A Funny Moment with Dry Shampoo

img_7071-1

My blog is about sharing the educational, inspirational and funny moments of life. I enjoy sharing the funny moments most, and while I’ve already shared this story on Facebook, Snap chat, and at work, I feel like I’m leaving my readers out, and I must share.

Before I get started lets talk about what dry shampoo is. It is an aid, or as I call it, a blessing for anyone who has naturally oily hair. It is a powdery substance that absorbs oil in your hair, that adds life and volume back to your hair, without having to actually shampoo it.

I get this question a lot!  It seems that over shampooing is the absolute wrong thing to do because the more we wash the oil out, the more oil our bodies produce to replace the oil that we are stripping out of our hair. Contrary to what we want, our body needs our hair to have some oil and over washing just kicks our oil production into overdrive. A catch 22.

Recently, I discovered, that to slow down the body’s oil production, I needed to wash my hair less. Instead of washing my hair once a day, sometimes twice a day, I needed to wash it every other day and I learned that people use dry shampoo to help keep the hair dry, full of body, and looking fresh between washes.

Last year, I didn’t even know dry shampoo existed. Since then, I’ve had time to test many over the counter brands and decide on my favorite: Batiste. Not only do they have a spray that does not leave your hair looking dusty, they have tinted shampoos too.

img_7072-2

Last Monday, I used my Batiste with a hint of colour: Divine Dark. I’ve used it many times, and I love that it also helps camouflage some of the grays sprouting on my head.

Last Monday, though, we had pizza day at work. Our company provides lunch to all of the employees from time to time.  This day we just finished serving up 100 pizzas, and I went out to take the empty boxes to the dumpster. As I emptied boxes from my SUV, the sky went from gray, but dry, to pouring in just a few minutes. I got soaked through and through.

I did what I could to dry off, went to my desk and tried to get back to work, when an employee walked up. img_7075-1

It took me a minute to figure out what she was talking about, but it seems that my dry shampoo doesn’t do well with rain. I was sitting there looking like a melting hot fudge sundae.

I ran to the bathroom to dry my face, neck and hair. Women were talking to me in there, and I tried to look as normal as possible as I rubbed paper towels in my hair.  I was holding conversation mean while every swath of paper coming away from my hair is coated with  dark brown tint all over it. Yeah . . this is perfectly normal. Nothing to see here.

This experience has given me something to laugh about all week. I will continue using dry shampoo, but the experience gives me incentive to check the weather and make sure I prepare accordingly.

I still suggest dry shampoo to anyone battling the oily hair issue. Just be careful with the tinted stuff.

 

Dog Walking: Why I Stopped Using a Bicycle

Lucky dog walk

Every dog lover knows that dogs like and NEED walks.  Dogs like exploring, and they NEED to expend energy.

Pent up energy is what causes nervous habits for dogs, like chewing shoes, walls, door frames, excessive barking, etc.

While I know Lucky, my hundred pound Lab/bulldog mix, enjoyed and needed the walks, there were days that I just didn’t feel like I had the time or energy for a 30 min to hour long walk.

So, I decided on a quick fix. Use the bicycle to walk the dog. Continue reading

If I could, I’d Miss Him.

img_69265 years old:

I stood and stared, for hours, out of the window of our New York apartment building waiting for my father to show up. It was my birthday. He never showed up. I don’t remember much about New York, but I remember looking out of that window for a long time. I remember waiting. Continue reading

One Way to Teach a Kid About Karma


My foster mom used to put a sign-up list on the refrigerator each day of chores that needed to be done. She always had 5 or 10 things on the list so that we could sign up evenly for 1 to 2 chores.

The rule was that none of us got to play or do anything we wanted to do until the dinner chores were done (chores where in addition to clean up that was required after every meal: clearing table/washing drying dishes/sweeping/mopping if needed) and then our chores list was completed.  As I became older, I couldn’t even leave to go on a date unless my chores were completed. Continue reading

First Race, Make a Wish & the Oxygen Tank Lady

img_5888-1

Denver Half Marathon: What am I doing?

Dread, and a tiny bit of excitement is what I felt when I clicked the confirmation button to finalize registration for the Rock n Roll Denver Half Marathon. I still had no idea how I would get to Denver, and I still couldn’t even run a mile without stopping. Continue reading