffee so I put a little more effort into it than normal.  I curled the ends ended up pulling it up anyway.

Until I found my new Up-Do Pins!

Total time from shower to shoes: 30 minutes

Total time saved: 30 minutes

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