Tuesday, June 29, 2010

as cabelas nao aguenta mais esse ritima

I've been trying a new thing: not washing my hair. Inspired by my dear friend Sara, as well as my age-long desire to dread my hair, I decided to experiment. After almost 2 weeks of not washing the locks, I decided I do not fancy the non-washing regime. Perhaps a week of non-washing is tolerable. My issue is not the way my hair looks but how it feels. My hair itself looks great. It gets very curly, and I've gotten several complements. But my hair is far from touchable. As Emma says, "Please just touch the lower portions." But seriously, just touch the lower portions because the closer you get to my scalp, the thicker and heavier and oilier my hair gets. Don't be grossed out. My hair is NOT dirty. I rinse it on a regular basis, but the natural oils have built up a bit. It basically feels as if I have a lot of product in my hair. On the upside, my hair requires absolutely NO maintenance.
Alicia and I were discussing last night our long hair. Conclusion: we love it. Two and a half years ago Alicia and I, along with our friend Erin, made a pact to not cut our hair (we were all sporting short hair at the time) until I got back from my mission. I've been back from my mission for a year, and none of us have seriously gone to the scissors. Probably the best pact we could have ever made.

3 comments:

Erin Leigh said...

i agree. best pact ever.

ps...i normally go about a week without washing my hair as well...sometimes more...

sara said...

being mentioned and linked to on kayte's blog: i've made it big :)

and p.s. after one week, once i get it in my mind that i need to wash my hair, that's all i can think about until i do it. normal? no one knows...

Rachel. said...

I am almost so jealous that I did not make this pact, as I admire the beauty of your collective lengths of hair. maybe one day my long hair dream will come true.