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Butter Head

Last night I realized too late I was out of conditioner, so I debated getting out and tracking water everywhere to fetch a new bottle *or* looking around in the shower to see what other options were handy. I found a Burt's Bees Avacado Butter hair conditioner/treatment and followed the instructions on the little sample packet.

This morning when I looked at myself in the mirror I was horrified to see a mop of greasy hair - it looked kind of like I had doused my hair with some kind of mousse or product. I don't do much with my hair, so I was at a loss. It didn't look bad, really, just clumpy. But I knew that unlike squshing some mousse in your hair this effect wasn't temporary. It was going to look like this all day. So I thought I'd try blowing it in the hopes that it would "dry." Have you ever blow dried a stick of butter? Butter doesn't dry, it melts. My hair got worse.

I did not have time to take a shower or try to rinse it out.

My face is also broken out right now, so I was faced with the prospect of pinning my hair back to make the hair less noticeable but reveal 100% of my face *or* let my hair stay down looking greasy/clumpy but shield my face a bit.

I tried pinning it back, still looked bad and clumpy. I went with a hat.
You could still see the greasy curls sticking out the sides.

When I was in elementary school I was very short, shorter than average. I remember reaching up to the top shelf on the refrigerator door for a stick of butter, but not being tall enough to grab it - just to knock it down... on top of my head... just before school. My mom washed my hair in the kitchen sink three times to no avail, and I skulked around school with a buttery head all day. All miserable day. It was such a powerful event in my little life that I get flashbacks to it whenever I open that particular compartment in any frig to this day. And it was all I thought about at work today.

I came so close to putting in sick leave so that I could go home and wash my hair.

First thing upon getting home tonight - three shampoos.

On the bright side, I bet the treatment was doing good things to my hair today, if not my psyche.

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disbandedtoastr
Feb. 3rd, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
Lol! You should have taken a pic! But I'm sure it didn't look as bad as it felt. (Greasy hair is the worst!)
Remind me not to use that Burts Bees stuff.

I had a similar experience today... I bought a really cute shirt at Cato's yesterday cuz it was only 7 bucks. Score! But when I got it home and tried it on... it kinda looks like it could be in the *realm* of a maternity shirt. So I wore it today, cuz it was really comfortable but the whole time I was obsessing that people were going to think it was a preggo shirt. So instead, I covered it with a big floppy black jacket all day.
I like that shirt, but I'm not sure if I'm going to wear it again. I'll have to show you and get your opinion on it.
madladyred
Feb. 3rd, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
I would say that it's never as bad as you think, but today when I took my hat off for John after telling my story he laughed at my head and said "yes, that's greasy."

But that being said, I bet your shirt isn't maternity looking, but I will gladly look at it. :)
I know what you mean, though! If in my mind I have an idea that my shirt/skirt/pants/whatever looks maternity or too young or too low cut or too tight or whatever then it doesn't matter what I actually see in the mirror. :D I'm especially bad about low-cut because looking *down* on myself is a totally different angle from looking in the mirror face on, and even though I know that, I can't get it out of my head. :D
sarahtoalaska
Feb. 4th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Well... the greasier my hair is the more people tell me how great it looks. Which is annoying because I like my hair all frizzy, big and curly. When it's greasy it looks... well kinda normal.

It's so weird because when I'm wanting to put my hair back or wear a hat to cover it all up people seem to like it.

Although I'm not sure how people would think I look with a stick of butter in my head. I had a huge clump of gum in my hair once. I remember mom trying butter and all kinds of things before cutting this HUGE clump of hair out.
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