There are two types of care. The first is to maintain the status quo. This should be done daily, weekly or once a month to look more or less decent. And there is a more global departure – something that is done once a month, a year, or even several years with a miserable hope of turning the clock back. Braces, liposuction, botox, major dental work and the removal of all unsightly things like varicose veins fall into this category.
It’s about routine, everyday care. In short, what to do if you don’t want to look like a person who doesn’t care.
Start, alas, have to hair. Alas – since the care of their head is spinning. Sometimes it seems to me that, having ceased to worry about my hair, I will reach nirvana.
Tell the truth. Are you tired of hair, huh? Tired of washing and drying them endlessly? I know people who do this every day, and I don’t understand them at all.
It is not necessary to wash the head daily, as it is not necessary to donate black pants to dry cleaning, just putting them on once. But nobody listens to me. I have girlfriends who spend on washing and drying the head for an hour a day, seven days a week. At the same time, they still manage to lead a normal life, a mystery to me. It’s three hundred and sixty-five hours a year! Nine working weeks!
Perhaps it all made sense in his youth, when the number of hours spent on putting himself in order was directly proportional to the number of hours spent on sex (after all, for what, if not for sex, is it worth spending time on self-care?). But now we are older, and why is this all?
And tell me, have you recently bought shampoo? And how, well? For example, I have long been unable to find a product on the packaging of which it would be written simply: shampoo. No, we have shampoos for dry hair, prone to fat, for thick hair, prone to thinness, there are air conditioners, straighteners and so on.
And how much hair should be damaged in order to understand: it is time to use shampoo for damaged hair? And why there are special shampoos only for fair-haired? Do they have more rights to their own shampoo than the rest? The endless shelves filled with shampoos just drive you crazy, and most importantly, not a single shampoo can cope with its work alone.
I do not know how to style my hair
I solved the problem radically – I reduced the time spent on hair care to a minimum. I never styled my hair if possible, and as a fire I avoid situations in which it is impossible to do without styling. For example, sometimes rich friends invite me to ride a yacht, and all I can think about is how I have to spend five days in a tiny cabin floundering with a hairdryer.
I admire women with magical haircuts that do not require care. I envy Asians – have you ever seen an Asian with a bad haircut? I bet not? Once I read an interview with a famous actress, where she said that she most of all in life is proud of her ability to style her hair on her own.
After that interview, I was depressed for three days. I absolutely do not know how to do the styling itself. I have all the necessary tools, do not even hesitate: hair dryers with special nozzles, hot curlers and Velcro curlers, gels, mousses and sprays. But as soon as I start laying, you can be sure that the result will be terrible.
That is why twice a week I go to a beauty salon, where I straighten hair with a hair dryer. It is much cheaper than going to a psychoanalyst, and is very uplifting. And I spend much less time than if I had soap and dried my head every day – after all, in a big city there are good and cheap hairdressers at every turn.
And yet at the end of the year, it turns out that I spent at least eighty hours washing and drying my hair. Two working weeks. Oh, how much I could manage to remake during this time! I could, for example, go to eBay and buy something that you can actually buy much cheaper than eBay, I just don’t know about it.
Could read a good book. Of course, you can read it at the hairdresser, but I do not do that. Although all the time I take a book with me when I go to the salon. And in the end I read magazines that are lying there, paying special attention to articles about various cosmetic and surgical procedures.
Once I went to the hairdresser and looked through Vogue magazine, which was accidentally lying there; it cost me twenty thousand dollars. But you would see my teeth!
Hair dye: turn back time
There is a reason why at forty, fifty and sixty women no longer look like they used to. And this is not feminism and no more healthy and active lifestyle, but hair dye. In the 1950s, only seven percent of American women dyed their hair; these days in Manhattan and in Los Angeles there are areas where it’s impossible in principle to meet a woman with gray hair.
Hair dye has changed everything, but for some reason no one sings her praises. But we, women “over forty-fifty,” do not have more powerful weapons against the culture of the young. Paint really manages to turn back time.
Having dyed their hair, women often dare to have more serious procedures – for example, the same tightening; at the age of fifty and sixty, they decide to go to work and keep afloat.
It is the paint that is responsible for the emergence of various fashion trends: for example, hats are a thing of the past, and all my friends have a full wardrobe of black clothes. Consider: about half a century ago, women of a certain age almost did not wear black. He was considered a mourning color and was strongly associated with Italian widows who lost their husbands in the war.
If you have gray hair, black is old and gives a sad look. But he looks great on women with dark hair – he goes to them so that even young dark-haired women began to wear it. Even blondes wear black now. What’s really there – even blondes from Los Angeles. Everyone wears black, except for the leading news, senators and Texans, and I feel very sorry for them. After all, black greatly simplifies life and combines with everything, especially with black.
Highlighting of hair
But back to the hair dye. I started using it about fifteen years ago, and my colorist for a long time considered me an easy client. In the manipulation of my hair (I have no idea what she did with them, so I can not describe) did not include discoloration, therefore, the procedure took “only” an hour and a half of my time every six weeks.
I had only to complain that it was too long, and in response I heard: “Say thank you that you are not blonde!”. Indeed, in this case, it is necessary to spend almost the whole life on getting rid of gray hair!
Oh, poor blondes! They sat in the cabin when I got there, and still sat when I left. Their hair was divided into strands and wrapped in strips of foil. They suffered under hair dryers and complained bitterly about dry, damaged hair and split ends. I felt superior to them. For the first time in my life, I, brunettes, have an advantage.
But then, about a year ago, the colorist decided to make me highlight “as a gift.” Highlighting, as you probably know, is a small light strand all over the head. To make them, hair needs to be discolored. Time for painting increases from unbearably long to infinity.