Why on earth do we spend so much money on our hair when it’s only a fraction of the total real estate of our bodies? If the dome is bare, you’ll likely be a no-spender. If you have hair down to there you’ll no doubt line your tub and cabinet with a multitude of products.
In 1882 cowboys came into Dodge twice a year for a bath, a shave, a visit to the ladies at the saloon and to do some gambling. They washed their hair with the same soap they used to scrub off the trail dirt. A good deal for a dime.
For some of us today’s hair care ritual goes a little like this. Choose our shampoo. Do we want smooth and silky, fuller body, curly or straight. Perhaps a few flakes make the decision for us. Rinse well and choose our conditioner, light and natural, hot oil and so on. Rinse again and towel slightly. Apply a product to build up the body, hold in place for days – foam or gel? Comb through, style and blow dry or not. Now the last product leaves our hair a little dry. Out comes the leave-in conditioner in a spray bottle, comb through and restyle. Finally, the finishing touch – hairspray to keep that expensive ritual in place for a few hours.
Two days later, repeat the ritual. Why? Just because.
For all you dog lovers.
For all the hippies in the blogosphere.