How many days is up to you

Day 3:  How often do you wash your hair?

Here’s the thing.  Your hair is your business. If you wash it everyday and you like it, and it’s healthy, and it’s easy to do, then how often you wash is working for you.

The Hair Care Girl lifestyle is for those people (I’d say women but there are Hair Care Guy readers too!) who aren’t happy with the health of their hair.  Or they have other things they’d rather be doing than shampooing and fixing their hair.  Or they’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’.  These are the people I’m talking to.

The reason I bring this up is because I keep meeting readers who actually apologize that they are still washing their hair everyday!  Ohhhh, it makes me cringe when they do this.

On the other hand I also meet people who say they’ve been wanting to reduce their shampooing frequency but are scared or inhibited, or don’t know what to do if they wake up and it looks bad.  It’s these people who inspired this blog in the first place.

Let me say this… “I don’t care how often you wash your hair”.  Don’t get me wrong.  I do care that you’re happy with your hair.  I care that you know there are options.  I care that you understand, deep in your heart, that you don’t have to be a slave to your hair.  And I really care that if you read this you’re entertained, or inspired, or something… Just please, don’t read this and then feel *gasp* guilty.  You gotta find what works for you.

The Hair Care Girl lifestyle is all about options.  It’s living with luxury (time).  It’s living with choices (shampoo or not? how will I wear my hair today?).  It’s living without attachment to looking a certain way.

That’s all.  Oh, and it’s fun!

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Hair Math 101

Day 2: It's all in the  math

Yesterday I spent 90 minutes getting ready.  That may seem like a lot but I only spend this amount of time on my hair twice a month.  And it pays off because if my hair looks good on Day 1, days 2, 3, and 4, etc. need even less time.

It used to be I would spend about an hour getting ready.  Everyday.  This included showering, shampooing, conditioning, drying, straightening, getting frustrated and pulling my hair back anyway, applying make up, choosing jewelry, outfit, etc.

Of course I still do my make up, choose my outfits and jewelry.  But my showers are shorter (no waiting for that conditioner to “soak” in) and I skip the blow drying.  Which took f.o.r.e.v.e.r.  I also don’t need the straightening time. 

Here’s the math for an average month:

The old way:
# of days = 30
25 days x 1 hour = 25 hours [these are the full getting ready days]
5 days x 30 minutes = 2.5 hours [these are the weekends when I didn’t care so much about my hair.
Total time using the old system: 27.5 hours

The Hair Care Girl way:
# of days = 30 (all days count in the Hair Care Girl lifestyle)
2 days x 1.5 hours = 3 hours
28 days x .5 hours = 14 hours
Total time using the Hair Care Girl System: 17 hours

This a savings of 10.5 hours a month.  That’s more than a full work day!

So you can see why that 90 minutes on Day 1 is no biggie.

What would you do if you had a spare 10.5 hours in a month?  Would you weed your yard, pamper yourself, spend time with friends and family?

Me?  I sit in my chair sipping coffee while my teenagers shower, blow dry, and straighten. 

By the way, the picture above is Day 2.  I don’t think I even brushed it today.

Total time from shower to shoes: 20 minutes

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