cutting back

In the past few years since we’ve been in our house, I could count how many bottles of shampoo and conditioner I’ve bought on one hand. That’s because, like so many of us crazy women, I used to constantly buy the newest product to get the shiniest, healthiest, fullest hair.  Mostly, what I found out, was that very few of them helped at all. So gradually I switched to more natural products.  When we moved into the house and I unpacked everything into the linen closet, I decided I had to use every partially filled bottle I owned before I could buy anything else.  And actually, I’ve done pretty well! But this past weekend while putting away towels I decided to unearth the stash of what was left (along with two unused bottles of perfume I had hidden! Hello GAP… you haven’t made this perfume in how many years??? Still smells the same… )

want one? or three?

No matter what I use, my hair doesn’t really seem any healthier or fuller, so I started researching the “no shampoo” method. There are so many recipes and combinations of things to try and conflicting opinions over what actually works that it is overwhelming.  Instead, in the past month I cut out conditioner which seemed to help a bit, and since last Thursday I haven’t used a blowdryer. I started researching more organic, non-sudsing products and finally purchase one and am trying it out. So far, so good, but I’m not going to disclose what it is just yet.

But the problem remains that I’m just not happy with my hair. I had been cutting it shorter and shorter, and then just got to busy to deal with it, so it’s now long enough again that I keep throwing it up in a clip or a pony tail so I don’t have to deal with it.

the hair masterpiece for the day – clipped back

But on Saturday that will all change. Maybe I’m just a little stir crazy from all the snow and it’s seeped over into every aspect of my life. But I finally made an appointment to cut my hair. If I can’t restore my house right now, maybe I can at least restore my hair. With all the stress that I have on a regular basis, I’m eager to at least get rid of my hair issues and insecurities. We’ll see what I end up doing with it.

In the meantime, what do you do for your hair? Any miracle products? Want any of mine to try? No seriously… I’ll mail you the bottle!!! I hate wasting things! Give me your address!




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