There is no doubt about a "bad hair day" ruining your day, your outfit, your mood and so on.
Unfortunately, right now I'm having some sort of "bad hair season". I am not sure when it started, but now I feel like it's been going for too long. And I need to do something about it.
Hair is vital when it comes to a woman's image, and it speaks volumes (no pun intended) about her.
What does my hair say about me right now?
I would like to think that it says that I am such a busy person that I have not had the time to go get a much needed haircut. Other people, instead, can look at it and just think that it's shapeless.
I would also like to think that it says that even though it looks a bit dry, it is because of the weather and because it's naturally fine. Everyone else, of course, will think that I dye my hair too much.
And finally, I would like to think that people understand that the present one is not my favorite hair color, and even though I don't like it, I want to wait before I re-color it, so I am kind of in between colors. Other people will just see a dull and unflattering color.
When it comes to image, a lot of us tend to rationalize our own shortcomings, which in a way is good because it helps us live with them. But anybody meeting you for the first time is not going to try and come up with reasons or excuses as why you left the house with rolls in your head, or why your hair is so frizzy today. They are going to look at you and think "what is wrong with her hair?".
Now I am not saying that you always have to look presentable in order to satisfy the public eye. What I am saying is that, if you care about your image and about the way you look (which you probably do since you're reading this blog), then you should give extra attention to your hair, especially if it needs it.
So, as part of my resolutions to take better care of myself, I've decided to really try to take better care of my hair. No more picking shampoos based just on their smell but looking for the best quality I can afford. And sticking to it. Which it will mean some trial and error, but at least I will be taking the first steps in the right direction.
And before you say that more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better, I know, from my experience, that cheap is definitely never good anyway.
I love the smell of coconut on my hair, for example, and I've tried many different brands of coconut-scented shampoos with different results. I got the worst results from the cheapest one I tried, Suave. It smelled like coconut alright, but after only a week of using it, my hair started falling off. No joke. The best one I've used is by Organix, it smells terrific, it's not expensive (about $7.00), and my hair stays put.
With this said, I still needed to find better products for it, so today I stopped by Sephora and picked up two new products, a Forticea stimulating shampoo for thin hair, and a full volume Fekkai conditioner.
And if I am not satisfied with the results, I'll go back and try some other ones. I might even start a checklist and try them all. And if at the end of the day my hair still looks bad, at least I can say that I tried.