Friday, April 22, 2011

A Dreamy Hair Fix...

About a week ago, I ran out of my gallon sized Color Care Biolage Shampoo that I've had for over two years...not joking...that's how often I am able to take a shower and wash my hair. ;) But, seriously, I wash my hair every two or three days, condition, blow dry, and curl. I was sad my trusty shampoo had dripped out its last drop.

Then again, I was sad about my hair for a number of reasons; my once soft straight hair, which my husband could run his fingers through if he so chose, was coarse, tangled, and fried. A conspiratorial combination of age, pregnancies, hormones, and added pigment-less (translation: "gray") hairs are the suspected culprit.

Anyway, I was trying to figure out whether to venture out into a new shampoo realm for a possible fix when I had a dream. I have really weird dreams...I think because they are just a slight alteration of my normal sleepy state since I don't really sleep a whole lot.

The dream went like this. I was at a party with a friend and she introduced me to a friend of hers. She told me during the introduction that her friend was a hairdresser, so, in my dream, I pounced on this new acquaintance, "HEY, I have a question!!!"

And, in my dream, I told her my dilemma.

Her response was to whisper in my ear "a little hair secret"--

She said I should try my husband's Head & Shoulders. (Ours is the 2-in-1 kind with shampoo and conditioner in it--how do they do that?).

Well, I woke up thinking I might just be crazy, but I had nothing to lose, so I shampooed with the dreaded "husband's shampoo." Oh, I thought I was going to end up with sticks for strands.

But, you know what? It turned out the silkiest, smoothest, healthiest-looking hair I have had in YEARS! Even Scott commented on it! (UNHEARD OF!)

I also used my Nice and Easy color seal conditioner which was hanging around in my shower from the last at-home color job too (I used this before, so this was not the secret, but it could have been the combination that worked so well).

And my hair turned out like this (without any curl of course), and ever so flatteringly taken in the garage; it's a little flat in these pictures, but hey, it's not bad!

So, even though it doesn't look like this:

At least it doesn't look like this:

And this is my frugal dreamy hair fix for the day.

The end. :)

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