& tips from your side of the counter........
is this woman with my face wearing the most outrageous wig I've
ever seen! It's big, I mean really big! A foot tall and 8 inches
wide each side it looks more like a mutant pineapple than a hair
style. It has to be a wig doesn't it? Okay so putting a large mirror
facing the bed wasn't such a good idea after all - I mean shocks
like that can't be good for one first thing in the morning but who'd
have thought that a nights 'rest' could produce such a horror? To
think that only 8 hours ago my face fitted me and my brown hair
was a cascade of curls not a volcano of Vesuvius proportions. Hastily
I pile the whole unruly mass on top of my head and secure it there
with the hairgrips that live on my bedside cabinet. Lots of hairgrips!
A few swift tugs to pull out some 'tendrils' and a quick roughening
up of the fringe and things are looking up. Slightly!
I've done it again!
I admit it! There are some days, alright most days, when
I wake up and look in the mirror and even I don't recognize
myself. 7 a.m. and the first
It's a good job my partner sleeps soundly til 8 O'clock or I fear
I'd be facing single life again. Although thinking about it he does
wake up looking a bit like a bottle brush himself - yes there's
definitely a 'Tin tin' quality to his morning look, but somehow
on him it looks quite endearing. Whatever!
Anyway what I'm leading up to is my confession. It's really hard
for me to do as I swore an oath to my hairdresser that I'd never
do it again. Ever. But I did. I'm sorry Shelly but I felt that old
urge and it was a particularly bad day and before I knew it I was
cutting them off. My curls that is. Just the tiniest of snips, honestly,
and I really made the effort to snip off the same amount from each
one. Okay,okay I confess - yes I did use the wallpaper scissors
again but I was in a hurry and the other ones where in my knitting
bag. Anyway I had to hoover up the evidence really quickly before
my mum came to visit. She's aware of this long time habit but refuses
to accept any responsibility for my inherited locks. Actually saying
'you get that from your father' doesn't help - he never grew his
hair more than 3 inches long.
Oh well, I'll wash it later and treat it to one of my new conditioners.
Then I'll get my partner to measure each curl with my trusty plastic
ruler and see what the damage is. Anyway, I've probably got a hormone
imbalance at the moment and I know I haven't eaten anywhere near
enough chocolate this week and it's raining again.... I wonder if
Shelly's got any appointments left for tomorrow?....
you know? You could be blocking your own energy
flow by keeping that collection of half full shampoo and product
bottles that you won't use again this century! According to
'Feng Shui' experts 'clutter clearing' will release your natural
flow of energy and by chucking out your junk you'll create
more space for better things to enter your life. Worth a try
I suppose - and I could use this space to store my 'Dying
to try' products.
to try -
Yes really! Well if Posh can do it why can't I?
I haven't quite summoned up the nerve or the price tag
yet but I will. Well, maybe.
Okay well perhaps not this year but....
good to yourself.
Dieting after Christmas? Remember that dieting can affect the
vital systems around the hair follicle and can reduce hair quality.
Only a well balanced diet will provide the elements necessary
for healthy hair growth.
A strong anti dandruff shampoo can help to strip the hair of a colouring
disaster. But do follow it up with a good conditioner.
The environment has a huge effect on hair. Cold, wind, central heating
etc. have a drying effect so always use a good conditioner. Try
following up with one of the protective balsam products to protect
your hair from adverse weather conditions.
After conditioning try finishing with a cold spray of water. This
will close the cuticles leaving your hair smoother and shinier.
We all know that that our hair looks and behaves worse when we are
poorly. Illness produces large amounts of toxins which affect hairs
vitality. If it's simply a cold or flu don't worry - it will recover.
But if you're on long term medication why not consider opting for
a shorter more manageable style. Short hair tends to stay in better
condition and remember - short doesn't mean boring! There are some
great new sexy feminine styles around. I mean look at Lulu or Meg
Ryan. Your stylist will suggest styles to suit you. And on days
when you're not feeling 100% rely on any of the hundreds or products
available for some help.