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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When You’re In The Mood For Something New

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You know when you’re in the mood for something new?  Normally when I feel this way I go shopping – new shoes, a new top, just a little something to look forward to the next day.

But, as you can see from the picture above, this time (Oh, this time!) I did not go shopping.  No indeed.  This time I called in Lisa, my Hair Care Gal.

I said, “Lisa, I’m thinking of going darker.”

She said, “OHHHHH!  That would look GREAT!  You’d be a GORGEOUS brunette!  You will LOVE it!  I’m SO excited!  WHEN can we DO IT?!!!”

(Really, this is how she talks which is why I LOVE her).

It all started at the mall.

We were there to get my daughter’s ears double pierced.  So while we were waiting I was dinkin’ around looking at all the stuff.  There was this carousel with those long fake pony tails and I held one up to my face and said to my younger daughter, “Heh, heh, how about this?” in the tone that I think is funny and she clearly does not.

After she turned away I looked in the mirror and actually liked the contrast.  So it started me thinking… Maybe, just maybe, I was ready for a bigger change than a new shirt.

The more I thought about it the more I realized I was pretty sick and tired of fighting my dark roots.

My dark roots started to sprout early. Only 2 weeks post pampering, I found myself noticing them with a disgruntled “harumph”.  I knew this could only mean mean One Thing.  I am no longer naturally blonde!

Even though I was “born blonde,” since I no longer had the roots to prove it, could I really claim this title anymore?  And frankly trying to hold onto my youth was exhausting and a total drag.

So I took the plunge and did it!  You see that picture above?  It’s actually much lighter than when I originally had it done because I took a vacation in the sun right afterwards.  For 10 days.  Oops.

But I love it!  It’s been 5 weeks since I had it darkened and it still looks great.

And the best part?  The Hair Care Girl lifestyle is even EASIER than before!

I’m tellin ya’ – if you’re like the old me and still highlighting your hair, fighting your roots, gripping the past like it’s a piece of delicious cake – take the plunge and go dark.  It’s fantastic!

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