[really interesting historical rundown of hair care]
Anne Shirley probably used indigo on her red red hair. Indigo will turn brown hair a lovely blue-black. Blue and orange? A most appalling green.
I didn’t wash my hair with anything besides water for about 6 months and it was beautiful! So soft and it never tangled, not ever. Plus it grew ridiculously fast. But then I started swimming again and shampoo felt so…necessary.
If I ever stop swimming though you better believe I will quit using shampoo again.
I use a lovely coconut oil cleansing conditioner (by Renpure) about once every two weeks, and conditioner on my ends more often since I do bleach my hair. Sometimes I get the urge to use shampoo, but I regret it in the days after because it makes my hair break, my scalp dry out, and also break out (pimples in your hair—NOT FUN).
I also don’t really brush my hair at all anymore? I will finger comb it, and sometimes use a boar bristle brush before getting in the shower (whether I intend to wash or not), but I just don’t have the kind of hair that looks neat after brushing so I don’t even bother.
i shampoo once a week. i always condition the shit out of my hair, too. i’ve been accused (rightfully so) of over-processing/using too much product in my hair and have been trying to break that habit over the past two years or so (basically since i shaved my head). i used to use 4-5 products on any given day, which was not only expensive but harsh on my hair. i’ve always been one of those woc that’s admired natural hair, but been too afraid to actually wear it myself until this year. until recently, i was one of those brown girls that would cop the “oh, natural hair looks GREAAAT on you, just not on me” excuses. but, i’ve been weeding out the products one by one. now i use one styling product (apart from my conditioning oils, because mama didn’t raise no fool) and i no longer process my hair (by either relaxing or perming). hair is such a beautiful thing! why society gotta make it so scressful?!
The original post is super interesting, but I really just want to gossip about hair with my girls a bit. However! If you have interest in hair washing/care in the 19th century, the article is here and it is GREAT.
Ah! Zaf and I were just talking about hair care today! I am so fascinated and obsessed by it, even though I have had stress dreams about having long hair again. Wigs forever for me.
Chase has got to wash his hair like twice a week, it is CRAZY. You gotta brush it every day, even. I think I do shampoo about once a month with this Head & Shoulders with almond oil in it. And I rinse and scrub my hair and regular and use oil at it. Not that it super matters with this cut.
I love both you ladies’ hair so much.
Also, because I am selfish, here and here are probably the clearer examples of what it was like when it was girl-short.
I did it! Despite being the kind of sick that usually only happens on the open sea, I did my daily photo! The wig and little wardrobe are things I made this past weekend, but hadn’t gotten around to posting about because I very soon afterwards fell ill. Also, I realise that I got freckles on one of her antlers. Damn.
I’m going to go back to bed and feel disgusting now. Abigail is coming with me (she’s great company).
Dammit, Zaf. Making me want dolls. So in love with this little moose and how you paired her face and hair.
Hehe! It’s a very fulfilling hobby for me. If I might just have to get a Nano Freya for you to doll sit. That way you can still have all the fun with none of the commitment, or maybe decide whether to take the plunge or not.