Saturday, June 13, 2009
recycled bad-ass thing of the day: Hair Care
Look, let me be straight with ya'll for a minute here.
No body messes with my hair.
No. Body.
The second I even consider getting rid of my very eco-un-friendly VO5 curling mousse?

Does that mean that I will never change to something a little less environmentally toxic than chemicals with aerosol in a can?
Not at all.
But experimenting with my hair was something I did all through out the nineties which was truly a horrible hair decade for me. One in which I walked around with half a bottle of mousse in hair that could have, for all intents and purposes, repelled bullets from a gun.
Here's the thing... when you have VERY curly hair and your parental figure does not, you need to get yourself some friends who do. Otherwise you will be twelve or thirteen years old and have no freaking idea how to make your hair NOT stand up with static and you may or may not get the idea to chop your hair off to make bangs. And you might do it when your hair is wet and measure it wet not knowing that ONE- when it dries it is going to be shorter and TWO- because it's curly it's going to be MUCH shorter. And then you end up with bangs that stick straight up in the air. And NO ONE WANTS THOSE BANGS.

Think I'm being dramatic?
This is me before I knew I had curly hair... you know, when I used to brush it dry and just accept that I was doomed to have frizzy GOD AWFUL hair for the rest of my life. You can tell I've accepted it because this is PICTURE DAY and that's how I look.

And this is me in high school, after the discovery of mousse. Still not fabulous, but no longer looking homeless either.
Me: 15

I can't go back to the old hair while I try out new and EXPENSIVE products that probably won't even work on my hair type. Which is "impossible" in case you were wondering. When I try out a new hair product, I almost always do it on a weekend where I don't need to be out in public. And it almost never works and then I end up with a bottle of stuff I've gotta give away to someone with more forgiving hair.

So when I got to the part of Sleeping Naked is Green (yes, I put the Twilight series down for a few minutes...) where she gave up her shampoo and conditioner for vinegar, it made me cringe a little because I know when I wash my hair with my Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine that it is bad. I know the chemicals are bad that I am sending down the drain, I know that there is some chemical in there that isn't even good for my hair and I'm pretty sure they test on animals.
It's bad, bad stuff. That makes my hair so very pretty.
Every time I get close to the end of a bottle, I think I am going to try something new but then time gets in the way and I run out and I don't have time to properly choose a new hair care line...
But while I'm over here trying to decide if Earth Friendly and Organic can beat out Really Super Cute Hair, there is no reason I can't pass along to ya'll the link to a decent and not too expensive site for good for your hair and good for the environment products...
And if you are feeling like going cold turkey today on your hair care carbon footprint, check out this post on Green As A Thistle for all natural and allegedly good "shampoo" that you can make at home. Apparently all you need is organic baking soda, organic vinegar, cinnamon, vanilla and a well rinsed old shampoo bottle.
If you try it, let me know... I'm curious...


so eloquently put by katehopeeden at 8:40 AM
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