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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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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