I didn’t even discuss my sadness over this season of The Bachelor coming to an end. I guess it’s because the reality of it didn’t hit me until Monday night when I didn’t have the joy of listening to Brad Womack use his super robot voice to terribly abuse adverbs. Badly.
My loss was amplified by the fact that Gulley and I watched most of last week’s finale with Nena, who had never experienced anything like The Bachelor in her entire life. HONEY, ARE YOU TELLING ME BOTH OF THOSE GIRLS THINK HE’S ABOUT TO PROPOSE? I’VE NEVER HEARD OF SUCH. I CAN’T STAND TO WATCH ANYMORE! WAIT, TELL ME ABOUT THIS CUTE BLONDE. WHAT DOES HER MOTHER THINK OF HER BEING ON THIS SHOW?
The inquiry about the mother is a signature Nena question. No matter the situation she always wants to know what someone’s mother thinks.
So my Tuesday morning wasn’t as bright without all the Bachelor recaps and whatnot waiting for me on the internet. But I have found solace in Bethenny Ever After because it really personifies all that is good and right about reality television.
On an entirely different note, I’m struggling with my hair. I realize this will come as no shock to anyone who’s been reading here for longer than five minutes. I did a whole wash, blow-dry, hot-roll thing yesterday and, thanks to the wind and the humidity, it lasted all of thirty-two seconds once I stepped outside. I also experimented with blow-drying my bangs to the opposite side and then sweeping them over to their normal side because I’d heard that this creates the perfect side-swept bang. Maybe on some people. On me it created some bangs that just wanted to stick up like a gang of unruly children all day long.
As if all this wasn’t enough, I have reason to believe my current shampoo is no longer working for me. I’d had my suspicions, but then I lamented to Gulley last week about how my hair seems to be getting dirtier much faster than usual. I can usually go three days without washing my hair. Sometimes even four if I sport some sort of messy ponytail or bun on the fourth day. Please hold your judgement about my hair-washing frequency. It works for me.
But lately it seems that my hair feels a little dirty and lifeless by day two, which has historically been known as my best hair day. Gulley has been using the same shampoo and conditioner I have and she said she’s noticed the same thing. Then while I was in Bryan I used whatever shampoo happened to be in the shower and it seemed like old times between my hair and me.
Yesterday afternoon I perused the hair care aisle at HEB and tried desperately to make an educated shampoo/conditioner/product decision. But I couldn’t commit. I realize I asked about hair products several years ago, but the times they are a changin’ and time makes you bolder, children get older and I’m getting older, too.
(Did I just veer off for a minute?)
So help me, o wise internet friends. What shampoo/conditioner/hair care products do you recommend? Keep in mind that while I am willing to spend upwards of tens of dollars, I can’t wash my hair in any sort of liquid gold.
My hair and I thank you in advance.