Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hair

This might be a strange post today. It's about hair.
Hair has been a trial for me since I was about ... oh 5 years old. I have vivid memories of my older sister brushing my hair and ripping it out of my head. Of course she would deny the ripping part. But now I have to brush my oldest daughter's hair to make sure she gets all the tangles out - and there is sometimes a ripping process to it. Not intentionally! but we have to get those tangles out! She has hair just like mine. The poor girl.
As I got older, the curls were a pain to me. I never liked them. Until I was older. Just recently, well in the past few years, I have come upon products that make my hair a bit more manageable.
I once lived on the coast for 3 summers, and the humidity made me look like a frizzy q-tip. Or something frizzy. All I remember is the frizz. My cousin would have a lovely comment any time I saw him, about my hair. My husband used to tease me about my bangs (I no longer have them, I kept him.)
Anyway, all this to say ... since I have mostly figured out my own hair, I have a little problem with my daughter's hair now. I know what products I can use on it, since it is like my own. The thing is, her hair ... smells. She would be embarrassed if she read this. Don't say anything to her about it! We will wash it one day, and by the next day it smells ... unwashed. Now, she is only 9. I don't expect her to wash her hair every day! Could it be a health issue? Perhaps I need to try those apple-scented kinds of shampoos. Maybe my hair smells and no one ever told me. Augh, the insecurities are popping up again. (Like a friend said a few days ago, junior high never really leaves us.) Any suggestions out there?

2 comments:

  1. So what magic products are you using on you? Share the knowledge wealth, little Miss. As to S's smelly head... our third is in much the same boat. In her case, it helped to try gentler shampoos (e.g. 1T baking soda mixed into 1c water), which don't strip her hair of the good stuff. I have no idea if that would work for S, but it can't hurt to try it for a week. Do use a nice conditioner afterwards.

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  2. Thanks for the suggestion, I will try it.
    I am now using a "curl elixir" from the salon I get my hair done at; along with John Freda's smoothing creme, or Weather Works - depending on the day. The WW is my favorite of JF's. Oh, and a deep conditioner from the salon line also.

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