Showering woes.

11/22/2011 05:08:00 AM
That's me. I shower like that all the time. In my yard. With hose water.
I hate to shower. Let's be clear, I LIKE TO BE CLEAN... it's just that I hate washing my hair.

It's long.

It takes forever.

I feel strongly about conditioning and loathe that it's so time consuming.

There's a running joke in my household that I will do whatever I can to skip a shower. (I don't find it to be overwhelmingly hilarious, but Craig does. Every.day.)

So moving on: my showering experience? REVOLUTIONIZED this past weekend.

I try to follow a routine when I shower, but I usually fail miserably. (I forget to shave one leg more often than not. In fact, very little of my life is routined. It's problematic.)

Anywho, on hair-washing-days I get in the shower and wash my hair first so that I have plenty of time to let the conditioner soak in and do its magic on my mop.

I wash the hair.

Then, I add conditioner and proceed to massage it into ALL of my hair . (THIS is the time consuming part that I hate.) My fingers brush through the wet hair and it takes FOREVER. I hate it. And post-Vivienne the amount of hair fleeing my head has been repulsive. I've read this is normal.

So I shower and rinse my hair at the end. This is also time-consuming since I need to get all of the conditioner and knots out.

Well, yesterday? I put my conditioner on and DIDN'T stand there for 5-7 minutes brushing the conditioner through my wet hair with my fingers. I just put it on and finished my normal shower activities.

When it came to rinse out the conditioner I found that I got the SAME results as I normally would have WITHOUT doing the what I normally do.

Kids, I just shaved 5-7 minutes off of my shower routine.

This is BIG NEWS in my world.

If you read this post in its' entirety, you deserve 30,023 points.

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9 comments:

  1. read to the end and i am glad you have revolutionized your life.... ; )
    (it's Miss, not sure why i'm not signed in at TL)

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  2. ha! you know i don't wash my hair. i mean i do, but it's like... once a week at best. it's just so LONG and THICK and not at all as porno as it sounds. heh. heh. I'mma stop talking now.

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  3. I never have combed the conditioner through. I just throw it on and rinse it at the end. I'm glad you finally figured this out!! tee hee

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  4. I, too, hate the hassle of washing the hair. I will usually go 2-3 days, which is as long as I can go without it getting truly gnarly and greasy.

    I need to try this. I always do the comb-through-every-inch thing, too -- I have tons of hair, but it's all very fine and tangly when not properly conditioned.

    One thing that seems to make my hair WAY more manageable? Solid shampoo. I miss the suds, but my hair has MUCH less build-up.

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  5. Here's my hair confession: I've been a shampoo & conditioner snob my entire life. But now that I'm not working I can't justify spending $15 on shampoo, etc., so I bought Suave Professionals. It smells hella-good, AND.... (drum roll) it's AWESOME. Really. They aren't paying me- I'm just tellin' ya. It's good stuff. And it's cheap. You could totally rock short hair, but it's so pretty long. :-) I hope you post about what you do in MX for Thanksgiving- can you find a turkey down there?

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  6. @ Trophy Life/Anonymous -- thank you for your support.

    @the grumbles - awesome. Very awesome.

    @Chicago Mom - I cannot believe I was so slow to figuring this out. Actually, I can believe it.

    @Written Permission - now I NEED to know about this solid shampoo!

    @Nat - SO good to know about Suave. You know, I used to use that stuff all the time and had NO issues with it. And indeedy, I shall be writing about Thanksgiving. You can indeed get turkeys down here... though we're going "out" this year.

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  7. When did we get that shower and who took that picture of you?

    C

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  8. and this is reason #476 why i have short hair. i haven't even a portion of the patience it would take to do a fraction of what you just described. :)

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  9. I love this post. I have all these issues and have curly hair that gets really tangled since I cannot brush it when it is not wet. Therefore, I MUST comb through it when it has conditioner in the shower. This takes forever.

    I use expensive shampoo and find that since I only wash every 3-4 days it evens out. I love expensive shampoo and feel it makes a difference in my life.

    I lose SO MUCH hair when I wash it and, honestly, I feel it's getting thinner. It's weirding me out. No kids, no "body changes."

    I did just have surgery and went under general anesthesia and my nurse friend told me that can be a cause of hair loss. But I'm telling you, the first time I washed my hair after the surgery, the clump in the drain was MASSIVE. Like enough for a wig. It was crazy. I was worried and took a picture.

    Sigh.

    Anyway, hair washing is totally exhausting. Agreed. Glad to know I have fellow skippers out there.

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