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

Living the Hair Care Girl LifeStyle...

Before You Start

Step 1: Get a Shower Cap!

Who wants to wash their hair everyday?  It damages your hair, takes time, costs money, and forces you to make decisions you don’t want to make.  Who wants that?  Not.  Me.

To fix this problem I only wash my hair every 14 days.  Yes, that IS only 2 times a month.

You think this is gross?  It’s not.  I mean I DO wash my self.  I just skip the hair part.

My hair went from damaged, dry and dull, to thick, luxurious, and shiny in 3 months.  No lie.

Step #1:  Buy a shower cap.
I like the terry cloth kind because they’re super comfy.  You can use whatever you can find or what’s cheapest.  Please note:   If you’re in a relationship where your looks and sexy-ness are important you may want to either warn your partner or shower in private.  Trust me on this one.  Jokes will abound.

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