Well here we are about to enter week ten, jings nine full weeks of no hair washing and double figures right around the corner and guess what, my hair is still oily, I am now getting beyond frustrated and hanging on by my fingertips to both my determination not to give in and the account of it taking up to twelve weeks, that’s only two more to go and then please please let my hair look clean.
I still don’t understand the process of self cleaning hair and how the oil will just go vamoosh but that’s the hope, however I did give in and try to help the PH balance on my scalp by giving my hair an apple cider vinegar rinse on Sunday, now that took a leap of faith as it stank and I really did not want to end up smelling like a battered Haddock but at this stage I am willing to try anything. Sadly it does not seem to have made any difference and I didn’t even get to smell like a fish supper not even for a minute or two, I’ve just been left with the same old, same old oil, might use it for making my fish supper next time argh……..
Feel free to contribute any thoughts and advice as I really will appreciate it.
One thing I have noticed which is a little weird, I have one section of my hair at the back which is wavy. Now wavy hair I am all for, but just one section, wow, that’s a little crazy even for me, I never did know how to do things “normally”, but heh what’s not to like, straight hair with one section reminding me of what might have been.
Coincidently Kenny’s hair has a curl however with him just having a wee ponytail it’s quite amusing seeing his wee curl bobbing around as he moves.
His hair is also looking a lot lighter than I’ve ever noticed before as he has very dark hair but in certain lights it is showing some streaks of ginger through it, wow after 25 years I’m finally married to my ginger Scotsman, not that you’d know it from the above photo.
Colin’s hair is definitely following along the same lines as my own and is taking a while to transition, we think it must be to do with the length, he has purchased a hand crafted boar bristle hairbrush so no doubt like myself he shall be labourishly brushing away to get that long awaited shine.
Our new contributor is on day twelve and reports that her hair has started to go all fluffy, that sounds wonderful, fluffy ahhhhh……… if only, but it is short and it is looking funky. I asked her for a little of the thought process that went into her decision to go “green”, here is what she said, “Last summer I got rid of most of my hair. I asked the man in the barbers to shave it all off, he said “are you sure?” he was worried I wouldn’t like it. We compromised on a No 1 all over. ‘Hair’ I thought, ‘is a nuisance’. I then got a fixation with looking at other people’s hair and thinking about how much time, energy, money not to mention thought goes in hair. I have been almost completely grey since my mid 30’s. Must have spent hundreds probably thousands of pounds on it over the years, cutting, dying etc. One day I came to the realisation I had better things to do with my time and certainly more productive things to do with my limited funds. We live in a society geared up to sell us stuff whether we need it or not. We are taught to obsess about things by having our insecurities poked at on a daily basis under the guise of freedom of choice when actually it is just manipulation to get you to buy stuff that you don’t need. Whilst doing this we exploit ourselves and each other, use up precious resources and pollute the planet. So, I suppose for me not washing my hair, if it’s not necessary is a small rebellion. I used to wash my hair daily with a shampoo specifically made for ‘silver’ hair. I am on week 2 of no washing but have rinsed with clean water a couple of times. My hair is somewhat fluffy at the ends but starting to feel greasy/oily near the roots, my scalp is a little itchy. I am starting to wonder how to manage it whether to just brush it or maybe use a hairband? We shall see. In all honesty I am feeling somewhat liberated, which was how I felt when I had it shaved. I think I am going to let it grow though and go for the Holly Hunter look in Top of the Lake. Maybe a little wild looking but something very powerful in just being and owning it”.