Monday, January 14, 2008

Confessions of a Weekly Hair Washer

My stylist once told me this: "Long hair is big and gorgeous and sexy. Short hair is sassy and stylish and fashion forward." After that I chopped all my hair off. Like a ton of it. I went from hair grazing my bum to hair barely covering my ears. Woah. I felt naked.

That was 3ish months ago. Since then, I've changed. In my long-haired life I washed my hair once a week (if that). The shower cap was my best friend. Now, I wash every other day and (gasp!) sometimes daily.

I never knew/remembered how washing my hair frequently could feel so good. I'd forgotten what consistently clean hair feels like. Yes, in my former life I was that gross (though I cross my heart and hope to die, you'd never know it). Sometimes my husband would finally say to me "You're not getting in this bed tonight unless your hair is clean." Ugh.

I feel like a changed woman. Semi-daily hair washing has changed my life. Indeed, I feel sassier, stylisher, and fashion forwarder. But I also feel cleaner. Funny how that happens.

9 comments:

love.boxes said...

I'm thinking I need a haircut.

Dansie Family said...

what i'd do for straigth hair that could go a day without a washing. i wake up to frizzy rats nest every morning that won't be undone without a vigorous and thorough washing.

Kami said...

This post makes me think I need to cut my hair. I want to be fashion forward, not just big.

Can you be my stylist?

celeste said...

I'm with you Marta. If only I could have straight hair and not have to deal with the ever-present frizz factor.

s. said...

i did the SAME thing! i had very long hair and about three months ago i just chopped it all off...spur of the moment! and i find that it is just so much easier to take care of now...it feels healthier now too :) and i agree with you...i feel sassy and fashion forward and just a little more grown up :)

Tiffany said...

At my hairdresser's request, I try to wash my short hair every other day, but sometimes I just can't stand it. I'm an almost-every-day washer. I agree--it makes me feel so clean.

lane said...

I HATE stlyling my hair. It is the biggest waste of time. I love washing my hair...but then I inevitably have to style. Therefore, laziness (efficiency?) wins out and I am a semi-weekly washer.

Jamie really did master the week-long 'do...I'm still trying to reach her level.

TRS said...

That's funny. I used to have shorter hair... washed it everyday because I never knew another way... even when I was a teenager with long hair I washed everyday.
Now I wash every other day because blowing dry is such a hassle - and mine is only shoulder length. But I only get away with that because I'm not working every day... I swear by noon of day two my hair is greasy and gross. I don't know how people do it.

TRS said...

Oh. And move to Denver. Hair doesn't friz here.

It's the humidity you know. We don't have any.