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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Ring a bell! Day 14 is here at last!

Day 14 and you can't even tell!Day 14 is here at last!  Can you tell this hair hasn’t been washed in 2 weeks?  I can’t.  And that is my point about the Hair Care Girl Lifestyle.

I love Day 14.  I love it because my sense of determination and commitment has been thoroughly satisfied.  I love it because I met my goal.  I love it because I know that once again there is not much I need to do.

And I love it because I know that tomorrow I get to wash my hair!  And washing it will be such a relief.  I mean, how many people luxuriate and appreciate the process of washing their hair?   For them it’s just “ho-hum”.  For me it’s a Holiday.  Believe me.  When you only wash your hair twice a month you really, really enjoy it!

This hair you see above?  In two weeks (14 days, 1/2 a month) it has been:

Shampoo-ed: 1 time (only!)
Full Blow Dry: 1 time (only!)
Straightened: 1 time
Rained on: 1 time
Ponytailed: 4 times
Curled: 3 times
Put in a bun: 3 times
Worn down: 7 times
Wind blown beyond measure: 5 times (brrrr!)
Sweaty: 6 times (ewwwww!)

Some days were easy and my hair pleasantly surprised me.  There were a few days where I just never felt like my hair looked that good.  But you know what?

When I was an everyday hair washer I never liked my hair.  I always had hopes of wearing it down but I usually ended up pulling it back.  Feeling frustrated with my hair used to be the norm.  Now it’s the exception.

And this is why I live the Hair Care Girl lifestyle!

Total time from shower to shoes (Day 14!): 20 minutes

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