Friday, February 18, 2011

My hair: Day 3

It's day 3 of conditioner only.  It's not bad.  LOL...not any worse than any other day that I usually would just shampoo, condition, blow dry and go.  I think my hair just stinks.

I have gotten a suggestion though.  My friend, Jennifer suggested I use this:  Original Shampoo Bar 3.50 Ounces by J.R. Liggett.  I believe I'm going to give this a shot after I finish my conditioner trial. 

I'll try to update tomorrow.  I'm going to try to spend most of the day cleaning house and printing everything I need for Sunday School and Childrens church.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hair...conditioner, cutting, coloring

I can't stand my hair most of the time.  Before I had children I had beautiful hair...thick, curly, beautiful hair.  Sometimes it was hard to find someone to cut it and hard to find hair thing-a-ma-bobs to go in it.  I loved it.  Then I had kids.

With child number one my hair started falling out.  Not tons but I lost a lot.  The texture changed.  The body changed.  No longer was it curly but it was still wavy.  Then boy #2 came along.  When I was pregnant with him, my hair fell out by the handful.  It wasn't even wavy anymore.  It was straight as a board and thin, thin, thin.  It didn't stop falling out until my young padawan was 5.  Sigh. 

Now it's thickened back up to about what it was after Number One.  It's also got about the same body.  I guess I can deal with that.  Most of the time.  I *have* decided I want to do smething different with my washing routine so I started reading on the 'net about different things.  I have friends who do a couple of different things.  Some I'm too afraid to try:  Using coconut oil in my hair, for example.  However, one of my online friends uses conditioner only to wash her hair.  No shampoo.  Ok.  I can try that.

Day number one of conditioner only went well.  It looked really good, in fact!  Not nearly as much static in my hair either.  I really liked that.  Since it went so well, I decided to press on to day two.  That's today.  I'm not diggin' it as much today.  It feels funky.  I can't pinpoint it though.  I'm going to say it's just a bad hair day all around though and keep pressing on.  I keep telling myself I need t commit to this for a month.  I don't know if I'll make it or not.

I've also been thinking of cutting it.  I just can't decide if I want to grow it out or cut it short for summer.  If I attempt to grow it, there's a chance it won't be long enough to put in a ponytail or braid for summer.  A huge chance.  If I cut it, I might regret it.  It takes a long time to grow.  One thing is certain, I have to decide something pretty soon.  Warm weather is coming and I'm super hot natured!  This hair simply cannot be on my neck or in my face out here on the prairie.

I took part recently in an online discussion about coloring gray.  I hate to admit it but I've got more gray than I think my mom had at my age.  I must be taking after my father.  Thanks, dad.  Anyway, I used to color my hair all the time before the gray hit.  Anyone who remembers me from jr. high and high school can attest that I've been bleach blonde, jet black and everything in between.  Through all this, I've always hated doing my roots.  I also hate looking like white trash with two inches of a different color popping out.  Bleck.  I guess this really doesn't have a point except to say that I have decided to grow old gracefully and not color my gray.  Eventually I'll be grayER than my mom and people will think I'm the mother and she's the daughter.  Oh. Wait.  I think people already think that.  Have you people SEEN my mother????  She is stunning!

So, I guess if anyone has pics of haircuts that you think will look good on me, send them to me.  All cuts will be considered.  If you have ideas on growing it out and staying cool, shoot me those too. 

I'll keep y'all posted on the no shampoo thing.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My mind is muddled

I haven't blogged because I haven't known what to type up.  There is so much going on in my head.  Most of it is complaining about having no water for over a week now at home.  Yeah, hard to be domestic with no water.  So my dishes are piled up.  Those of you who REALLY know me know that's pretty common at my house.  I just hate doing dishes.  HATE it.

Laundry has also backed up.  Really, really backed up.  Noah is messy.  His momma (that would be me) really doesn't like her kidlets to wear nasty clothes.  It's been a huge struggle for me to see him wearing the same dirty things all day long.  Yes, it is MY fault Noah changes clothes so much.  I loved getting dirty when I was a little girl, but I didn't like to stay dirty.  I had to have on clean clothes and a clean body!  Guess I've been making a lotta laundry for 36 years.

Another issue coming from NO water is the toilets cannot be flushed after every use.  That seriously bothers me.  Seriously.  Human waste reeks.  Yes, we've been flushing with buckets of water but really.  that just does not cut it!  It's disgusting.  Really disgusting.

Finally we have the bath situation.  Obviously with no water there are no baths.  Well, no baths that take place under a running hot showerhead.  So glad my Nanny taught me how to take a sink bath!  Thank you, Nanny!  So I've armed myself with about a gallon of hot water, a washcloth, a couple of towels, shampoo, and my coconut shower gel from Bath & Body Works.  I'm clean and I smell good!

So it sounds like I'm just gonna do a lot of murmuring and complaining.  Nope.  Well, yeah, I have but I'm not done yet!  I'm very blessed!!!  We've had sub-zero temperatures with a windchill of -33 degrees.  Many people don't have a home that keeps that freezing wind off of them.  They don't have families that warm their hearts and give them someone to snuggle with.  They don't have pets to lay on their feet and buy little sweaters for.  I had all that, so far have kept electricity, had cable tv, and a computer to pass the time.  I've had a couple of excellent books to snuggle down with under an electric blanket.  No, my house isn't all that great.  We've been cold and I'm not sure our house hit 50 degrees when the windchill was -33.  I'm just thankful that my family wasn't trying to keep from literally freezing to death under a bridge somewhere.

Thank you, Jesus!