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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Simplicity and… Under Armour??

Day 2: Sleep requiredIf it weren’t for my great hair I would never post this picture. Why? Because I’m in my Under Armour (NOT to be confused with underwear)! It was a cold windy day today and I was outside all afternoon freezing my tail off watching my kids play sports. (Insert Good Mom applause here).

So how can I have such beautiful hair after a day out in the freezing cold wind? Because today is Day 2! That means that yesterday I washed my hair. And because of this, here is what today’s hair care required.

Sleep and a brush.

Yep, that’s all I did. I slept on it. Then I brushed it.

Total time from shower to shoes: 15 minutes (note, 13 of these minutes were showering)

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