Good news on the hair front. Tricia, a Rock the Silver® fan, told me about a shampoo and conditioner that is not expensive and so far seems to work great. Head Organics. I bought it at Ulta in the cheap section. I'm always nervous about making a recommendation -- I still believe the red tea stuff was making my hair darker. Even my notoriously non-observant husband said it now looks shinier and silver-er.
The conditioner and the leave-in product both have silicone, so you have to be careful. Build up is likely, but I think all it takes is a clarifying shampoo once in awhile. Lord, I hope that's all it takes, because I am loving the way my hair looks and feels.
I also had a long-overdue haircut. I got a little carried away with let it grow, let it grow, let it grow. Trims are necessary. But trims are like moderation for me in exercise -- I nice ideal that is difficult to sustain. But I'm on the right path again. My regular stylist is on her honeymoon, and I really liked the substitute. I hope it won't be disrespectful to make a permanent switch. Readers, please let me know -- can you do that? What's the proper etiquette?
My new stylist said my sides aren't pure bob yet, because all the layers are growing out. She gets it! But I am almost there. I may just wait for the perfect bob and forget long.
Here I am all scrubby and clean with no makeup in my Helen Mirren in the bathtub pose. Or maybe my Karate Kid pose. I got a nice new karate-style summer-weight robe at T.J. Maxx to fight off the air conditioning demons. I do see frizzies at the top mostly, but I think it's my incompetent blow-drying technique. I read about the Brazilian Blowout and have been wondering if that would cure my frizzies. The before and afters looks great.
I have found that if it sounds too good to be true, it generally is. So, in uncharacteristic fashion, I will leave well enough alone. What a concept!